Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers

Losing a loved one becomes more heartbreaking when their death was preventable and the result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. These factors increase the injustice of the loss and the need for accountability.

When you suffer a devastating loss in your close family, never wait to discuss your options with our compassionate Arizona wrongful death attorneys at TopDog Personal Injury Lawyers.

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TopDog Law’s Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers Are Dedicated to Serving Justice

James Helm, Wrongful Death Lawyer in ArizonaIn Arizona, pursuing a wrongful death claim requires a legal team that not only has in-depth skills in the legal field but also a proven track record of holding responsible parties liable in wrongful death cases. That’s why TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers have established a gold standard in providing legal representation that yields results.

We pride ourselves on representing clients and families with determination and also the respect that families deserve in this difficult time.

Top Dog Law Personal Injury Lawyers are conveniently located in Midtown in Phoenix at 2700 North Central Avenue, Suite 320B, Phoenix, AZ 85004. You’ll find us east of North First Street and south of Thoms Road. Call our Arizona wrongful death lawyers night or day at (844) 576-2116.

What is the Legal Definition of Wrongful Death?

Wrongful Death in ArizonaUnder Arizona law, wrongful death is defined as a death caused by ” act, neglect or default” (A.R.S. § 12 611). The surviving spouses, children, parents, or legal guardians of the individual have the right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their loss.

While it is important to acknowledge that no amount of money can truly make up for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim does form some type of justice and support for the survivors of the accident victim.

Wrongful death claims can arise from situations such as car accidents, medical negligence, workplace accidents, criminal acts, and issues related to product liability. Dealing with these cases requires a strong understanding of these types of events. That’s where wrongful death attorneys step in.

TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers. A Trusted Choice

As a law firm specializing in injury and wrongful death claims in Arizona, TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers differentiates itself by its commitment to bringing justice to those who have suffered.

Our approach is characterized by:

A Thorough Evaluation of Each Case.

Recognizing that every wrongful death case has its circumstances and challenges, TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers conduct comprehensive evaluations to ensure that all aspects of the claim are carefully examined.

Empathetic Client Relations.

Bereaved family members are treated with respect and sensitivity. The professionals at TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers understand that they are not just handling matters; they are dealing with people’s lives and the legacies left behind by their loved ones.

Experienced Legal Representation.

TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers bring their litigation and negotiation skills to the table. They fiercely advocate for their clients’ rights both inside and outside the courtroom.

A Thorough Investigation.

Wrongful death cases often rely on details that require investigation. TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers have access to resources, including expert witnesses and private investigators, to uncover and present evidence.

Clear Communication.

Our firm places importance on keeping clients informed throughout the entire litigation process. They ensure that family members understand their options and stay updated on the progress of their case, building a relationship based on trust and clarity.

No Fees Unless Successful.

Recognizing the financial burden clients may already face, TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means a lawyer only receives payment if they win the case for their clients.

Why Legal Support Is Important

An experienced lawyer can provide support by:

  • Establishing liability. James with her mom, standing proudly at TopDog billboardWrongful death claims involve questions related to liability. Our lawyers understand negligence law, product liability, medical malpractice, and more. We have the resources and experience to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident. That way, they can identify the potentially responsible parties. This involves gathering evidence, conducting witness interviews, and collaborating with accident reconstruction experts.
  • Calculating damages. Determining the value of a wrongful death claim requires considering various factors such as loss of income, funeral expenses, physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of companionship. Lawyers are well-versed in maximizing damages.
  • Managing procedural requirements. Filing a wrongful death claim requires adherence to rules, deadlines, and protocols. Missing one step can derail the entire case. A lawyer will make sure that all the necessary paperwork is properly filed.
  • Dealing with Insurance Companies. Insurance companies often try to minimize their payouts. Lawyers possess the right negotiation skills – meant to counter the tactics employed by adjusters.
  • Using the Testimony of Expert Witnesses. Expert testimony plays a major role in claims, often requiring witnesses’ expertise in fields like accident reconstruction, economics, or medicine. Attorneys have the resources to hire and prepare these experts to strengthen their case.

When insurance companies fail to offer fair settlements, wrongful death cases must proceed to trial. Only a licensed attorney can provide the insight, representation, and courtroom advocacy required to be successful.

Arizona’s Wrongful Death Statutes of Limitations

James Helm, Personal injury lawyer in ArizonaIn Arizona, wrongful death cases are subject to a statute of limitations. Generally, the lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of the individual’s passing.

However, some exceptions may apply. If a criminal case, for example, is connected to a death, the time frame may increase.

Our skilled wrongful death attorneys in Arizona thoroughly examine these timelines in relation to the circumstances of a case. We protect the rights of the survivors and promptly pursue justice.

Determining Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

One critical aspect of wrongful death claims in Arizona involves determining the amount of damages.

Survivors may receive compensation for:

  • Expenses associated with the deceased’s final illness or injury
  • Lost income and benefits that the deceased would have earned if they had survived
  • Costs related to the funeral and burial
  • The pain and suffering of the survivors
  • Loss of companionship, care, guidance, and affection

A wrongful death attorney will provide survivors with an evaluation and quantify these damages.

How Are Wrongful Death Settlements Allocated in Arizona?

Eligible surviving family members split the settlement among themselves. It is split in agreed-on percentages, or the court decides and allocates the settlement according to each beneficiary’s relationship with the deceased.

Call TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers to Learn More About Your Rights

James Helm, Attorney for Wrongful Death In Arizona
James Helm, Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyer

At TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we represent clients while upholding the principles of justice. We offer support and a sense of comfort by providing the right legal solutions. While no legal outcome will replace your loved one, we support families who are in emotional and financial need.

We strive to make the tragedy you’ve suffered more tolerable by providing a catalyst for progress. Give us a call today at (602) 428-9331 for your complimentary case review and consultation with a knowledgeable Arizona personal injury lawyer.

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