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If Someone in Your Family Experienced a Fatality as the Result of a Car Accident, Our Phoenix Injury Attorneys Can Help You Get Justice and Compensation

Every year in Arizona, over 1,000 people die from car accidents. That amounts to approximately 3 people per day. Dealing with a fatality after a car accident is incredibly difficult. It can be overwhelming for the surviving family to deal with this loss, and they may feel incredible emotional strain. While we hope that no one ever has to deal with losing a loved one to a car accident, we know that it is something that happens. When it does, we can help.  

The top injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients who have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person or over the phone or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

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What is Arizona’s Definition of “Wrongful Death”? 

In Arizona, “Wrongful Death” is the legal term that is applied when a person who reasonably should not have died passes away. It is likely that if your loved one was killed in a car accident, their death is considered wrongful death.  

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim? 

In Arizona, only certain people can file a wrongful death claim. They must be: 

  • Surviving Spouses 
  • Surviving Children 
  • Surviving Parents 
  • Surviving Guardians 
  • A Personal Representative of the Deceased 

If none of these conditions apply, a wrongful death lawsuit can also be filed on behalf of the deceased’s estate.  

What Is A Wrongful Death Settlement? 

A wrongful death settlement is an amount of money awarded to surviving family members following the fatality of a family member. This is paid out by the insurance of the sued party, either following an out of court settlement or a verdict in court. Once damages are awarded, the surviving family members can divide the compensation among themselves.  

How Long Do I Have to File A Wrongful Death Claim? 

If you’re looking to file a wrongful death on behalf of your loved one you have up to two years from the date they die to file a claim with a wrongful death attorney. 

How Is A Wrongful Death Settlement Payment Worked Out? 

A specialized attorney will work out the total financial compensation that each unique wrongful death case deserves based on a few different factors. 

  • The nature of the fatality
  • The age and general health status of the deceased 
  • The occupation and annual income of the deceased person 
  • How many dependents are left and their circumstances 
  • Any outstanding medical bills caused directly by the case 
  • Any value of lost benefits such as life insurance, pensions, etc. 
  • All funeral costs 

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Get Help Now

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their loved ones who passed away in a fatal car accident. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located in your area.

If you need medical treatment after a car accident contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.