If you have lost a loved one or family member due to someone else’s negligence, we want to extend our deepest sympathies. Dealing in personal injury law, our attorneys understand the pain and suffering that such a tragic accident can have. That’s why we strive to seek justice on behalf of innocent victims and their families. Continue reading for information on wrongful death lawsuits in Arizona.
Information on Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Arizona | 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.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits | Recovering Compensation
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.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
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.