Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers
Bringing Closure to Grieving Families After the Death of a Loved One
If you have lost a loved one or a member of your family has suffered a catastrophic injury, the attorneys and staff at Alex & Associates want to extend our sincere sympathy for your loss. We recognize that you are experiencing indescribable grief and may be suffering substantial financial hardship. We are also aware that during this difficult period in your life you will have to make critical decisions about a possible claim for wrongful death.
Talk to our Phoenix wrongful death lawyers about your claim by calling (602) 483-6114. Se habla español.
Since 1974, we have been helping those in need through our personal injury practice. We have skillfully and tactfully handled many successful claims for wrongful death. If you would like to discuss your situation with a member of our firm, we welcome you to call our offices for a free consultation.
About Wrongful Death Claims in Arizona
Under Arizona law, the term wrongful death includes the claims of husbands, wives, children, and parents for the loss of a loved one due to the negligent or intentional misconduct of another. Whether your loved one was killed by a drunken driver, in a construction accident, or in a violent assault resulting from negligent building security, as a surviving family member you may bring a wrongful death suit to seek compensation for both economic and non-economic losses.
Wrongful death claims include every type of accidental death:
- Fatal motor vehicle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Construction accidents
- Inadequate security
- Fatal dog attacks
- ATV and boating accidents
- Defective and dangerous products
What is Arizona's Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations?
Arizona requires that all wrongful death lawsuits be filed within 2 years of the individual's death. If you do not file your lawsuit within the required timeframe, your case will most likely be dismissed by the court and you will lose the opportunity to receive compensation for your loved one's passing.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit?
Details about Arizona's wrongful death laws regarding who may file a claim, as well as wrongful death beneficiaries can be found in Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) §§12-611, 12-612 and 12-613. According to these laws, the following individuals may file a wrongful death claim:
- Surviving spouse of the deceased
- Surviving child of the deceased
- Parent or guardian of the deceased
- Personal representative of the deceased
Let Alex & Associates help you. Call (602) 483-6114 for legal assistance in English or Spanish. You can also contact us by filling out our online contact form.
How to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Wrongful death cases are complex. Our firm prioritizes preparation, looking at the facts of every case and taking the time to thoroughly communicate with the surviving family members so they are well-informed of their legal options throughout their case.
Because of this commitment, our Phoenix personal injury lawyers have been recognized for our impressive results in trial. Attorney Trysta Puntenney and co-counsel received one of the highest verdicts in 2013 against the Phoenix police department in the case of Richard Sudberry v. City of Phoenix Police Department in their alleged failure to protect a woman against violence from her ex-boyfriend.
Because of Trysta's persistence, dedication, and thoughtful presentation of the facts, the surviving family was awarded compensation for their loss. Though this can never bring your loved one back, wrongful death claims may make the financial burden less difficult.
Call the firm now at (602) 483-6114 or fill out our online contact form.
Wrongful Death FAQ:
Q. Are wrongful death lawsuit settlements taxable? While the answer to this can vary depending on the type of compensation you are receiving, in general, you cannot be taxed on a settlement that is compensatory in nature. This means that if you are receiving compensation for lost wages, or medical bills, pain and suffering, etc. you cannot be taxed on this money because it is compensating you for money that was lost.
Q. Can I Sue For Emotional Distress?
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of their care taker, you may be experiencing lasting emotional distress as a result. Emotional distress can impact your wellbeing, mental health, career, sleep and more so it is important to receive the proper care and compensation necessary to help you through this time. Let us help you seek justice!
Q. How Can I Prove Emotional Distress?
In order to prove that your emotional distress is impacting your daily life, your friends and/or family may need to testify on your behalf. Proof that your trauma has resulted in difficulty performing daily tasks, working and functioning in society may be necessary to win your case.
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