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Tempe Wrongful Death Lawyer

Tempe Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing someone because of another person’s negligent or reckless behavior can be overwhelming. No amount of money will make up for the loss. It may be difficult to consider pursuing a lawsuit in the aftermath of a fatal accident. It could be up to you or another family member, however, to contact a lawyer and initiate the claims process before Arizona’s filing deadline.

At David Shapiro Law, PLLC, we are here to help families and individuals through the wrongful death claims process in Tempe, Arizona, and the surrounding areas. We have extensive experience with these types of cases. Our lead lawyer, David Shapiro, offers personal attention to each client, starting with free initial consultations. Speak to a wrongful death lawyer about your case over the phone or in-person today. Call (480) 300-5405 to arrange a case review.

Why Hire Us?

  • We have been practicing wrongful death law in Arizona for long enough to fully comprehend the laws and statutes related to these cases.
  • We will do more than just fight for a client’s financial recovery. We will also seek ways to address each client’s emotional needs.
  • We represent wrongful death claimants in Tempe on a contingency fee basis, with $0 in legal fees charged unless we secure the client’s financial compensation.

Wrongful Death Laws in Arizona

Each state has unique wrongful death civil laws. Arizona’s official definition of the civil tort of wrongful death is to kill another person through an act of neglect, default, or wrongdoing. You will be able to file a wrongful death claim in Arizona if your loved one could have filed a personal injury claim for the same accident.

If you think your relative’s passing meets the definition of wrongful death in Arizona, the next law to know is the statute of limitations. In Arizona, you have a maximum of two years from the date of your loved one’s death to bring a claim. If you miss the state’s statute of limitations by not filing promptly, the courts may bar you from seeking financial compensation. Strict liability, product liability, dog bite laws, premises liability, and comparative negligence are other laws that could also apply to your wrongful death case. The lawyers at David Shapiro Law, PLLC can walk you through the specific statutes relevant to your claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

One of our main goals when we take on a wrongful death client, is to ease his or her concerns by answering questions openly and honestly. We know this is a difficult and confusing time for your family. Our lawyers are here to listen to your story, calm your fears, and provide tailored legal advice about what to expect. Ask any questions you have during a free consultation in Tempe. In the meantime, use a few frequently asked questions for general information.

  • What are the most common causes of wrongful death? Car and truck accidents, falls, medical malpractice, defective products and drugs, work accidents, and dangerous premises often cause fatal injuries in Arizona.
  • Who can file a wrongful death claim? The law in Arizona restricts this right to the deceased person’s surviving spouse, child, parent, guardian, or personal representative. The filing party can seek damages on behalf of all surviving family members, to be divided according to the family’s wishes.
  • How much is the average case worth? No accurate average case value exists for Arizona wrongful death claims. Settlements and verdicts are highly variable. The value of your claim will depend on factors such as your loved one’s age and income, the circumstances of the fatal accident, and the actions of the defendant.
  • When do you need to hire an attorney? Most wrongful death cases benefit from legal representation. A lawyer in Tempe can help you file your claim, prove the defendant’s fault using evidence, and fight for fair results.
  • How much does a lawyer cost? At David Shapiro Law, PLLC, you do not need to pay your lawyer out of pocket, win or lose. We charge nothing for unsuccessful cases and use a percentage-fee approach on cases we win. We will take a percentage of the settlement or judgment won as our attorney’s fees.

You are not alone in the search for justice and financial relief after the unexpected passing of a loved one. At David Shapiro Law, PLLC, we can guide you through every step of the legal process. From providing detailed legal advice to taking the time to update you on the status of your claim, we will go above and beyond to make you feel taken care of.

What Damages Are Available?

If your wrongful death attorney can prove your loved one’s death was preventable, an insurance company may offer a settlement that adequately makes up for your financial burdens. If not, your lawyer can pursue a jury verdict during a wrongful death trial in Maricopa County. A successful lawsuit for the death of your loved one could end in payment for both economic and noneconomic losses.

  • Your loved one’s final medical bills.
  • Reasonable funeral and burial expenses.
  • Lost wages, earnings, benefits, and inheritance.
  • The costs of damaged property repair or replacement.
  • Loss of household services.
  • Loss of consortium, company, love, and parental guidance.
  • The deceased person’s pain and suffering leading up to death.
  • Your mental anguish due to the unexpected loss.

Wrongful death is the most serious outcome of someone else’s negligence. It is a tragedy your family should not accept without a fight. Bringing a civil claim against one or multiple defendants for causing your loved one’s death could shed light on negligent, careless, or criminal practices by a member of your community. It could give your deceased loved one a voice in the civil justice system. Finally, it could provide financial stability for you and your family during a tough time.

Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Tempe, Arizona Today

Start your wrongful death claim in Tempe, Arizona today by requesting a free consultation at David Shapiro Law, PLLC. We are highly experienced and compassionate wrongful death lawyers. Call (480) 300-5405 24/7 for a free meeting with one of our attorneys.

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