Have you lost a loved one in an accident? We’ll help you pursue justice.

Utah Wrongful Death Lawyers

The passing of a loved one can be traumatic – especially if it was preventable. Whether you lost a family member in a car accident or as the result of a botched surgery, you deserve to seek justice for their wrongful death.
At Henriksen & Henriksen, we hold negligent parties accountable for their role in tragic accidents. Our Utah wrongful death attorneys support grieving family members and help them secure the compensation they deserve from at-fault individuals or organizations.
If you recently lost someone to a preventable accident, contact our wrongful death law firm.
Wrongful Death Attorney Robert M. Henriksen

What Our Clients Say

Budget Friendly

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Rob is a fantastic attorney. He took my needs into consideration and firmly, professionally, and timely accomplished even more than I thought was possible.
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Henriksen & Henriksen helped my husband through a WC injury case. We ended with a settlement that we were very happy with. I would highly recommend them!

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I had a chance to hire this firm to resolve some of my problems and I can assure you the staff was professional, responded to my requests timely and helped me resolve my issues. Couldn't be any happier and I would recommend to anyone who is looking for good attorney.
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I found the law firm to be very responsive and professional to my situation, they resolved my legal situation in a very speedy time and manner, I will definitely go back for their assistance in the future. I highly recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance.
CP from Salt Lake City
    Wrongful Death Attorneys Robert Henriksen & Attorney C. Richard Henriksen

    About Our Salt Lake City Wrongful Death Lawyers

    Our wrongful death lawyers have been serving the state of Utah for more than six decades. We're deeply rooted in the Salt Lake City community, and we’re committed to helping local families find the closure and compensation they need to move forward.
    We know that filing a wrongful death claim can be emotional, time-consuming, and overwhelming. That’s why we make the process as painless and efficient as possible. When you work with our attorneys, you can trust you’re in competent hands.

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    Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle

    Medical Malpractice

    When healthcare facilities or medical providers violate their duty to provide quality care to patients, they are guilty of medical malpractice. It doesn’t matter if a nurse prescribed the wrong medication or if a doctor made a surgical error – if their action resulted in a fatality, they need to be held accountable.

    Workplace Accidents

    Deaths from workplace accidents can occur anywhere but are especially common in mining operations, manufacturing plants, and construction sites. Falls, explosions, burns, or long-term exposure to dangerous substances and chemicals can easily result in unfair, preventable deaths.

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    If your family member suffered fatal injuries in a negligent motor vehicle accident, you might have a wrongful death claim against the at-fault parties – which could include other motorists, employers, commercial truck drivers, government agencies, or the vehicle manufacturer.

    Premise Liability

    Did your loved one sustain fatal injuries due to hazardous conditions on someone else’s property? You have the right to hold the property owner accountable for their ill-maintained space or unmarked risks. This includes both public and private property owners.

    Product Liability

    Utah wrongful death laws are designed to help hold manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and product designers accountable for manufacturing and selling dangerous products. If a defect or unlabeled risk contributed to your loved one’s fatality, you likely have a wrongful death claim.

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    How the Mediation Process Works

    Step 1

    Initial Consultation

    We’ll begin with a free consultation to understand the nature of your loved one’s passing, the parties involved, and the damages your family incurred. This allows us to learn what documentation we will need and how we can best advise your case.

    Step 2

    Investigation and Information Gathering

    Once you have decided to move forward with your claim, we will begin gathering documents, reviewing medical records, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with relevant experts. Our goal is to build a truly impenetrable case that’s backed by real evidence.

    Step 3

    Identify Damages and Liable Parties

    Our next step is to determine who is at fault for the wrongful death, as well as how the wrongful death has impacted your family – financially, emotionally, and physically. This will influence how we proceed with the claim and the compensation we will demand from the responsible party.

    Step 4

    Settlement Negotiations

    Before we proceed to litigation, our attorneys will attempt to negotiate with the responsible party and their insurance company. In doing so, we may be able to avoid going to court and secure your compensation without the drawn-out trauma of a trial.

    Step 5

    Filing the Lawsuit

    If we cannot reach a satisfactory settlement with the at-fault party, we will help you file all of the necessary documents to initiate your wrongful death lawsuit. The defendant will be served and the legal process will begin in earnest.

    Step 6

    Settlement or Trial

    In many cases, our wrongful death lawyers are able to reach a settlement during the pretrial phase or during the trial itself. If that is not possible, we will present the case before a judge or jury and passionately pursue the compensation you deserve.

    Why Choose Henriksen & Henriksen Law?

    Decades of Experience

    Our Utah wrongful death lawyers have over 60 years of combined experience. As a result, we harbor a deep understanding of the legal complexities involved in these cases – and we know how to navigate the court system to effectively maximize your chances of success.

    Compassionate Approach

    We understand the emotional turmoil of losing a loved one, and we don’t want to exacerbate it. Our attorneys provide tactful, sensitive support throughout the legal process. We will listen to your concerns, answer questions, and continuously update you on the progress of your case.

    Aggressive Representation

    Our Salt Lake City wrongful death attorneys aren’t known to back down. We will vigorously fight for your rights and pursue the maximum compensation for your case. As skilled negotiators and trial lawyers, we don’t hesitate to take cases to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached.

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