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Have You Lost a Loved One Because of Someone Else’s Carelessness?

Contact Goldwater Law Firm today. We can help you seek the justice and compensation your family deserves.

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There is no pain like losing someone you love. And if that loss was the result of the irresponsible acts, or negligence, of another person, that pain and anger can be amplified even further and leave you with serious questions of what to do next.

If this has happened to you, you’re not alone and you have legal rights. While taking legal action can never return your loved one, it can help relieve any financial stress your loss has caused you and your family by holding the responsible party accountable for their actions. Goldwater Law Firm and our network of Phoenix, AZ, wrongful death lawyers are here to be a compassionate ear and help you seek the justice you deserve.

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We make getting the legal help you need in this incredibly difficult time as easy as possible. One call or click is all it takes. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home.

You Deserve Justice

You deserve justice for your loss. Let us take on the fight for your family’s rights and handle the legal process, while you focus on your emotional recovery.

There's No Fee and No Risk

Goldwater Law Firm and our partner attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means there’s no fee for your consultation and no fee at all if we don’t win your case.

The Tragedy of Losing a Loved One

When you lose a spouse, parent, or other close loved one, it can be one of the most devastating experiences of your life. There are no words to express the emptiness, feeling of loss, and pain you may be feeling. While no amount of money can bring this person back, you may be facing funeral expenses and possibly even the medical bills of your loved one that can put unnecessary stress on your family during your time of grief.

At Goldwater Law Firm, we care deeply for what you’re going through, and we want to help take the legal process off your shoulders, so you can take the time you need. One call or click is all it takes on your end to speak with an experienced Phoenix, AZ, wrongful death lawyer who can help fight for what you’re owed.

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Arizona?

It’s important to remember that in Arizona, only certain people are allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit. According to the Arizona Revised Statutes, the decedent’s surviving spouse, child, parent, or guardian can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

In addition, anyone designated as the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate or the personal representative of the spouse, child, parent, or guardian can file a suit. If the deceased is a child, either of their parents can take legal action, as can their legal guardian.

If you’ve lost a loved one and are wondering whether or not you have a case, please don’t hesitate to contact Goldwater Law Firm today to speak with a qualified Phoenix, AZ, wrongful death lawyer.

Have You Suffered the Loss of a Loved One?

If someone else’s irresponsibility cost you a beloved family member, please know you’re not alone and Goldwater Law Firm is here to help you through this difficult time.

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What Compensation Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?

Wrongful death cases are similar to other kinds of personal injury cases, but the compensation you may be entitled to is slightly different. If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover a range of damages, including the following:

You may be entitled to money to cover lost wages that your loved one contributed to your household. This can also include any wages they may have earned in the future had they survived. You can also be compensated for their lost value to your household, such as emotional support and household services.

You could be entitled to compensation for lost guidance and companionship of your deceased loved one. This can cover things like loss of consortium, the emotional care they provided to you, and other relationship-related losses.

Also called “pain and suffering,” this relates to the emotional trauma and pain you are suffering as a result of losing your loved one. If you’re facing depression or PTSD, or you lose your ability to enjoy life, you deserve to be compensated for these losses, as well.

You may be able to recover compensation for any funeral and burial expenses incurred, as well as compensation for any medical bills related to the final treatment of the deceased person, up to their death. This includes procedures, medication, hospital stays, and other hospital costs.

While punitive damages aren’t as common, they can be awarded to further punish the person who caused your loss. Usually, this kind of compensation is granted when the death was caused by a purposeful action, like if they were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Wrongful Death FAQs

It’s difficult to say upfront how much your case may be worth. That’s why it’s so important to sit down with a Phoenix, AZ, wrongful death lawyer to determine the true value of your case. When you contact Goldwater Law Firm, we’ll help you demand a fair amount for the costs of funeral and medical expenses, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, property damage, and even punitive damages for the loss of your loved one.

It’s always a good idea to hire an attorney whenever you’re pursuing a case of this nature. The other side will certainly have insurance adjusters and attorneys working to protect themselves. You deserve someone equally dedicated and well-versed in the law to protect your rights and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Because our office works on a contingency-fee basis, you won’t pay anything unless you’ve received money for your case. When you sit down with our partner attorneys, there’s no risk and no obligation.

Most cases are able to be settled out of court and it’s usually better for everyone involved to try to negotiate a fair settlement. However, if a reasonable amount cannot be reached, you may need to take your case to court to fight for what you’re owed. Whether you’re in negotiations or in the courtroom, having an experienced Phoenix, AZ, wrongful death lawyer on your side will give you the best chance of receiving the full amount you deserve.

Yes! This is called a “statute of limitations.” In Arizona, you have two years from the date of the deceased person’s passing to file your case. If you don’t file within this window, you may forever lose your ability to recover the compensation you’re owed. Don’t leave your legal rights up to chance. Contact our office today for the help you need.