Phoenix Wrongful Death Attorneys
Was Your Loved One Killed Because Of Someone’s Negligence or Wrongdoing?
The death of a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can endure, no matter the cause, but when their death the result of someone else’s wrongdoing or negligence it can feel like the entire world is working against what you love. Even though a lawsuit cannot bring them back, you may be able to file a claim to secure compensation for the hardships and expenses resulting from their loss.
At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix wrongful death attorneys are committed to providing the experienced and dedicated legal assistance you require in your time of need. With nearly 100 years of collective legal experience, our lawyers are capable of handling any negligence or wrongful death case and will work with you to create a plan to help you navigate the complicated legal waters facing you. Contact us today to speak with one of our attorneys.
Who Can File a Claim?
A.R.S. § 12-612 list those survivors of a decedent eligible to bring a claim for wrongful death, including:
- The spouse of the deceased
- Any children of the deceased, whether biological or adopted
- Any parents or guardians of the deceased
- The legal representative of a deceased child, spouse, parent, or guardian of the deceased
- The legal representative of the estate of the deceased
Under A.R.S. § 12-612, the following people are ineligible to file a wrongful death claim:
- Extended family members
- Common law spouses
- Same-sex partners
What Types Of Damages Can I Seek?
There are two types of damages you can seek when filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Arizona. The first covers losses directly affecting the estate of the deceased, and includes:
- Any pain and suffering caused by the incident that led to their death
- The cost to replace or repair property damaged in the incident that led to their death
- Any lost wages or benefits that would have been earned by the deceased
- Any medical bills resulting from the incident that led to their death
- Any funeral and burial expenses
The second covers losses that affect the family members of the deceased, and includes:
- Any pain and suffering caused by the death of their loved one
- The loss of guidance, companionship, and care
- The loss of any household services the deceased used to perform
It’s important to note that the Arizona statute of limitations requires you to file any wrongful death claim within two years of the date the decedent died. If you fail to do so, your claim may be lost forever.
Hire Legal Representation Today
While timeliness is important, it’s equally if not even more important to take the time to find the legal representation that will give you the best chance to secure the maximum compensation possible. At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix wrongful death lawyers have more than half a century of combined legal experience, and are ready to put our knowledge and experience to good use assisting you in your time of need. Fill out the form on our website to tell us the details of your case, or give us a call at (602) 428-7104 to speak with one of our lawyers today.