What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is primarily a legal delineation, and it was constructed to make sure that the demise of a person as a result of another person’s negligence is subject to justice in the form of compensation. It’s important to stress that criminal charges are by no means necessary in a wrongful death suit – the person convicted might be brought up on criminal charges, but not necessarily. Other than that, the other crucial distinction is that only a particular member of the dead person’s estate can actually bring a wrongful death suit up.
As such, if someone was responsible for the health and well-being of a family member, but failed in that capacity, you can contact the Salt Lake City accident attorneys at Eisenberg, Gilchrist and Cutt to file a wrongful death suit against the entity responsible.
Setting the Stage for a Successful Wrongful Death Suit
In recognition that sometimes criminal law cannot find someone guilty based merely on the preponderance of evidence, every state has a statute on wrongful death. Your Salt Lake City accident attorneys from Eisenberg, Gilchrist & Cutt are well-versed in all of the ins-and-outs of Utah civil law, and have a collective decade’s worth of experience to make sure all damages pass to the deceased person’s estate:
- The civil wrongful death statutes make provisions for personal injury
- Compensation goes to the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate for expenses incurred by the responsible party’s negligence before they died
- Compensation is available for pain and suffering, to the extent demonstrated, while the deceased was alive
It’s important to note that the damages in a wrongful death suit are expressed solely through financial gain, since it isn’t a criminal proceeding. In order to ensure that you get the maximum amount of damages for your case, you need to call someone with an intimate knowledge of Utah wrongful death statutes.
Eisenberg, Gilchrist & Cutt are established Salt Lake City accident attorneys with a deep and complex understanding of Utah’s wrongful death statutes. They understand their client’s emotional pain and need to see justice done after the passing of a loved one. There are many practical expenses that you will occur due to a loved one’s passing that go beyond the directly financial – burial costs, medical, etc.
Call us for a free consultation today and see what EGC legal can do to help you start to heal.