Wrongful Death Attorneys in Salt Lake City

Fighting for Justice & Compensation You Deserve

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. Elegal Attorneys at Law is one of the leading wrongful death law firms in Utah.

Contact us online or call us today at 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. Elegal Attorneys at Law regularly do this for our clients without charging any additional fees.

A wrongful death may occur as a result of a:

Elegal 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 or contact our law firm online to arrange for a free consultation with a skilled Salt Lake City wrongful death attorney.


  • Elegal was invaluable in helping us through a difficult time. Our son was involved in a horrible accident and we weren't sure if he would survive. We were dealing with doctors, medical bills, and overwhelming emotions on how we would help our son recover. They answered every question we had and explained the entire process. They went above and beyond for our son and truly ...

    - Kali

  • Jacquelynn handled our case extremely well, she knew what needed to be done to get over an unfair problem with the insurance company and get the case moving and to a reasonable settlement. She had the knowledge of what needed to be done.

    - Yolanda

  • Ms. Carmichael and her team are professional, efficient, and courteous. Resources were expended in a thoughtful manner. Explanations were provided quickly and respectfully when needed. Should the situation arise, I will recommend Jacquelynn Carmichael to both friends and family

    - Former Client

  • We hired Eric for a personal injury case for my son. We were very pleased and satisfied with the level of commitment Eric showed to us and especially our son. He was aggressive to get answers and made us feel as ease with such a hard time in our lives. We felt confident in his ability from the moment we meet him and he did not disappoint. We feel he was very fair.

    - Brett

  • I would recommend Eric Olson to anyone. He was very professional and strived to educate me in making the best decisions when I had no idea how to decide what to do. He is very knowledgeable about his particular field of law and used that in my best defense. I am very pleased with the job that he did for me.

    - Lauren

  • I was in an auto accident three years ago. The first auto accident I have ever been in, but the other driver was ticketed. This lead to slow and obvious pain that grew worse. Doctors, surgery, shots, emotional trauma from not being able to physically do things I used to. That being said I want it known that Eric Olsen was so right for the lawyer to handle this case for me. I originally hired a ...

    - Jenann

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