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Few things can compare to the anguish of losing a loved one due to the negligence of another. Concerns exist as to the well-being of the one taking the life as they are left to reflect on their actions during their lifetime. Pain and heartache is felt by the ones left behind walking through life without their loved one. And depending on the circumstances, anguish experienced by the deceased between the time of the injury and their eventual passing.
Wrongful Death cases are considered the most delicate of all cases due to the emotional charge they carry. Children of the deceased may be entitled to the amount of the financial support they would have received from their deceased parent. A spouse may be entitled to value of their loss of care, comfort and companionship of their lost spouse. Rights to recovery may be subject to a will, estate or trust.
The legal and emotional complexities of wrongful death cases require the assistance of an experienced attorney. If you have experienced the death of a loved one due to the negligence of another, you need and injury lawyer now. No amount of money can make up for your loved one, but we can help you recover any compensation that you could be entitled to. Let the attorneys at Marshall Injury Law take care of you and your family today.
Don’t hesitate, call us today at (702) 489-5700 to set up a free consultation.
The team at Marshall Injury Law is happy to answer any questions you may have.
According to Nevada law (NRS 41.085), wrongful death is defined as:
"When the death of any person, whether or not a minor, is caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another, the heirs of the decedent and the personal representatives of the decedent may each maintain an action for damages against the person who caused the death, or if the wrongdoer is dead, against the wrongdoer's personal representatives, whether the wrongdoer died before or after the death of the person injured by the wrongdoer. If any other person is responsible for the wrongful act or neglect, or if the wrongdoer is employed by another person who is responsible for the wrongdoer's conduct, the action may be maintained against that other person, or if the other person is dead, against the other person's personal representatives."
Wrongful death claims are typically filed by someone representing the "estate" of the deceased. This could be a spouse, legal guardian/parent, financial dependents such as children, extended family (such as grandparents) depending on the relationship and the situation surrounding the claim. All of this can vary state by state as well as circumstance.
Unfortunately, this number is all too high each year in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional injury deaths are the third leading cause of death in the United States. In 2017, 169,936 unintentional injury deaths occurred. Of those the top three leading causes of unintentional injury deaths were:
In the state of Nevada, wrongful death claims for those that occurred at a place of work are handled through the state due to workers compensation laws. If you're in need of guidance when it comes to worker's compensation cases, we can help. Contact us today and we can evaluate your claim.
It is pertinent to begin the process of filing a wrongful death claim as soon as possible. In Nevada, the statute of limitation for wrongful death is two years and if time has passed it's important to compile your case now. If a claim is not filed within this two year window, it could be detrimental for the outcome. Our experienced attorneys are here to answer any questions that you could have about wrongful death claims. Contact us today at (702) 489-5700 for a free consultation.
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