What is a “Wrongful Death?”

A wrongful death is the result of the negligence, carelessness, or reckless act of another person or corporation. Some common causes of wrongful death are: vehicle accidents, drunk drivers, train accidents, plane crashes, industrial accidents, etc..

Wrongful death lawsuits seek damages for the survivors’ loss, such as lost wages from the deceased, lost companionship, funeral expenses, and compensation for pain and suffering of the survivors.

How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

The statute of limitations in Arizona is 2 years from the date of the death.

Who Can Sue For Wrongful Death?

The specifics of who can sue vary from state to state but generally include a surviving spouse, next of kin, parent(s), or children.

If you have lost a family member as the result of a personal injury accident, you need an experienced wrongful death attorney like Carl Retter to represent you. As your wrongful death attorney, Carl will not charge you any fees or costs unless and until he wins your case. His fees are based on a reasonable percentage of the amount he obtains for you.

  • In 2016 Carl was able to help one of his clients get a $2.7 million settlement in a wrongful death case against the city of Glendale, AZ. You can read the article at AZCentral.com or download a PDF copy.

For additional information on wrongful death suits and legal definitions, visit the following websites:

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/wrongful-death-lawsuits-arizona.html

https://www.justia.com/injury/wrongful-death/