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If you or a loved one has fallen victim to incompetence or negligence by your medical provider, take a stand, to help protect others from having to endure the same fate.


Wrongful Death is defined as the taking of a life of another individual through the willful or negligent act of another person or persons. According to A.R.S §12-611, to justify a law suit there must be another party which is liable for the actions leading to a loss of an individuals life. The people who are capable of presenting a justified law suit are known as the “Party Plaintiffs” and are defined by A.R.S §12-612 as: the decedent’s husband or wife; the decedent’s children, both natural and adopted; the decedent’s natural parents, adoptive parents, or guardians; and the personal representative for the decedent’s estate.

Wrongful Death in Arizona Information

At the Law Offices of Gonzales and Poirier we are wrongful death attorneys who know how difficult it is to lose a loved one. We also understand, as wrongful death lawyers, that seeking restitution can be incredibly difficult as many different emotions may arise in the process. So why should you hire a wrongful death attorney for a wrongful death suit? Getting representation is the best method in attaining the best result in your case, and our attorneys for wrongful death are skilled and experienced and can give solace in your time of grieving. Our wrongful death law firm has dealt with numerous wrongful death cases and our wrongful death attorneys have plenty of experience in the field.

A wrongful death case is an incredibly complicated process that can take an extraordinary amount of time and can be very expensive. Hiring a wrongful death law firm who is knowledgeable in the field will take care of all of these factors that tie in with this type of case, and in doing so, relieve you of a lot of stress in your time of grief, all while ensuring a more prompt result in your suit. In Arizona, the statute of limitations for wrongful death is under A.R.S §12-504, and states that actions regarding the decedent’s suit must occur within 2 years of the individual’s death.

The U.S Department of Justice reported that 90% of cases regarding medical malpractice have involved a permanent disability or wrongful death. In wrongful death cases, damages awarded tend to take into account the following:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Adequate compensation for pain and suffering caused

These costs deal directly with the victim, but other compensation may be awarded to the family for things such as:

  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Loss of income that will affect the family
  • Loss of parental guidance and support
  • Loss of kinship

If your loved one has been a victim of a wrongful death, call the Law Offices of Gonzales and Poirier today at (928) 774-5400. You may also email us at tony@triallawyersaz.com, or message us from our website at www.triallawyersaz.com or www.triallawyersaz.com. We handle cases in Flagstaff, Holbrook, Winslow, Williams, Sedona, Cottonwood, Prescott and other parts of the State. Our initial consultation is free and we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid, unless you get paid. The goal is to settle your case with the responsible party. Should they decide not the settle, our aggressive trial attorneys will file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Remember each and every case is different and this article should not substitute seeking the advice and counsel of an experienced wrongful death attorney.

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The Law Offices of Gonzales & Poirier provide legal services in Flagstaff, Arizona. If you are in need of a lawyer, please contact our firm today about your case by calling (855) 774-5400. We offer free consultations 24/7, affordable rates, and have payment plans available.
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