Utah/Nevada Wrongful Death Lawyers

Suddenly losing a loved one is a truly distressing and tragic event you hope to never endure. Unfortunately, it happens, and much more often than it should. It is at times like this when we at Huggins & Maxwell, Attorneys at Law genuinely believe we can be most helpful. You need a wrongful death lawyer to handle the legal consequences of your tragedy, and we do so with the thoughtfulness and compassion you and your loved ones deserve.

Rely on a Trusted Utah Wrongful Death Attorney

The moments following a tragic loss should be a time for private grieving and healing, but for many it is also a time of financial and legal turmoil. In addition to costly funeral expenses, loved ones are burdened with medical bills from efforts to save the decedent's life. Family members must also face the reality of losing what may have been the main source of income in the household. Fortunately, Utah law provides for certain recovery in wrongful death causes of action, and an experienced Utah wrongful death attorney can help.

Both the loved ones of a decedent and the personal representative of the decedent's estate can maintain a wrongful death cause of action in Utah. Heirs can recover pecuniary damages including "grief or sorrow, loss of probable support, companionship, society, comfort and consortium, and damages for pain, suffering or disfigurement of the decedent."

The personal representative of a decedent's estate can recover "any special damages, such as medical expenses, which the decedent incurred or sustained before the decedent's death, and funeral expenses; and any penalties, including, but not limited to, exemplary or punitive damages, that the decedent would have recovered if the decedent had lived."

Related but distinct from a wrongful death cause of action is a survival action. A survival action permits the personal representative of a decedent's estate to recover certain damages incurred or sustained before the decedent's death. It is important to speak with a Utah wrongful death attorney to learn more.  We accept cases around the state.

The Experience You Need from a Utah Wrongful Death Lawyer

When choosing a Utah wrongful death lawyer to represent your interests it is important to consider an attorney's experience. Wrongful death causes of action are far too important to be trusted to just anyone. You need a wrongful death attorney with a history of helping families deal with the sudden death of a loved one with proven results. Huggins & Maxwell, Attorneys at Law has helped families throughout Utah and Nevada recover in wrongful death causes of action.

Consult a Dedicated Utah Wrongful Death Lawyer

Contact Huggins & Maxwell, Attorneys at Law for a free, no obligation consultation. For your convenience, we offer evening and weekend meetings by appointment and can meet with you at our office or your home.

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