When a loved one’s death is caused by someone else’s negligence, the grief can be especially hard to bear. Our wrongful death attorneys give personal attention to families that are facing the future without a loved one. From the time you ask for our help until the settlement, you will have a lawyer who is fully involved in your wrongful death case.
When a parent, a child, a spouse or anyone in a family is killed because of someone else’s negligence, there is no amount of money that will change that awful fact. However, the Las Vegas wrongful death attorney team at Koch & Brim, LLP understands that financial compensation is almost always necessary to address the economic realities of a wrongful death.
When negligence causes a wrongful death, the negligent party is liable. The at-fault driver in a car accident or truck accident can be held accountable for that negligence. The auto driver that pulled in front of a motorcycle or hit a pedestrian or ran into a bicyclist is liable for the loss of life. The drunk driver who caused a fatal accident is liable to the family. Wherever fatal accidents happen due to the negligence of someone else — at a school, in a casino or hotel parking lot, on the roadway of a gated community — the person or entity responsible is liable for wrongful death.
The wrongful death victim’s estate and heirs are entitled to financial compensation. Our lawyers will get to know you and your family so that we understand the loss of comfort and support. We will use experts to determine the loss of potential earnings and other damages.
We will investigate all of the facts concerning the accident and contact all insurance companies that may be involved. If there is not enough insurance to cover the wrongful death claim, we will do a full investigation into the negligent person’s assets to maximize all potential sources of compensation.
According to data from the CDC (Latest Data Available- 2017), here are some important statistics about wrongful deaths:
The six most common situations that result in a wrongful death victim are as follows:
There are typically four elements necessary for a wrongful death claim:
The following parties have the right to file a wrongful death claim in Las Vegas, NV:
Based on the statute of limitations in the state of Nevada, you must submit a wrongful death claim within 2 years of the date of the death of the person. If the time limit has expired, it’s possible that the defendant will have grounds to file a motion to dismiss the case.
There are many different ways that people can suffer financially from the death of a family member. If you file a wrongful death claim in Nevada, you could be eligible from any of the following from the negligent party:
If you have a loved one that was victim to wrongful death by the negligence of someone else, we understand what a painful and troubling situation that you are in. The Las Vegas personal injury lawyer team at Koch & Brim, LLP can help you seek compensation for financial losses, as well as help ease the pain & suffering. Contact us at our Las Vegas offices for a free consultation about your case today! 702-451-3900.
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