Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyer


Have you or your family lost a loved one through the negligence of another person or company?

The Law Offices of William D. Black should be your first call to represent your family if you have lost a loved one in an accidental death because of our compassion, expertise and proven experience. Insurance companies treat such human losses as “cases” or “file numbers”, but we know and appreciate the traumatic impact these losses have on family members and we always try to consider that first in our processing of these claims. The people lost are irreplaceable – wives, husbands, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, children – and we do our best to maximize your recovery for these traumatic losses.

We are highly skilled in all aspects of Arizona law concerning wrongful death claims. We realize the importance of retaining experienced forensic experts who can help to work the case up for resolution with the insurance companies or who can testify, if necessary, if the case is appropriate for trial.

Contact Us For Free Consultation

If you have lost a loved one to a wrongful death, we would be happy to discuss your claim with you, free of charge. Please call the Law Offices of William D. Black at 602-265-2600 or 844-224-0054 or contact us online. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call us, we have a proven record of success in wrongful death cases.

How We Help When Retained

Wrongful death laws are usually complex and require considerable experience and expertise. Your first call should be to the Law Offices of William D. Black. In doing so, you can be confident that your family will be competently and ably represented by a firm with compassion, expertise and integrity. Our firm has successfully reviewed and prosecuted a great number of wrongful death claims for the benefit of survivors. In addition to having the legal knowledge and experience for cases of this nature, Mr. Black has the compassion and understanding necessary to deal with the emotional needs of victims of a tragic wrongful death.

Wrongful Death Statutes

The unexpected and needless loss of a family member in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, inattention or carelessness, is traumatic and severely painful and frequently devastating to a family. In Arizona the right to pursue claims for wrongful death is governed by Arizona Revised Statutes Sections 12-611 through 12-613. There are also many published court opinions interpreting these statutes and governing wrongful death cases.

Arizona Wrongful Death Law

Arizona law allows only certain family members, or “statutory beneficiaries” to pursue a claim for the wrongful death of a loved one. Generally, the claim may be brought only by the surviving spouse, biological parents, legal guardian or one or more children of the deceased. The calculation of monetary damages for each statutory beneficiary is very subjective and varies a great deal from case to case. The following factors may be considered by a jury: the nature of the relationship between the family member and the deceased loved one, the severity of pain, grief, sorrow, stress and mental anguish that the family member has and will continue to endure in the future from the death, the value of income and services that the family member has lost and will continue to lose as a result of the death of the loved one, the reasonable expenses of funeral and burial, and the reasonable expense of necessary medical care for the injuries that resulted in the demise of the loved one.

Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases

The Law Offices of William D. Black will help you seek justice and the maximum money recovery in your most tragic case Wrongful death claims can be brought in a wide variety of circumstances when a person is killed in an accident caused by another’s negligence. In Arizona, wrongful death claims may arise out of fact situations including:

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