If a loved one of yours has been lost due to a situation of wrongful death, you have a legal right to file a claim. In general, a lawsuit can be filed on behalf of the deceased’s surviving family members. In most cases, a representative of the individual’s estate can file for the survivors.
In Nevada and other states, if a person has died as a result of a wrongful death, the spouse of the decedent or parent of minor children can initiate a lawsuit. Generally speaking, survivors can claim losses if their loved one has died due to someone else’s negligence, intentional act or medical malpractice. Damages that can be recovered as compensation include the following:
• Pain and suffering the deceased experienced
• Cost of medical treatment to the deceased after sustaining their injuries before their death
• Cost of the funeral and burial
• Loss of expected income of the deceased
• Loss of inheritance
• Loss of the value of services the deceased would have provided
• Loss of care, nurturing and guidance the deceased would have provided
• Loss of companionship
• Loss of consortium
It’s important to note that a wrongful death claim is one that is civil in nature. The overall point of the lawsuit is because of the financial and emotional effects the death of the individual has had and will have on their surviving family members.
When a family member files a wrongful death claim, they are also required to prove that their loved one’s death was caused by the negligence, recklessness or intentional act of someone else. If the cause of death does not fall under of those categories, it is not considered “wrongful death.”
If you are located in the Las Vegas, Nevada area and have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, you need to get in touch with the Dobberstein Law Group. The Las Vegas NV wrongful death lawyers will help you to prepare your claim. Contact experienced Las Vegas NV wrongful death lawyers at Dobberstein Law Group at your earliest convenience.