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Wrongful Death

What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death in Utah?

Published on April 4, 2016 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Utah Lawyer, Wrongful Death

The term “wrongful death” is not very self-explanatory. After all, it’s hard to think that any death is wrong or right. But in legal terms, wrongful death in Utah or anywhere else means that a person died due to the negligence of some other individual or group. Understanding what could be considered a wrongful death…

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Preventing Dog Bites: Not Just for Mailmen

Published on March 21, 2016 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Dog Bites & Attacks, Fatal Accidents, Wrongful Death

You’ve probably seen a comedy where the mailman gets his rear-end bitten by a dog and has to run away with a hole in his pants. These jokes are funny, but dog bites are a serious problem. Preventing dog bites is very important. They can cause serious injury and even be deadly. The Facts about Preventing…

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Child Gun Safety: What to Know to Keep Your Kids Safe

Published on March 17, 2016 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Children & Accidents, Fatal Accidents, Wrongful Death

In November of 2014, tragedy hit Kaysville, Utah. One Sunday morning, a 12 year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by a younger sibling in their home. While friends and family mourned, the Davis County Health Department sent out a tweet commenting on the need for child gun safety and awareness: “We urge all families to lock up firearms…

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Preventing Identity Theft After Death

Published on February 19, 2015 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Wrongful Death

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Identity theft isn’t just a problem for the living. Criminals have begun stealing the identity of the deceased and using the information to open bank accounts, create online accounts, file tax returns, etc. According to a fraud prevention firm, ID Analytics, nearly 2,200 names of recently deceased people are intentionally stolen per day. It’s called “ghosting.” A…

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Wrongful Death Claims: The Basics

Published on September 24, 2014 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Wrongful Death

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The thought of a lawsuit is one of the scariest processes a person can imagine going through. Add the emotions of having lost someone dear, and the process becomes overwhelming. Learning how to file a wrongful death claim and understanding the process before you file will help ease the anxieties of having to face this ordeal.…

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Grieving Centers Can Help Heal in the Case of Wrongful Death

Published on May 2, 2014 • Last updated July 28, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Wrongful Death

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How do we move on after losing a loved one? Each grieving journey is uniquely difficult for everyone. At times, it may seem impossible to “move on” with life while coping with death, but there are tools and programs available to help grieving individuals, families, children, and teens. A grieving center is one tool available…

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5 Ways to Deal with Grief

Published on June 10, 2013 • Last updated July 28, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Fatal Accidents, Wrongful Death

C.S. Lewis raised the possibility that “there are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” While this may sound overly optimistic, it can be true if you allow your actions to accord with your ultimate desires. Even after such a traumatic event as the death of a loved one, healing and progress…

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Brain Trauma

Published on June 6, 2013 • Last updated July 28, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Brain Injuries, Wrongful Death

Brain injuries are not a one event accident, such as breaking an arm. When an individual sustains a brain injury, he or she cannot simply go to the emergency room, have a cast placed on the fracture, and then go home and wait for it to heal. According to the Brain Injury Association of America…

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