Wrongful Death Attorneys Holding Responsible Parties Accountable
Our wrongful death attorneys in Gridley, Ward & Hamilton are highly experienced in wrongful death cases, and we will work tirelessly for your case to ensure you collect maximum compensation.
Wrongful deaths are often the result of negligence or misconduct on the part of another driver, a company or product manufacturer or a medical professional. If you lost a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another, contact our law firm today to schedule your FREE consultation.
Our attorneys will take great care in reviewing your case and going over your legal options with you. After you decide to pursue your case, we will take it from there so that you and your family can peacefully mourn your loss.
About Wrongful Death
If an individual’s or other
entity’s negligence or misconduct results in a fatality, a wrongful death lawsuit may be pursued and the deceased person's immediate family may be entitled to damages.
Our attorneys handle all legal matters so that you and your family can grieve the loss of your loved one peacefully. A wrongful death suit may also be pursued if a criminal action fails. Most commonly, compensation can be recovered for funeral expenses, outstanding medical bills related to the injury, pain and suffering, loss of consortium (or companionship) and loss of income.
Causes of Wrongful Deaths
Almost any type of accidents has the potential to cause a fatality. We have listed some of the more common causes of wrongful deaths.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Over one million car accidents each year result in fatalities. Distracted or drunk driving is a common cause of many accidents. Other accidents may result from a careless driver who speeds or drives too fast for road conditions.
When a driver is negligent or reckless, accidents can occur and cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries. We can help you ensure that the driver his held accountable for his or her actions.
Although strict safety regulations are in place to prevent accidents in the workplace, they do happen. Injuries vary by industry. They can be severe and even fatal. A wrongful death suit may be pursued if the death was the result of the employer’s disregard for safety.
While some defective products result in minor injuries, other defective products such as a car can have catastrophic consequences. A car that malfunctions can result in a serious and potentially fatal accident.
We can hold the car manufacturer liable for the death of your loved one. Any defective or malfunctioning product that results in a fatality should be pursued in a wrongful death suit to hold the company responsible.
Hospitals and doctor's offices should be safe spaces. However, preventable deaths do happen. Patients may contract serious infections, doctors may ignore a patient’s symptoms or a doctor may make a mistake during surgery or delivery. Each of these deaths is preventable and due to the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional. We will ensure the doctor and all other parties involved are held responsible.
Our Attorneys can Help
Utah’s statute of limitations in wrongful death cases is 2 years from the date of the person’s death. If the suit is against a government entity, the limit is 1 year. These deadlines make it even more important to work with an experienced attorney.
Your Injury Attorneys Are Gridley, Ward & Hamilton can provide you with sound legal counsel and aggressive representation to ensure your legal rights are protected. We handle all legal matters so that you can grieve the loss of your loved one in peace.