Who can file a wrongful death claim in Arizona?
- The surviving spouse of a decedent
- The surviving children of a decedent
- A surviving parent or guardian of a decedent
If the deceased is a child, the parent or legal guardian may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the child.
A family who has lost a loved one would bring their case to civil court, with liability expressed in monetary damages. Losing a loved one through tragedy is traumatic. The help of an experienced wrongful death attorney will guide you through this challenging time.
Fighting insurance companies and proving the cause of death are things you won’t have to worry about with the right wrongful death attorney beside you.
What is Wrongful Death?
When a person dies or is killed due to the possible negligence or fault of another individual or entity (like a company or business), surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In Arizona, you must file a lawsuit within two years from the date of the deceased person’s death.
How Long Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take From Start to Finish?
All cases are different, so it’s hard to give a specific time frame. Some matters can take longer (mainly medical malpractice) as opposed to an auto accident case. Some situations are very complex and may take a longer to resolve.
Attorney John Leader has successfully represented many families who have suffered the loss a loved one due to negligence, malice or accident. These are challenging cases, sometimes requiring extensive investigations and experts. Insurance companies know which plaintiff’s lawyers are willing to take a case to trial. To get the best result for your case, you need an experienced trial attorney who is ready to work and fight for you, with a proven record of trying cases, with excellent results.
We are located in Tucson, but we have represented families who have lost loved ones from all over the state of Arizona.
John and his team will handle your case with great understanding, helping you seek the compensation and justice you deserve. To discuss your legal rights and options, contact us to schedule your free case consultation. We will listen, answer your questions and help you make an informed decision about taking legal action.
What Kind of Damages Can Be Recovered?
A wrongful death lawsuit seeks to recover monetary compensation for the survivor’s loss. It can include the loss of the individual’s wages, medical and possible funeral expenses related to the death, pain and potential suffering of the decedent and perhaps even lost companionship.
No amount of money can ever replace a loved one. However, compensation for a wrongful death lawsuit can help families move forward after a loss.