Yuma Wrongful Death Lawyer
The loss of a loved one is a deeply painful and emotional experience, made even more challenging when their death was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. At Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers, we understand the devastation that families face in the aftermath of a wrongful death. With over 30 years of experience, Marc Lamber leads our compassionate and dedicated team of wrongful death lawyers, committed to providing exceptional legal representation to families in Yuma, Arizona. We will work tirelessly to ensure that those responsible for your loved one’s death are held accountable, and you receive the compensation you deserve to help alleviate the financial burden of this tragedy.
Arizona Wrongful Death Laws:
Wrongful death claims in Arizona are governed by state statutes, which outline who can file a claim, the types of damages that can be recovered, and the time limit for filing a lawsuit. Some key aspects of Arizona wrongful death laws include:
Eligible Claimants: Under Arizona law, a wrongful death claim can be filed by the surviving spouse, children, parents, or legal guardian of the deceased person. If none of these parties exist, a personal representative of the deceased person’s estate can file the claim.
Statute of Limitations: In Arizona, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years from the date of death. Failure to file within this time frame may result in the loss of the right to pursue compensation.
Why Choose Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers:
Experienced Attorneys: Led by Marc Lamber, our team of skilled and knowledgeable wrongful death lawyers has over 30 years of experience in handling complex wrongful death cases. We have a deep understanding of Arizona laws and are dedicated to helping families seek justice for their loved ones.
Compassionate Representation: At Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers, we recognize the emotional turmoil that families face following a wrongful death. Our attorneys approach each case with empathy and sensitivity, providing personalized attention and support throughout the legal process.
Services We Offer:
Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers offers comprehensive legal services to families pursuing wrongful death claims, including:
Case Evaluation: We will thoroughly review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death to determine whether you have a valid wrongful death claim and identify the responsible parties.
Evidence Gathering: Our team will gather crucial evidence to support your claim, such as medical records, accident reports, and witness statements. We may also consult with experts in various fields to strengthen your case.
Settlement Negotiations: We will negotiate with the insurance companies and other responsible parties to seek a fair settlement on your behalf. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who understand the tactics used by insurance companies to minimize or deny claims, and we will aggressively advocate for your best interests.
Litigation: If necessary, our experienced trial attorneys are prepared to take your case to court to fight for the compensation you deserve. We have a proven track record of success in achieving favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Damages You Can Recover:
In a wrongful death claim in Arizona, eligible claimants may recover compensation for various damages, including:
Medical Expenses: You may be entitled to recover compensation for medical costs incurred before your loved one’s death, such as emergency room visits, surgeries, and medications.
Funeral and Burial Expenses: Compensation can be sought for the costs associated with your loved one’s funeral and burial services.
Loss of Income: If your loved one contributed to your family’s financial support, you may be eligible for compensation for the loss of their current and future income.
Loss of Consortium, Love, and Affection: Surviving family members may also recover compensation for the emotional suffering caused by the loss of their loved one’s companionship, love, and guidance.
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FAQs: Yuma Wrongful Death Lawyer
Q: Who can file a wrongful death claim in Arizona?
A: In Arizona, a wrongful death claim can be filed by the surviving spouse, children, parents, or legal guardian of the deceased person. If none of these parties exist, a personal representative of the deceased person’s estate can file the claim.
Q: What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Arizona?
A: The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Arizona is two years from the date of death. Failing to file within this time frame may result in losing the right to pursue compensation.
Q: How is fault determined in a wrongful death case?
A: Fault in a wrongful death case is determined by establishing negligence or wrongdoing on the part of the defendant. This involves proving that the defendant owed a duty of care to the deceased, that they breached this duty, and that the breach directly caused the death.
Q: What types of damages can be recovered in a wrongful death claim?
A: In a wrongful death claim in Arizona, eligible claimants may recover compensation for various damages, including medical expenses incurred before the deceased’s death, funeral and burial expenses, loss of income, and loss of consortium, love, and affection. In some cases, compensation for the deceased’s pain and suffering may also be awarded.
Q: Do I need an attorney to file a wrongful death claim?
A: While it is not legally required to have an attorney to file a wrongful death claim, it is highly recommended. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process, gather crucial evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and ensure that your family receives the compensation you deserve.
Q: What happens if the responsible party denies liability for the wrongful death?
A: If the responsible party denies liability, our experienced trial attorneys at Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers are prepared to take your case to court to fight for the compensation your family deserves. We have a proven track record of success in achieving favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients, both in and out of the courtroom.
"My wife and I had occasion to use Mr. Lamber and his staff for a legal matter. The entire staff was wonderful. They kept us informed of every step and communicated quickly and effectively as things changed or progressed. We would highly recommend Mr. Lamber and his staff to anyone needing legal advice or assistance. They had a very high level of integrity and professionalism. It's too bad there are only 5 stars for their rating. They are excellent."
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