The death of a loved one can be devastating. In addition to the emotional turmoil that comes from the loss, medical bills, and funeral expenses can be overwhelming. If your loved one worked to help provide for your family, it may become a struggle to cope with life’s demands on a reduced income. When the death of a loved one is the result of someone else’s fault (i.e., a wrongful death), you have legal options.
Under the law, you can claim compensation for financial losses and emotional suffering caused by the wrongful death of a family member. Such cases are complex and can be lengthy. Representation by a law firm experienced in wrongful death cases is essential. Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson Attorneys at Law is one of the leading wrongful death law firms in Utah.
Contact us online or call us today at (801) 901-3470 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys in Salt Lake City.
Bringing a Wrongful Death Claim
In Utah, wrongful death claims usually must be brought within two years from the date of death, although there are some exceptions that may shorten or lengthen this time period. A personal representative may bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the heirs, or the heirs may bring the claim themselves. A personal representative is someone—usually an heir—who is appointed by the court to handle the financial affairs of the person who died. The wrongful death heirs in Utah are the surviving spouse, children (including minor stepchildren who were primarily financially dependent on the person who died), and parents. If none of these people are alive, then certain other blood relatives may be heirs. If a loved one has died because of someone else’s fault, an experienced wrongful death attorney in Salt Lake City can prepare and file the paperwork necessary to get the court to appoint a personal representative. Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson Attorneys at Law regularly do this for our clients without charging any additional fees.
A wrongful death may occur as a result of a:
- Trucking accident
- Car accident
- Dangerous product
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accident
- Other fatal accident
Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson Attorneys at Law has successfully represented countless families and heirs of fatal accident victims. With a hand-picked group chosen from of some of the nation’s leading medical experts, engineers, accident specialists, and other professionals, our wrongful death lawyers work to build the strongest case possible. Our lawyers have the resources and ability to get results in these cases and will work to obtain full compensation and justice for you.
Call (801) 901-3470 or contact our law firm online to arrange for a free consultation with a skilled Salt Lake City wrongful death attorney.