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The death of a loved one is a painful experience that permanently changes your life. Under any circumstances, you may find it difficult to cope with the grief you are feeling after a person’s death. However, when that person’s death occurred of a careless or negligent act, your grief and anger may feel insurmountable.

Your loved one should be here with you today, and you should have continued living your lives together. However, another person’s reckless behavior ended your time together and changed the outlook of your entire future.

You and your loved one both deserve justice in the face of this preventable death. Although nothing will bring back the person that you have lost, the person who caused this death must be held accountable for their actions and pay the price for the pain they have caused you. However, you do not have to manage the painful results of this death all by yourself.

The Scottsdale wrongful death attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group are ready to help you during this devastating time. We understand how much you are suffering, and we are ready to help you fight back and experience some relief and get justice.

When you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, you need an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your side from The Bourassa Law Group. We will work hard to help you get the most compensation possible for your case. Contact us today at (480) 867-7177 to begin your fight for justice.

Why You Need a Lawyer

After the wrongful death of your loved one’s death, you are bombarded by difficult emotions and many responsibilities that you must manage. Grief, resentment, depression, and a wide range of other emotions can make it seem almost impossible for you to return to your normal life and activities after this death.

Although you should be focusing on yourself and your health during the time after your loved one’s death, you are most likely being bombarded by different people and problems that need your attention. You have to plan funeral arrangements, update records, make financial changes, and very likely discuss this event repeatedly with insurance providers and even law enforcement.

With all these added responsibilities and demands on your time, you do not have the time to manage your own legal case against the person who caused the death of your loved one. Even the thought of taking legal action may feel completely overwhelming, but you deserve justice after this event.

With a competent wrongful death attorney on your side, you can be assured that you will have the strong legal case that you need without having to spend your precious time gathering facts, testimonies, and other evidence.

Your wrongful death lawyer will work with you to remove the pressure and stress of a legal claim off of your shoulders. Additionally, by hiring a wrongful death lawyer to help with your case, you will increase your chances of winning your case and receiving the fair and just compensation you are entitled to.

Why Choose The Bourassa Law Group?

The wrongful death lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group will offer you compassionate and effective legal counsel during this overwhelming time in your life. We have years of experience helping our clients take action against a person who hurt them or their loved ones, and we are prepared to offer you high-quality service.

We understand you are dealing with a tremendous amount of pressure managing the aftermath of this tragedy. We promise to help lift the burden of your legal case off your shoulders. You can trust that our attorneys will put their full attention and effort into your case, and they will utilize their years of legal practice helping you receive the best possible outcome. We understand the complexities of wrongful death lawsuits, and we know the importance of this case for you and your loved one.

The Bourassa Law Group offers cost-effective legal services to our clients because we believe that legal representation should be available for everyone. After the loss of a loved you, you may be facing serious financial changes and pressures that can make hiring a lawyer to seem impossible.

You should never have to sacrifice protecting your rights and your family because you are worried about how much it will cost to hire a wrongful death lawyer. That’s why we handle your wrongful death case on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case.

Understanding Wrongful Death

As a legal term, wrongful death has a specific meaning. A person’s death may be legally considered as a wrongful death if the injuries that caused the death could have or should have been prevented. This typically means that another person’s actions or their failure to act directly resulted in the individual’s death.

For example, when a person dies due to complications from a serious disease, this death is devastating for the family, but it is not wrongful death. On the other hand, if that person died from a disease or illness because the doctor did not give the correct diagnosis or failed to provide appropriate treatment, this may be a case of wrongful death because the doctor could have taken steps to prevent this death.

This is just one example of the vast number of scenarios in which a wrongful death may occur. Nevertheless, the key component that is at the core of every wrongful death lawsuit is that another person’s actions or inaction caused your loved one’s death. This person is liable for the loss and pain your family is experiencing. Taking legal action is the best way to ensure that the negligent person or entity is held accountable.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

If someone causes the death of another individual, there are two ways in which their behavior caused this harm. The first is through wrongful actions, which are specific behaviors that are reckless or destructive and lead to a person’s death. The second type of behavior that can lead to wrongful death is through negligence or a failure to act.

In many cases, the person responsible for your loved one’s death may have been able to prevent it if they had performed certain elements of their job correctly or if they had followed specific safety rules and regulations. Both action and inaction in different environments can have deadly consequences for innocent people.

Our society uses safety regulations to prevent death as much as possible, but even with these regulations in place, accidents still happen. When a person chooses to ignore or disregard safety rules, they place the people around them at serious risk.

Additionally, people who perform jobs or activities without the appropriate skill level or training pose a serious threat to others. There are some situations that are inevitably more dangerous than others and result more frequently in wrongful death. Some of the most common ways that preventable deaths occur are:

  • Car accidents – reckless driving, breaking traffic laws, and driving while intoxicated are a few of the many dangerous behaviors that drivers engage in, which can cause a fatal accident.
  • Medical malpractice – medical professionals play an essential role in the health and safety of their patients. Medical professionals who don’t have the appropriate skills or who are too busy to properly care for those under their can cause their patients to die.
  • Worker safety violations – wrongful deaths occur in work environments when company management and employees do not follow the mandated safety regulations that are in place to keep everyone at work safe.
  • Poor product manufacturing – any company that uses unsafe materials, creates defective products, or fails to control the quality of their products puts consumers at risk of serious or deadly accidents.

These are just some examples where a person’s death could have been prevented. In any of these scenarios, a person or a group of people failed to act in a way that ensured the safety and well-being of others. People who could have prevented death and did not must be brought to justice for the danger they caused.

Unfortunately, your loved one suffered the irreversible consequences of someone’s irresponsible actions and they died. Their death has irrevocably changed your life. You have the right to take action against the individual who hurt you and your loved one.

Contact Us Today

You are hurting after your loved one’s preventable death, and you deserve justice. However, you should not try to seek this justice alone. When you retain a Scottsdale wrongful death lawyer, they will build the strongest possible legal case against the party or parties who are responsible for your loved one’s death and they will hold them accountable for their actions (or inactions).

You need the counsel and support of the skilled wrongful death lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group to build your legal case. We have years of experience helping people like you and we have a proven track record of success in helping our clients. Although financial compensation cannot make up for the loss you have suffered, a lawsuit can be the beginning of the healing process by helping you receive the necessary compensation to move forward after this tragedy. Contact The Bourassa Law Group at (480) 867-7177 today to begin work on your wrongful death lawsuit.

Frequently asked questions

The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.

The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.

No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.

It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.

Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.

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