Salt Lake City Wrongful Death Attorneys
We Seek Justice When You Lose A Loved One Due To Negligence
A wrongful death is a legal term describing the death of an individual caused by recklessness or negligence of other people or entities. Usually, immediate family members of the deceased victim seek a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to obtain compensation for their emotional and financial damages. If a negligent action or behavior ultimately led to the death of your loved one, you may want to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit. These cases are often difficult to prove without help from an experienced Salt Lake City wrongful death lawyer. With more than 60 years combined experience, our Lawyers at Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen understand your loss. Some peace can come from receiving Justice, our goal is to help you find it.
Fatal Accidents That Lead To Lawsuits
We all know that losing a loved one is painful. Although, it is far more tragic when you know their death could have been prevented. According to a 2007 survey from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional death, for all ages, was the leading cause of death in America. Accidents that produce personal injuries are often the same types of accidents that produce preventable fatalities. These include accidents such as car collisions, truck and bus crashes, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, and dangerous premises and products.
Who Is Allowed To File A Wrongful Death Claim?
Utah law requires that only heirs or a personal representative of a deceased individual or a previously designated personal representative have authority in a wrongful death claim. If the deceased has multiple heirs, the claim is automatically considered representative of all heirs, unless otherwise specified.
Compensation for wrongful death lawsuits
When a wrongful death claim is filed, you are seeking compensation for the financial, physical and emotional loss you have suffered. The compensation can include any of the following reasons:
- Net income and future expected income of the deceased
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical costs incurred as a result of the fatal accident or injury
- Supportive services previously provided by the deceased, such as companionship, comfort, protection, and care
In the case of reckless conduct, gross negligence or malicious intent, heirs may also seek corrective damages from the liable person or party.
Get The Support You Need During Your Time Of Loss
For over three decades, Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen have produced prominent wrongful death attorneys in Salt Lake City. We are loyal advocates for clients who are victims of negligence. We have the experience necessary to help you receive the compensation for the loss of your loved one. For more information on the services we provide, or to schedule your free consultation, call our firm at (801) 964-1200 or contact us online today.