Wrongful Death Actions to Recover Loss of Love and Affection
While no amount of money can ever take away the pain of losing someone you love due to the negligence of others, the law does provide an avenue for justice by allowing surviving spouses, parents and children to recover compensation from the responsible parties. When a loved one dies through the negligence of some other party, a well-established part of the wrongful death case is the loss of love and affection.
Whether your family member was killed in a car crash, truck collision or some other tragic event, bringing a wrongful death lawsuit to collect damages for the loss of love and affection requires an experienced Bullhead City wrongful death lawyer. To successfully recover these types of damages, the evidence in the case must establish how the loss has affected the party bringing the wrongful death claim. The attorneys at Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law P.L.L.C. have extensive experience handling wrongful death lawsuits throughout the state of Arizona. We are a team of skilled personal injury attorneys who know how to gather the evidence necessary to help our clients collect the financial compensation they are owed under the law.
Establishing Your Loss and Damages
A critical factor in a loss of love and affection claim is providing the court with evidence that the surviving party lost someone that they had built a strong, stable relationship with. Evidence that can help demonstrate such a relationship includes a marriage license showing years of marriage, birthday and anniversary cards and photographs of the parties together during vacations and travel and other shared activities. Additional support may include testimony from family members, friends and clergy that establishes the relationship between the claimant and the deceased, as well as evidence showing that parties took care of one another when they were ill.
While many people equate the loss of love and affection with the loss of physical intimacy and sexual intercourse (sometimes called the loss of consortium), the damages actually involve far more and include the loss of assistance, comfort and companionship as a result of the wrongful death. Quantifying the exact value of these damages can be difficult, and an experienced Bullhead city wrongful death lawyer can best evaluate your situation and advise you the legal options that may be available in your case.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with our Legal Team
Proving the loss of love and affection is often one of the most challenging aspects of a wrongful death claim. If you have lost someone you love in an accident, you should discuss your situation with a qualified personal injury lawyer, before you make any decisions related to your case. Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law offers a team of dedicated and skilled legal professionals who provide free consultations in wrongful death cases. Call our law offices today to schedule your appointment at 928-716-1331.