Wrongful Death Accidents in Las Vegas
Losing a loved one is an extremely traumatic event in an individual’s life. This is even more so the case in the event of an unexpected and sudden loss through wrongful death. A wrongful death is when an individual passes away because of another’s behavioral misconduct. When this happens to a family, they often wish to seek justice and financial assistance for the life that was lost. These can be sought with the help of an experienced attorney.
What is Wrongful Death?
When an individual dies because of another person’s negligence, carelessness, or misconduct, it is called a wrongful death. This may happen as a result of an accident, product malfunction, medical malpractice, unsafe premises, and more. When a loved one dies, the family is left to pick up the pieces of the unfortunate event. In the event of wrongful death, loved ones must handle not only the loss of a life, but the loss of an income and a great amount of pain and suffering as a result.
Types of Cases
There are many ways in which a wrongful death could occur. Lawsuits are usually pursued in situations involving automobile accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe premises, product liability, and more. These situations typically have to do with any circumstances in which the death occurred as a result of another individual’s misconduct or negligence. There are some cases in which wrongful death lawsuits may relate to a workplace accident if the death was caused by the negligence of someone other than the deceased employee, their employer, or co-worker.
When loved ones take care of the aftermath of wrongful death, there is a great financial burden on top of their own personal suffering. This can include several expenses that must be handled. Because of this, loved ones often seek compensation after a wrongful death in order to cover the expenses. This can often be difficult, which is why it is important to have an experienced attorney at your side while fighting for wrongful death damages. In the state of Nevada, compensation may be sought for the following:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Administration costs of a will
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance
- Medical costs relating to the accident
- Loss of benefits and income provided by the deceased
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased comfort due to the loss
- Punitive damages
When seeking compensation for a wrongful death case, it is important to know there is a statute of limitations on these claims. A statute of limitations allows for a certain amount of time to pursue legal action for a wrongful death. The statute of limitations in the state of Nevada is two years from the date of the individual’s death.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know experienced a loss as a result of a wrongful death, contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates, LTD. today.
When individuals in Las Vegas are injured due to the negligence of another party, they can turn to Lawrence C. Hill & Associates for quality legal assistance. Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, were injured by a negligent driver, or impacted by negligence in another way, we are here to help. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.