Wrongful Death Accidents

You may need a wrongful death attorney when someone is killed through the misconduct or negligence of another person, company, or entity. Car accidents, medical malpractice, on-the-job injuries, random acts of violence, or police brutality are all examples of instances where negligence or misconduct can result in the death of a loved one. The pain, confusion, and trauma involved when a loved one is taken from us can be overwhelming. While no one can bring a loved one back or prevent the pain of losing a loved one, the wrongful death lawyers at Christensen & Hymas can help you hold the responsible party accountable and obtain just compensation for your loss.

What Can Be Recovered Following a Wrongful Death

We understand that no amount of money is sufficient to compensate for the loss of a loved one; however, when dealing with the very sensitive nature of wrongful death claims, it is important to have competent, experienced, sensitive council representing your interests. The types of damages to which you may be entitled to can include, but are not limited to:

  • medical and funeral expenses
  • loss of anticipated earnings
  • pain and suffering of the surviving family members
  • loss of companionship
  • loss of medical benefits
  • loss of pension benefits
  • punitive damages

Like all laws in Utah, there is a statute of limitations that limits the time the heirs have to file a lawsuit for wrongful death or else it will be barred. That time limit depends on whom and what caused the wrongful death. For these and many other reasons, it is best to seek legal advice as soon as possible since any delay could cause you to lose your rights to recover forever.

‘Service With Integrity and Compassion’

The personal injury lawyers at Christensen & Hymas understand that if you have recently lost a family member, you may be hesitant to see their death rehashed in a court of law. We approach every case with tact and sensitivity during this very difficult time. We truly believe that a lawsuit can provide a measure of closure to the loved ones of the departed by resolving questions and removing doubts about their death. In cases where the deceased has been the primary source of income for the family, monetary compensation will allow survivors the means to move on with their lives.

The attorneys at Christensen & Hymas know the Utah laws relating to wrongful death. We will work to provide your family with a sense of security and comfort through compensation from the parties responsible for your loss. Of equal importance is the change that a wrongful death suit can bring about. By diligently seeking justice for the loss of your loved one, you can help ensure that others do not suffer the same untimely fate.

The Utah Wrongful Death Book

By D. Russell Hymas and Kenneth L. Christensen, Salt Lake City Wrongful Death AttorneysThe Utah Wrongful Death Book

This FREE Utah accident book from Christensen & Hymas allows family members to learn about their rights and make important decisions together as a family in the privacy and comfort of their home before speaking with the insurance company or hiring an attorney.

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By taking the time to order and read this book, you will better understand the legal processes involved in a wrongful death. It is important to understand what your rights are, especially if the deceased was a member of your family. It is equally important to understand what we must do as your attorneys to ensure that proper compensation is achieved, and thus we can work together towards making sure that your loved one is properly honored.

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If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death in Utah, contact Christensen & Hymas today. As our motto states, we will honor your loved one, providing ‘service with integrity and compassion‘. Call us today at (801) 506 0800.

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Further reading: My Loved One Was Killed in an Accident…What Do I Do Now?, Wrongful Death Laws, 10 Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions, Wrongful Death Resources, Wrongful Death Statistics