Tucson Wrongful Death Attorney
David E. Hill, P.L.C.
If someone’s negligence or misconduct causes a person’s death, that person’s surviving spouse, child, parent, guardian or personal representative may bring a claim for what is commonly referred to as “Wrongful Death” pursuant to an Arizona statute. The survivor is entitled to compensation for the loss of the love and affection and companionship of the person who died and, in some instances, the loss of financial support the decedent was providing at the time of death or would have provided in the future.
During my years in practice I have evaluated, settled and tried many cases arising from the death of child, spouse or parent at the hands of a careless motorist, negligent healthcare provider or the like. Proof of such claims often requires extensive investigation and the use of qualified expert witnesses in the areas of causation, vocation and economics.
I can be of valuable assistance in the accurate evaluation of such cases; locating credible expert witnesses and eliciting their testimony, and getting the case settled or tried, if necessary.
In Arizona the legislature has imposed certain limitations on the presentation of a claim for personal injury or wrongful death (an “injury”). Generally, a person has only 2 years from the date of the “injury” to file a lawsuit. Further, if the responsible party is a public entity, a person may have to prepare and file what is known as a “Notice of Claim” no later than 180 days (6 months) after an “injury” so as to preserve the right to file a lawsuit after that, if necessary. If you have sustained an injury, do to not procrastinate with respect to your decision to consult with a Tucson wrongful death attorney regarding a possible claim. If you miss one of the deadlines referred to above, you may lose the opportunity to be compensated for your loss.
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