Wrongful Death Lawyer Scottsdale Arizona
Wrongful Death cases arise when someone is killed as a result of another’s negligence. These types of cases can involve everything from drunk drivers to recalled drugs. If the fault lies with another party, then compensation may be recovered by a Scottsdale wrongful death lawyer on behalf of the victim’s family.
In wrongful death cases, a family must deal with grief and stress over the accident that took their loved one, but they are often burdened with excessive financial responsibilities as well. There are unexpected medical bills, funeral costs, and the loved one is no longer there to provide financially for his or her family. The personal injury suit aims to assist the family in recovering those and other expenses.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Scottsdale, call 800-863-5312
Who Can File a Claim?
In most cases, the wrongful death claim can only be filed by close family members of the deceased. Though the law varies from state to state, all states allow immediate family members like a spouse or children to file a claim. Even a minor may be able to file a claim but the courts may insist on a legal guardian being appointed.
Even distant relatives such as aunts, uncles and grandparents may be able to file a suit in some states. If the responsible party is a member of the victim’s family, in most cases the law will not allow another family member to file a claim. Though the guilty party may face criminal charges, they normally will not have to face civil charges.
In all states, there is a Statute of Limitations, which means that the family of the victim must file charges within a certain amount of time. The statute of limitation varies by state but once the time has expired, a claim cannot be filed against the guilty person.
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