It’s a simple truth that death is a natural part of life. However, death becomes an unnatural criminal act when a person’s life is cut short due to the negligent act or decision of another. Murder, homicide, gross negligence and unforeseen accidents are all causes of wrongful deaths.
Tragically after a wrongful death accident grieving family members and loved ones are often forced to deal with their sudden loss and costly funeral expenses and medical bills. They may also be flung into financial distress by no longer being able to pay for rent, utilities and other living expenses that were once covered by the deceased’s income.
If you lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident, contact Goldman Accident Lawyers. Our legal support staff and Wrongful Death Attorneys are empathetic to your loss. We understand the new hardships you may face and are prepared to represent you to the fullest extent of the law.
When a person passes away, it is likely that many lives will be affected by the loss and in some cases, experience economic consequences. However, not everyone is entitled to sue the at-fault party for damages. In Arizona, the surviving spouse, children, parents, or guardian of a deceased person may lawfully pursue a wrongful death claim. A lawyer will act on behalf of the survivors, also known as beneficiaries, to ensure that the case is both uncomplicated and efficient, especially if there are several family members involved.
Through legal action, it is possible for families to not only gain closure and a sense of justice, but also financial compensation for past, current, and future expenses. Common types of economic and non-economic damages that may be awarded in an Arizona wrongful death case include:
Every case is unique and a jury will determine the amount of damages that may be awarded based on the circumstances of the victim's death, the victim's income and expected future earnings, and the non-economic losses suffered by each eligible survivor.
In Arizona, survivors must file a wrongful death claim within two years of the death in order to be eligible for compensation. Failure to take legal action within the statute of limitations can result in the loss of right to assert a wrongful death claim. While a statute of limitations is generally strict, there are unique circumstances in which an individual may be able to file a claim after the specific time period has expired. An experienced and knowledgeable lawyer will be able to evaluate your case and determine whether you still have a potential claim.
The compassionate Phoenix personal injury legal team at Goldman Accident Lawyers understands the needs of a grieving family, and will work tirelessly to ensure that you gain the compensation you need and deserve. They have years of experience defending clients who have suffered emotional and financial losses as the result of another's negligent actions or wrongdoing. Please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about your options for recovery. Call us at 480-626-8483.