Duchesne County Wrongful Death Attorney
A wrongful death is a death caused by another person’s careless or reckless actions. The surviving spouses, parents, and children of wrongful death victims in Utah may be able to recover compensation.
While no legal action can undo the tragic accident which has already taken place, the compensation resulting from a claim or lawsuit can help to provide greater financial stability and support for you and your loved ones. Duchesne County wrongful death lawyer Darwin Overson will be there to help you through the process.
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Attorney Darwin Overson has more than three decades of experience handling complex wrongful death claims in Duchesne County, Utah, including Roosevelt, Myton, Tabiona, Altamont, Neola, Bluebell, and other nearby communities. Darwin wants to make everything as simple as possible for you and your family, and is more than willing to come to your location if you cannot travel.
Darwin handles every wrongful death case with empathy and care. He understands how painful it is to discuss your loved one’s passing and will always treat you with compassion and sensitivity for what you’re going through. You are more than just a case to Darwin. His goal is to help you get a sense of closure and justice while obtaining the maximum possible compensation on your behalf.
To arrange for a free legal consultation with Darwin, call the law offices of Overson Law at (801) 895-3143, including nights and weekends. Darwin will keep your family’s information confidential.
Roosevelt Wrongful Death Lawyers Handling Claims in Duchesne County, Utah
During his many years handling wrongful death claims in Utah, Darwin has encountered numerous types of accidents and injuries. Darwin approaches each case with extensive knowledge of the causes of accidental death, and has successfully handled difficult cases that other attorneys turned down or gave up. Darwin handles claims and lawsuits involving:
- Automotive Accidents — Darwin has successfully handled numerous claims involving car accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, subway accidents, and intersection accidents.
- Bone Fractures — Certain bone fractures can be fatal, including skull fractures, neck fractures, or broken ribs that pierce the lungs or other internal organs. Broken bones can also cause death if wounds become infected due to negligent medical care.
- Defective Products (Product Liability) — Liability for defective products may extend to manufacturers, retailers, and other parties. Design defects, manufacturing defects, and missing warning labels affect medications, toys, automobiles, car parts, clothing, furniture, gadgets, appliances, foods, beverages, and other consumer goods.
- Drowning Accidents — Unintentional drowning claims about 10 lives each day in the United States. Most victims are children aged one to four years old. Drowning can occur due to lifeguard negligence, lack of lifeguards, or defective swimming pool design or equipment.
- Medical Malpractice — Many different types of doctors and medical professionals commit malpractice, including nurses, dentists, and surgeons. Hospital errors are a leading cause of death in the United States. A doctor commits malpractice when he or she makes a preventable, careless error that causes the death of a patient.
- Organ Failure — Heart failure, kidney failure, and failure of other organs can be caused by laceration, blunt force trauma, or medical errors like prescribing excessive dosages or failure to diagnose cancer.
- Slip and Fall Accidents — Slip and fall accidents are a common type of premises liability claim. Premises liability means a property owner is liable for preventable deaths resulting from negligent property maintenance. For example, hazards like dim lighting and broken tiles are often responsible for slip and fall accidents.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) — TBI kills approximately 50,000 Americans every year, according to the CDC. The leading causes of TBI include automotive accidents, accidental falls, and being hit by falling objects.
Compensation for Family and Spouses of Fatal Injury Victims
It is impossible to estimate how much compensation your family may be able to recover without first reviewing the details of your case. You should consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney in Duchesne County as soon as you are able. If you do not file a lawsuit within two years of the decedent’s death, your case will not be able to move through Utah’s court system, and you will not be able to get compensated or hold the liable party accountable for their actions.
Unlike many other states, Utah does not cap or limit “damages,” which is another term for compensation, in wrongful death cases. Damages for wrongful death in cases involving medical malpractice were formerly capped at $450,000 but the Utah Supreme Court ruled these limits unconstitutional in 2015.
Generally speaking, surviving daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, wives, and husbands of wrongful death victims can recover compensation for costs and losses including:
- Burial Expenses
- Funeral Bills
- Lost Benefits
- Lost Income
- Medical Bills
- Pain and Suffering
Right now, focus on getting the care you need. Our attorneys will be here to help answer your questions and evaluate your legal situation whenever you are prepared to start exploring your family’s options. To arrange a free, completely confidential legal consultation, call Roosevelt fatal accident lawyer Darwin Overson at (801) 895-3143.