A wrongful death claim may be filed if your family member has died as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Under Arizona law, the surviving spouse, surviving children, surviving parents/legal guardians, or personal representative on behalf of any of these parties have the right to file a wrongful death claim. The civil lawsuit must be filed within two years of the death and if the lawsuit is not timely filed you will lose your ability to obtain a recovery.
How can hiring an attorney be beneficial?
The unexpected loss of a loved one is a traumatic event. Many times the thought of legal action is the last thing that’s considered as family members deal with the emotional and financial effects of the tragedy. Although monetary compensation cannot truly compensate for the loss of a loved one, it may ease some of the financial burden and stress resulting from the loss.
An attorney can ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled, this may include the following:
Medical expenses prior to death
Loss of income
Loss of consortium or parental guidance
Pain and suffering
If you have lost a loved one due to a person’s or institution’s negligence, contact Sher Law Group for a free case review to learn more about your legal rights. We will provide the guidance you need to get through this tragic time and help you find closure and justice.