Wrongful death claims can be brought against an individual or entity who can be held liable for knowingly or negligently causing a death. If you believe your family is entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, call Bainum Law today for a consultation!
WHAT CONSTITUTES WRONGFUL DEATH
Wrongful death happens when individuals or entities are responsible for the death of a person due to negligence or misconduct. Some of the reasons for a wrongful death suit include defective manufacturing, accidental poisoning or overdose, medical malpractice, criminal actions, and various types of accidents such as motor vehicle, bicycle, boating, and drowning accidents.
Wrongful death is not a criminal charge, it is a civil action lawsuit that is filed on behalf of the survivors who have been harmed by the wrongful death. In a civil case, the standard level of proof is lower than in a criminal case for murder or manslaughter. If there is a criminal case, it is distinct and separate from any wrongful death lawsuits.
WHAT CAN BE RECOVERED WRONGFUL DEATH?
If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death, there are many different costs and losses in addition to the loss of that individual. For example, if an adult with children dies, there is a loss of parental guidance, wages, and childcare. Although nothing can ever replace your loved one, the receipt of damages can ease the financial burden you may find on your shoulders after the tragedy has occurred. Survivors may receive compensation for various losses, including medical costs, funerary costs, lost wages, loss of inheritance, loss of parental guidance, as well as pain and suffering.
CHOOSE BAINUM LAW FOR YOUR WRONGFUL DEATH SUITE
As with many legal matters, wrongful death statutes are different in each state. This is one reason that it is important to have an experienced local lawyer at your side as you proceed through this difficult time. Craig Bainum has over 30 years of experience practicing law in the State of Utah. He is a knowledgeable, trusted attorney and wants to support you during this difficult time. Let us help. Contact our office today to find out more or schedule a consultation.