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:
- Medical malpractice
- Intentional or criminal actions
- Vehicle crashes
- Occupational hazards
- 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
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.
today for a free initial consultation. We offer a contingency fee basis,
so you only pay if we win your case.