If you have recently lost a loved one due to circumstances that may be legally actionable, it’s important to connect with an experienced and reputable Mesa, AZ wrongful death lawyer as soon as you can. While it may not seem like a high priority to deal with the legal aspects of your family’s situation before you’ve had time to process your initial wave of grief, acting now could make all the difference to the eventual outcome of your pursuit for justice.
The compassionate legal team at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC is very proud to serve the interests of surviving loved ones and to advocate for their rights throughout the insurance claims, negotiation, and litigation processes. If you’ve had negative experiences with lawyers before, you may be understandably hesitant to place your trust in your loved one’s case to anyone. Please consider scheduling a risk-free, confidential consultation with our team today to learn more about our approach to representation. We are confident that you’ll feel better about this challenging situation once you learn about who we are and what we stand for.
You may be saying, “I’m willing to meet with the firm’s Mesa wrongful death lawyer team because I know that exploring my legal options is important. But do I have to do so right now?” This is an excellent question because you should be protective of your energy and resources as you process your grief. Yet, the answer to this question remains “Yes.”
There are several reasons why it is important to connect with the Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as you can following your loved one’s preventable death. First, doing so will alert us to your family’s circumstances and will allow us to begin protecting your rights, preserving evidence, and fielding calls from interested parties on your behalf – including insurance companies – so that we can begin building the strongest case possible on your family’s behalf.
Second, the law doesn’t give you much time to file a lawsuit in the wake of a loved one’s death. Some lawsuits may be filed as late as two years after the date of an individual’s death, while others involve steps that must be taken – unless an exception applies – within 180 days of the date upon which the deceased was injured. This may seem like a substantial window but building a wrongful death case that is likely to result in the favorable results that your family deserves will take time. Contacting us now, just for an hour or two, will help us to preserve your rights and options moving forward.
You don’t have to navigate the legal aspects of this truly challenging time alone. Contact our compassionate Mesa wrongful death lawyer team from Saavedra Law Firm, PLC today to learn more about how we can help.
Our Mesa, AZ wrongful death lawyer team understandably fields many of the same questions from surviving loved ones when they arrive at the offices of the Saavedra Law Firm, PLC for a consultation. Consider browsing our “basic, in-a-nutshell” answers in advance of your consultation so that we can provide personalized answers in more context upon your arrival.
The best thing you can do after a loved one’s preventable death is place yourself in the strongest possible position to make informed choices about your legal rights and options. By remaining “in the dark” about the legal aspects of your situation, you won’t benefit from any opportunities available to you that could bring your family and the memory of your loved one any substantial measure of lawful justice.
Most of the time, eligible surviving loved ones are permitted to file a wrongful death lawsuit any time in the two years following the death in question. But, if a government or otherwise public entity is named as a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit, a notice of claim must generally be filed within 180 days of the deceased’s date of injury. These relatively brief windows of time are two of the many reasons why it’s vitally important to assess your legal situation sooner rather than later.
If these deadlines have passed or are pending soon, contact our Mesa wrongful death lawyer team to see if a statute of limitations exception may apply in your case.
In many states, only a personal representative – also known as an executor – of an estate may file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a deceased individual’s heirs. However, in Arizona, a surviving spouse, a surviving child, a surviving guardian, or a surviving parent may also file a lawsuit on behalf of themselves and their surviving loved ones.
Wrongful death compensation awards generally consist of economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages consist of objective financial losses, such as burial expenses and loss of the deceased’s income and earning potential. Non-economic damages compensate surviving loved ones for losses that can’t be objectively measured, such as their own personal pain and suffering.
Once we evaluate your case, we’ll be able to estimate its likely value, which should help you to make a decision about whether it is in your best interests to pursue legal action.
The skilled legal team at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC is capable of end-to-end management of wrongful death cases, from conducting investigations into the circumstances of someone’s death to negotiating with insurance companies and pursuing damages in court. If you choose to work with our Mesa wrongful death lawyer team, you’ll rest easier knowing that your case and your pursuit of justice on behalf of your loved one are both in good hands.
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