Wrongful Death In Utah During Bus Ride Leads To Lawsuit

Wrongful death is a tragic and avoidable incident. Losing a loved one due to neglect compounds the tragedy and brings unforeseen burdens on family members. At Jardine Law Offices P.C., our Utah wrongful death lawyers want to discuss a recent wrongful death in Salt Lake City, Utah. A simple bus ride became a nightmare for the loved ones of Juan Melendez.

What Happened in this Utah Wrongful Death?

In June 2018, Juan Melendez needed to take a bus with the Utah Transit Authority. He needed an electric wheelchair to get around and, when boarding the bus, he needed the wheelchair to be strapped down so it wouldn’t move while the bus was in operation.

As the bus turned, Melendez “was thrown from and subsequently pinned by his wheelchair, sustaining serious injury” and then passed away months later.

A simple bus ride turned into a tragedy for his family, and now they are without their dear friend and loved one. All someone in authority had to do was make sure the procedure was followed, and that would have spared Melendez not only great pain and suffering but also spared his life.

Wrongful Deaths Cause Undue Suffering

We frequently hear about the tragic deaths of people dying due to the negligence of others. At Jardine Law Offices P.C., our Utah wrongful death attorneys find that many careless acts lead to undue pain and, at worst, a wrongful death. We seek justice for those impacted by a wrongful death and want to speak to you today. The statute of limitations on wrongful death is two years; this is a short amount of time, and we want to act fast to help you.

The family members of the victim in a wrongful death have to deal with such problems such as:

  • Loss of salary from the victim
  • Unforeseen legal and medical bills
  • Loss of stability in the home
  • Unable to keep up with rent or mortgage payments
  • Emotional and physical trauma

Call us for a free consultation on your case

If somebody you love has been the victim of a wrongful death caused by someone’s careless and negligent actions in the Utah area, please contact us immediately. Again, the statute of limitations on wrongful death is only two years, and we know you do not want the time to run out before we can help. We pledge to conduct a full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • The estimated value of the comfort and serve yes your loved one would have provided had he lived.
  • Estate administration expenses in regards to the wrongful death
  • The medical and hospital bills accrued before death
  • Estate administration expense in regards to the wrongful death
  • The loss of guidance, inheritance, moral upbringing, advice, love, guidance, and support

When you need a Utah wrongful death lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 801-350-3506 for a free case evaluation.