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Lost a Loved One? Don’t Make These Mistakes

Have you lost a loved one? Don’t make these mistakes and ruin your wrongful death claim. Give our Utah attorneys a call to get started today.

Choosing a Wrongful Death 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.

Wrongful Death Claims

If you have a claim for wrongful death in the state of Utah, it’s important to understand the different areas of damages that you can claim. The first area is for economic loss. It allows you to claim for any of the economic support that the deceased individual would have provided you had that individual continued to live. The second area of loss is non-economic loss. These are sometimes categorized as loss of love, loss of affection, or a loss of guidance. It’s important if you have a wrongful death claim that you come and speak with an attorney; preferably a trial attorney who understands wrongful death cases.

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

I received a call from an individual asking me if they could bring the claim for a wrongful death of an individual. In the state of Utah, a wrongful death claim can be brought by any heir of the decedent or by a personal representative that’s appointed by the Court. If you have any questions about who’s entitled to bring a claim or any questions about wrongful death in the state of Utah, feel free to call our office.

Have you lost a loved one? Don’t make these mistakes and ruin your wrongful death claim.

Contact our dedicated Utah wrongful death attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation.

Let our experience work for you.

Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.