Phoenix, AZ (May 09, 2022) – Local police have identified 42-year-old Francisco Moreno as the man who died after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday, May 7th in Phoenix.
The fatal pedestrian accident took place at about 8:40 p.m. in the area of Glendale Road and 35th Avenue. Responders arrived at the scene a short while later. A preliminary investigation determined that Moreno was attempting to cross the street when he was hit by a car traveling eastbound on Glendale Road.
Moreno was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver and passenger of the striking vehicle remained at the scene. Neither one was injured during the impact.
Impairment is not thought to be a factor in the incident.
No further details are available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Francisco Moreno, at this time.
Wrongful Deaths in Arizona
It is important to understand that, similar to a personal injury claim, a deadline applies to wrongful death claims. In Arizona, survivors have two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death claim if they wish to be eligible to collect compensation.
Failing to take legal action before the statute of limitations expires could result in your case being denied by the courts. Although a statute of limitations is more or less set in stone, there are some cases in which a survivor might be allowed to file a claim even after the statute has lapsed. A knowledgeable and experienced attorney can effectively assess your case and decide if your claim is still valid.
If the statute of limitations, as it applies to your case, has not passed then you may start the claims process. Foremost, you will have to have your claim evaluated by an attorney. Our lawyers will be able to assess whether you have a legitimate case and immediately begin a comprehensive investigation into your family member’s death.
During the investigation, we will gather any proof of negligence, go over liability policies, and accurately calculate how much compensation you are entitled to from the negligent party. This could include reviewing your family member’s financial records to gauge their lost income, future earnings, and benefits and talking to their doctors to determine their level of pain and suffering before they died.
Liability and negligence in a wrongful death claim are comparable to a personal injury claim. If someone owed the deceased a duty of care before their death and, through negligent behavior, they breached that duty, you are entitled to file a claim of wrongful death on their behalf. Wrongful death claims are contingent on the concept that the decedent would have been entitled to file a personal injury claim if they hadn’t died. Therefore, the same types of evidence that are relevant in a personal injury claim can also be used in a wrongful death claim.
If your loved one died due to negligence, call our Arizona personal injury attorneys at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free, no-obligation review with a member of our team 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.
Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek the help of a medical professional. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.