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The suffering endured after a fatal car crash is immeasurable and incredibly personal and with the added stress a legal case can bring, can feel like the horror won’t end. Handling a settlement in these instances requires a lot of dedication and time spent with the family of the victim, something our team prides themselves on doing. We offer our sincere condolences to you and your family and recognize that whilst a settlement payout will never replace the loss of a loved one, it can sometimes help families move on and close the chapter on the horrendous matter.

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 loved ones in fatal car crashes  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby Chandler, Peoria, 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.

What you need to know about a fatal car crash settlement

You wouldn’t have ever even imagined being in this situation, having to file a fatal car crash case on behalf of your loved one. You’re feeling bereft, completely devastated, and emotionally drained- the last thing you expected was to be faced with the many legal hurdles of a fatal settlement. There are many factors to consider when someone else is to blame for your loved one’s death and your personal legal case is completely unique to you, meaning the settlement will be unique too. 

What to expect in your first meeting

No doubt you will be feeling anger, frustration, and incredibly emotional throughout this meeting, it is important for your lawyer to understand the facts whilst supporting you and your family through this incredibly painful process. When you lose a child, spouse, or parent in a fatal car accident, the laws surrounding this tragedy are known as wrongful death laws. 

Wrongful death laws are in place in the state of Arizona to protect and represent people just like you and your family who have experienced the devastation of death as a direct result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness.

Who can file a wrongful death claim  and who can accept the settlement

If your spouse, child, or a direct family member has been involved in an accident then you can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. Sadly, if you’re a friend or neighbor and not related, you won’t be able to file a case for their accident. Your attorney will discuss the nature and circumstances of the accident with you initially to help establish and build your case. You may have questions about how the at fault driver will be held responsible, who all the responsible parties are and what type of punishment, if any, they may receive. What is the timeline for a case, what does the criminal process look like? We can answer these questions for you and more. 

We can recommend resources for your grief. If your family was a victim of a drunk driver, we work closely with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers in their Phoenix office and can put you in contact with an advocate. If you need help with other related services, we are happy to help you.

How Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm can Help You

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients who have lost loved ones in fatal car crashes. 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 Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.