Filing a wrongful death claim in Arizona can be complicated. We can help
Filing a wrongful death claim may be your best option for obtaining a settlement after the death of a loved one. But deciding whether to file such a claim can be a very difficult and complicated decision. There are so many factors to consider. First and foremost is who was responsible for the untimely death?
Another factor to consider is whether to file for punitive damages in your wrongful death claim. Punitive damages are often sought in a wrongful death case when a person's death was the result of criminal activity. That might sound straightforward. But determining what constitutes criminal activity can sometimes be very hard.
Don't delay taking action in a wrongful death claim
You also need to consider the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim. You only have a certain amount of time to file a claim. And once that time period expires, you often will have a much harder time obtaining wrongful death compensation after your loved one's death. In Arizona, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim varies widely depending on the type of injury and many other factors. That's why you need to consult an experienced Arizona wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to help you decide the best course of legal action. The clock is running.
At Israel & Gerity, PLLC, we understand how difficult it can be to deal with a death in the family, especially if the death was the result of another party's reckless behavior. We know how angry or frustrated or confused you might feel. We can help.
There are many issues to consider when dealing with a potential wrongful death case. If the person had to undergo extensive medical treatment prior to his or her death, there could be substantial bills associated with their medical costs. Other expenses can also quickly add up if your loved one was unable to work before his or her death.
Choose a focused Phoenix wrongful death attorney
Dealing with the death of a loved one can be overwhelming. Deciding how to handle the legal issues associated with a death should not be. Contact Israel & Gerity, PLLC and discover what an experienced law firm can do for you.