A wrongful death claim arises when a person dies as a result of the negligent or reckless conduct of another. These cases differ from other types of personal injury cases in that the victim (or “decedent”) is not filing the lawsuit. Rather, the decedent’s estate pursues a claim for the losses that the decedent’s loved ones have suffered as a result of their death. The purpose of a wrongful death suit is to provide relief to families who have been injured emotionally and financially as a result of the death of a loved one.
Wrongful Death Claims
All wrongful death claims arise out of accidents caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another. These claims may result from many different types of accidents and negligence including:
- Hospital or doctor error
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Failure of property owners to properly maintain their premises
- Defective products
If a family member is killed by someone else’s negligence, the surviving family members suffer extreme grief and emotional turmoil, and often the loss of financial support. If you have lost a loved one in any type of accident, it is important that you preserve all your legal rights and contact a Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney immediately.
Wrongful Death Damages
As the survivor of your loved one, you may be able to recover damages in a wrongful death claim. An experienced attorney is vital to make certain that you receive the proper compensation for your losses. In a wrongful death case, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Costs related to medical and funeral services
- Lost financial support
- Lost love, companionship and advice
- Damages intended to punish the negligent party
- Reimbursement for lost services normally provided to you by your loved one
The unexpected passing of a loved one may leave family members with many expenses, such as hospital bills, and funeral and burial costs. You may be able to receive maximum compensation for these expenses along with the compensation of your loved ones lost wages and the loss of your loved one’s companionship.
Your Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorneys
The lawyers at Tramel Law Group can help pinpoint the cause of the accident at issue and identify all parties responsible for your loved one’s death. From the moment you retain the Tramel Law Group team, we will begin aggressively investigating and analyzing your case. We will not stop fighting for you until we have recovered every last cent you are entitled to.
Although we realize that no amount of money can make up for the death of someone you love, our attorneys will fight to achieve the maximum compensation for you suffering and loss, so you can concentrate on the difficult grieving process.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, call us at 702.233.2244 or fill out our free initial consultation form today.