If you’ve lost a loved one to the negligent act of others and you are a spouse, child, or parent of the deceased, you can file a claim.
Under what circumstances can a wrongful death claim be filed?
In order for a claim to be filed “the individual, corporation or government entity will have engaged in negligent conduct” (A.R.S. 12-611). This simply means that the death must have occurred in a situation where the defendant failed to provide satisfactory attention and care in order to prevent injuries to others.
Who can file a wrongful death claim in Arizona?
Spouse/Personal representative of the spouse
Child/Personal representative of the child
Personal representative of the deceased person’s estate
- EXCLUSIONS: Same-sex partners, siblings, and common law spouses ARE NOT entitled to filing a wrongful death claim