If you recently lost someone you loved in an accident, you need answers. You and your family deserve justice and closure. At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, our Kingman wrongful death attorneys are here for families when they need us the most. We can discuss the possibility of filing a wrongful death lawsuit on your loved one’s behalf. Learn all the ways we can help you during this difficult time by scheduling a free consultation.
According to Arizona Revised Statute 12-611, wrongful death is a fatal injury caused by someone else’s neglect, default or wrongdoing. A wrongful death lawsuit in Arizona seeks to hold one or more parties legally and financially responsible (liable) for a fatal accident. If one person commits an action or omission that violates the duty of care, and this causes someone else’s death, that person could be liable.
In civil law, a duty of care describes a legal obligation to act in a reasonable manner. An individual may be guilty of a breach of duty of care if he or she does something that a reasonable and prudent person would not have done in the same circumstances. If someone drives drunk and causes a fatal DUI accident, for example, that person will be liable for wrongful death in Arizona.
The rules on who has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit change from state to state. In Arizona, state law limits the ability to file this type of claim to:
If you are not sure whether you have the right to bring a wrongful death claim in Arizona after the death of a loved one, an Kingman wrongful death attorney can review your case to provide legal counsel.
At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, we are not in personal injury law for profits. We are here for the people. We treat each client as we would a family member. When we pursue financial compensation for wrongful death in Kingman, we do so knowing that no amount of money can make up for the preventable death of a loved one. However, we also recognize that surviving family members rely on the money we win to pay their bills and move forward.
A successful settlement or judgment award in Arizona can cover the losses of both the family and the deceased person (decedent). The legal term for these losses is damages, and they can include:
If you are curious about how much your family’s wrongful death lawsuit is worth, ask our attorneys for an in-depth case review.
In Arizona, a strict law known as a statute of limitations places a deadline on your ability to file a wrongful death claim. The statutes of limitations vary by state. In Arizona, the deadline to file a wrongful death claim is typically two years from the date of the deceased person’s death. This time limit is set by law and only has a few exceptions. In general, you must act quickly to preserve your right to seek financial compensation.
Wrongful death is one of the most tragic events a family can live through. If you suspect negligence or wrongdoing in relation to your loved one’s recent passing, help is available. At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, our wrongful death lawyers are compassionate about demanding justice for those killed by preventable errors. We can help you and your family understand and protect your legal rights.
Request a free consultation in Kingman, Arizona today. Call (702) 384-1414 or contact us online anytime.