Over the holiday weekend there was a tragic car accident in West Jordan that left everyone involved severely injured. The accident happened on Christmas eve when a SVU jumped a median and ran head on into a Suburban carrying the Pack family. The sad news that is now being reported is that the infant injured in the crash has now passed away, while the rest of the family continues to go through surgeries and tries to recover. The accident is still being investigated but it seems quite clear the the Pack family, from American Fork, were not the cause of the accident and there will likely be a clear case of negligence against the other driver.
Wrongful Death Suits in Utah
Wrongful death suits are probably the saddest cases in the whole realm of tort law. The idea is simple, someone caused the death of another negligently and should be held liable for the costs and damages associated with that. One of the big damages calculated in such a case is loss of consortium. Loss of consortium basically tries to do the impossible by placing a monetary value on the benefit of having someone in your life. In the case above where the deceased is an infant it becomes even more difficult not only to put a dollar amount on the life of a child, but to even propose such a measure. Unfortunately, however, loss of consortium and other like damages are the only tools we have for providing relief.
Utah Personal Injury Attorney | Wrongful Death
Whether you were simply injured in an accident or a family member passed away because of an accident that was someone else’s fault, the lawyers at Salcido Law Firm can help. We treat you with the utmost respect and understand that you are going through a very difficult period in your life. Call or email us today to set up a free consultation.