Phoenix, AZ (July 02, 2022) – Officials have successfully identified 68-year-old Phyllis Kimmel as the woman who was killed in a two-vehicle collision that left two other people with injuries on Friday, July 1st in south Phoenix.
The incident took place at about 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Baseline Road and 43rd Avenue.
An investigation determined that Kimmel was driving westbound along Baseline Road and attempting to turn onto the southbound lanes of 43rd Avenue when she was struck by a driver heading eastbound on Baseline.
Kimmel died at the scene. Her teenage passenger was transferred by ambulance to an area hospital in unknown condition.
The driver of the eastbound car was also hospitalized in serious condition.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Phyllis Kimmel, 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.
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 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.
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 your family member died from someone’s negligence, call the Arizona personal injury attorneys at Saavedra Law by calling (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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