On Sunday morning, a man died from injuries he sustained in a car accident at Signal Butte and Southern Avenue in Mesa. According to Maricopa County Sherriff Office spokesman Aaron D. Douglas, the accident occurred when two vehicles collided causing one of the vehicles to roll and ejecting a man from the vehicle. The man ejected from the vehicle, whose name will not be made public until his family is notified, died from his injuries. Police are investigating the collision to determine whether alcohol or speed contributed to the accident.
When someone dies, to provide the decedent’s survivors with a complete remedy, Arizona law provides for two specific causes of action: a survival action and a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death lawsuit is designed to provide compensation for the survivors of the decedent such as the decedent’s parents, children and spouse and is based on the loss of their relationship with the decedent. Alternatively, the purpose of a survival action is to benefit the decedent’s estate, and to prevent the liability of the responsible party from ceasing upon the injured party’s death. According to the Supreme Court of Arizona, “The [survival action] permits recovery for the wrong to the injured person and is confined to his personal loss while the [wrongful death] action is for the wrong to the beneficiaries, confined to their loss because of the death.” Barragan v. Superior Court of Pima County, 470 P.2d 722, 725 (1970).
If someone you love has passed away due to the negligence of another, contact the wrongful death lawyers at the Phoenix law firm Oracle Law Group P.C. The wrongful death attorneys at Oracle Law Group P.C. understand that losing a loved one can be incredibly difficult and can cause incredible financial strain, and the wrongful death attorneys at Oracle Law Group P.C. will fight hard to get you the wrongful death compensation that you deserve. Find a lawyer at the Phoenix law firm Oracle Law Group P.C. for assistance with your wrongful death lawsuit.