El Mirage, AZ (July 13, 2022) – A man arguing with his girlfriend yanked the steering wheel of the pick-up truck she was driving, resulting in a crash that killed an 11-year-old girl in El Mirage.
According to a representative from the El Mirage Police Department, the victim was riding in a car with her two sisters and the children’s director of LifeSpring Church as they returned to church after having lunch when a pick-up truck suddenly swerved across a raised median and crashed into their car.
The truck then flipped at least once. After being ejected from the vehicle, the 11-year-old was transported to an area trauma center where she died from her injuries.
The three remaining passengers were also taken to local hospitals, all in stable condition.
The 28-year-old male passenger who yanked the wheel is facing five counts of endangerment and one count of manslaughter.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Deaths in Arizona
It is important to keep in mind that, just like a personal injury claim, claims of wrongful death are subjected to a very strict deadline. In Arizona, certain surviving family members are given two years from the day of the death to bring a wrongful death claim if they hope to be qualified to collect financial compensation.
If you fail to file before the statute expires, it may cause your case to be rejected by the court. Even though the statute of limitations is pretty much set in stone, there are certain scenarios after which a surviving family member may be permitted to bring a claim even after the statute of limitations has passed. A practiced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can readily evaluate your case and determine whether or not your claim is still valid.
If the statute, as it pertains to your case, has not lapsed, then you will be able to begin the claims process. Initially, you will need to have your claim reviewed by a lawyer. Our attorneys are able to evaluate the legitimacy of your potential case and begin a thorough investigation into your loved one’s death right away.
During their investigation, your lawyer will collect any evidence of negligence, review liability policies, and properly calculate the amount of financial recovery you are entitled to for your damages. This includes examining your loved one’s financial records to estimate their lost wages, potential earnings, and lapsed benefits as well as speaking with their doctors to establish the degree of pain and suffering prior to their death.
If your family member died from someone’s negligence, call an Arizona personal injury attorney from Saavedra Law at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a no-obligation review with a member of our firm as soon as possible.
Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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