Wrongful Death Cases
The loss of a loved one is an emotional tragedy that can be financially devastating for a family. Our law firm understands that there is no amount of compensation that can make up for his/her death. We can, however, help you, and your family, obtain the justice you deserve, along with the financial security you need in order to recover.
A wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of the carelessness, negligence, or misconduct, of another party. It can be an accident, interaction with a consumer product, medical malpractice, unsafe premises, negligent security, etc. A death in the family is often times more than merely losing a person in one’s life. For a family member, the loss means: losing a leader, a loved one, someone they could confide in, and someone that once made up a big part of their family; these are qualities than can never be replaced. Aside from the costs associated with the death, the family must deal with loss of income, lack of assistance, a decline in companionship, and the pain and suffering caused as a result of it all. Our law firm knows that losing a loved one unexpectedly, can force you to enter a dark and strenuous time. The last thing you should be concerned with, during such a difficult time, is how you should deal with the financial hardship caused by the event. Our experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Lawrence C. Hill is here to help your family seek out the compensation that your family needs, in order to continue on with your life. We handle these types of cases delicately, with the discretion and individual attention warranted by the situation.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful-death lawsuits are usually pursued in cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe premises, product liability, or any other circumstance in which the death was caused by the behavioral misconduct of someone other than an employer. In most states, wrongful-death lawsuits relating to a workplace incident may only be pursued if the death was caused by the negligence of someone other than the deceased employee, employer, or co-worker.
Wrongful death claims vary so greatly, that there may be multiple individuals who are able to obtain compensation, for the damages that the death has caused them. Generally, damages depend on jurisdiction, and the relationship to the deceased. If you or a family member has been directly affected by the death of a loved one, caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party, call the experienced professionals at the Law Offices of Lawrence C. Hill right away. We can help you determine if you or a family member qualifies for this type of claim, and walk you through the difficult process.
We know that family members suffer enough with their personal loss, and should not have the added financial burden that stems from the loss. However, determining damages in a wrongful death case is never an easy task. Our legal team knows how difficult this process can be, and will work closely with our client to try to get the highest settlement they deserve. Under Nevada law, we are able to seek compensation of the following damages:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Administration costs of the Will
- Loss of companionship and guidance
- Medical costs relating to the deadly incident
- Loss of benefits that were provided by the deceased
- Loss of income, relating to employment of the deceased
- Decreased comfort due to the sudden and unexpected loss
- Pain and suffering sustained by the deceased, prior to their death
- Punitive damages, in cases stemming from a reckless or willful act
It is essential to understand that there is a “statute of limitations” with wrongful death claims, setting a parameter for legal action to be taken; members of the family who qualify for compensation must file their claim within two years from the date of death. Settlement calculations for wrongful death cases are often very time-consuming, so it is imperative that your case is filed quickly, to prevent any unnecessary delays that could end up costing you money and precious time.
We are here for you!
We understand that when sustaining such a difficult time, taking legal action is likely the furthest thing from your mind, but is often times completely necessary. Our experienced and compassionate legal team at the Law Offices of Lawrence C. Hill is dedicated to obtaining justice for your loved one. It’s important to us that each client be treated with the utmost compassion and patience, which is why we will walk you through the procedures at a pace that is most comfortable for you. Meanwhile, we will work hard to aggressively pursue the negligent party, and make sure that you have everything you need to secure your financial stability.
We urge those who have lost a loved one, after an incident caused by someone else’s negligence, to speak to someone from our legal team, for more information, by calling (702) 530-5688.
Our consultations are always free and we promise there are no up-front legal costs if your case is accepted. We are always available to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have about your qualifications for filing a claim, as well as the compensation entitled to you. Call us today at (702) 530-5688 to schedule a free consultation, or simply click here for your free online evaluation.