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Phoenix Wrongful Death Attorneys

Eligibility for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Arizona 

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.

Qualified Claimants for Wrongful Death Actions

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. The skilled personal injury 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.

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

Compensation Awarded in Wrongful Death Cases

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.

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.