Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyer
At Alpha Accident Lawyers, our Nevada wrongful death attorneys understand how devastating the legal process is following the untimely death of a loved one. The trauma of going through wrongful death cases is something families should never have to undertake.
However, know that if you are suffering a loved one's death because of another person's negligence or wrongful acts, our Las Vegas law firm is here to help you during this difficult time.
Working with an experienced wrongful death attorney can help bring justice and peace to a grieving family. To learn about your legal options, please feel free to contact our personal injury law firm in Las Vegas. We offer a free consultation about your particular case and will provide insight into how filing a wrongful death claim works.
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Professional and Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers in Las Vegas
Alpha Accident Lawyers is comprised of an award-winning team of local personal injury attorneys, specializing in wrongful death laws. We are skilled in our practices and have built a reputation for winning the Nevada wrongful death cases we take on.
Our Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys utilize their working knowledge and experience to help clients overcome such a difficult time. Our law firm is comprised of attorneys, investigators, and other legal professionals who are dedicated to getting surviving family members the best outcome possible.
An Alpha wrongful death attorney will guide you through the wrongful death proceedings, offering you advice, support, and insight throughout the entire process. To learn more, we are available to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you work with us, you will be supported by an empathetic team that sincerely has your best interest in mind.
What Families Need to Know About Wrongful Death Claims
If one party's reckless and negligent actions cause a loved one's untimely death, surviving members of the deceased can take legal action to hold the at-fault party accountable. Before filing a wrongful death suit, it's important to understand the main components of this type of personal injury case.
What Is Considered a Wrongful Death?
According to Nevada law, a victim's death that was caused by a wrongful act or negligence of a person or entity is considered to be a "wrongful death." Therefore, if the victim's death resulted because of another's actions, a wrongful death claim can be filed against the accused party.
If the claim is successful, the guilty party's insurance company must pay monetary compensation to the surviving family members. Additionally, depending on the wrongful death case, a judge may also award punitive damages, which can result in the guilty party serving jail time or another form of punishment.
What Are Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims?
A wrongful death claim can be filed if a personal injury accident resulted in a fatality. The most common types of wrongful death accidents in Las Vegas include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
According to the Department of Public Safety, auto accidents and fatal crashes have consistently increased throughout the years in the state of Nevada. The rise in fatal accidents is attributed to drunk driving and driver negligence.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Pursuing wrongful death suits is similar to filing a personal injury claim. However, instead of the accident victims filing, it is the victim's family or a personal representative of the deceased person who files the suit. Additionally, the claim must be filed within two years of the victim's death. Because of the state's wrongful death law, only select individuals qualify as eligible "family members" who can file a wrongful death claim, such as:
- Surviving spouse or domestic partner
- The closest surviving family member
- A personal representative of the estate
There are many parameters when it comes to filing a wrongful death claim, and the legal system is complex when it comes to wrongful death accidents. If you require further detail or explanation, please contact Alpha Accident Lawyers. An experienced wrongful death attorney will provide you with valuable legal advice and clarify any concerns you have surrounding your case.
Damages That Can Be Recovered after Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Wrongful death laws allow the victim's family to be compensated for any proven financial losses that resulted because of their loved one's death. Losses that qualify for monetary compensation include the following:
- Property damage
- Lost wages for the time the victim missed from work
- Lost wages that the victim's family will no longer receive as a result of their passing
- Medical bills from the time the victim spent in recovery
- Any other medical expenses that accrued to treat the victim's injuries
- Funeral and burial expenses
Depending on the case, the courts may also award the family estate punitive damages. This is not a form of monetary compensation. Instead, punitive damages are meant to punish the at-fault party for especially egregious and reckless behavior, like driving under the influence.
How Alpha Helps with Wrongful Death Claims
Enduring a loved one's death is difficult. In addition to their loss, families must also undergo financial hardships, like accrued medical bills, lost wages, and funeral expenses. While all of these accumulated costs can be compensated by filing a wrongful death claim, the claim being successful will require sound legal representation from an experienced law firm. Here is how our legal team will assist you and your family with your case.
Step One: Reach Out to Our Las Vegas Law Firm
If you've lost a family member to wrongful death circumstances, the first step is to contact us. We're available by phone, email, or contact form. Team members are available to assist you 24/7, day or night.
Step Two: Speak With an Attorney
Once you've gotten in touch with our law firm, we'll help you set up an appointment to speak with one of our lawyers. During this time, we'll sit down with you and get the details of your case.
Our goal is to gain a full understanding of what happened so that we can best represent you and get you compensated for medical expenses, funeral expenses, or any other financial costs that the accident caused.
Step Three: File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
After your consultation, we get to work filing your wrongful death claim. Our legal team works hard to gather all the evidence we need to support you and your family with your wrongful death action.
Step Four: Support Throughout the Wrongful Death Claim Proceedings
Our wrongful death lawyers in Las Vegas are prepared to help get you back on your feet and to navigate these difficult times. Whether you're a surviving spouse or an heir of the deceased person, together, we'll help you get the compensation that you deserve so that you and your family can begin to move forward and heal.
Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you need assistance with a wrongful death lawsuit, know that you can count on the team at Alpha Accident Lawyers. We have a winning record and have recovered maximum compensation for our clients.
Work with our team and know that you're working with Nevada's top personal injury lawyers. At Alpha, we do not charge any upfront costs and work on contingency. By working on a contingency fee basis, clients will not feel burdened with another bill.
We offer affordable rates and will not collect payment until your case is won. In the unlikely event that we do not win an ideal settlement, you will not be responsible for any legal services we provided. Again, your well-being is our top priority.
Alpha Accident Lawyers will work to hold the negligent party accountable so that you and your family can focus on healing from your loss.
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