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Consult our Ogden wrongful death attorneys if you lost a loved one unexpectedly. Wrongful death is the death of a person caused by the conduct or negligence of another. The law allows family members of the decedent to file a wrongful death suit to seek monetary damages. The purpose of this is to provide compensation for relatives who depended on the deceased for financial and emotional support.
It’s important to note that there’s a time limit for filing a wrongful death claim. This is called the statute of limitations. It may differ from state to state. Once this time period expires, lawsuits may no longer be filed (except under certain circumstances). That’s why you should consult our Ogden wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible.
Elements of a wrongful death case
A wrongful death occurs when negligence, deliberate behavior, or recklessness results in a fatality. To establish that a wrongful death occurred, Ogden wrongful death attorneys must prove that the person had a duty of care to the deceased, his/her act or omission breached the standard of care, his/her wrongful actions were the direct cause of the death of the decedent, and damages resulted.
Common causes of wrongful death
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Birth injuries
- Medical malpractice
Ogden wrongful death lawyers can help survivors or beneficiaries receive compensation for the following damages:
- Expenses for the care and hospitalization of the decedent
- Funeral expenses
- Loss in income of the decedent
- Loss of companionship
- Any reasonably expected loss of protection, care, and assistance the decedent provided to the survivors/beneficiaries
Don’t accept any offer from insurance companies before consulting wrongful death attorneys in Ogden UT. Adjusters from insurance companies may contact you after the accident to gain your confidence. They will try to settle the case on terms that favor the insurance company.
If you’ve lost a loved one unexpectedly, fill out our form to see if one of our Ogden wrongful death attorneys can help. Wrongful death lawyers in Ogden UT can help you receive compensation so you can recover from your loss.