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Wrongful Death Cases
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A wrongful death action is a civil action to recover money damages against the responsible party by the family members or estate of a person who was killed. Wrongful deaths are caused by the negligence, recklessness or intentional actions of another person. Often, wrongful deaths are the result of an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, trucking accident, pedestrian collision or bicycle accident. There are specific laws in Arizona that address wrongful death actions.
Arizona Revised Statute § 12-611, entitled “Liability” provides the following:
When death of a person is caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, and the act, neglect or default is such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action to recover damages in respect thereof, then, and in every such case, the person who or the corporation which would have been liable if death had not ensued shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and although the death was caused under such circumstances as amount in law to murder in the first or second degree or manslaughter.
Arizona law allows certain family members or a personal representative to bring a wrongful death action. Arizona Revised Statute § 12-612 provides that:
A. An action for wrongful death shall be brought by and in the name of the surviving husband or wife, child, parent or guardian, or personal representative of the deceased person for and on behalf of the surviving husband or wife, children or parents, or if none of these survive, on behalf of the decedent’s estate.
B. Either parent may maintain the action for the death of a child, and the guardian may maintain the action for the death of the guardian’s ward.
ARIZONA LAW SPECIFICALLY ENTITLES YOU TO A MONEY DAMAGES AWARD AS A RESULT OF A WRONGFUL DEATH
Arizona Revised Statute § 12-613 provides that:
In an action for wrongful death, the jury shall give such damages as it deems fair and just with reference to the injury resulting from the death to the surviving parties who may be entitled to recover, and also having regard to the mitigating or aggravating circumstances attending the wrongful act, neglect or default. The amount recovered in such action shall not be subject to debts or liabilities of the deceased, unless the action is brought on behalf of the decedent’s estate.
LET QUINTANA LAW BE YOUR EXPERT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
Do not attempt to negotiate yourself with the person or business responsible for the wrongful death claim that entitles you and your family to money damages. Likewise, you should not attempt to negotiate yourself with any representative or insurance company. Let Quintana Law act as your expert wrongful death claim attorneys. Remember, the other insurance company and often your very own will not pay you and your family reasonable compensation for the claims. You need our professional legal advice. Call our firm right now at (602) 403-6815 for a free consultation to discuss your case. There is no obligation and again, the consultation is absolutely free of charge. Call our experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys.
As your Arizona personal injury attorneys, Quintana Law stands ready and able to fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If the person or business responsible for your injuries refuses to pay you the appropriate sum of money to settle your claims against them, we will file a lawsuit against them and take them to court.
CALL OUR LAW FIRM FOR A FREE, NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION
Call Quintana Law for a free, no obligation consultation regarding your wrongful death case. We will give you our expert opinion absolutely free of charge. We represent clients and their families throughout the State of Arizona, including Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale, Peoria, Tucson, Chandler, and Gilbert. Quintana Law handles all types of personal injury cases. Our experienced law firm represents clients in Maricopa County, Gila County, Pinal County, and Yavapai County and all others throughout the State of Arizona. Do not delay calling Quintana Law at (602) 418-0733. Se Habla Español.