What You Need to Know About Wrongful Death
Incompetence, failure to act, and negligence are all associated with cases of wrongful death. You’ve lost someone; it’s time to learn about your rights and what you can do in their absence.
Who Can Claim Wrongful Death?
Utah has a specific set of guidelines. In order to claim wrongful death in the wake of losing a loved one, only the rightful heirs are allowed to file. This is generally the spouse, and if not the spouse, the children. In the case of no spouse or children, the parent of the deceased may make this claim as the rightful heir.
What is Considered “Wrongful Death”?
Negligence on behalf of another individual, resulting in the death of a loved one. These cases take many forms, including, but not limited to:
- Auto accidents
- Medical malpractice (Utah Specific)
- Illegal drug involvement (Utah Specific)
- Work-related accidents
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals, unbeknownst to the victim
- Failure to notify customers of automotive recalls for safety
- Faulty or otherwise tampered products
You Should Never Speak to the Insurers First
Insurance companies can, will, and often do use information you say to them against you in a court of law, should a claim reach the courtroom. The only thing you should ever say to the insurance company is, “Here is the number where you can reach my legal counsel.”
Insurance companies work every possible angle to ensure that you never see compensation for your loved one’s loss. Information regarding names, places, and the incident in question, including details about the incident, will be used against you. If you are contacted by the insurers before seeking legal counsel, prioritize finding a proper legal team before continuing.
You’ve Suffered Enough
Allow us to carry on the fight. With aggressive legal tactics and a clear vision for your needs, Morgan Law Firm fights to ensure that proper compensation is received. We understand that nothing can ever bring back a loved one – the financial strain and emotional turmoil left in their wake will be difficult to overcome. We’re here to help you in the only way that we can – fighting to ensure justice is served, and compensation is received.
If your loved one has recently been the victim of wrongful death, contact us today to learn how you can have the best fighting chance at justice. You’ve endured the worst of it; put expert legal counsel in your corner, and return to arrangements and various tasks that need to be accomplished during this difficult time – we’ll take it from here.