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        “Trustworthy and Hold their Clients in High Esteem”

        The professionalism, consistent communication and follow-through from the attorneys at Swenson & Shelley is impressive. I appreciate their caring and responsiveness. They are trustworthy and hold their clients in high esteem as they move forward in assisting those who have been injured through no fault of their own. I recommend Swenson & Shelley!

        Maria Stump

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        I’ve been impressed with my interactions with Swenson and Shelley Law Firm. A sharp group of experienced, trained, kind people who will “get the job done” and do it right! I highly recommend them.

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        “They Went Above and Beyond”

        Working with Swenson and Shelley Law could not have gone better. After my legal issue arose, I contacted them and they went out of their way to educate me on my different options and counsel with me on what I wanted as an outcome, rather than how their firm could make the most money. I felt my issue was a priority to them and questions and communication happened in a timely manner, even though I was a small case. I feel they went above and beyond what is expected of a lawyer and treated me as a person, instead of just a client. I cannot say enough good things about this firm and if another legal issue arises, they will be the first I call.

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        “Totally Exceeded My Expectations”

        I was in a serious motorcycle accident and didn’t know what to do so my parents advised me to find an attorney. Swenson & Shelley was a great choice. The law team regularly kept me updated and settled my case in a timely matter. The other vehicle’s insurance company was trying to bully me around with the claim process and having a lawyer really eases the stress and anxiety of dealing with them. I would recommend Swenson & Shelley to anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer. 5 star service! I feel like this office has totally exceeded my expectations.

        Cody

        “Trustworthy and Hold their Clients in High Esteem”

        The professionalism, consistent communication and follow-through from the attorneys at Swenson & Shelley is impressive. I appreciate their caring and responsiveness. They are trustworthy and hold their clients in high esteem as they move forward in assisting those who have been injured through no fault of their own. I recommend Swenson & Shelley!

        Maria Stump

        Arizona Wrongful Death Attorneys

        Personal Injury Law Office in Phoenix

        There are no words that can describe the way it feels when you lose someone in a terrible accident. We want to extend our deepest sympathy if you have lost a loved one. There is a lot to take care of when you unexpectedly are hit by a loss like this and you might be overwhelmed thinking about filing a wrongful death claim. We want you to know that we will do everything in our power to make this is simple as it can be. We want to free you from the stress of a case and allow you to grieve and take care of matters within your family. After you read about your claim, please do not hesitate to give our office a call to set up a free consultation with our caring and skilled Arizona wrongful death attorney.

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        Common Types of Wrongful Death Accident

        Arizona Wrongful Death AttorneysWrongful death is a broad term for a lot of different things. Wrongful death cases most commonly happen from:

        • Auto accidents
        • Construction accidents
        • Bike and pedestrian accidents
        • Medical malpractice
        • Nursing home negligence

        These accidents often cause severe injuries in the best cases and in the worst cases, in which you are here for, they cause fatalities. It is most unfortunate to see this happen and we want to do everything we can for the surviving family members of the lost loved one.

        Statute of Limitations

        Arizona permits two years from the date of the accident for you to bring your claim. Within those two years, we urge you to hire an attorney right away. You should not wait to hire an attorney, as they need time to build you a strong case. If you call an attorney a few days before your statute of limitations runs out, they most likely will not be able to help you. These cases require investigation and prep work in order for them to be successful. That cannot happen overnight. The sooner you can get to an attorney, the better off your case will be.

        Do NOT Talk to the Insurance Company

        As horrible as it may seem, the insurance company has a goal that involves giving you as little compensation as possible. They do not want to be held completely responsible for the actions of their insured. If they get an opportunity to reduced compensation or throw out your wrongful death claim, they will take full advantage of that. If they call you shortly after you bring your claim, or your loved one passes away, be very careful about what you say. The best thing to do is not talk to them at all. They will be asking you for a recorded statement and that could be detrimental to your case. We urge you to let your Arizona wrongful death attorney take care of all communication with the insurance company for you.

