Your Legal Rights After A Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is difficult to accept, especially when that loss was caused by someone else's negligent or reckless actions. At The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C., our attorneys are dedicated to representing families with care and sensitivity during their time of loss after a wrongful death.

We understand you are grief-stricken, and will represent you with compassion and understanding during this difficult time. We have represented many families in Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding areas in Arizona struggling with the death of a loved one. We are here for you.

We Understand What Life Is Like After Losing A Loved One

The wrongful death of a loved one is a devastating time for the family. Families experience anguish caused by the death and the need to meet medical, hospital and funeral expenses at the same time.

Losing the financial support provided by a loved one can cause serious difficulties for the family. And although money cannot replace the companionship and emotional support provided by the loved one, the domestic activities of the family will need to continue. Child care, yard work, cooking, and home repair may become a new burden and expense for the grieving family. The survivors should not have to worry about finances as they begin to rebuild their lives after a wrongful death.

Causes Of Fatal Injuries

A wrongful death occurs when a person is fatally injured because of the negligence or misconduct of another. Fatal accidents can occur from all types of incidents, including motor vehicle accidents, defective products, trucking accidents or medical negligence.

You may be able to seek compensation for a wrongful death for your pain and suffering, lost future earnings and benefits, medical bills and funeral expenses, and compensation for the injuries that the surviving family and/or estate have suffered due to the victim's death.

Surviving family members who can file a claim include:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents or guardians
  • Personal representatives

How We Can Help

We will help you determine the financial damages by calculating things such as the degree of financial dependence on the deceased family member; the relationship of the deceased to the claimants; and the anticipated lifetime earnings of the victim. Our lawyers are experienced in developing such calculations with sensitivity. We will work with you to make sure that claims are both complete and accurate, and address your specific needs.

We handle all wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. If we fail to recover compensation for your loss, we do not charge you a fee. Contact us online, or call us at 480-582-0043 to schedule a free consultation.