Nothing can make up for the loss of a loved one. At Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP, our Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys understand how difficult this time is for a family. We will work tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable and ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of another person’s intentional, reckless, or negligent act, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death suit. In the State of Nevada, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the deceased person’s death, so it is important to speak to a qualified wrongful death lawyer within that time frame. If the claim is not filed within this time period, the court will most likely refuse to hear the case.
In the State of Nevada, only certain individuals are legally permitted to file a wrongful death claim or file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a deceased loved one. Call our civil litigation law firm for more information about wrongful death in Nevada or to discuss your case.
In Nevada, only certain people are legally permitted to file a wrongful death claim. This includes:
Under Nevada law, certain individuals cannot file wrongful death suits, including:
There are a wide range of different types of accidents which may result in a wrongful death lawsuit. Some of the most common types of wrongful death suits include:
If you have lost a loved one due to intentional, reckless, or negligent conduct of another individual, a personal injury attorney can work with you to determine whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.
In a wrongful death claim, damages can be divided into two categories: special damages and punitive damages.
Special damages refer to compensation for concrete financial and emotional losses suffered by the deceased, their family, or their estate. Someone who has lost a family member to a preventable accident may receive damages to cover:
Punitive damages are designed to punish the at-fault party (or parties) for their role in the wrongful death, including negligence, intentional action (or inaction), and recklessness. An experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney can help you determine the types of damages to which you are entitled. Contact a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer with our firm to discuss your case.
Your Las Vegas wrongful death attorney can worth with you to determine the best party or parties against whom to file your suit. If the party responsible for the death was employed by a second party who was responsible for their conduct at the time the wrongful death occurred, that second party may also be included in the claim. Additional parties that may be included in a wrongful death claim include: