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Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Arizona?

Posted on February 13, 2017 in

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Arizona? | Cottonwood, AZThe pain of losing a loved one cannot be measured, and this anguish worsens when the cause of death could have (and should have) been avoided. Wrongful death in Arizona is defined as any death that is the result of neglect, default or a wrongful act. A wrongful death claim can be filed in a case where the deceased individual would have had grounds to file a personal injury case due to the actions that led to his or her death.

The law in Arizona states that certain surviving family members of the deceased person are eligible to file a claim including:

  • A spouse
  • Any living children
  • A parent or guardian
  • A personal representative of the deceased
  • A representative of the deceased individual’s estate

Arizona Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death

By Arizona law, you must file a wrongful death claim within two years of the date of your loved one’s death. Wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and require detailed legal knowledge. Our personal injury lawyer in Prescott Valley can help you compile evidence and file your case to ensure your claim is completed within the time constraints.

Eligible Damages for Wrongful Death in Arizona

Many incidents qualify for wrongful death cases such as auto accidents and medical malpractice, but regardless of the cause, you could be eligible to recover compensation for:

  • Funeral costs.
  • Medical expenses for health care needed prior to your loved one’s death.
  • Loss of income for the benefits and wages the deceased would have earned in his or her life.
  • Loss of companionship.
  • Loss of parental guidance.
  • Pain and suffering.

If you feel you’ve lost a loved one in a wrongful death tragedy, please contact our Prescott Valley wrongful death attorneys today at (928) 778-2660 to schedule your FREE consultation. Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. serves clients in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Cottonwood, Arizona.