Wrongful Death







If a member of your family died due to the fault of another person or entity you should consult an attorney about bringing a wrongful death lawsuit. Call 801 798 9000, and speak to the attorneys at McKell Christiansen, PLLC. They know money will not assuage your grief and loss but they also know you deserve compensation for lost wages from the deceased, lost companionship and funeral expenses.

At this saddest of times, Michael McKell stands ready to represent you in legal action for the wrongful death of your loved one. Michael is not afraid to enter a courtroom on your behalf. He is a skilled trial lawyer. Not all wrongful death cases require litigation. Michael is also an experienced negotiator and will not be intimidated by attorneys on the other side.

A personal injury attorneys like Michael knows the statute of limitations for filing wrongful death litigation in Utah. You must act quickly if you believe the death of your loved one occurred because of the negligence of another person or entity. It is important to contact a wrongful death attorney who is an experienced trial lawyer. Michael McKell has courtroom experience. He took part in some well-known Utah wrongful death cases.

A monetary award is the only way civil law can recognize the value of your deceased love one and compensate you for the death, plus penalize the party at fault. A wrongful death lawsuit is filed by personal injury lawyers on behalf of someone who died as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongful actions.

Who may sue for Wrongful Death:
• Immediate family members, spouses, children and parents of unmarried children may sue for damages in wrongful death suits.
• Life partners, financial dependents and putative or common law spouses have a right to recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one.
• Distant family members such as siblings or grandparents who are raising a child may bring legal action for wrongful death in some states.
• All persons who suffer financially and loses care and support even if they are not related to the deceased may file in some states.

Who may be sued for wrongful death:
• Driver or employer at fault in auto accident.
• Designer or builder of a faulty roadway.
• A government agent who failed to post adequate warnings of a road hazard.
• Manufacturer, distributor or installer of a faulty or dangerous vehicle part.
• The persons who sold, served or gave alcohol to and impaired driver and the owner of the premises where the alcohol was served. Information from: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/wrongful-death-claims-overview-30141.html.

If someone in your family, or someone your care about has been a victim of wrongful death, contact the law office of McKell Christiansen, PLLC 801 798 9000 for a free and confidential case evaluation.
McKell Christiansen, PLLC won’t be paid until you are paid.