Wrongful Death

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What is wrongful death?
Many deaths are tragic. Our Tucson lawyers know that a wrongful death occurs when a negligent or careless act results in a loss of life.

Who can file a wrongful death claim?
Surviving family members, including spouses, children and parents can file a wrongful death claim in Arizona.

Is there a time limit on when a wrongful death claim can be filed?
Yes. There are various statutes of limitations that may apply. Once this time period has passed, you may be barred from obtaining compensation.

Do I really need an attorney to help with a wrongful death claim?
If you wish to file a lawsuit against whoever is responsible for the death of your loved one, hiring an experienced attorney is one of the most important steps you can take. Every wrongful death claim is different. The circumstances of the event that caused the death of your family member may be complicated. Our attorneys can assist you with any type of claim including car/truck crashes, motorcycle wrecks, and medical malpractice.

What type of damages can my family collect for a wrongful death claim?
With the help of an experienced lawyer, you may be able to obtain compensation for loss of the relationship, loss of income, medical expenses and funeral expenses.

Is wrongful death a civil matter or a criminal matter?
Wrongful death is a civil matter. However, a defendant can face both civil and criminal penalties under certain circumstances. For example, if a drunk driver causes an accident that results in death, he or she may face a lawsuit from the victim’s family and punishment from the criminal justice system. We walk our clients through both parts of this process which can become extremely stressful when coupled with the loss of a loved one.