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A death of a loved one is definitely one of the toughest challenges that life can possibly throw at you. It can possible due to so many reasons like truck accident, uber accident or anything else. This depends on how your family member died and whose negligence, reckless, omission to act, or breach of contract contributed to your loved one’s death. First and foremost, it is highly advised to contact an experienced Salt Lake City wrongful death lawyer from Jardine Law Offices in order to discuss your legal options and plan of action. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Wrongful death: everything you need to know as an heir


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WRONGFUL DEATH
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AS AN HEIR
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A death of a loved one is definitely one of
the toughest challenges that life can possibly
throw at you. The burden of loss and emotional
distress associated with a family members death
can take months or years to cope with. All these
factors make it nearly impossible to think
straight and make rational decisions. That is why
it can be quite difficult to focus on Googling
how to file a wrongful death lawsuit and think
rationally about how to get compensated for your
damages.
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  • WHO QUALIFIES AS AN HEIR?

There are a variety of family members that can
qualify as heirs and are entitled to compensation
after their relatives death. Heirs eligible for
compensation include the deceaseds surviving
spouse, children, parents (biological or
adoptive), and dependent stepchildren. In case
all the above-mentioned relatives passed away or
never existed, other surviving blood relatives
may qualify as heirs as well.
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  • HOW TO FILE A
  • WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?

First and foremost, it is highly advised to
contact an experienced Salt Lake City wrongful
death lawyer in order to discuss your legal
options and plan of action. The second step is to
declare your intentions to bring a wrongful death
lawsuit to your insurance company. Collecting all
required documentation to prepare your wrongful
death claim. These documents include death
certificate, evidence of negligence, proof of
relationship, and many others.
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  • CAN HEIRS FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM SEPARATELY?

While it is always recommended to file a wrongful
death claim jointly, some heirs may have their
own reasons to file separately. In no way does it
mean that the heirs who file separately will be
favoured by the court or will be able to receive
a larger amount of compensation.
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  • WHO CAN BE SUED IN A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT?

Wrongful death can possible due to so many
reasons like truck accident, uber accident or
anything else. This depends on how your family
member died and whose negligence, reckless,
omission to act, or breach of contract
contributed to your loved ones death. Typically,
the more defendants you can name in your wrongful
death lawsuit, the larger the compensation you
can recover.
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  • CONTACT US

Get a free consultation about your particular
case by getting in touch with experienced
personal injury lawyers in Salt Lake City. Call
the Jardine Law Offices, P.C., at 801-451-9555 or
complete this contact form for a free case
evaluation. Visit https//www.jardinelawoffices.
com/contact/
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  • THANK YOU
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