Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is a tragedy, and no amount of monetary compensation can ever replace the loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, the only solace and remedy that the law can provide to the surviving family of those killed in accidents is to award adequate monetary compensation so that the families are at least "made whole" to the best extent possible for their loss. In addition, the families of those who have been wrongfully killed often are motivated to make sure that the same type of accident never happens again to someone else and that those responsible are forced to correct their errors.

Under Arizona law, the surviving family members who may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved ones include the surviving spouse, children and parents of the deceased.

Precise Handling Of Emotional And Legally Complex Wrongful Death Claims

Prosecuting wrongful death claims are technical and difficult and the stakes are extremely high. The immediate hurdle is overcoming the deep grief and often anger suffered by the surviving family that has had its loved one taken away. At the same time, the surviving family needs to know its legal rights and how to protect its interests. Sometimes, the deceased person was the primary breadwinner of the family and is survived by a spouse and young children. The surviving family has not only lost the love and affection of the deceased, but the family has also suffered a crippling economic loss which will impact the family members over their lifetimes. There is a lot to protect and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one in an accident should consult an experienced attorney as soon as possible to find out their rights and what they need to do.

At Terry J. Fong Law Group, in Gilbert, we support the surviving families of people killed in accidents. The firm's principal Terry J. Fong represents the surviving families of loved ones killed in motor vehicle accidents and aviation crashes and pursues just compensation for their loss. We help the families through their emotional loss, explain their options and the legalities of a wrongful death claim, handle insurance matters and hire experts if necessary to collect evidence and investigate the accident. Prompt action is needed because the circumstances of these accidents are usually horrific - evidence has to be preserved at the scene or soon thereafter; witnesses have to be interviewed and photographs taken; different experts may have to be hired.

Terry J. Fong Law Group provides the following services to prosecute a wrongful death claim to conclusion:

  • Investigate the accident
  • Obtain experts if necessary including accident reconstructionists
  • Develop a detailed profile of the loved one including a "day in the life" video if needed
  • Obtain an economist to calculate the economic loss resulting from the death, if needed
  • Negotiate with the insurance company and its attorneys to settle the claim
  • Trial of the case if a fair settlement is not forthcoming
  • Establish a court-approved conservatorship to protect any minor child's portion of the settlement funds

Terry J. Fong Law Group will not only ensure that the surviving family's rights are protected and it receives just compensation for its tragic loss but we enable the family to take comfort in knowing that negligent businesses and individuals are held accountable and made to correct dangerous practices.

Filing an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit can help your family secure financial benefits that support you as you move forward with your lives. Many of the people we represent are surviving spouses with small children. When a parent is lost, the income and support that he or she would have provided to the children is also lost. A lawsuit can help make up the difference, paying for food, housing, education and other costs associated with raising a family.

This is critical for securing a future for your children and ensuring that college tuition and other expenses are covered. As Gilbert attorneys handling wrongful death cases, we can secure your children's financial future by setting up a conservatorship with the funds recovered, and we can make sure that no one else has to experience the type of loss that you suffered.

Gilbert Attorneys Handling Fatal Accident Cases

At Terry J. Fong Law Group, we represent surviving family members of wrongful death victims in Chandler, Gilbert and surrounding areas in the Greater Phoenix area of Arizona. We handle all types of wrongful death cases, including:

  • Highway fatalities, including car death, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents
  • Aviation accidents (helicopter or plane crashes)
  • Swimming pool accidents, including accidental drownings
  • Negligent security cases involving attacks on another's property

Things are stressful enough after the loss of a loved one without having to worry about attorney's fees too. That's why, at Terry J. Fong Law Group, we offer free consultations in wrongful death matters. These cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that there is no fee unless we win your case.


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To speak with a wrongful death lawyer today, contact Terry J. Fong Law Group, at our office in Chandler, Arizona, at 480-359-2810 or toll free at 800-677-2784. You may also fill out our contact form.