It is difficult to express the pain, grief, and shock that accompanies losing a loved one, especially when their death was needlessly caused by neglect, wrong-doing, or a tragic mistake. In the aftermath of sudden death, it is difficult for those left behind to come to terms with what happened, while the shock of that sudden loss can seem impossible to bear for the family and friends who have been left behind.
There are many ways in which a person can be the victim of wrongful death, whether from the malpractice, negligence, or sheer carelessness of an employer, business, government agency, or individual person. Some of the cases in which a wrongful death was proven to happen include:
If you have lost a close family member due to negligence or dangerous actions on the part of another person or party, schedule your free case evaluation with our wrongful death attorney by calling us today at 801-350-3506.
Utah State law allows the following people to bring a wrongful death lawsuit to those responsible:
The State of Utah has a two-year statute of limitations for bringing forward a wrongful death lawsuit – however, this is reduced to one year if a State body is being sued.
This is a sensitive subject, and courts have awarded different amounts of compensation according to each individual’s life circumstances. Compensation can be split into two distinct parts:
Economic damages, which are awarded on a case-by-case basis and are intended to ensure that those left behind do not suffer financially because of the wrongful death of their loved one. These can include:
Punitive damages can also be awarded by the judge/jury, which is intended to punish the wrongful party to the death of a loved one.
Our Layton wrongful death attorneys have many years of experience in recovering compensation on behalf of people just like you. To schedule your free case evaluation where you can learn more about your eligibility and how we could help you, contact us today, or you can call on 801-350-3506.