Injury & Wrongful Death Attorneys in Flagstaff
Injury and wrongful death cases consist of a variety of accidents and injuries, including car, motorcycle, and truck accidents. Furthermore, medical malpractice (medical negligence), construction accidents, airplane crashes, and accidental fires are common occurrences. At the Flagstaff wrongful death lawyer offices of Gonzales & Poirier, PLLC, our goal is to ensure the highest level of legal representation in the most effective and compassionate manner. We understand it is difficult to lose a loved one. This is the reason we will fight to ensure justice against those who are careless and negligent. We are trial lawyers and are not afraid to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Our aggressive wrongful death lawyers fight aggressively to protect your interests. Call us at (855) 774-5400 for a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. We handle all wrongful death actions on a contingent fee basis. We will only charge attorney fees if we recover compensation.
Arizona Injury & Wrongful Death Information
The first thing you should do if involved in a car accident is to have your injuries examined by a physician. The other guy’s insurance company won’t pay for your pain and suffering unless you can prove that you were injured. After seeking medical aid, contact our law firm to negotiate with the insurance company for you. Do not to give any statements directly to a claims adjuster, regardless of how courteous he/she may seem.
Far too often, bicycle riders are involved in “bike versus car” accidents and when this occurs, significant injuries are often inflicted upon the bicyclist. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a negligent driver while riding a bike, don’t deal with the insurance company alone. Contact experienced Arizona bike law attorneys to fight for your rights and compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
In very unfortunate circumstances, a personal injury can lead to a wrongful death. This is determined when a life is lost due the the willful or negligent act of another person, group of people, or organization. If you’ve lost a loved one as a result of an injury inflicted upon the victim, please take the time to contact our experienced lawyers to negotiate a settlement on your behalf or, if need be, take your case to trial.
AZ Wrongful Death Information
When a loved one dies from injuries caused by the negligence of another, such as in a motor vehicle accident, medical professional malpractice, or nursing home abuse, family members are often left to fight for the victim and his/her rights. Our law firm is experienced at fighting for compensation due to wrongful death and will aggressively pursue those who are responsible, not only to receive compensation for our client, but to ensure that a tragedy of similar nature doesn’t happen again.
Wrongful death is 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.
Our attorneys practicing wrongful death law know how difficult it is to lose a loved one. We also understand seeking restitution can be incredibly difficult, as many different emotions may arise in the process. Getting representation is the best method in attaining the optimal result in your case and our attorneys for wrongful death are skilled and experienced; giving solace in your time of grieving. Our law firm has dealt with numerous wrongful death cases and our attorneys have a great deal of experience in the field.
A wrongful death case is an incredibly complicated process that can take an extraordinary amount of time, not to mention it can be very expensive. Hiring a law firm who is knowledgeable in the field will take care of all of these factors that tie in with this type of case. In doing so, we 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 two years of the individual’s death.
The U.S. Department of Justice reported that 90 percent of cases regarding medical malpractice have involved a permanent disability or wrongful death.
COMPENSATION FACTORS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION
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
COMMON INSTANCES OF WRONGFUL DEATH CASES
While a wrongful death can occur in a number of ways, below are some of the most common causes that our law firm handles.
- Bicycle accidents
- Automotive accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Medical & hospital malpractice
- Slip & fall
- Civil Rights violations
- Police misconduct
- Brain injuries
- Workplace accidents
- Insurance bad faith
- Broken bones
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse
ATTORNEY CONTACT DETAILS
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Gonzales & Poirier, PLLC carry vast amounts of experience and provide aggressive and affordable representation aimed at attaining the best possible results for clients. Approaching each case with an individualized strategy tailored to the circumstances surrounding that case allows our lawyers to achieve optimal results while building meaningful relationships with our clients during, what is often, a very difficult period of time. Call us today for a free initial consultation at (928) 774-5400 or click here to contact us. We help clients with personal injuries and wrongful death cases throughout Northern Arizona – Flagstaff, Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Prescott, Holbrook, and Winslow.