Provo Wrongful Death Lawyer
Has your parent, child, sibling or other family member been killed in a car crash or other accident? If so, you have our deepest condolences. Nothing can replace your loved one’s role in your family’s life. However, it may be possible to prevent future accidents by publicly holding the responsible party accountable.
At Esplin | Weight, we help the families of people who have died in fatal accidents bring claims for compensation under Utah wrongful death law. Contact us at our offices in Provo to discuss how we can help you. We offer free initial consultations concerning potential wrongful death claims, and you will owe no attorneys’ fees unless you are compensated.
Guiding Families Through Wrongful Death Claims
If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by a drunk driver, a reckless driver or some other person acting negligently, your family’s right to pursue compensation and hold the responsible party accountable is governed by a principle of Utah law called wrongful death.
Our firm is highly experienced at pursuing wrongful death claims. We fully investigate each case, just as we would a non-fatal personal injury case, and bring claims based on a thorough understanding of the elements of a wrongful death claim.
We will guide you through important steps such as having guardians appointed for minor children who may have lost their parents in the accident. We will handle every aspect of our representation with sensitivity toward the traumatic loss you have suffered.
Litigating Under Utah’s Unique One-Action Rule
Utah law requires that all wrongful death claims arising out of the death of a single person be addressed in a single trial or settlement. If you bring a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one, your attorney may have to coordinate with other family members’ attorneys, and if you learn that someone in your family has initiated a wrongful death action, you should consult a lawyer about your options.
At Esplin | Weight, we are experienced at working with other attorneys to bring successful wrongful death claims and at recovering compensation for our clients. Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you pursue fair results.