Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorneys
In this video Attorney Steven M. Baker discussed wrongful death claims. He gives families information about what to do following the wrongful death of a loved one.
It is important to note that each state has different wrongful death laws, and although our office is based in Las Vegas, we are capable and experienced at trying wrongful death cases that occur around the country. Please contact us as soon as possible for a free no-obligation consultation on your case. Time is of the essence in wrongful death claims.
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Again, it is important to choose a law firm experienced in aggressively pursuing wrongful death claims to the maximum benefit of their clients. Our law firm operates on a contingency basis for wrongful death suits, meaning you do not pay us unless you are awarded damages, contact our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers today regarding your wrongful death concerns.
You Have a Wrongful Death Claim If:
- The person died as a direct result of a defendant
- The defendant was negligent
- There is a surviving spouse, children or some beneficiaries, or monetary loss was incurred as a result of the death.
Wrongful death lawsuits can recoup any expenses incurred for a number of reasons. These include: medical, funeral, anticipated earnings of the deceased, loss of benefits, loss of inheritance, pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of care, protection, companionship, general damages, personal injury lawsuits to other parties, and punitive damages.
When you select the law firm of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, it is our goal to treat you with the utmost understanding and compassion, coupled with the highest level of legal representation. We offer a free initial consultation involving Las Vegas wrongful death and make it our chief priority to consistently provide you with individual attention throughout the case’s progression.
General Info – Wrongful Death
Wrongful deaths occur when a person is killed due to the negligence of some other person or entity (such as a company or organization). Surviving dependents or beneficiaries are typically the ones who file wrongful death claims. Surviving plaintiffs may be entitled to monetary awards because of the negligent actions of the guilty party.
Laws known as “survival statutes” ensure that cases can be brought against others even after the death occurs. Before these laws existed, individuals could only obtain damages if they survived, or before they died.
Claims filed after the statute of limitations runs out can be denied, even if the evidence of negligence is overwhelming, so do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation. Your early action in these matters can also ensure that evidence and witnesses are still available with their essential information vital to the case.
Each state has a “statute of limitations” that applies to wrongful death cases. These statutes limit the time period in which a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed. In Las Vegas, and all of Nevada, the statute of limitations in wrongful death cases is generally six years from the time of death.
This period of limitation can change, however, depending on the specific circumstances of your case (and which entity or person caused the death). Cases against the government, for example, have a much shorter statute of limitations and can only be tried a year or two after the wrongful death. Wrongful death cases involving children may have an extended statute of limitations. This statute may also be tolled (extended) when the cause of death was not discovered until some time after the death occurred.