Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Utah

Wrongful_Death_4.jpgIf you are thinking about filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Utah, it is helpful to understand the proper process for filing such a case. The main difference between a wrongful death case and any other personal injury case is that the actual victim is not the one bringing the claim. Rather, the victim is deceased and the person filing the claim is typically a surviving family member who is seeking to receive compensation for wrongful death damages.


Wrongful death is defined as an intentional or negligent act that results in the death of an individual. There are many wrongful death cases filed across the United States including cases resulting from the following:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medication errors
  • Defective products
  • Workplace accidents

If you feel your loved one died as a result of wrongful death, it is advised that you seek the professional help of a wrongful death attorney. An attorney can help you sort through the details of the experience surrounding your loved one’s death and ensure that you get the justice you are seeking in your case.

Filing a Lawsuit

An attorney understands that no sum of money will fully compensate for the loss of your loved one. However, there are damages and financial obligations that may add up as the result of your loved one’s passing. An attorney can assist you in receiving reimbursement for these damages and help you achieve financial security again. This compensation can help to make up for the loss of income your loved one provided.

The first step in filing a wrongful death lawsuit is to contact an attorney. He or she will be able to evaluate your situation and help you understand the proper process for filing such a claim. As with almost all lawsuits, your case must be filed within specific deadlines and meet certain other filing requirements. An attorney can help you wade through the laws and ensure your case if filed properly.

If you feel your loved one’s death is the result of negligent or intentional act by another person or business entity, hire an attorney to assist you in receiving the proper financial reimbursement you need. Call 801-533-0222 today to schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney from Robert B. Sykes & Associates.