Phoenix Wrongful Death Attorney
If you recently lost a loved one due to the negligence or reckless of another, talk to a lawyer at Cruz & Associates. Wrongful death is the death of one person because of someone else’s wrongful act, intent to harm, neglect, or wanton disregard for the safety of others. While many personal injury accidents aren’t fatal, thousands of people die in auto accidents, workplace incidents, slip and falls, construction accidents, and other such circumstances every year.
Cruz & Associates have offices in Phoenix that handle wrongful death claims from all over the state of Arizona. Our attorneys take these types of cases very seriously, and we treat each client as if they are our only client. Our local wrongful death lawyers in Arizona can take the necessary actions to make financial reimbursement a possibility. A lawsuit won’t bring back your loved one, but it can help your family recoup some of the financial losses that you suffer because of his or her passing.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Arizona?
If you believe you may have a case, it’s important to speak with an attorney sooner rather than later. Missing a deadline or filing requirement can end in the courts refusing to hear your case, even if you would have been eligible for compensation.
Each state abides by its own laws when it comes to personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Here are the basic rules for bringing a wrongful death claim in Arizona:
- Arizona. A surviving spouse, child, parent or guardian, or personal representative of the deceased person’s estate may bring a wrongful death claim. Claimants have two years from the date of death to file a claim. There are currently no damage caps on how much claimants can receive in successful wrongful death claims in Arizona.
Despite the two year window, at Cruz & Associates we recommend starting the filing process as soon as possible. If there is a criminal case, our team can begin the process and file when the time comes.
Why Loved Ones Trust Cruz & Associates
At Cruz & Associates, we work hard to ensure client satisfaction and maximize the odds of success. Most of all, we’re compassionate about helping people as they undergo one of the most traumatic experiences of their lives. Our attorneys care deeply about the lives and futures of their clients, and we work closely with them every step of the way.
Past clients give us outstanding testimonials because we go above and beyond on every case. We know how difficult it can be to come to terms with an unexpected loss of life and want to be a source of strength and guidance during this time. Start by scheduling a free wrongful death consultation at our Phoenix location. Request yours today.