Arizona

Flagstaff Wrongful Death Attorney

There is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one. At Torgenson Law, we understand that. We also know that if your loved one lost their life due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual or company, you deserve closure and compensation for what happened. Our Flagstaff wrongful death attorneys are standing by to help you and your family today. We will stand up to aggressive insurance carriers and at-fault parties to help you through this difficult time.

Why Turn to Torgenson Law for Your Case?

  • At Torgenson Law, our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers has more than two decades of experience helping clients handle personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Arizona.
  • We are a client-centered firm, which means that we will keep family members included and informed through every step of the way, so that they know exactly what is happening with the case.
  • We take Flagstaff wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that families will not owe any legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they need.

How Will an Attorney Help a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims in Arizona can become incredibly complicated, particularly when trying to uncover evidence that proves liability. A skilled Flagstaff wrongful death lawyer can use their resources to fully investigate the incident. This can include obtaining:

  • Photo or video surveillance from the incident
  • Statements from eyewitnesses
  • Safety records of the alleged negligent party
  • Any police or accident reports pertaining to the incident

An attorney will also work with trusted economic and financial experts to properly calculate the total expected losses of the deceased’s family members or estate. Properly calculating these expected losses can be challenging because this involves some element of predicting the future, including the income the deceased would have provided and the level of emotional support the family has lost.

Who Can File for Wrongful Death in Flagstaff, Arizona?

When we turn to the law regarding wrongful death claims in this state (Arizona Revised Statutes § 12-611), we can see that a wrongful death case may be brought to the civil court system if the deceased person would have been able to file a personal injury claim based on the actions that caused their death, had they lived.

According to Arizona law, the following individuals are permitted to file wrongful death lawsuits in civil court:

  • The spouse of the deceased
  • Any surviving children of the deceased
  • Any surviving parent or guardian of the deceased
  • The personal representative of the deceased person’s estate

In the event the deceased individual is a child, then that child’s parents or legal guardians are allowed to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf.

Call a Flagstaff Wrongful Death Lawyer Immediately

If you have lost somebody that you love because of the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity in the Flagstaff area, contact the team at Torgenson Law for help immediately. Our compassionate and experienced team understands the emotional nature of these claims, and we want to help you find closure. Our goal is to investigate what happened, determine liability, and help secure any compensation that you and your family may be entitled to for what happened. When you need a Flagstaff wrongful death attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here to fill out our contact form or calling us at (602) 641-3007.