Avondale Wrongful Death Attorneys
Families may be unsure of where to turn for help after the unexpected death of a loved one because of another’s negligence. During this difficult time, talking to a licensed attorney can be an important step as you consider taking legal action.
Our Avondale wrongful death lawyers understand how devastating this situation can be, and how important it is to recover compensation to deal with financial and emotional damages. For more than 27 years, the attorneys at Phillips Law Group have been pursuing compensation for Arizona injury victims and families. We were able to recover $4,000,000 over a wrongful death from a defective tire. Our founder Jeffrey Phillips has obtained verdicts in several Arizona counties and is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100.
The initial consultation is free of charge and comes with no obligation to take legal action. We do not get paid unless you get paid.
Our phone lines are open 24/7: 1-800-706-3000. We are here to help.
Definition of a Wrongful Death in Arizona
If a death was caused by wrongful actions, default or neglect, it can be considered a wrongful death under Arizona law. If the deceased would have been able to file a personal injury claim if he or she had survived, there may be grounds for a wrongful death case.
There are many situations that could result in a wrongful death and potentially give surviving family members grounds to take legal action:
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Work injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Injuries from defective products
If you think you may have a valid claim, call today to set up a free consultation with an Avondale wrongful death lawyer. Phone: 1-800-706-3000
Who is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Arizona law gives certain people the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Survivors who may be able to file include the deceased’s:
- Husband or wife
- Legal guardian
- Representative of the family
- Representative of the estate
- Children under the age of 18
Parents or legal guardians of minor children under the age of 18 may be able to file lawsuits on behalf of surviving children.
Compensation for a Wrongful Death Claim
In a wrongful death claim, there is compensation for the deceased’s estate and compensation for surviving family members.
The estate can pursue the following forms of compensation:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs (grave marker, cemetery lot cost, etc.)
- Repair of damaged property
- Replacement of damaged property
- Pain and suffering before the victim died
- Wages the deceased would have earned if he or she did not die
Surviving family members may be able to pursue compensation for lost companionship, care and guidance, pain and suffering, and the value of household services the deceased would have performed.
Family members may be able to decide how to divide damages among themselves, or the court may decide how to distribute these damages. When courts make the decision, it is legally binding and cannot be changed.
You can discuss the value of your claim with one of our licensed attorneys in a free consultation. We have helped many Arizona injury victims recover compensation to help them try to move forward from a devastating accident.
Deadline for a Wrongful Death Claim
Generally, the deadline is two years from the date of the victim’s death. If you miss the deadline you may lose the right to file a lawsuit. If you do file, the case will likely be dismissed in court.
There can be exceptions to Arizona’s statute of limitations, depending on the specifics of your case. These exceptions may shorten or lengthen the deadline for taking legal action.
The clock may already be running, so it is important to contact an Avondale wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. It takes time to investigate a case and gather evidence and build a strong argument.
Phillips Law Group is available for a free consultation to discuss legal options and answer your questions. Phone: 1-800-706-3000
Proving a Wrongful Death Case
There are various pieces of evidence we may collect to help us build a case, if we are able to validate your claim. We have the resources and team to thoroughly investigate the situation that led to your loved one’s death and determine if negligence was involved.
Some of these pieces of evidence may include:
- Testimony from witnesses
- Testimony from experts, such as medical experts
- Employment history of your loved one
- Tax returns
- Autopsy reports
- Death certificate
- Police report
- Accident report
- Video footage
- Criminal history of the at-fault party
We have a team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff ready to work on building a strong case on your behalf. We want you to be focused on spending time with your family and handling your loved one’s final arrangements. We are prepared to manage the legal process on your behalf from start to finish.
Call Phillips Law Group’s Avondale Wrongful Death Lawyers
Filing a lawsuit is not the first thing people think about after a wrongful death occurs. However, taking the time to consider legal options can be very important. You may be eligible to seek compensation for the financial losses you have suffered, along with emotional damages.
These cases can be complex, so it is important to discuss yours with a licensed attorney. The Avondale wrongful death lawyers at our firm are prepared to review your situation in a free, no-obligation consultation. Our lawyers work on contingency – we are not paid unless we recover compensation for our clients.
Our firm has obtained more than $750 million in compensation in a variety of cases.
You can contact our firm anytime, night or day, either by phone or online contact form.
Phillips Law Group: 1-800-706-3000.