Did you lose a loved one due to another’s negligence in Utah? Read our 4 wrongful death tips that may help your case, then contact us today.
1) Choosing the Right Attorney
If you are looking for a wrongful death attorney, unfortunately, that probably means that somebody close to you has died. For that, we’re sorry. You may be wondering how to find a good attorney in the state of Utah to help you with this claim. You should get somebody who’s experienced in handling wrongful death, who understands the laws dealing with wrongful death and understands the damages you have incurred. Second, get somebody who focuses on that area and it’s a significant part of their practice. Wrongful death cases can be difficult, so prepare right from the beginning as if you were going to have to go to trial. Hopefully, you won’t, but you need to prepare as if you were.
Hire a trial lawyer and have somebody preparing the case right from the beginning for that. Have an insurance company know right from the beginning that you’re willing to go to trial, that you know how to get to trial, and you know what to do when you get there.
2) Attorney Fees
Oftentimes when we’re meeting with somebody who has a wrongful death claim, one of their big concerns is how much the claim is going to cost. Sometimes the loved one that they’ve lost was their economic support. We explain to them that to run the case, it’s not going to cost them anything. We pay for all of the costs of the case to prove their damages, to prove the loss of income, to pay any of the court fees, and any of the litigation costs. In the end, we only get compensated if we are successful in getting a settlement or a jury verdict on your case.
3) Claim Compensation
If you have a wrongful death claim in the state of Utah, you’re entitled to damages for what was lost as far as the economic loss that would have been provided by the individual who died, plus you’re entitled to pain and suffering and other general damages.
4) Case Value
If you’re looking at a wrongful death claim and are trying to determine the value of that case, the main areas you’re going to be looking at are what was lost by those who relied on the individual who was wrongfully killed. You’re also going to be looking at the love, and support, and those types of damages. They’re damages that are very difficult to put a number on. If you’ve got a wrongful death claim that you’re trying to work through that, we can help you talk about the damages, and the types of damages that are allowed, and how a jury looks at those, and how they calculate damages.
Did you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence in Utah and have questions?
After reading our 4 wrongful death tips that may help your case, contact our dedicated Utah wrongful death attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation.
Let our experience work for you.