The Laveen, AZ wrongful death lawyer team at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC is here to assist you if you’ve recently lost a loved one due to circumstances that were either partially their fault or not their fault at all. Wrongful death lawsuits may generally be filed by surviving loved ones in the event that they have lost someone who would have been able to pursue compensation via a personal injury lawsuit, had they survived the harm they suffered.
It isn’t always easy for surviving loved ones to know whether they have grounds upon which to file legal action and that’s okay. Unless you’re a legal professional, it isn’t your job to know whether you have a viable case. That’s our job. By connecting with us for an hour or two in a risk-free consultation setting, you’ll gain the personalized insight that you’ll need to make informed decisions about your legal circumstances.
Our team begins by evaluating the circumstances that led a lost loved one to sustain fatal injuries. Some fatal circumstances aren’t legally actionable, as there is no one to hold accountable for the situation in question. For example, if an individual is struck by lightning while jogging, no one can be held accountable for the force of that lightning.
However, as our experienced Laveen wrongful death lawyer team can attest, wrongful death scenarios are actionable far more often than they are not. While nuanced legal standards may apply in your case, generally speaking, you’ll need to prove the following three things for your wrongful death lawsuit to be resolved successfully:
These are complex legal issues that will need to be assessed in light of your loved one’s unique circumstances. We will explain whether we believe that your case meets these criteria (or slightly nuanced criteria, as appropriate to your case type) once you sit with our legal team in a risk-free, confidential case evaluation setting.
Understand that you don’t need to mange the legal and financial challenges of this most trying time of life alone. The dedicated Laveen wrongful death lawyer team at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC can take this weight off of your shoulders so that you can focus on your grief. Know that we will handle your case as efficiently and effectively as possible to better allow you to move forward from the legal aspect of this experience as soon as possible.
Before you arrive at the offices of Saavedra Law Firm, PLC for your consultation with our Laveen, AZ wrongful death lawyer team, take a little time to prepare. In doing so, you’ll be able to get more out of your consultation than you would otherwise.
First, take some time to glance over our “basics” answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from surviving loved ones. Write down any concerns that these answers may spark, as well as your own questions. Then, gather any evidence that may help us to better understand your loved one’s circumstances. These efforts will help us provide you with personalized legal guidance.
Losing a loved one to preventable circumstances may have left you feeling helpless, hopeless, or both. Know that you remain empowered to take action if your loved one’s legal rights were infringed upon at the time that they sustained their fatal injuries. By entrusting your case to the reputable Laveen wrongful death lawyer team at our firm, you’ll be exercising your right to pursue justice as defined by law.
You’ll need to file a lawsuit within two years of the date of your loved one’s death if you are only naming private people and/or entities as defendants in your lawsuit. If you need to name a public entity, like a government agency, as a defendant, we’ll need to file a notice of claim within 180 days of the date upon which your loved one sustained harm.
Exceptions to these timeframes do apply under certain circumstances. But in either event, you will want to connect with the team at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible to better ensure that we can preserve evidence, start communicating with other interested parties on your behalf, and otherwise begin to build your case.
You can file a wrongful death lawsuit under your name in Arizona if your lost loved one was your spouse, parent, child, or someone over whom you had guardianship rights. You can also file a wrongful death lawsuit if you are acting as the executor (or personal representative) for the estate of your late loved one.
We won’t know the value of your case until we evaluate your loved one’s circumstances thoroughly and objectively. With that said, most wrongful death lawsuit awards include compensation for funeral and burial costs, pain and suffering, lost earning potential, and a host of other objective and subjective losses as permitted by law.
Our dedicated Laveen wrongful death lawyer team understands how to handle every stage of the wrongful death lawsuit process. From negotiating with insurance companies to litigating a contentious case that can’t be settled, we can manage your case from the inside-out so that you can focus on processing the trauma that you’ve just endured as a result of the loss of your loved one. Allow us to step in so that you can step back.