The untimely death of a loved one is a tragic incident only worsened if caused by another’s negligent or wrongful actions. Although the grief of losing a loved one due to a preventable accident can be overwhelming, so too can the financial stresses that often result.
At Henness & Haight, we know that your first priority after this type of tragedy is not seeking compensation. We also know that no amount of money can bring back your loved one. At the same time, seeking compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit can help your family regain its financial footing so that you can mourn your loss without fear of financial ruin.
Our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers provide a compassionate and delicate approach to these special cases, ensuring your family receives individual attention and the utmost discretion as we take on the task of fighting for fair compensation for your loss.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
When a death is caused by the negligence of another, a wrongful death lawsuit can hold the wrongdoer accountable. It can also help the survivors obtain much-needed compensation for damages.
Nevada law considers negligence as a person’s failure to act as a reasonable and prudent individual would have acted under similar circumstances. This can include situations in which a driver drove while drunk or ran a red light, or if a doctor incorrectly performed a surgery or did not diagnose a disease, among other situations.
Your attorney will have to demonstrate that the responsible party had a duty to provide care or a safe environment for the deceased, that they failed in this obligation and that their wrongful actions resulted in your loved one’s death.
Our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident in order to determine exactly what happened and who should be held liable. We know how difficult this process can be for mourning families, which is why we handle all of the logistics and negotiations so that you can focus on putting your life back together.
To learn more about your legal options after the wrongful death of a loved one and to see if you are entitled to file a wrongful death suit, contact Henness & Haight for a free consultation.
Compensation for Family Members
In Nevada, the immediate heirs and the personal representative of the deceased’s estate may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit after the untimely death of a loved one. Family members who may file a claim include a spouse, children, parents and adopted children who were dependents of the deceased and relied on them for financial or emotional support.
Although no amount of money can bring back a loved one, families are often left with mounting financial obligations and expenses that must be paid. A wrongful death suit can help ensure you and your family recover compensation for economic, non-economic and punitive damages as are appropriate for the circumstances surrounding your case. These types of damages can include:
- Loss of current and future income
- Loss of support and services
- Loss of parental guidance and companionship
- Mental anguish
- Emotional suffering
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
In cases of gross negligence or wrongdoing, punitive damages may also be awarded to surviving family members or an estate. These damages are given as a punishment to the responsible parties and serve as a deterrent to prevent others from engaging in similar actions.
Our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers understand the many burdens facing the surviving family of a deceased loved one, which is why we are dedicated to helping you seek justice and fair compensation that can help you through this challenging time.
Contact Our Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Henness & Haight, we put our clients’ needs above all else as we work tirelessly to help ensure they have the legal representation and support they need after a tragedy. We provide personalized and compassionate attention to every case we represent, while fighting aggressively with insurance companies and responsible parties for the justice our clients deserve.
Our proud record of success and continual flow of referrals demonstrates our commitment to successfully representing the best interests of our clients at all times.
With our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers by your side after the untimely loss of a loved one, you can be confident that we are committed to reaching a successful verdict or settlement on your behalf.
If you have lost a loved one, do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no obligation review of your claim. We work on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless your case is successful.