How To Pursue A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The loss of a loved one is hard enough to deal with, without having to worry about your finances. That’s why it is important to understand whether or not you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While no amount of money can make up for your loss, it can help you give your loved one a proper goodbye and aid you in achieving financial stability so you can focus on moving on and recovering from your loss. Robert B. Sykes & Associates, a personal injury law firm in Salt Lake City, helps surviving family members seek the compensation they deserve and much-needed justice for their loss.

What Constitutes Wrongful Death?

A wrongful has occurred when someone dies as a direct result of someone else’s conduct. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death include the following:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Drunk Drivers
  • Birth Injuries

What You Need To Prove

In order to file a wrongful death lawsuit you must first determine a few things about your case:

  • Was the death of the individual caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or default of another person, corporation, or entity?
  • Would the act, neglect, or default have entitled the deceased to file an action to recover damages if he or she had survived?
  • Is there a surviving spouse or next of kin?
  • Were monetary damages incurred as a result of the death?

If you can affirmatively answer these questions then you have a case for a wrongful death lawsuit. At this point it is important to call a personal injury lawyer to file suit as soon as possible. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to move on. Call 801-533-0222 today for more information on wrongful death lawsuits or to schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced attorney at Robert B. Sykes & Associates.