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Wrongful Death Resources

Wrongful death resources may assist you in your time of need. Although practical advice cannot take away the pain of bereavement, it can move the details along more quickly and help the victim’s family. It is our hope that anyone suffering in the wake of wrongful death will benefit from one of the following pages:

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How to Find Wrongful Death Laws

Utah wrongful death law is complex. United States citizens looking for their state’s wrongful death laws can find them summarized nicely here—unless they live in Utah, which is the only state not covered in the US Legal database. For those with interest in pouring over the written law, Utah Judicial Code Title 78B, Sections 2-5 contain Utah’s wrongful death law. The Governmental Immunity Act and Workers’ Compensation Act encompass more specific information on wrongful death in certain contexts.

How to Find the Proper Forms

UTCourts.gov has forms and resources for wrongful death claims. Some forms are available online; other forms will be provided by the insurance company. Accuracy with forms and legal filings is extremely important in any wrongful death claim. But the process doesn’t have to be frustrating or confusing. An experienced attorney can help you handle your claim efficiently and precisely.

Many personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations to prospective clients, who often leave with valuable insights even if they don’t leave with a lawyer. To find out whether your situation calls for a lawyer, you can call Good Guys Legal at (801) 506-0800.

How to Plan a Funeral

Funeral planning is difficult to think about, let alone execute. The sheer number of details to attend to is intimidating, and a heavy spirit impedes timely progress. You can visit Shared Sorrow’s time-of-loss checklist to find what must be done as well as helpful suggestions and cost estimates. Cost estimates can be determined by online funeral cost calculators. If these resources do not sufficiently ease the burden, professional funeral planners may be of service.

How to Obtain a Death Certificate

A death certificate is needed for the handling of the estate and accessing insurance. The death certificate is needed to execute the victim’s last will and testament and begin the wrongful death claim.

How to Find Grief Support Groups

Grief support groups provide families the opportunity to make connections with others in difficult circumstances. You can remember your loved one, share emotions of loss and share coping skills. Judi’s House.org offers a list of grieving centers throughout Utah to provide free support for those individuals and families who need support and a chance to express the most.