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Wrongful Death Attorney in Phoenix

Helping Clients Pursue Compensation for Deceased Loved Ones

If your loved one has died due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, Rafi Law Group, PLLC can help. We know this is an incredibly stressful and emotional time. That is why our Phoenix wrongful death lawyer will work hard to handle the legal aspects of your case and keep you informed throughout the process. We believe in holding companies and individuals accountable for actions that cause harm to others, especially if those actions result in a fatal injury. Whatever your situation, we can discuss your options and tenaciously uphold your right to a financial settlement from those responsible. Contact our firm today for passionate representation in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Types of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

A wrongful death claim may be brought for someone who died as a result of someone else’s actions. This typically involves negligence or carelessness, but it may also involve a willful intent to cause harm to the victim. Whether your loved one died as a result of someone's negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions, our firm can help you pursue justice.

Wrongful death lawsuits may be filed for:

  1. Medical malpractice
  2. Intentional or criminal actions
  3. Vehicle crashes
  4. Occupational hazards
  5. Death during a supervised event

Physicians may be held liable for the death of patients under their care. If they fail to properly diagnose or treat a medical condition, or act carelessly and cause the death of a patient, they may face a wrongful death lawsuit. Furthermore, intentional actions aimed at inflicting harm to the victim may provide grounds for a wrongful death claim, in addition to criminal charges. You may also file a wrongful death lawsuit against negligent drivers in a car or truck accident that resulted in the death of your loved one.

The Process of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The executor of the estate may file a claim on behalf of the decedent’s surviving relatives. These include the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, and other family members. Arizona imposes a 2-year statute of limitations on wrongful death lawsuits. This means you have 2 years from the date of death to pursue compensation.

In order to pursue a wrongful death claim, you must show that:

  • The defendant owed a duty of care to the victim
  • The defendant breached that duty of care
  • The breach of the duty of care caused the victim’s death
  • The victim’s death resulted in the damages the plaintiff is pursuing compensation for

In essence, you must prove the defendant’s negligence or guilt, just as you would in a personal injury lawsuit. Gathering evidence is a vital step in the process. Evidence may include pictures or videos of the incident, witness statements, police reports, and medical records. Our Phoenix wrongful death attorney can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident, and represent your case in court.

Depending on the situation, you may pursue compensation for:

  • The decedent’s pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Medical expenses of the decedent prior to death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of companionship, care, nurturing, and guidance
  • Loss of the decedent’s expected income and inheritance

Whether you are filing a claim against an individual or a company, our firm can help. We provide thorough guidance and aggressive representation to clients wanting to hold negligent or reckless parties responsible for the death of their loved one. Having an experienced legal advocate on your side can help the process go smoothly, as well as make sure all the paperwork is filed correctly.

Pursue a Favorable Outcome with the Help of Our Lawyer

At Rafi Law Group, PLLC, we have guided numerous clients to successful legal solutions. If you need representation for a wrongful death lawsuit, we can fight on your behalf. Our Phoenix wrongful death attorney can answer your questions and walk you through the process. We have a thorough knowledge of state and federal laws regarding wrongful death claims, and can provide personal services every step of the way.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation. We offer a contingency fee basis, so you only pay if we win your case.