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Phoenix Wrongful Death Attorney

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.

Why Trust Stone Rose Law With Your Wrongful Death Claim?

  • We have decades of experience seeking justice on behalf of wrongful death victims and their families.
  • We offer reduced fees because we believe everyone deserves the highest quality of legal representation, regardless of their financial situation.
  • We care about your family and will give your case the attention it deserves.

What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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.

Causes of Wrongful Death

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.

Who Can Legally File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Arizona?

Arizona law limits the persons who may file a wrongful death lawsuit to the deceased’s:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Surviving child or children
  • Surviving parents or guardian
  • Personal representative of their estate.

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.

Compensation for Wrongful Death in Arizona

A wrongful death attorney can help families pursue the following types of compensation:

  • Medical bills incurred prior to death
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of the decedent’s future income
  • Loss of the decedent’s benefits (pension, health insurance, etc.)
  • Loss of future inheritance
  • Loss of parental guidance (if the decedent has surviving minor children)
  • Loss of spousal companionship (if the decedent was married)
  • Pain and suffering of the survivors due to the trauma of losing a loved one
  • Pain and suffering of the decedent if an injury preceded the death

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.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyer

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.