When Do You Need a Utah Wrongful Death Lawyer?
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when their death was the result of negligence caused by another individual or a business. Finding the right Utah wrongful death lawyer can mean the difference between getting a quick settlement and a drawn out court battle. Either way, our team at ECKO Legal will do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Constitutes Wrongful Death
A wrongful death occurs when someone else’s mistake or negligent behavior leads to a fatality. Some of the more common causes of wrongful death include:
- Workplace accidents – The failure of an employer to provide a safe working environment can result in an employee’s death.
- Truck accidents – Particularly when semi-truck drivers are involved in a fatal accident, survivors of the deceased often have grounds for a wrongful death claim from the driver’s employer or insurance company.
- Drunk driving accidents – A drunk driver causing a fatal car accident will often be found liable for any deaths that occur because of the accident. The individuals or business who sold the drunk driver alcohol may also be liable.
Why You Need an Experienced Legal Firm
When a wrongful death lawsuit is filed against a large company, they will likely use their in-house legal team or a highly-regarded outside legal firm to prevent you from obtaining a judgment in your favor. An experienced Utah wrongful death lawyer can sometimes negotiate and a settlement may be reached in a relatively short amount of time.
In the case of a lawsuit brought against an individual, you will often be up against their insurance company which will definitely have a dedicated legal team committed to doing everything they can legally do to avoid paying you. Insurance companies, individuals, and businesses will all have experienced legal professionals fighting for them, which means you need to have the same fighting for you.
Our legal experts are here to answer any questions you might have involving wrongful death cases. Feel free to call us at (801) 845-9866 or use our contact page to drop us a line.