Filing a Wrongful Death Suit in Phoenix, AZ, or Lake Havasu City, AZ
The Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC takes on wrongful death cases for clients in the Lake Havasu City and Phoenix areas. Our firm believes in working toward compensation to help ease the grief and suffering experienced by the loved ones of the victim of such a tragic situation. Although no amount of money can replace the person who has been lost, financial compensation can help prevent the surviving family members from having to undergo further hardship.
In addition to pain and grief, a death can also cause severe financial problems if the deceased was the sole breadwinner of the family. Whether the death was a result of an auto accident, malpractice, or the side effect of medicine, you may be entitled to receive compensation to assist you with your irreplaceable loss. The State of Arizona allows for two types of damages to be paid: one to the estate, and the other to the family members.
Dealing with the death of a family member is one of the most tragic situations a person can experience, especially if the death was a result of negligence. Negligent behavior includes administering the wrong medication, making surgical errors, and making mistakes that may happen in a hospital or patient care setting. It can also include other situations when someone has been careless and a death has occurred. In some cases, families are able to bring a suit against the state government if the criteria for doing so applies.
Not all wrongful deaths are as clear-cut as those that fall under the category of outright negligence or malpractice. Some are victims of an accident, and when this type of situation arises, there may be cause to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death to see if a wrongful death suit applies. Our firm can assist you in exploring this possibility, and we have worked with families throughout the State of Arizona to bring charges when the situation warrants.
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In the State of Arizona, a wrongful death suit may only be filed under specific circumstances. If the deceased would have been able to file for a personal injury claim had they survived, a wrongful death claim may be pursued. This is true whether you’re looking at a wrongful death malpractice situation or an auto accident. Because of this, a personal injury lawyer can be of help in deciding whether the circumstances allow for this type of filing.
State of Arizona law allows wrongful death lawsuits to be filed up to two years after the date of the person’s death, so it’s important not to wait too long to file. The Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC can help you with the paperwork, the proceedings, and submitting case facts to the court. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in the Phoenix, AZ, or Lake Havasu City, AZ, area.