While no one likes to think about losing a loved one, negligence results in death in Phoenix nearly every day, leaving a family devastated emotionally and financially.
If you lost a loved one due to someone’s careless actions, a Phoenix wrongful death attorney from Hutzler Law can seek compensation for your financial and emotional losses. We can also explain the services we offer to assist you with your claim.
Serving Phoenix and the surrounding areas, Hutzler Law is an aggressive trial-ready team that prioritizes giving clients personalized legal guidance. We aim to maximize your recovery and make sure justice is served. The Hutzler Law team treats every case it takes as if it will go to trial, backed by robust arguments, evidence, and experience.
No matter the circumstances of your injury, we’re standing by to fight for your rights in the face of an accident that left you with physical, emotional, and financial baggage.
Call us at (480) 841-9761 right now for your free case evaluation. We can talk to you 24/7.
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An experienced Phoenix wrongful death attorney from Hutzler Law can provide several services to assist their clients, including:
The legal team at Hutzler Law understands that the most important services we can offer our wrongful death clients are the guidance and information they need. Our attorneys help clients make important decisions about their Phoenix wrongful death claim, such as whether to accept a settlement or file a lawsuit. We can explain more about the process and the services we provide through a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, unintentional injury is the third leading cause of death in the state, resulting in more than 4,000 deaths a year.
Wrongful death in Arizona is a death “caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or default.” While intentional injuries can also result in wrongful death claims, most wrongful death claims involve negligence.
About 200 fatal car accidents take place every year in the Phoenix area. Each of the city’s half a million business owners must protect customers from hazardous properties. In several amusement parks, the failure to ensure the safety of rides can easily lead to death.
Any accident that can cause an injury can also cause wrongful death.
Here is a look at some of the most common accidents that result in a wrongful death claim.
The wrongful death claims process is for the deceased’s loved ones to seek compensation for the financial and psychological costs of their losses. The process is similar to the personal injury claims process, which usually begins with a claim filed against the at-fault party’s insurance provider.
If the insurance provider fails to fairly compensate the claim, the claimant can file the claim as a wrongful death lawsuit and let a judge or jury determine compensation. An estimated 95-96 percent of wrongful death claims resolve before trial.
Minimal family members are entitled to seek compensation through the Arizona wrongful death claims process.
This short list includes:
For a positive outcome to a wrongful death claim, the claimant and their attorney must prove that someone else was liable for the accident.
To prove liability, you must show:
In the legal arena, damages refer to a payment made in compensation for harm. Phoenix wrongful death claimants can seek two types of compensation: economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages refer to compensation for the expenses you incurred due to the loss.
Examples of common expenses in wrongful death claims include:
Non-economic damages refer to compensation for the often profound quality-of-life impacts that an individual or family experiences from the loss of a loved one, such as:
The evidence needed to prove a wrongful death claim includes:
Yes, provided someone else’s negligence caused the accident. Family members of individuals over 18 killed in motorcycle accidents could receive compensation if their loved one was not wearing a helmet when the accident occurred because it is legal to ride a motorcycle without a helmet in Arizona if you are over 18.
Those whose loved ones were under 18 and helmetless when the accident occurred will likely face a reduction in compensation because motorcyclists under 18 must legally wear a helmet.
The statute of limitations on wrongful death claims is two years, just as it is for most personal injury claims. This date is extremely important, as failing to file your claim in court within the statute of limitations usually results in losing your ability to use the court system. Without the threat of a lawsuit, most insurance companies will not offer a settlement because there are no legal ramifications if they don’t.
Call for a free case evaluation with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys, who can tell you more about the process and explain the contingent fee billing method we use. This method allows us to begin working immediately on your claim, and you do not have to pay for our services until we win your case.
Yes, provided the accident resulted from someone else’s negligence, and you file the claim within the two-year statute of limitations. In personal injury claims, the statute of limitations clock begins ticking on the day the accident occurred. In wrongful death claims, the clock doesn’t begin to run until death.
The legal team at Hutzler Law understands that no amount of compensation can bring back a loved one and the important impacts their presence had on your life. We are committed to assisting you in obtaining the compensation you need to begin moving forward after your loss. While the vast majority of wrongful death claims resolve by settlement, we ensure that the claims we represent are courtroom-ready by building the strongest case possible for our client.
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