• 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’s or legal guardian may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the child.
The family who has lost a loved one would bring their case to civil court, with liability expressed in monetary damages. Losing a loved one in a 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 don’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.
Arizona’s Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
A wrongful death action must be filed within two years from the date of death. In cases involving state or federal entities, different and shorter may guidelines apply. Therefore, it is imperative to consult an Arizona Wrongful Death Attorney.
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.
How Long Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take From Start to Finish?
The length of time for a wrongful death case from the beginning to the end depends on several factors. Some cases can take longer than others (mainly medical malpractice) as opposed to an auto accident case. Some situations are more complex and will take a longer time 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 complex 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 handled wrongful death cases all over the state of Arizona. We have tried numerous wrongful death cases against ADOT and the State of Arizona in Maricopa County.
In your time of loss, an experienced wrongful death lawyer can help guide you through the process.
John will handle your case with great understanding, helping you seek the compensation and justice you deserve. To discuss your legal rights and options, please 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.
WARNING: There are strict deadlines for filing a wrongful death case in Arizona. Call to learn more about Arizona Wrongful Death lawsuits and settlements.