Wrongful Death


Selecting a Qualified Wrongful Death Lawyer in Utah, Wyoming, or Idaho

Accidents happen, but we can never be prepared for one that results in the tragic and unexpected death of a loved one. If you have lost a family member to the careless behavior of a person, or an organization, it’s possible for you to take action against them in a wrongful death suit.

Wrongful death settlements offer beneficiaries of the deceased the opportunity to recover from the burden of medical bills, lost wages, and funeral expenses associated with the accident and death of their loved one.

Wrongful death is a broad term that can be applied to any incident where a person is killed due to preventable, reckless behavior, and it includes:

  • Car accidents, particularly with a drunk driver
  • Medical malpractice
  • Animal attacks
  • Dangerous or poisonous goods
  • Workplace accidents

Who Can Sue For Wrongful Death

The rules about who can sue for wrongful death vary by state, and our attorneys can guide you through the laws pertaining specifically to Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho. However, spouses and children have rights in every state, while parents and relatives must sometimes prove that they were at least partially financially dependent on the deceased

More than a financial solution, filing a wrongful death claim brings attention to deadly safety hazards, irresponsible practitioners, or other dangers that could be avoided. By filing a suit, you may help prevent another’s injury, or death, as well.

Who Can You Take Action Against

Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought against individuals, companies, or their employees- even government agencies. It could be a driver in an accident, or their employer if that person was driving on company time. Others at fault may include the manufacturer, distributor, or installer of a faulty auto or mechanical part if it’s deemed likely that part caused the accident.

If alcohol was involved, the person who served alcoholic drinks, or even the owner of the premises where the drinks were served, could be named in your wrongful death suit. But, because the rules of who to name can be complicated, the above is meant only to give you a general idea of who can be named responsible.

Contact an Experienced Wrongful Death Law Firm

For a careful analysis of your specific case, contact our Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho wrongful death attorneys. Call us today at (435) 787-9700 or contact us online, to speak with an attorney. We understand the financial and economic hardship caused by losing a loved one, and Peck Hadfield can help survivors get full compensation for their loss.

 

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