Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of a third party? At the Stewart Law Group, we understand that dealing with the aftermath of a loved one’s passing can be emotionally and financially overwhelming. If mounting funeral expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, are causing you financial turmoil, the Stewart Law Group can help. Our experienced attorneys are experienced in wrongful death cases and can help you navigate the legal process. We are dedicated to fighting for justice on your behalf and securing the most possible compensation for you.
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What Is A Wrongful Death In Arizona?
Arizona Rev. Statute 12-611 states that wrongful death is “when the death of a person is caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default,” which causes the person or organization who caused it to “be liable to an action for damages.”
Wrongful Death Vs. Survival Action
A wrongful death legal action is different than a survival action. A survival action, governed by Arizona Revised Statute 14-3110, is when the estate attempts to recover damages from the defendant for the damages that predate the deceased’s death (excluding pain and suffering). In contrast, wrongful death is when the family of the deceased attempts to recover damages incurred from the wrongful death after the person has passed.
Wrongful death can be filed in tandem with survival actions so that the surviving family members can receive the most compensation possible in their case.
What Types Of Accidents Could Cause Wrongful Death Cases?
Any severe accident that stems from another person’s negligence could be considered a wrongful death case in Arizona. Examples of situations that could cause a wrongful death include:
- Car Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall
Who Is Eligible To Bring A Wrongful Death Case In Surprise, Arizona?
In Arizona, family members such as surviving spouses, children, parents or guardians, and personal representatives of the estate are eligible to bring a wrongful death case, according to Arizona Revised Statute 12-612.
According to Arizona’s statute of limitations, individuals have two years to file a wrongful death claim. This time starts from the date that the injured individual passes away, which can be at the accident scene or years down the road.
Stewart Law Group Supports Your Family In Your Time Of Need
If you or a loved one has suffered the tragic loss of a family member due to the negligent actions of another party, seeking legal guidance from a Surprise wrongful death attorney can be crucial in obtaining compensation for your loss.
The Stewart Law Group Surprise personal injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting our client’s rights and providing them with the support they need during tough times. By requesting our free, no-obligation wrongful death case review, you can learn more about your legal options and how they can help you navigate the process ahead.
Don’t hesitate to seek help – take the first step towards finding closure and healing today. Give us a call at 623-263-1000.