        How Compensation Works

        There are two types of compensation that the family of the deceased can collect. There is wrongful death compensation that accounts for the lost potential wages that they would have provided in their life as well as loss of consortium or loss of normal life. There is also another form of compensation that has to do with the pain and suffering of the lost loved one. If they were killed instantly in an accident as opposed to having suffered for days due to medical malpractice, that will affect this compensation. There is a hierarchy involved in who can bring a claim. Typically it will be family members who relied on the deceased financially. If there are children, a spouse, parents, or financially dependent siblings, they will be the first ones in line to receive compensation. To be very sure about who is able to bring what claim, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible.

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        Frequently Asked Wrongful Death Questions

        How do I file a claim after a wrongful deathHow do I file a claim after a wrongful death?

        If you are dealing with a wrongful death claim in the state of Arizona, there are a couple of things that you want to do right away. You want to hire the right attorney to assist you in preserving the evidence that’s going to be necessary to get the full and fair value of the case. It’s also very important that you hire the right attorney who has experience in handling wrongful death cases, understands the law, and regularly works with wrongful death. You should look to get a trial attorney involved because you want somebody who can push a case to make sure that you get a fair resolution for your wrongful death claim.

        How much will it cost to hire a wrongful death attorney?

        If you are dealing with a wrongful death claim, you probably have a lot of questions about how you can afford an attorney to pursue the claim when you’ve already suffered such a significant loss. The good news is, when you hire us, there’s no out-of-pocket costs. We pursue the case through whatever stage is necessary until we get a fair resolution. Only when we get a fair resolution do you pay anything on a claim.

        What mistakes should I avoid when making a wrongful death claim?

        We see clients for wrongful death make mistakes frequently by not hiring an attorney quickly enough. You’ve got to get the evidence preserved and make sure that the information gets gathered. While that’s a difficult thing for somebody who’s grieving, you do need to get an attorney involved in that process to protect evidence. The other common mistake is hiring the wrong attorney. You need to have somebody who regularly handles those type of cases, has the experience with those type of cases, and is a trial lawyer who is willing to push the case as far as you need to get a fair resolution for that claim.

        Will my loved one’s wrongful death case go to trial?

        If you have a wrongful death claim, you may be wondering if the case has to go to trial or if you will have to go to trial and testify. That’s a difficult thing to figure out at the beginning of a case. One of our jobs is to make sure the insurance company has the information they need so that they can make appropriate offers. If they make a fair offer, the case can be resolved short of trial which most cases are. The one thing about hiring a trial attorney is if a case needs to go to trial, we will be prepared. We will make sure that you’re prepared for trial if that’s what has to happen to get you fair resolutions.

        How long will my wrongful death case take?

        If you’re trying to get information about a wrongful death in the state of Arizona, unfortunately, it’s because somebody you know has died. We’re sorry to hear that. You may be wondering how long it will take to get the case resolved. Wrongful death is a little bit different than most personal injury cases and for the most part, they tend to get resolved a little quicker. It’s not uncommon for us to resolve these cases in nine months to a year. That’s fairly common with these type of cases. Obviously, every case is different. It’s not a guarantee that we can get everything done in that time.

        How much is my wrongful death case worthHow much is my wrongful death case worth?

        If you’re looking for information on the value of a wrongful death claim, unfortunately, it’s because somebody that you know has recently died because of the negligence of someone else. We’re sorry to hear that. Determining the value of a claim is difficult initially because we need to gather information about how much that person contributed to the family, and how much impact they had. Also, you need to address issues about the love and support that’s been lost for those who remain. Those are the types of things we are going to look at. Every case is different. We need to gather some of that information before we can decide what the value of a claim is.

        Call Our Office Today

        If you are looking for a strong, dedicated Arizona wrongful death attorney, please call our office today to set up a free consultation. At Swenson and Shelley, we will make sure you are on track to have a successful claim. We will work hard to ensure we cover all of the bases to get your family the compensation that they deserve.

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