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A tragedy has occurred, possibly leaving you and your family members with the burden of a loved one's passing.

If this loved one's death was caused by a wrongful act, you and your family are entitled to wrongful death damages. In this situation, filing a wrongful death claim is the best path to obtain compensation.

Our law firm is here to provide complete legal representation to ensure that you are fully compensated for the tragic loss and that the responsible parties are brought to justice.

To consult with one of our wrongful death attorneys, call (702) 566-3600.

What Is a Wrongful Death

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Wrongful death is a legal term to describe an event where a person's negligence results in the death of another.

To seek compensation for the deceased person's death, surviving family members file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party in hopes of covering funeral and burial expenses and other wrongful death damages.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Nevada?

Nevada law provides information on who can file a wrongful death claim in NRS 41.085. The parties that can file a wrongful death claim are:

If you lost someone due to reckless behavior and shared one of the relationships above with the deceased person, you could be entitled to a wrongful death settlement.

Contact a Nevada wrongful death lawyer today at (702) 566-3600 to understand your options.

Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases in Las Vegas

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With years of experience, our wrongful death lawyers have worked on hundreds of lawsuits and have determined the following to be the most common.

Car Accidents

Las Vegas has seen around 60,000 car accidents from 2016 to 2020. Sadly, around 1,500 of these are in a fatal accident. A fatal accident in Las Vegas is usually caused by driving under the influence or reckless driving.

Medical Malpractice

Another cause of wrongful death in Las Vegas is medical malpractice. Medical negligence/malpractice is when a healthcare provider's error, such as surgical errors, misdiagnosis, or medication mistakes, leads to a patient's death.

Workplace Accidents

Accident victims who lose their lives at construction sites, hotels, or other workplaces due to someone else's negligence have a valid wrongful death suit.

Premises Liability

If an accident victim's death occurs on a property owner's land and it was due to a known dangerous condition on the property, the owner may face a civil lawsuit.

Product Liability

If a defective product results in the death of someone, it can be considered a wrongful death. Common product liability cases are defective vehicles, unsafe medical devices, or dangerous pharmaceuticals.

What Are the Statue of Limitations on Wrongful Death in Nevada?

Nevada law imposes a time limit on wrongful death claims, known as the statute of limitations. This time limit ensures that legal claims are filed within a reasonable time range.

In Nevada, the statute of limitations on wrongful death claims is two years from the date of the person's death.

If the family fails to file a wrongful death claim within two years, they may lose the right to recover damages for their loved one's death.

However, the discovery rule may extend the statute of limitations. It's essential to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to ensure you fully understand the time to file a claim.

What Damages Can You Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?

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After a loved one's death, obtaining maximum compensation may be a vital aspect of your family's future.

Knowing what damages you can recover can help you and your family members alleviate any burden caused by the wrongful death.

How We Win Your Wrongful Death Case

Our Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys understand the devastating effects a loved one's death can cause.

For this reason, our wrongful death lawyers are highly committed to helping our wrongful death clients win their cases and receive maximum compensation.

Here's a rundown on how our firm's Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys will win your case:

Talk with a Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

If you lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you must not wait to get complete justice. Talk with one of our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers and learn how we can help you and your family.

Get a free consultation today by calling (702) 566-3600.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have to go to court for a wrongful death claim?

Not necessarily. Many wrongful death cases are settled through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods outside of court. However, your lawyer can represent you if a fair settlement cannot be reached.

How much does it cost to hire a wrongful death lawyer?

Many wrongful death lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you win your case. Additionally, initial consultations are often free, allowing you to discuss your case with a lawyer at no cost.

What should I do if I believe my loved one's death was wrongful?

If you suspect that someone else's negligence or misconduct caused your loved one's death, contact a Las Vegas wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options and protect your rights.

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