Have you lost a loved one in a fatal accident? Get in touch with a Scottsdale wrongful death attorney with the Law Offices of Michael Cordova for assistance filing a fatal accident claim against the person who caused your family member’s death.
Not all accidents in Scottsdale are caused by someone else being careless, but many of them are. If your loved one was killed in an accident because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful behavior, you are likely hoping that person will be held accountable for what they’ve done.
Filing a wrongful death claim is one way to hold them accountable, especially since they might not be held to account in criminal court. For example, if your loved one was struck by a drunk driver, you have the right to seek damages from them.
Putting together a claim is a lot of hard work, and it might seem like a task you aren’t up to right now. However, working with a Scottsdale wrongful death lawyer could be the answer. You can file a claim and be able to focus on dealing with your grief.
Not just anyone can file a claim for a wrongful death in Scottsdale. If a solicitor dies on your front patio, you can’t rush out and file a claim. Only certain family members are permitted to file a claim under Arizona law.
The law allows these family members to bring a claim:
Arizona law provides a statute of limitations for wrongful death claims of up to two years. That means that you have two years from the date of a fatal accident that occurred in Scottsdale to bring your claim.
There are two main types of damages awarded in Arizona wrongful death claims: financial damages and non-financial damages.
A few examples of financial damages related to a Scottsdale fatal accident are medical bills, lost income, lost income of the deceased person, loss of the value of household services, and the cost of a funeral and burial.
Examples of non-financial damages are grief, mental trauma, loss of care and companionship, and the pain and suffering the deceased person endured.
Your Scottsdale fatal accident attorney can help you figure out your specific damages.
You and your family have been through so much. Facing a wrongful death claim might seem overwhelming, but your attorney will handle the more difficult aspects of your case on your behalf. They can investigate the accident, gather evidence, put your claim together, give you advice, and negotiate your settlement.
This leaves you free to grieve and concentrate on being there for your family. Call a Scottsdale wrongful death lawyer to discuss your case during a confidential analysis. The Law Offices of Michael Cordova can be reached via the online contact form on this page or by dialing 602-265-6700.