Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorneys in St George, Utah

At Swenson & Shelley Law, our St. George wrongful death lawyers know that losing a loved one under any circumstance can be an overwhelming experience. Losing someone because of another person’s wrongful act, neglect, or default is devastating.

Tragically, it happens in Utah more than anyone would think.

Whether your loved one’s death was caused by a negligent driver, property owner, or third party, we want to help you understand your legal rights and options to hold the liable party accountable for their reckless action or inaction.

Contact our Washington County to learn more about our customized legal strategies so you can make an informed decision about the direction of your claim.

St George Wrongful Death Law

What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Utah?

There is nothing ordinary about losing a loved one to negligence. Unfortunately, wrongful deaths occur throughout Utah and nationwide without notice, leaving families reeling from the emotional fallout.

Common causes of wrongful death in Utah include, but are not limited to:

If you have lost a loved one because of a person’s wrongful act, neglect, or default, we want to hear your story so we can help you pick up the pieces and pursue the liable party for the compensation you and your family need to move forward. Contact our St. George wrongful death lawyers today to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help.

Who is Eligible to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in Utah?

According to Utah’s wrongful death statute, the following individuals are eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim:

  • Surviving Spouse.
  • Surviving Children.
  • Surviving Parents.
  • Personal Representative of the Deceased Person’s Estate.

Utah law specifies the priority order for who may bring a wrongful death claim. If there are multiple eligible parties, the right to bring a claim typically falls to the highest-priority party on the list, including the surviving spouse over surviving children, surviving children over surviving parents, and then the personal representative. If you have questions about your eligibility to file a claim, contact our skilled wrongful death attorneys in St. George today.

What Types of Compensation Can I Pursue When Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Utah?

The specific damages recoverable in each wrongful death case will depend on factors like the circumstances of the death, the relationship between the deceased person and the claimants, and the evidence presented to support the claim. To follow are common forms of compensation we help our clients pursue.

  • Economic Damages

Economic damages are tangible losses that can be quantified in monetary terms and typically include:

  • Medical Expenses.
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses.
  • Loss of Financial Support.
  • Loss of Household Services.
  • Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are intangible losses that are difficult to assess in monetary terms and typically include:

  • Pain and Suffering.
  • Loss of Companionship.
  • Loss of Consortium.

In extreme negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party and deter similar behavior. If you believe your loved one’s loss was the result of another party’s negligence, contact our skilled wrongful death lawyers in St. George today to assess the details of your case during a free consultation.

We understand no amount of money will bring your loved one back, but it may help provide the time you and your family need to fully grieve and give you the sense of justice you need to move forward.

How Long Do I Have to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in Utah?

The statute of limitations establishes that wrongful death claims in Utah must be filed within two years after the date of the deceased’s death. It must be filed within one year if the claim is against a government agency.

The sooner you contact our experienced St. George wrongful death attorneys, the quicker we can begin preserving critical evidence that will help us build your case for success.

Call us today at (435)-228-7647 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation where you can learn immediately whether your claim is eligible to move forward with legal action.

We do not charge any fees upfront for our services. Instead, you pay us only if we secure payment for you. That makes getting legal help accessible and allows you to focus on your recovery. Contact us now to learn more.