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Accidental Death Act

las vegas wrongful death actThe loss of a loved one is tragic, devastating and painful. While nothing can compensate grieving families in such dark times, the law does entitled them to seek financial compensation from any party who’s negligence, recklessness or carelessness contributed or directly caused a wrongful death. In Las Vegas, Nevada state law (NRS 41.085) dictates that decedents or personal representatives of an individual who sustained a wrongful death are legally entitled to compensation for:

  • Funeral costs and burial expenses
  • Loss of future companionship
  • Loss of future financial support the deceased provided
  • Any outstanding medical expenses regarding treatments the deceased received prior to his death
  • Pain and suffering

The distinguished wrongful death Attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith want you to know that we are here to:

  • Build you the strongest possible wrongful death case
  • Aggressively stand up for your rights and litigate against corporate lawyers and insurance companies
  • Provide you with superior legal representation in court or any necessary legal proceeding
  • Work tirelessly to help you get through the legal process quickly and as pain free as possible

We have been passionate about defending victims’ rights for more than three decades. We provide free consultations.

When Family Members Have a Wrongful Death Claim

Although wrongful death can occur as a result of a number of different factors or events, in Nevada, the top five causes of wrongful deaths last year included (starting with the most common cause):

Traffic accidents (including car, motorcycle and truck accidents)

  • Fires
  • Poisoning
  • Falls
  • Drowning

Other common causes of wrongful death may include:

  • Assault or domestic violence
  • Construction site or work-related accidents
  • Defective drugs or products
  • Equipment failure or malfunction
  • Surgical errors or any type of medical malpractice
  • Unsafe premises (typically caused by lack of lighting, lack of guardrails on stairs or lack of signage regarding safety procedures)

For more information or to discuss a potential wrongful death case with our wrongful death lawyers please contact our law offices today at 702-228-2600.

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