Wrongful Death Lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona
A wrongful death can occur because of a serious injury inflicted by another person's negligence and reckless behavior. The most common accidents that have the potential of ending in wrongful deaths include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Defective Products
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
Arizona Wrongful Death Act
According to Arizona law, there are certain family members who may assert a claim for wrongful death. Under the Arizona Wrongful Death Act, a spouse is entitled to recover money damages for emotional grief at the loss of his or her spouse. Additionally, a parent is entitled to recover damages for the emotional grief of losing their child. The Wrongful Death Act also allows a child or minor to recover money damages for the loss of their parents.
Our Wrongful Death Experience
We have extensive experience in handling wrongful death claims. Our Wrongful Death Lawyers assemble an experienced team of accident reconstruction experts, engineering experts, and private investigators who work together to investigate, develop, and prosecute wrongful death cases.
There is no amount of money to compensate our clients for the tremendous loss and grief they are experiencing. However, it is important that the party responsible for the death be held accountable. We assume our responsibility to assist families through this difficult time with the utmost commitment and prepare the strongest possible case against the negligent party.
Claims Involving Minor Children
When a minor (someone under 18 years of age) has a personal injury claim, in many cases, there is an extra set of procedures that apply to protect the interests of the minor. Specifically, the minor, usually through their attorney, will petition the probate court for approval of the minor settlement. This includes the amount of the settlement, the medical expenses to be paid from the settlement, the attorney's fees and costs, and the net settlement for the minor claimant. A more detailed explanation of this process is explained on our Minor Child Injury Pages.
Claims against Government Agencies or Public Entities
When a government or public employee or agency is negligent and causes an injury, there is a markedly different process involved as compared to a claim against an individual or private business. There is a much shorter time frame to bring a claim and a lawsuit. Therefore, there is an increased urgency to obtain legal counsel to timely submit a claim against a government agency or public entity. A more detailed explanation is available on our Government or Public Entities Claims Pages.
We are able to resolve the overwhelming majority of our cases relatively promptly and without ever having to go to court. However, there are a number of reasons why we would recommend litigation to our clients. When that occurs, our office will thoroughly explain the litigation process, including the risks, benefits, and how it relates to your case before we file litigation. For more detailed information, please review our Litigation Process Pages.
We represent clients throughout the state of Arizona and are ready to assist you through this difficult time. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, please call the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700. Our Wrongful Death Lawyers offer a free consultation to answer any questions and to explain your rights.
*Contingent fees are charged on total recovery. **No Fee Guarantee applies in the event there is no recovery.