Every year in Arizona, over 1,000 people die from car accidents. That amounts to approximately 3 people per day. Dealing with a fatality after a car accident is incredibly difficult. It can be overwhelming for the surviving family to deal with this loss, and they may feel incredible emotional strain. While we hope that no one ever has to deal with losing a loved one to a car accident, we know that it is something that happens. When it does, we can help.
The injury attorneys at Thompson Law Firm in Phoenix have significant experience in helping clients whose family member experienced fatality in a car accident. Our offices are conveniently located in Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person or over the phone or video call.
By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like finding a therapist and helping determine next steps. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people.
What is Arizona’s Definition of “Wrongful Death”?
In Arizona, “Wrongful Death” is the legal term that is applied when a person who reasonably should not have died passes away. It is likely that if your loved one was killed in a car accident, their death is considered wrongful death.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?
In Arizona, only certain people can file a wrongful death claim. They must be:
If none of these conditions apply, a wrongful death lawsuit can also be filed on behalf of the deceased’s estate.
What Is A Wrongful Death Settlement?
A wrongful death settlement is an amount of money awarded to surviving family members following the fatality of a family member. This is paid out by the insurance of the sued party, either following an out of court settlement or a verdict in court. Once damages are awarded, the surviving family members can divide the compensation among themselves.
How Long Do I Have to File A Wrongful Death Claim?
If you’re looking to file a wrongful death on behalf of your loved one you have up to two years from the date they die to file a claim with a wrongful death attorney.
How Is A Wrongful Death Settlement Payment Worked Out?
A specialized attorney will work out the total financial compensation that each unique wrongful death case deserves based on a few different factors.
Support After A Family Member Passes Away
At the Thompson Law Firm, we have more than 10 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including wrongful death suits. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office.
If your family member experienced fatality in a car accident, contact Thompson Law Firm in Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in the greater Phoenix area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.
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