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The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult challenges anyone will ever face. If a loved one died as a result of something that they did not cause, it makes it that much more difficult. If you suspect a loved one died as a result of a wrongful death scenario, then it is extremely important that you contact an attorney that has the experience necessary to hold those responsible accountable and to get compensation to make sure all medical costs and funeral expenses are taken care of. 

How Can a Wrongful Death Lawyer Help?

Wrongful deaths can occur in a variety of ways. In some cases, criminal charges may exist against the defendant as well as a wrongful death lawsuit. The defendant likely has an attorney that is ready to defend their client against any wrongful death suit that is brought against their client. Because of this, it is important to have your own experienced attorney ready to hold those parties accountable. 

Determining a wrongful death lawsuit can be very tricky and complex. It requires an attorney with experience handling these types of cases to put you in the best position to hold the other party accountable and for you to receive compensation for the damages caused by the defendant. 

Causes of Wrongful Death

The families of the people killed due the negligence of someone else have the ability to seek compensation in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. Some of the causes of a wrongful death lawsuit are:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Fall Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Commercial Truck Accidents

Who Can Legally File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Arizona?

There is a priority of who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Arizona. According to  A.R.S. § 12-612, only certain people can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who caused the death of their loved one. The priority order goes as follows:

  • The Surviving Spouse
  • A Surviving Child of the Decedent
  • The Guardian or Parent of the Decedent
  • The personal representative of the decedent on behalf of the surviving spouse, child, or parent
  • The personal representative of the estate on the estate’s behalf if none of these people survive the decedent

Contact Our Firm If You Have Lost A Loved One For Free

If a loved one was killed wrongfully, you need to contact our experienced attorneys to help you recover your financial losses. We focus on recovering the maximum possible compensation for our clients. We offer a free consultation and no cost unless you get paid. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation

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The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. The Viper Law Group lawyers are licensed to practice law in Arizona. We invite you to contact us, but please be aware that contacting us does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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