Juab County Wrongful Death Attorney
It’s never easy to talk about the death of a loved one, and you may be feeling hesitant to discuss your spouse or relative’s accident with an attorney. Take your time and get the care you need. Whenever you are ready, Juab County wrongful death lawyer Darwin Overson will be there to help explain your legal options, fight to hold the guilty party accountable, and seek the maximum compensation on your behalf.
Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with Overson Law’s Utah Personal Injury Attorneys
Fatal accident attorney Darwin Overson has been handling wrongful death claims in Juab County and other locations throughout Utah for more than 33 years. Backed by extensive experience, Darwin possesses the knowledge, skill, and tenacity required for challenging, complex claims. Darwin devotes intense focus to every case, and has successfully obtained favorable outcomes for numerous spouses, children, and parents of wrongful death victims.
Darwin understands the deeply personal and painful nature of these cases, and is always sensitive to any worries or concerns you may have. He strives to provide emotional as well as legal support, creating a caring and compassionate environment. Darwin wants to make this process as easy as possible for you, and will come to your location if you are unable to travel.
To set up a free legal consultation with Darwin, call the law offices of Overson Law at (801) 895-3143. Darwin will keep your information confidential. He handles cases throughout the Juab County area, including Nephi, Eureka, Callao, Mills, Levan, Partoun, Mona, Rocky Ridge, and Trout Creek.
Nephi Wrongful Death Lawyers Handling Fatal Accidents in Juab County, Utah
Wrongful death has many causes. It is important to be represented by an attorney who has experience handling the type of injury or accident involved in your claim. Attorney Darwin Overson handles claims and lawsuits involving a range of fatal accidents, including:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Defective Products (Product Liability)
- Drowning/Swimming Pool Accidents
- Intersection Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents (Premises Liability)
- Subway Accidents
- Truck Accidents
As a highly experienced personal injury lawyer in Juab County, Darwin has worked on cases involving many different types of serious injuries, giving him insight into what medical evidence to search for and how to present it effectively. Darwin works on cases involving catastrophic injuries and medical conditions including:
- Blood Loss (Hemorrhaging)
- Head Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
- Neck Injuries
- Organ Failure
- Respiratory Failure
- Skull Fractures
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Third Degree Burns
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Is There a Deadline to File a Lawsuit?
The parents, children, or spouses of Utah wrongful death victims may file a lawsuit within two years of the decedent’s passing. This legal deadline is known as the statute of limitations. If the statute of limitations runs out of time, you will not be able to proceed with your case, which means you will lose your ability to hold the guilty party accountable, obtain closure, and receive compensation.
While you should take your time to grieve and prioritize taking care of yourself, it’s also important that you begin discussing your situation with an attorney as soon as you feel able. The earlier you can begin reviewing your options with a wrongful death lawyer in Nephi, the more time will remain to build the strongest and most comprehensive case possible.
Compensation may be obtained by filing an insurance claim or, in some cases, a wrongful death lawsuit. In order to receive compensation, the plaintiff must be able to prove four basic facts:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care.
- The defendant breached (violated) their duty of care.
- The defendant’s actions caused the accident or injury.
- The plaintiff suffered harm as a result.
How Much Compensation is Available for Spouses and Family?
Compensation is also called “damages.” There are a few categories of damages recoverable in a wrongful death action in Utah:
- Economic Damages/Special Damages — Economic damages compensate financial losses, such as medical bills, hospital bills, funeral expenses, burial expenses, and loss of income/benefits. There is no limit on economic damages.
- Non-Economic Damages/General Damages — Non-economic damages are meant to alleviate non-financial losses, such as pain and suffering or the loss of a marriage. The Utah Supreme Court ruled that former limits on non-economic damages relating to medical malpractice were unconstitutional in 2015.
- Punitive Damages — Punitive damages are not available in every case. They are awarded only when the defendant acted intentionally, fraudulently, or with extreme disregard for human life. A portion of punitive damages is allocated to a state fund.
This terminology may seem confusing right now, but don’t worry about memorizing details. Just focus on spending time with your family as you go through the mourning process. Our law firm will handle all of the legal work while explaining your rights and responsibilities so that you can make informed decisions about what’s best for your family.
Call our law offices at (801) 895-3143 to set up a free, completely confidential legal consultation with Juab County accidental death lawyer Darwin Overson. Please don’t hesitate to call at any time, including evenings and weekends.