Wrongful Death Lawyers in Layton, UT
Protect Victims of Negligence
Here at LeBaron & Jensen, P.C., our attorneys are driven by a sense of justice. We believe in helping individuals who have suffered because of others’ negligence; we also believe that they shouldn’t deal with the outcome of the loss by themselves. If you have lost a loved one, nothing can bring that person back. However, we will work to guarantee accountability and compensation from the parties responsible.
At LeBaron and Jensen, P.C., we work extensively to use all the resources necessary to effectively address your claim. We do our best to make sure your case is solved without going to ligation so unnecessary expenses can be avoided and you gain the best financial advantage.
Wrongful Death Definition
A Wrongful Death case allows family members of the deceased to file a wrongful death suit to obtain monetary damages. A wrongful death action will offer compensation for the loved ones who depended upon the deceased.
Wrongful Death Case Important Elements
Recklessness and negligence are the most common reasons for wrongful death claims. To file correctly, you will want to meet with an attorney to make sure you are filing with the appropriate information. Negligence occurs when you have an individual that failed to behave reasonably. A wrongful death attorney will need to prove that the individual had a level of care and their negligence caused their standard of care to fail, causing a fatality. Some common wrongful death cases include the following:
- Car accidents
- Birth injuries
- Truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
Wrongful Death Damages
The court will consider a variety of things as they determine the amount of damages that will be awarded. Some of the things the courts will consider include the relationship the survivors had with the deceased, the amount of the deceased net income available to the survivor, life expectancy of all parties, and the replacement value of the deceased services.
Punitive damages may be awarded in addition to other damages based on the situation. If the other parties actions are deemed intentional, reckless, or grossly negligent, punitive damages are served to punish the offending party.
Please call us as soon as you can after an accident so we can gather evidence and talk with all parties. To speak with a representative, LeBaron & Jensen can be reached, today, at 801-773-9488.