Wrongful Death Lawyer in Arizona
At Thunderbird Law Group, we believe one of the most important aspects of pursuing a wrongful death claim is finding someone you can trust who will advocate for you and your family. Grieving families should not have to stress about medical bills or suffer from the loss of household income. Let an experienced wrongful death lawyer handle your case so you can focus more on things that matter, like healing and moving forward.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is an emotional and difficult task, and while nothing can bring back your loved one, an experienced lawyer and legal team can help make sure you aren’t suffering from both the heartbreak of losing a loved one and delinquent medical bills left behind.
You and your family should not settle for any lawyer. It is important to find a law firm with experience handling cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims. You need an experienced legal team with knowledge in both the law and medical field.
If you feel that someone you love has died due to wrongful and negligent acts, contact a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. You and your family can trust our legal team to help you navigate and understand the complicated and often stressful legal process.
Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims
Section 12-611 of the Arizona Revised Statutes describes wrongful death as a situation where if a person would not have otherwise died, but instead could have filed a personal injury suit, the liable party can be sued for wrongful death.
“When death of a person is caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, and the act, neglect or default is such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action to recover damages in respect thereof, then, and in every such case, the person who or the corporation which would have been liable if death had not ensued shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and although the death was caused under such circumstances as amount in law to murder in the first or second degree or manslaughter.” See A.R.S. §12-611.
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim in Arizona?
Unfortunately, not every party who suffers from the loss of a loved one can file for wrongful death. In Arizona, only surviving spouses, children, parents/guardians, and personal representatives are granted the right.
“An action for wrongful death shall be brought by and in the name of the surviving husband or wife, child, parent or guardian, or personal representative of the deceased person for and on behalf of the surviving husband or wife, children or parents, or if none of these survive, on behalf of the decedent’s estate.” See A.R.S. §12-612(A).
And unlike other states, there is no limit in Arizona on the settlement amount that family members may recover in a wrongful death lawsuit.
An eligible party may receive compensation for:
- Loss of anticipated earnings
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral expenses
- Medical bills
- Punitive damages, if the conduct that contributed to or caused the wrongful death is found to be malicious, outrageous, or showing indifference or reckless disregard for the health and safety of others.
Thunderbird Law Group: Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers Representing Survivors and Loved Ones in Arizona
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