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Wrongful Death


Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when someone dies as the result of another person or entity such as a manufacturer or service provider being faulty or negligent. Examples include car accidents, medical malpractice or product liability. Such cases can be filed against individuals, companies and even government agencies. At the Park Law Firm, we understand that no person or company ever wants these situations to arise. However, when tragedy strikes, it is important that the surviving family members are fully compensated.

Wrongful death suits seek compensation for a number of things including lost wages from the deceased, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and punitive damages. In many cases, these expenses are needed in order for the family members to survive, especially when they were dependent on the deceased person’s salary.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases

Basically speaking, wrongful death cases are brought when a person or entity causes the death of someone through either negligence or intent. The following are examples of wrongful death lawsuits:

  • Car accidents

  • Hazardous roadways caused by faulty design or construction

  • Failure by a government agency to post adequate warning signs for known dangerous situations

  •  Accidents in which a person is impaired by either drugs or alcohol

  • Faulty vehicle parts created by a manufacturer or distributor

  • Persons who sold, served or gave alcohol to an impaired driver. This sometimes includes the owners of the establishment where the alcohol was served

  • Extreme medical malpractice, including unsafe working conditions, improper training, failure to have proper licenses and negligent care

  • Exposure to hazardous conditions or substances in the workplace

  • Criminal behavior

  • Reckless or negligent driving

  •  Airplane accidents

At the Park Law Firm, we understand any family member involved in the death of another family member is tragic. However, this doesn’t mean compensation can’t be sought for survivors. Remember, you purchase insurance so that if a crisis occurs, financial compensation will be available.  An example of seeking compensation in a wrongful death case would include a father being involved in a car accident in which another family member is killed. His spouse can file a claim against the driver seeking financial compensation. This isn’t a personal lawsuit, merely one in which money is paid to the survivors for the crash.

Your Rights in Wrongful Death Cases

If a loved one has been involved in what you believe to be a wrongful death case, find out what your legal rights are. At the Park Law Firm, we understand how sensitive these cases can be. Our staff of compassionate professionals are available to help you through the entire process. With law offices in St. George and Cedar City, the Park Law Firm is standing by to answer your questions about wrongful death cases. This no-obligation service is available to your free of charge. Call today for your free consultation.