Losing someone you love in a fatal accident, or because of a product defect is tragic and emotional. You may want justice if your loved one’s death was caused by another person’s negligence, mistakes or bad choices. If another person caused the death of someone you love, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages and losses you suffered. Attorney Christopher J. Zachar, has frequently represented Phoenix-area families who have lost loved ones in accidents and due to negligence. We are experienced in dealing with the complex legal issues that are present in these cases, and we compassionately help families seek compensation and justice.
If you believe your loved one’s death was the result of another person’s intentional, reckless or negligent actions, contact Phoenix wrongful death attorney Christopher J. Zachar as soon as possible. We offer free evaluations and contingent attorneys’ fees.
It Is Very Important To Contact a Lawyer Right Away
As in other personal injury cases, there are strict time frames and laws that apply to filing a wrongful death claim. In Arizona, the typical statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit is two years from the date of the person’s death. Some exceptions under the law may apply to your case to either extend the two-year period or require additional steps. If you do not closely follow the rules laid out in Arizona law, you may be legally prevented from filing a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death claims involve complex legal issues and many laws. If you believe a family member has been killed as a result of another person’s willful wrongdoing, recklessness or negligence, contact an experienced attorney as soon as reasonably and practically possible.
Wrongful Death Claims in Arizona
A wrongful death claim is a claim made by a surviving spouse, child or parent against a responsible individual, company or government entity to collect compensation and monetary damages for the wrongful death of a loved one. The liable person may have acted deliberately, recklessly, negligently or in a way that caused the death of another person. Wrongful death claims are often related to fatal accidents such as motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, trucking accidents, auto accidents, or defective product accidents.
Types of Compensation in Wrongful Death Claims
You may be able to collect monetary compensation for your loss, and your losses can be legally determined according to Arizona law. Some losses are common to all wrongful death claims, while others are unique and based on the relationship to the deceased person. In Arizona:
- Parents who lost a child may recover compensation for the loss of companionship of their child, as well as damages for mental anguish caused by the loss.
- A husband or wife who lost his or her spouse may also collect compensation for loss of companionship and mental anguish. A surviving spouse may also recover compensation for the lifetime income and value of services that the deceased spouse would have made.
- Children who lost their parents may recover damages for the loss of companionship and mental anguish caused by the death of their parents. Minor children may also collect compensation for the loss of financial support that the deceased parents would have given them.
Other damages and compensation may apply to your wrongful death claim depending on the type of negligence or actions of the liable person. Contact experienced Arizona Wrongful Death Attorneys as soon as possible after your loved one’s fatal accident to learn more.
To speak with an experienced Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyer who specializes in helping victims stand up for their rights, please contact Chris Zachar of Zachar Law Firm via E-mail or by phone. There is NO obligation and with your submission we are also offering a FREE no hassle case evaluation. Even if you are not submitting a case evaluation and just have a question, we offer real answers to your questions in a matter of a few minutes.