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Phoenix Fatal Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents are a leading cause of death by unintentional injury in Arizona. In 2019 alone, 911 fatal accidents took 982 lives in Arizona, according to the Department of Transportation. More than 200 of these fatal accidents involved drunk drivers. As the surviving loved one of someone killed in a car accident, you are probably searching for answers. You may believe your loved one deserves justice. We agree.

At Gerber Injury Law, we fight on behalf of families to hold at-fault parties accountable for the fatal accidents they cause. Our lawyers may be able to obtain your family the financial compensation it needs. We have attorneys in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Avondale and Surprise, Arizona available to discuss your case with you for free. Call (623) 486-8300 now to request a consultation.

Why Choose Our Lawyers?

  • Our lead attorney, Ken Gerber, has experience handling hundreds of jury trials.
  • Our car accident and wrongful death attorneys have more than 22 years of experience.
  • Our law office has obtained over $55 million in total settlements and verdicts.
  • Our clients enjoy personal care, close attention and unparalleled client service.
  • Our law office charges reasonable rates and is always upfront about the costs of services.

How Hiring a Lawyer Can Help

Fatal car accidents often require attention from lawyers. It is a sad reality that insurance companies do not wish to offer maximum recoveries to the surviving loved ones of someone killed in a car accident. Instead, they wish to profit their investors. After hiring a lawyer, you can refuse a lowball settlement offer and demand fair reimbursement for your family’s losses. A wrongful death attorney in Arizona will not allow you to fall prey to the bad faith tactics of an insurance company. Your lawyer will negotiate the best possible outcome on your behalf while you and your family focus on healing.

What Causes Most Fatal Car Accidents in Phoenix?

Almost all fatal car accidents are preventable. In Arizona, deadly collisions occur mainly due to human error. Driver negligence such as speeding or drunk driving can lead to high-speed collisions and fatal personal injuries. At Gerber Injury Law, it is our mission to hold reckless drivers responsible for the lives they take in Arizona. We do so by identifying fault, proving negligence and demanding maximum compensation for our clients.

  • Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • Driving while distracted
  • Texting and driving
  • Falling asleep behind the wheel
  • Excessive speeding
  • Street racing
  • Driving the wrong way
  • Running red lights
  • Inexperienced or unlicensed drivers

If we identify the person who caused your loved one’s death, we can help you file a death benefits claim with his or her insurance company. If your loved one died in a hit-and-run, we may be able to seek restitution from the deceased person’s insurance company. A third party may also bear some liability, such as the dram shop that gave the drunk driver alcohol. Our car accident attorneys can investigate your case to determine fault.

Arizona Wrongful Death Claim Laws

If you believe someone else’s negligence or recklessness behind the wheel killed your loved one, take the next step by learning Arizona’s wrongful death laws. Wrongful death statutes will determine your rights and options as a claimant. In Arizona, you have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a lawsuit. You may file the paperwork if you are the deceased person’s surviving spouse, child, parent or guardian, or personal representative of the estate or of a family member. If the person killed in the accident was your child, either parent may file on behalf of the child.

Contact Us to Find Out If You Have a Claim

Losing a loved one in a car accident is a tragedy. While nothing will make up for the loss of your relative, a wrongful death car accident claim in Arizona could bring your family peace, closure, justice and financial compensation. You may receive a recovery for funeral and burial expenses, as well as future lost wages. Let us give your loved one a voice in the Arizona justice system. Discuss your case in more detail with the lawyers at Gerber Injury Law today. Call us at (623) 486-8300 24/7.