Do You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer?
What You Should Know
At the Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, we believe in working toward compensation to help ease the grief and suffering experienced by the loved ones of the victim of a tragic fatality. Although no amount of money can replace the person who has been lost, a wrongful death lawyer can help obtain financial compensation that will prevent the surviving family members from having to undergo further hardship, particularly if the deceased was the sole breadwinner of the family.
In the State of Arizona, a wrongful death suit may only be filed under specific circumstances, including if the deceased would have been able to file for a personal injury claim had he or she survived. Because of the complexities involved, a wrongful death lawyer can be of help in deciding whether the circumstances allow for this type of filing.
Dealing with the death of a family member is especially difficult if the death was a result of negligence. Negligent behavior includes administering the wrong medication, making surgical errors and making mistakes that may happen in a hospital or patient care setting. It can also include other situations when someone behaved carelessly and a death occurred.
Not all wrongful deaths are as clear-cut as those that fall under the category of outright negligence or malpractice. Some fatalities occur in an accident, and when this type of situation arises, there may be cause to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death to see if a wrongful death suit applies.
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Arizona law only allows for filing wrongful death lawsuits for up to two years after the date of the person’s death, so it’s important not to wait too long to file. Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, can help you with the paperwork and with submitting case facts to the court. For a free consultation with a leading wrongful death lawyer, call us at (602) 900-9000 or fill out the online contact form.