Compassionate Salt Lake City Wrongful Death Attorneys
Seeking justice when you lose a loved one as a result of negligence
If a negligent action or behavior ultimately led to the death of your loved one, you may be considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Typically, wrongful death cases are difficult to prove without help from an experienced Salt Lake City wrongful death lawyer. But at Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen, our attorneys — with their more than 60 years combined experience — understand your loss, and we are committed to helping you achieve justice.
Fatal accidents that could lead to lawsuits
Of course, losing a loved one is always painful. But when you know that the death could have been prevented, the loss is even more tragic. According to a 2007 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey, the leading cause of death in America, for all ages, is unintentional injury. In fact, the types of accidents that produce personal injuries are often the same types of accidents that produce preventable fatalities — accidents such as car collisions, truck and bus crashes, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, dangerous premises and products, and errors relating to medical malpractice.
Who is allowed to file a wrongful death claim?
In Utah, the law stipulates that only heirs of a deceased individual or a previously designated personal representative of that individual have standing in a wrongful death claim. If the deceased has multiple heirs, and only one of them files, the claim is automatically considered representative of all heirs, unless otherwise specified.
What are heirs entitled to in a wrongful death lawsuit?
When you and your wrongful death lawyer file a claim, you are seeking monetary compensation for the physical, financial and emotional losses you have suffered and will continue to suffer as a result of the death of your loved one. Those losses can include any of the following:
- Net income and future expected income of the deceased
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical costs incurred as a result of the fatal accident or injury
- Supportive services previously provided by the deceased, such as companionship, comfort, protection and care
In cases of gross negligence, reckless conduct or malicious intent, heirs may also seek punitive damages from the liable person or party.
Support during your time of loss
Since 1982, the wrongful death attorneys in Salt Lake City of Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen have been loyal advocates for clients who are victims of negligence. We are fully prepared to help you seek rightful compensation for the loss of your loved one. For more information on the services we provide, or to schedule your free consultation, call our firm at 801-758-8728 or contact us online today. Conveniently located in West Valley City, we represent clients throughout Salt Lake County and the surrounding areas of northern Utah, including Summit County and Davis County, and Wabash, Provo, Ogden and Park City.