Wrongful Death

At Johnson Livingston, we believe it’s our responsibility to ensure that you and your family are taken care of, the person responsible for a loved ones wrongful death is actually held responsible, and most importantly, that the story of your loved one is told.

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Losing a Loved One Because of Someone Else’s Careless Behavior is Devastating


Anytime a life is lost, the family left behind can experience devastation and overwhelming grief. This is especially true in the case of an unexpected death following a catastrophic event caused by someone else’s negligence.

Utah law provides that whenever a person’s death is caused by the “wrongful act or neglect of another, [their family] may maintain an action for damages against the person responsible for their death.” This is why these types of deaths are characterized as “Wrongful Deaths.”

At Johnson Livingston, we take the loss of your loved ones seriously. While we understand that no amount of money will bring them back, or replace all of those lost opportunities to have them in your life, it’s likely that in addition to the emotional impact this person had in your life, their loss also contributes to a loss of income for your family, either due to funeral expenses or because of their death results in a lost job and income.

Regardless of the situation, if your loved one was killed in an accident, you should immediately contact a Utah Personal Injury Attorney.

Choosing The RIGHT Attorney for Your Wrongful Death Case


When you unexpectedly lose a loved one, there are so many questions. If their death was caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of someone else, the questions usually increase. The biggest challenge in getting your questions answered and opening a wrongful death claim is finding the right attorney. Every personal injury attorney wants these kinds of claims, mostly because of the potential value they think it can bring to them. However, you want to find a Utah Personal Injury Attorney who’s greatest concern is how they can help you. Who is invested in bringing peace to your family by fighting for what’s right, not just trying to get a quick settlement.

If you have a Wrongful Death claim, you will have your pick of attorneys vying for your case. We recommend you interview several attorneys to see who will be the best fit for you, and who will go the extra mile in telling your loved one’s story and caring about them, and what happened to them, as much as you do.


Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases:


  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (car, motorcycle, truck)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Defective Products
  • Workplace Accidents Resulting in Death
  • Semi-Truck Collisions
  • Pedestrian Hit
  • Bicycle Hit on Road or Sidewalk

Why Would You Need An Attorney For a Wrongful Death Claims?


Every wrongful death claim is different, but one thing remains the same; the hardest part of these cases is being able to talk about a person’s life, what was lost, and what changes you are going to go through now that they’re gone.

As your attorneys, we want to tell your loved one’s story. We want you to tell us everything about them, what made them special, and how their loss has been so devastating. Learning their story, and knowing them through you, helps us more adequately convey the value of your loss.

While we can unequivocally state, the full value of their loss will never be restored regardless of your compensation from your claim, we want to help right the wrong as much as we can.

What We Look at Instead are Areas of Both Quantifiable and Invaluable Ways that their Loss will Impact Your Daily Life Such as:



Loss of Future Earnings

The loss of future earnings after a loss can be detrimental for families. Throughout your claim, we work to replace those earnings to make your life a little easier, despite that lost income.  We are able to evaluate the loss of future earnings and give a monetary amount to what you will be dealing with.


Contribution to Your House

Depending on the role your family member played in your home, we are able to quantify the loss of household services and assistance you received from them.


Lost Memories & Time:

Maybe that loved one will now be missed at future life milestones, like weddings, graduations, babies being born, something you looked forward to sharing with them.

Unlike other attorneys, who often want to sign you up, settle the case, and ship you out the door, we want to spend as much time as possible with you and your family, so we can truly appreciate your experience with this loss.

Having the right Utah Personal Injury Attorney, like those at Johnson Livingston, who not only understands the wrongful death claim process but is invested in you and your family, will take the stress off of you, as you are grieving the loss of your loved one. Let us focus on getting your loved one the justice they deserve, while you focus on rebuilding  your future without the one you love.

Steps in the Process for a Wrongful Death Case



Set up a free consultation to meet with one of our attorneys and discuss questions and concerns you have about your case.



After discussing your case and determining if we are a good fit, we will schedule a secondary call or in-person meeting to customize an action plan and discuss the preliminaries of your case.



Following our meeting, one of our experienced personal injury paralegals will reach out and ask any follow-up questions and collect any remaining information needed to get your case started.



We will begin to establish your case. This will involve collecting information about the accident (emergency room and Doctors’ visits, insurance requests), gathering documents pictures, and information regarding the location and surrounding environment where the injury occurred,  your injury and the treatment plan, etc.



Your attorney will follow up within 30 days to see how your treatment and recovery are going. Everything will be documented in detail and your progress will be tracked. We follow up with you at let once a month to see how things are going and to keep you in the loop. Once treatment has been complete then we move onto step 6.



We prepare a demand letter and any other necessary paperwork to send it out to file your claim.



We will monitor the status of your claim, and continue to follow up with you and all necessary parties to keep it going forward.  This step typically takes anywhere from two weeks to 30 days.



Negotiations will follow, which can take days or weeks to complete. This is where we may settle if it makes sense for your case, move to mediation or arbitration depending on your specfic case needs.



If we choose to move forward with any case that is filed with the court (Arbitration, Jury Trial) we will take the appropriate steps until your case is complete. This process can be challenging and timely and if or when we reach this step we will take you through to completion. 



Move forward with confidence and peace of mind knowing that our attorneys did everything within their power to ensure you were rightfully taken care of for the future.

Pricing and Compensation from Case?

Call: (801) 948-9670

Text: (801) 683-5359

When a claim settles, our fee is 1/3 of the settlement value.

For cases that are filed in court, or litigated, our fee increases to 40% of any money awarded.

Our fees are standard in the Utah personal injury marketplace.

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Johnson | Livingston, LLC

Personal Injury & Trial Attorneys

195 South Orem Blvd, Suite 1

Orem, UT 84058


Call: (801) 948-9670

Text: (801) 683-5359

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