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Provo, UT (July 19, 2021) – A Utah man died after plunging down a slope while climbing on Saturday evening, July 17.

Adrian Vanderklis, a 40-year-old from Roosevelt, was found dead at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon, according to a report from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say that it appears possible Vanderklis stumbled or slipped on loose material and was killed immediately as a result of the fall.

Police say they were called to the area Saturday night after receiving a report from a woman who was described as Vanderklis’s fiancee.  UCSO Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers and a helicopter crew with the Utah Department of Public Safety responded to the area and discovered Vanderklis around 7:45 p.m.

Vanderklis’ body was retrieved from the scene on Sunday morning.

The investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing, and further details have not been released.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Adrian Vanderklis.

Wrongful Deaths in Utah

If the victim of an accident would have been entitled to file a personal injury claim had survived, then it is appropriate for a member of their immediate family to file a wrongful death claim. This type of personal injury claim can be filed by a surviving family member or a legal dependent. 

Family members who, according to Utah’s personal injury laws, are allowed to file a wrongful death suit are parents, spouses, and children of the deceased. In some cases, another close relative, such as a sibling, might be authorized to file the claim.

When victims pass away from injuries sustained in accidents caused by reckless, negligent, or careless parties, their families may be entitled to compensation. Filing a legal claim with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in the Salt Lake City area can help to ensure your legal rights are protected after enduring the loss of a loved one.

The Utah fall accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones in preventable incidents. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout the Salt Lake City area. 

Right from the beginning, we begin to put together strong legal claims that best demonstrate the negligence of the defendant. With adequate evidence, case law, and dedication, we aggressively negotiate settlements for our clients that ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for the economic and non-economic damages they face moving forward. 

If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, and especially if they’ve died due to the negligence of another person, please contact our injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at (801) 350-3506 to see how our team can help you get the justice you deserve for your loved one. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident. We are ready to help you with a free, no-hassle consultation in your time of need.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.