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Salt Lake City Wrongful Death Attorney

Whether at work or innocently walking down the sidewalk, we’re never promised tomorrow. Passing away from natural causes is expected; nobody lives forever. However, when another company or person’s willful negligence causes an individual to exit life early, survivors will be left asking more questions than there are competent answers to.

The Jardine Law Offices P.C. serving survivors of wrongfully killed workers or innocent bystanders of Salt Lake County and surrounding areas. Because the premise of wrongful death suits may be harder to prove than other personal injury accidents, it’s advised that those seeking damages for their loved one’s demise hire competent counsel to assist during your time of aggrieving.

Building a Wrongful Death Suit

One’s negligent actions at work while driving, or in other scenarios plays an integral role in building our case against them. A Salt Lake City wrongful death attorney from our office will collect evidence surrounding this tragic accident, including autopsy and police reports, to determine what went wrong. After all, the evidence is collected, we can discuss with families of decedents what monetary award would sufficiently make them whole.

Other factors that may determine what courts could award to surviving spouses or loved ones include:

  • An estimate of life expectancy, taking into account both survivor and decedent.
  • Current, and expected, expenditures created by the negligent actions leading to death.
  • The number of assets, including income, provided to the plaintiff by the deceased person’s work.
  • Whether any children or dependents will suffer major life changes resulting from the death of a parent.

The Jardine Law Offices P.C will also consider the nature of the accident, including the level of negligence that caused an unwarranted death. We will discuss potential outcomes with the plaintiffs involved.

In California, plaintiffs have two years to file wrongful death action against those who committed acts that killed their loved one.

Let Us Hold Negligent Parties Accountable

Survivors may seek action on their own, however, the dangers of navigating Utah courts without knowledge of proper procedure can bury cases before they start. Moreover, offending parties are notorious for offering very little for their own actions, claiming the decedent was equally at fault.

A Salt Lake City wrongful death attorney from the Jardine Law Offices P.C. knows the court system, how to file briefs, motion for discoveries, and in many cases, settle favorably before ever reaching court.

Courts have contended plaintiffs must prove these elements in their wrongful death claim:

  • The defendant had an inherited responsibility to care for the decedent to some capacity, whether that means avoiding running into their vehicle or operating machinery properly.
  • To whatever degree, the defendant breached that duty.
  • The decedent’s demise resulted from that breach.
  • Some type of damage to the decedent occurred, meriting a financial and/or punitive punishment to the defendant.

We know how survivors must feel after they’ve lost someone they loved so dearly. Because survivors must act on behalf of the individual who perished, it’s imperative you contact an aggressive, thorough yet compassionate Salt Lake City wrongful death attorney to assist in bringing these wrongdoers to justice.

The Jardine Law Offices P.C. is here to help survivors of wrongfully killed loved ones. Our consultation is free.

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Date published: 01/10/2019

Joseph Jardine is absolutly fantastic at his profession, he helped me all the way through my case and did it with ease, he was very thorough and explained everything so I could understand, 5 out of 5 stars still is not good enough for the Jardine law office. Thank you guys again for all the help!