Learning of the unexpected death of someone you love can be extremely distressing. It can be even more difficult to grieve and move forward if you believe someone should have prevented the death, yet negligently failed to do so. It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as you suspect the wrongful death of a loved one. One or multiple parties may owe your family compensation. Acting quickly can help you preserve your right to recover, as well as hold the negligent party fully responsible for their actions. Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. represents families in Prescott Valley, Arizona during wrongful death actions. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with our Prescott Valley wrongful death lawyers.
The definition of wrongful death in Arizona is a fatality caused by the negligence, default, or wrongful act of another person. Wrongful deaths could arise from someone’s failure to exercise reasonable care, such as a driver failing to watch the road. It could also arise from intentional misconduct, such as the crime of homicide. Common accidents that lead to wrongful death lawsuits include car accidents , truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, premises liability accidents (e.g. animal attacks or slip and falls), defective products, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice. Our lawyers at Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. take wrongful death claims involving all types of causes and defendants in Prescott County.
Arizona’s wrongful death laws restrict who can file this type of claim. Unfortunately, not all family members will be eligible for compensation for wrongful death. To bring a claim for the death of any loved ones, you must be a surviving spouse, child, parent, guardian, or a personal representative of the deceased persons. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to file, or are wondering if you have a claim to begin with, our attorneys can review your case and let you know at no cost or obligation to retain our law firm. Under Arizona law’s statutes of limitations, you have two years from the date your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death suit.
If you do have grounds for a claim, your family could recover financial compensation for several tangible and intangible losses. At Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. we always strive for maximum compensation for our clients. We know how important it can be for a grieving family to receive justice and fair compensation for their damages. You might be eligible to recover the costs of burial and funeral expenses, your loved one’s medical bills, lost wages and benefits, any damaged or lost property, the loved one’s physical pain and suffering, and other financial burdens.
Your family could also recover a separate award for your own losses, including mental anguish and the loss of household services. In addition, punitive damages can be won in certain wrongful death cases. Insurance companies are known to minimize your payout in order to protect their own interests. We will not let an insurance company stiff you with a low settlement offer during this difficult time.
Wrongful death is a tragedy that should never happen in Prescott Valley. Sadly, too many people do not take their responsibilities and duties of care seriously – putting others’ lives in danger. Any intentional act or negligent actions leading to the death of your loved one must be met with justice. If you believe someone should have prevented your family member’s recent death in a fatal accident or intentional crime, please contact us to discuss a possible wrongful death claim. Call (928) 778-2660 now to ensure you do not miss your deadline and speak with our Prescott Valley wrongful death attorneys during a free case evaluation.