Wrongful Death Attorneys in Las Vegas, NV

In Nevada, the family of a person who loses their life due to an intentional act, negligent behavior, or reckless mistake can seek compensation.

Although it is impossible to monetarily account for the loss of a loved one, holding the responsible parties accountable can help the family begin the healing process. Having the proper legal representation helps to ensure that the victim's family receives the wrongful death settlement they are entitled to in this situation.

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Understanding Wrongful Death Lawsuits

A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit that seeks to recover damages to compensate family members for their loss of companionship, grief, sorrow, and potentially economic support when a family member dies as a result of the negligence of another. These lawsuits are referred to as civil lawsuits and must be filed in court by an appropriate individual. Liability takes the form of monetary damages. Also, if a criminal charge is filed by a prosecutor, a conviction against the wrongdoer can assist in proving the civil case.
Wrongful Death Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Common Negligent Acts

Here are several common negligent acts that justify a wrongful death claim:

  • Negligent or reckless car crashes
  • Accidents on the property as a result of dangerous conditions
  • Unsafe product accidents caused by defective design or manufacturing
  • Unsafe workplace conditions accidents
  • Medical malpractice due to a physician or surgeon

Potential Damages

In a wrongful death claim, surviving family members are entitled to recover two types of damages, compensatory and potentially punitive. Punitive damages do not award the family of the victim compensation but rather penalize deplorable conduct, including intentional or reckless conduct, in an effort to deter similar conduct in the future.

Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages represent losses to surviving family members or the estate of the deceased. These damages include:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of Economic Support due to Lost wages of the deceased and future loss of income
  • Property damage
  • Loss of benefits to surviving family
  • Loss of companionship
  • Grief and sorrow compensation
  • Victim pain, suffering, or disfigurement experienced before the death of the family member

    Why Hire an Attorney After a Fatal Accident?

    The aftermath of losing your loved one is a traumatic time in your life. However, that is not the extent of it; the paperwork and legal proceedings that follow a wrongful death lawsuit are heavy and complex to navigate on your own. An experienced wrongful death attorney can ease the burden of this dark time and ensure you receive the justice you deserve.

    What is the Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Claims?

    A wrongful death claim must typically be filed within two years of the date of the victim’s death. After the two-year mark, the court will likely preclude any wrongful death claim, and the family loses their chance at receiving deserved compensation.  In medical malpractice cases, the statute of limitations are often shorter, i.e. only one (1) year from the date of death, and thus retaining an attorney shortly after the death is important.

        How to Prove Fault in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

        To prove fault in a wrongful death claim, we work diligently to collect supporting evidence. This may include working with accident scene reconstructionists and safety engineers, as well as observing property damage left at accident scenes. We demonstrate a detailed approach that includes reviewing reports and witness statements to provide sufficient backing to your claim.

        Our Other Areas of Practice

        Our law firm works with clients in Las Vegas in several areas of law, including medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, electrocution, and aviation accidents. If you or someone you love has been involved in a situation of this nature, don’t hesitate to call our industry-leading attorneys.

        Choose Carvalho & Associates as your Law Firm to assist with the wrongful death of a family member

        With a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience that embodies every component of wrongful death cases, Carvalho & Associates is the right choice for your wrongful death claim. Our compassionate team of law professionals has the skills to successfully prepare and handle even the most complex and challenging cases.

        Let’s Discuss Your Wrongful Death Claim Today

        When you’re dealing with tragedy, legalities, and insurance companies, you need to have a reliable professional fighting for your family. Carvalho & Associates want to help you achieve the justice you deserve so you can begin your recovery from this painful experience. Contact our law firm to discuss your case today.


        Skill & Experience

        Our legal team at Carvalho & Associates Attorneys at Law is well-respected and widely recognized among industry peers and the public, having successfully recovered compensation in some of the largest, most highly publicized personal injury cases in the history of Nevada.

        Compassionate Support

        Regardless of the scope or complexity, we handle every personal injury claim with the utmost care, professionalism, and attention to detail to serve the unique legal needs of our clients. When you partner with Carvalho & Associates Attorneys at Law, we treat you like family.

        Aggressive Representation

        When someone sustains unforeseen injuries because of a preventable safety hazard or the reckless behavior of others, the victim should not have to pay for the consequences. Our personal injury attorneys work decisively and with conviction to seek justice.

        Driven by Results

        We are tireless in our efforts to attain the most beneficial outcomes for our clients. We take pride in outworking the opposition by taking bold actions, remaining proactive, and being deliberate in attaining closure and peace of mind for families during critical times.

        We’ll Obtain Justice for You

        Carvalho & Associates Attorneys at Law manages each claim with the sole determination of delivering a favorable outcome regarding clients’ rights to full compensation. If you’ve been injured, let us help you obtain justice. If you’re ready to pursue an injury claim due to a defective product, contact our law offices today and we’ll advise you on your legal options in a free consultation.