Utah Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one is never easy. But when the person’s death is the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, the tragedy can be especially difficult to cope with. Although nothing can truly make up for your loss, you may be able to secure a measure of justice and financial compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the people responsible. A Utah wrongful death lawyer from Swenson & Shelley can help.
Our trusted attorneys have years of experience helping surviving family members get answers and financial relief after fatal accidents. We have the resources to investigate what happened, determine who was at fault, and fight fiercely for the justice your family deserves.
Contact Swenson & Shelley today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Our wrongful death law firm is committed to the relentless pursuit of justice for accident victims.™
Determining Whether a Wrongful Death Claim Can Be Filed
After tragic accidents, it is common for surviving family members to wonder whether they have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. There are basic guidelines that must be met to proceed with a wrongful death claim.
Was the death was caused by someone else’s negligence or cruel intent?
A wrongful death is one where someone, other than the victim, is at fault. The person or entity at fault must have committed either a cruel or negligent act that directly caused the death. Examples of situations that could lead to a wrongful death claim include fatal auto crashes, deadly falls, or homicide. Although the at-fault party may also face criminal charges for their actions, a wrongful death claim is a separate civil matter intended to bring justice in the form of financial compensation.
Has the person’s death left loved ones with financial burdens and other losses?
In many cases, surviving family members depended on their loved one financially. A wrongful death claim can help recover compensation for medical bills, final expenses, and lost earnings. In a wrongful death case, you will need to carefully document your losses to show what your compensation amount should be.