Losing a loved one is one of the most jarring experiences that a person can go through, especially when the death isn’t the result of natural causes. When a death occurs, surviving loved ones may have feelings of grief, anger, and a need for justice. While nothing can be done to bring your loved one back, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may provide a sense of closure, as well as provide your family with the monetary damages you need and deserve.
If you’re unsure of whether or not you have a wrongful death case, note that wrongful death cases are allowable when the wrongful or neglectful actions of one party lead to the death of another. Consider these following examples of wrongful death cases to get a better understanding of whether or not you have a case, and call our experienced lawyers at the office of Henness & Haight for a free consultation–
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of accidents and deaths in most states in the nation, including Nevada. If a car accident happened that took your loved one’s life, you may be able to hold the at-fault party responsible if you can prove that the accident wouldn’t have occurred but for the at-fault party’s actions.
Examples of negligent actions that can lead to car accidents include, but are not limited to, speeding, reckless driving, driving while impaired, fatigued driving, distracted driving, and driving aggressively. In addition to wrongful death claims that emerge from standard motor vehicle accidents, truck and commercial vehicle accidents that are fatal may also give rise to a wrongful death cause of action.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
If a pedestrian or a bicyclist is hit by a motor vehicle, especially one that is traveling fast, the chances are grim that the pedestrian or bicyclist will survive. Like other types of accidents involving motor vehicles, the surviving family members of the decedent can bring forth a wrongful death claim against the party responsible. This may be the driver of the motor vehicle involved, or another party, such as the party responsible for traffi