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.
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
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
- 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.