Arizona Personal Injury

Wrongful Death – Accident Injury Lawyers – Arizona

Wrongful Death Case - Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson ArizonaWhether it is a traffic accident, an unsafe worksite or a dangerous consumer product, fatal accidents occur every day. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control reports that fatal accidents are the fourth-leading cause of death, taking the lives of more than 130,000 Americans annually. If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, you need the help of a Phoenix personal injury law firm like Burg Simpson Arizona.

While the three most common causes of unintentional deaths are falls, motor vehicle accidents, and accidental poisonings, these tragic accidents also can occur as a result of:

  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Carbon Monoxide Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Drunk or Distracted Driving Accidents
  • Explosions
  • Marine Accidents
  • Premises Liability Incidents, such as a slip and fall injury
  • Product Liability Incidents, such as defective playground equipment
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents

If you have suffered the unimaginable loss of a family member because of an accident, get in touch with a Phoenix injury attorney as soon as possible. Call Burg Simpson’s Arizona office at 602-777-7000 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form right away.

Arizona law sets strict parameters for who can file a wrongful death claim, such as:

  • The surviving spouse
  • Any surviving child
  • A surviving parent or guardian
  • The personal representative of the surviving spouse, child, parent, or guardian; or the personal representative of the estate

Finally, if the victim was a minor at the time of death, Arizona law provides that either of the child's parents or a legal guardian is allowed to file a wrongful death claim. If a loved one has died in an accident, contact one of our accident injury lawyers by calling 602-777-7000.

Arizona wrongful death claims involve two types of damages:

Losses suffered by the victim’s estate, such as:

  • Funeral/burial costs
  • Medical expenses incurred during treatment before death
  • Lost income
  • Repair/replacement of any real property that may have been damaged in the accident
  • Pain and suffering

The second type of damages include the losses inflicted on the surviving family members, such as:

  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of care, companionship, and/or guidance
  • Pain and suffering

When family members win a wrongful death case, it is initially up to them to decide how to distribute the award. If a dispute arises, however, the court can dictate the terms of disbursement. If your family is suffering through the loss of a loved one, get help from an experienced Arizona personal injury lawyer. Call Burg Simpson today at 602-777-7000.

Contact Our Burg Simpson Phoenix Lawyers

If you have lost a loved one because of someone’s negligence, call a Phoenix accident lawyer before it’s too late. In Arizona, you only have two years from the date of the accident to file a wrongful death claim. Call the Phoenix office of Burg Simpson as soon as possible at 602-777-7000 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form.

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