It is difficult to measure the pain of losing a family member to a senseless, avoidable accident. If the loss is due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, it can be even harder to accept. If you believe your loved one’s life was cut short because of the acts of an individual or corporate entity, a wrongful death attorney at our Provo, UT, law firm can help your family receive maximum compensation for your losses. To speak to an attorney right away or schedule a free consultation, please call Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, locally at (801) 370-0505 or toll free at (800) 898-4878 or contact our law firm online.
About Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action, entirely separate from, or pursued in addition to, criminal prosecution for wrongdoing. Similar to a personal injury claim, the victim in this case suffers a fatal injury, leaving the family to pick up the pieces and cope with an unexpected void.
Our compassionate attorneys understand the emotions and needs of family members involved in these tragic situations. We handle all claim details, so you can focus on healing and rebuilding your family.
Wrongful death cases commonly stem from motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, incidents of medical malpractice, criminal behavior, and dog attacks. A wrongful death is defined as any situation where negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing results in a victim's untimely death.
Losses and Damages
Family members in many of these cases are entitled to receive compensation for financial and emotional losses related to the fatal injury. Reparations can typically address:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of income and benefits
- Loss of support
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of comfort and guidance
- Mental anguish
If you have lost a loved one to a fatal accident, it is important to understand Utah’s statute of limitation laws. Your wrongful death case must be filed within two years of the date of death, or one year if the defendant is a government entity.
Who Can Pursue a Wrongful Death Suit?
Depending upon the unique circumstances of your case, a wrongful death lawsuit can be pursued by one or more surviving relatives. Generally, these claims are filed by the victim’s spouse or children. If the victim was unmarried and childless, the parents or siblings may seek damages. Based on a bill initiated by one of our founding attorneys, Kevin J. Sutterfield, Utah now recognizes stepchildren and stepparents in these cases as well.
Help From our Fatal Injury Lawyers
At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, we fight for justice for victims and their families. Our law firm is staffed with four trial attorneys who have been practicing for more than 50 combined years. We assist victims who have suffered a variety of personal injuries as well as the families of victims lost to wrongful death.
Our compassionate attorneys understand the emotions and needs of family members involved in these tragic situations. We encourage our clients to take time to grieve and seek counseling, as needed.
Our firm works on a contingency basis, so we collect no fees unless we recover compensation through trial or settlement on your behalf. We handle all the claim details and legal activity, so you can focus on healing and rebuilding your family.
Contact Us for a Case Evaluation
For a free, no obligation consultation, call our wrongful death attorneys locally at (801) 370-0505 or toll free at (800) 898-4878. You can also contact us online, and we will be in touch with you shortly.