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Burg Simpson Represents Clients with Wrongful Death Claims

By Burg Simpson
April 20, 2021
3 min read

The Heartbreak Associated with Wrongful Death Claims

Burg Simpson represents clients with wrongful death claims, and our personal injury team understands the depth of your suffering when you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party. These cases are especially heartbreaking when the loss could have been preventable.

Burg Simpson’s wrongful death lawyers have represented grieving family members for more than 40 years. In our experience, families who are coping with the loss of a loved one are often overwhelmed when attempting to handle the details of their legal matter on their own. Dealing with insurance companies regarding a wrongful death can be especially difficult during times of grief, and we always encourage those who contact us to have an experienced lawyer on your side to protect you and your family.

Burg Simpson’s wrongful death lawyers are here to handle all the details of your legal matter so you and your family can focus on taking the time you need to grieve. Once you have retained the firm, your attorney will handle the investigation and be available to you to provide guidance throughout the legal process.

Click here to see Burg Simpson trial lawyer Adam Gorski’s recent video on wrongful death claims

Burg Simpson Has Over 40 Years of Experience

Over the past four decades, Burg Simpson’s lawyers have successfully litigated many wrongful death claims. Our attorneys have handled wrongful death cases that originated as a result of:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Bicycle crashes
  • Motorcycle collisions
  • Work-related injuries
  • Assault
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Dog bites
  • Crashes involving commercial vehicles
  • Drunk & distracted driving incidents
  • Explosions
  • Premises liability (Such as slip and fall incidents)
  • Product liability (Such as defective equipment or devices)

Do You Have Standing to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Those who have standing to file for a wrongful death claim in Arizona include:

  • The spouse of the deceased
  • A child of the deceased
  • A parent or guardian of the deceased
  • The personal representative of the surviving spouse, child, parent, or guardian; or the personal representative of the estate

Note: Unlike other jurisdictions, Arizona excludes recovery for siblings, other relatives, same-sex partners, and common-law spouses.

Note: If the deceased was a minor at the time of death, Arizona law provides the child’s parents or legal guardian may file a wrongful death claim.

Obtaining the Compensation You Deserve

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or reckless conduct of another party, Burg Simpson can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Depending on the circumstances of your wrongful death claim, damages may be recovered to compensate family members for:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of benefits
  • Potential, pain and suffering on behalf of the decedent and the decedent’s loved ones,
  • Medical expenses
  • Care of a child
  • Pain and suffering of the survivors
  • The loss of love and companionship for the surviving spouse, parents, and children.
  • Punitive damages

Schedule a Free Consultation Now

Our Arizona wrongful death attorneys have the experience necessary to assist you in calculating and predicting expenses and damages in your case. Call Burg Simpson’s Phoenix wrongful death lawyers now to schedule a free consultation and allow us to help you recover the appropriate damages from the responsible parties.

If you have lost a loved one in an incident that was caused by the intentional or unintentional act of another party, Burg Simpson’s expert wrongful death lawyers are here to help you right. Call us at (602) 777-7000 or complete our FREE CASE evaluation FORM right now.


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