How Are Damages Measured In A Wrongful Death Action?

Every human life is priceless. So how does the law start to put a dollar figure on the wrongful loss of that life?

The short answer is that it's not easy. But at Steve German, our experienced wrongful death attorneys can explain the details and guide you through the process of asserting your claim. We encourage you to get in touch with us today at 480-607-9166 to arrange a free consultation about your particular situation. Based in Scottsdale, we serve clients throughout the Phoenix area and across Arizona.

Determining What Is 'Fair And Just' In Your Case

Arizona's wrongful death statute says that the damages to be awarded for wrongful death are to be "fair and just." Determining the amount that meets this broad goal requires careful consideration of the relevant factors in a given case.

The law allows for compensation for both economic and noneconomic injuries. For example, a person who was lost was a person in the prime of life who was a wage earner; therefore, his or her family is entitled to claim those economic losses. But noneconomic factors are often even more important. These include the loss of love, comfort, companionship and guidance.

Indeed, there are numerous aggravating or mitigating circumstances that may need to be considered when measuring damages in a wrongful death case. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience in this area to help you identify your interests and assert them vigorously in the legal arena.

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