Phoenix Wrongful Death Attorneys
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death is specifically defined by Arizona law as a death that is
caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default. If a loved one has suffered
death due to the negligent actions of another person or company, you may
have cause for action.
The skilled Phoenix wrongful death lawyers at Montoya, Lucero & Pastor,
P.A. are passionate about recovering fair compensation for the loss of
a loved one. Our firm has over 60 years of collective legal experience,
and we will not accept payment until we recover what you deserve.
Who is able to file a claim?
Claims involving wrongful death can be thought of like personal injury
cases. If the deceased person could have filed a personal injury claim
based on the negligent conduct of another party, surviving family members
or representatives can bring about a case to court on their behalf.
Arizona law permits the following parties to file a wrongful death claim
in civil court:
- A surviving spouse
- Any surviving children
- A surviving parent or guardian
- A personal representative of the deceased
- A personal representative of the deceased's estate
Types of Damages Awarded
Unlike criminal matters, wrongful death cases brought before a civil court
award damages in terms of financial and monetary loss. Damages are typically
split into two separate categories, including losses inflicted on the
estate of the deceased and losses that family members suffer due to untimely
death. Compensation may be awarded to cover funeral and burial expenses,
medical bills, lost wages and benefits, repair or replacement of damaged
property, pain and suffering, and more.
free consultation today. We look forward to protecting your best interests.
Under Arizona law wrongful death cases must be filed within a certain period
of time. Call Montoya, Lucero & Pastor, P.A. today to learn more about
what you must do to obtain the compensation you deserve after a loved
one has been wrongfully killed.
Call our Phoenix wrongful death attorneys now at (602) 483-6869 for help!