Wrongful death injuries are some of the most devastating and life-changing claims that a person can bring. Wrongful death accidents can occur from anything; car accidents, work accidents, and other types of negligent actions can cause you to lose a loved one. The most important piece of evidence in a wrongful death claim is proof of negligent action of the non-victim party. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, contact an experienced Las Vegas, NV personal injury attorney today.
Wrongful Death Actions
In Nevada, there were 3,921 fatal car accidents in 2012.Drunk driving accidents are the leading cause of wrongful death on the road. Other wrongful death actions include, but are not limited to:
- Truck accidents
- Bike accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- And many more
The sudden loss of loved ones can cause more than just emotional trauma for the family, but may impact their financial stability substantially, especially if the family member that passed was the primary provider for the household. Wrongful death actions cannot bring back a loved one, but a claim for the damage caused can help ensure that the loss doesn’t cause the rest of the family to fall apart, and can hold the negligent party responsible for their actions.
The following actions could lead to wrongful death claims:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Dangerous drugs
- Construction accidents
- …and more
Wrongful death actions aren’t much different to other personal injury claims, in that a victim’s family must be able to prove negligence of the other party. Every type of wrongful death action is unique to the accident and requires an experienced attorney to help solve. For example, a wrongful death action based on a motor vehicle accident requires a thorough understanding of the type of car involved in the accident, the manufacturer, and how the manufacturer makes their cars.
Wrongful Death Claims
The family of those lost to wrongful death may seek damages to cover the loss of their family member, their hospitalization, ambulance trip, property damage, and lost earnings. Most families can also bring a claim to recover the future earnings their loved ones would have provided, especially if the family member was the primary financial provider. Family members may also receive non-economic damages, including the loss of consortium and mental anguish.
Sidell Law Offices | Las Vegas, Nevada Personal Injury Attorney
If you have lost a loved one due to a wrongful death accident, do not hesitate to contact a Las Vegas personal injury attorney, Robert Sidell of Sidell Law. Robert Sidell will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for the tragic death of your loved one. We understand how difficult a time this may be, but highly recommends that you contact our office as soon as possible to ensure you stay within the limitations period of the state of Nevada. You cannot bring your loved one back through any type of claim, but a wrongful death action can help bring closure to a traumatic time.