Wrongful Death

Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers

Losing a loved one is always an emotional challenge. When someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing ends your loved one’s life prematurely, it is one of the most devastating experiences you can have. Although nothing can ease your pain and suffering or bring your loved one back, the wrongdoer needs to be held accountable and you and your family should be compensated for your emotional, financial, and family losses. All that can be done through an Arizona wrongful death claim. 

At Rack Law Group, we can help you seek the justice you deserve. Our firm is well-versed in Arizona law on this matter, how to prepare cases based on supporting evidence, and how to present them in a compelling manner in seeking a fair and just negotiated settlement or through a civil court trial. Our team brings an abundance of experience both in and out of court in successfully resolving these claims and lawsuits on behalf of our clients.

Request a free initial consultation with a Phoenix wrongful death attorney by contacting Rack Law Group via online message or at (602) 661-6300. Hablamos español.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim in Arizona?

A wrongful death occurs through the commission of a wrongful act, neglect, or default by another party or parties. When this occurs, a legal claim can be filed against the wrongdoer. However, in Arizona, these claims can only be filed by specific parties. 

These parties include, but not limited to, the deceased person’s surviving spouse, surviving child, surviving parent or guardian, or the personal representative of the deceased person or his or her estate. In the event the deceased person is a child, either of the child’s parents or his or her legal guardian may file the claim. 

A claim for wrongful death is brought against the responsible party or parties to financially compensate surviving family members for their loss and any resulting harm they have suffered. 

What Damages Can Be Sought?

In part, the damages awarded by a jury for a wrongful death claim may include the following:

  • Pain and Mental Suffering
  • Loss of Past and Future Income by the Deceased
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Medical Care and Services for the Injuries that Resulted in the Deceased’s Death
  • Loss of Love
  • Loss of Affection
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Loss of Care
  • Loss of Protection
  • Loss of Guidance
  • Loss of Past and Future Services by the Deceased
  • Grief
  • Sorrow
  • Anguish
  • Stress
  • Shock

Punitive Damages

Under specific circumstances, punitive damages may be available to increase the value of your case, sometimes by millions of dollars. In Arizona, punitive damages may be awarded in civil cases when the defendant's conduct is found to be grossly negligent or intentional. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the defendant and deter others from engaging in similar behavior. In the case of a wrongful death, this additional compensation can be used to compensate surviving family members for their loss. While no amount of money can substitute for the loss of a loved one, it can help with the healing process, providing you and your family with the support you need while you focus on healing.

Is There A Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations in Arizona for initiating a wrongful death lawsuit is an important factor to consider when taking legal action. As per the regulations of the state, the grieving relatives or their legal representatives have a two-year period from the date of the departed individual's passing to submit a wrongful death claim. If you don't file a lawsuit within this window of time, you usually forfeit your ability to use the legal system to get compensation.

Be sure to consult with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Phoenix, AZ, as soon as possible after a loved one's passing. This ensures that all necessary steps are taken to preserve your rights and interests throughout the legal process. The period directly following the loss can be overwhelmingly difficult, but prompt legal advice can provide clarity and direction during this challenging time.

Seeking Justice for Your Loved One

Losing someone dear to you as a result of negligence on the part of others or wrongful actions is devastating. Our qualified Phoenix wrongful death lawyers have dedicated themselves to achieving justice for loved ones and holding those responsible accountable. We are aware of the emotional and economic difficulties that you may be experiencing, and we are here to offer helpful guidance as well as effective legal advocacy.

When you decide on Rack Law Group, you can expect:

  • Help from experienced and knowledgeable wrongful death lawyers
  • Personalized care and communication throughout your case
  • Thorough inquiry and evidence-collecting
  • Negotiation with insurance companies and, if needed, lawsuit in court
  • Compassionate support and advocacy for your family

Our mission is to help your family get the compensation and closure they need while also honoring your loved one's memory. Contact our Phoenix office to set up a consultation with one of our dedicated wrongful death attorneys.

Turn to a Competent & Compassionate Law Firm 

You deserve to be compensated for all of the losses connected with the untimely death of your loved one. Retaining the services of an experienced wrongful death lawyer can increase your chances of securing the compensation you and your family deserve in these painful circumstances. 

At Rack Law Group, we can help by quickly starting the investigative process into the matter, gathering and preserving evidence, and building your case. This can occur even if the offender is undergoing the criminal process. Your claim will be a separate civil case decided through a negotiated settlement or by a trial court. Our firm understands the stakes for families in these cases and will fight aggressively to help you secure justice. 

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