Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyer

A Phoenix wrongful death lawyer at Gallagher & Kennedy has represented families who have lost a loved one due to wrongful misconduct for decades. Our attorneys have helped surviving family members recover fair compensation in some of Arizona’s highest-profile wrongful death cases. We have obtained more than $500 million in damages for our personal injury clients over the past 25 years.

We know how to address the specific challenges surrounding wrongful death lawsuits in Arizona. The goal of our Phoenix wrongful death lawyers is to help you overcome obstacles that may prevent your family from receiving fair case results. Call (602) 560-5438 and visit us online to find out how we can assist you.

Why Choose Our Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers?

  • Our years of experience could change the outcome of your wrongful death claim.
  • Our lawyers can litigate or take your case to court if necessary.
  • Our firm has a proven track record of helping clients with complex civil claims.
  • Our attorneys advocate for institutional changes to prevent wrongful deaths in the future.
  • Our services will cost you nothing unless we win compensation for your family.

Why You Should Hire a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Arizona

Misconduct that causes the death of an innocent person inherently presents serious legal and practical issues. These complex legal matters demand attention from attorneys who have experience handling wrongful death cases. Together, we can work to seek justice for your family’s losses.

We know that no amount of compensation will be adequate to make amends for the loss that a wrongful death has inflicted on your family. However, fighting for maximum relief could provide your family with the financial assistance it needs during this difficult time – especially if your family has lost its primary breadwinner.

Retaining experienced Phoenix wrongful death lawyers will:

  • Optimize your odds of winning the case
  • Secure fair compensation
  • Achieve justice for your family
  • Hold the party responsible to prevent future losses

You don’t want another family to have to go through the same losses. By taking a stand against negligent parties who have caused a wrongful death in your family, you can protect other families from a similar outcome.

We Can Navigate Arizona’s Laws on Your Behalf

Each state has unique wrongful death laws that surviving family members must follow to bring claims against the parties responsible for causing their losses. Your Phoenix wrongful death lawyer can navigate these laws on your behalf, file your lawsuit within your state’s statute of limitations, and ensure that it meets all relevant laws.

  • Grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death occurs under Arizona law when a fatality results from someone else’s wrongful act, neglect, or default. A claimant may have the right to bring a wrongful death claim against the responsible party if the deceased individual would have had grounds to file a personal injury claim had they survived their injuries.
  • Deadline to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Arizona law places a strict time limit on your ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Arizona. Claimants have two years from the date of the death in most cases to file their claims. They may have even less time if they have claims against government entities or employees. Most courts do not grant exceptions to the statute of limitations, so filing your case by the required deadline is essential.
  • Restrictions on who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Most people who were dependent on the deceased person for financial or emotional support can file a wrongful death claim in Arizona. These individuals include the surviving spouse, children, or parent of the deceased person or a personal representative of the victim’s estate.

Arizona’s wrongful death statute also lists the potential financial recoveries a family could receive for the wrongful death of a loved one. Your family could be eligible for losses suffered by both your loved one and their estate. Damages may include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Emergency care costs
  • Lost financial benefits
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Property repair and replacement
  • Pain and suffering

Your family does not have to go through the legal process alone. We are one of Arizona’s most respected wrongful death practices, and we are ready and willing to help your family. We have helped hundreds of other families over the last 25 years cope with the legal issues involved after the loss of a loved one. We are here to help you hold individuals and entities responsible for their misconduct in causing the death of your loved one.

Get Justice for the Death of Your Loved One

At Gallagher & Kennedy, we approach all wrongful death claims with sensitivity to factors such as time and legal costs. We work hard to achieve your goals with a results-oriented focus after meeting with you to get to know you better. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers personalize our services based on each of you and your unique family situation.

Our Phoenix wrongful death attorneys have represented families after high-profile Arizona tragedies such as fatal aviation accidents, the 2009 Sedona Sweat Lodge tragedy, a 2008 fatal ski bus crash, deaths from defective vehicles and tires, and many other significant cases.

We have what it takes to make strong claims against all the parties responsible in Arizona or anywhere throughout the United States or the world. Call us today at (602) 560-5438 or find us online and learn more about the services that Gallagher & Kennedy can offer you.