The wrongful death of a loved one is unimaginably painful, especially when it happens as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal option for you and your family to hold the responsible parties accountable. Our knowledgeable and compassionate Phoenix wrongful death attorneys at Stone Rose Law can help you understand your rights and obtain the compensation your family deserves. Call our local law office today at (480) 498-8998.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal action filed by surviving immediate family members as a way to seek justice and collect damages (compensation) from the party responsible for their loved one’s death. A wrongful death takes place when a person is killed as a result of another party’s negligent actions or misconduct. Negligence is defined as the failure to use the care that another reasonable person would have in a similar situation. If you have questions about whether or not you have a wrongful death lawsuit, speak with a Phoenix personal injury lawyer experienced in wrongful death claims.
Some of the more common fatal accidents include:
If you believe your loved one suffered a preventable death, a Phoenix wrongful death lawyer at Stone Rose Law can review the facts of the accident and determine if there is a party that can be held responsible.
Arizona law limits the persons who may file a wrongful death lawsuit to the deceased’s:
The above listed family members can also choose to have a representative file the claim on their behalf. Wrongful death claims must be brought within two years of the date of the deceased loved one’s death, under Arizona’s statute of limitations. If the case is not pursued within that time period, the family will likely lose out on their chance of obtaining compensation so speak with a wrongful death attorney in Phoenix as soon as possible following the death of a loved one.
A wrongful death attorney can help families pursue the following types of compensation:
In certain cases, punitive damages may also be recovered, but only when the defendant’s actions were either intentional, malicious or particularly egregious. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant and deter future misconduct.
A wrongful death claim can never make up for the loss of your loved one, but it can help provide your family with financial support at this difficult time. Call Stone Rose Law at (480) 498-8998, or contact us online, so we can begin with a free consultation.