Wrongful Death Lawyer in Tucson, Arizona

Impacted by Wrongful Death?

We Can Help.

Offering unparalleled legal assistance and unmatched empathy, the AZ Injury Law team of Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian will fight for your compensation after bring impacted by wrongful death

If you have been affected by a loved one's wrongful death, you may be entitled to financial compensation which requires further legal assistance. The AZ Injury Law team of Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian - your Arizona wrongful death law firm - fights for compensation due to sustained physical or emotional anguish from life changing fatalities. Our personal injury attorneys seek the highest financial settlement possible through negotiation or litigation. Though we reach a settlement in 98% of our cases, we are prepared to take your case to trial if need be. 

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Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?

As much as we want to, we can't undo your loved one's wrongful death. Arizona is, unfortunately, quite limited in who can sue for wrongful death. In fact, Arizona Revised Statute Section 12-612 states that an action for wrongful death shall only be brought by, and in the name of, the following survivors:

  • Husband or wife
  • Personal representative
  • Parent or guardian
  • Children


What about blood relatives, same-sex partners & common law spouses?

Unfortunately, Arizona law does not permit all "survivors" to seek damages for the wrongful death of a loved one. While some states have revised their statutes to allow same-sex partners, siblings, blood relatives and dependent minors to sue for wrongful death—including California, Hawaii and Vermont, for example—Arizona has yet to follow suit. For this reason, you may be barred from pursuing legal action if you are not the surviving spouse, parent, guardian or child of the victim. This includes, but is not limited to, the following types of survivors in Tucson, AZ:

  • Brothers and sisters
  • Aunts and uncles
  • Grandparents
  • Same-sex spouses
  • Girlfriends and boyfriends
  • Common law spouses


If you are the husband, wife, personal representative, parent or guardian, or child of a wrongful death victim, you may deserve compensation. We are prepared to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions in a wrongful death case.


To schedule a free consultation about your loved one's wrongful death, contact a Tucson personal injury lawyer at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian or call (520) 790-5600.


We look forward to providing the care, experience, and dedication that we would want for our own families.

Our team works together - for you!

Our award-winning lawyers are backed by a talented, caring team of legal professionals, paralegals, bilingual assistants, notaries, and others - all dedicated to you, your case, and the compensation you deserve.

No fees and no costs until we win.

As such we always have your case and your best interest in mind. When you win, we win too by providing the best legal care possible.

Thorough investigation and preparation.

We tirelessly and thoughtfully prepare every case we represent as though it was going to trial. This lets insurance companies know that we are a force to be reckoned with. As such, we settle successfully 98% of the time.