Henderson Wrongful Death Attorneys
Your life changed forever when your spouse, child, parent, or other close family member was killed by the negligent or intentional actions of an individual or business. Your grief is overwhelming, and it’s hard to know how to go on without your beloved family member.
You may not have the strength to battle with the negligent party’s insurance company for the compensation you need to put your life back together again. Fortunately, you do not have to do this on your own. Our skilled and compassionate wrongful death attorneys are here to help you every step of the way and will aggressively fight to hold the at-fault parties responsible for compensating you.
Wrongful Death and Survival Actions in Nevada
In Nevada, you must file a wrongful death action to recover your own financial losses caused by the death of your loved one. Your family member’s estate can also pursue a survival action to recover damages for your loved one’s medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering before his death.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims We Handle
Many tragic accidents that result in someone’s death involve another’s negligent, reckless, or intentional actions. Individuals, businesses, and governmental entities may all face liability if their actions caused someone’s death. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers in Henderson are here to help if a victim’s death was due to one of these causes:
Motorcycle riders are less visible to the other drivers and only have their clothes and helmets to protect them in a collision, which dramatically increases the likelihood that they will suffer fatal injuries.
Taxi drivers and rideshare drivers engage in many unsafe driving practices in their rush to transport a passenger so they can pick up the next fare. These driver errors can cause victims to suffer deadly injuries in a collision. If the negligent driver worked for a rideshare service, it can be confusing to determine how much Uber or Lyft insurance is available to compensate you for your loved one’s death without the help of an experienced wrongful death attorney.
Boating and jet-ski accidents
You might have a wrongful death action against the operator of a boat if your family member was killed in a boating or jet-ski accident. Inexperience, speeding, and intoxication are a few of the causes of these preventable accidents.
Many deadly slip and fall accidents are caused by a property or business owner’s failure to remove dangerous conditions, like defective flooring, spills, ice and asphalt cracks in parking lots, and more. Restaurants, malls, and grocery stores are just a few of the places in Henderson and Las Vegas where a victim can suffer catastrophic injuries in a fall.
Nursing home abuse and neglect
If your loved one died due to negligent care and abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you might have a wrongful death claim against the nursing home and its staff.
Swimming pool accidents and drownings
Lack of supervision, slip and fall hazards, and lack of entrapment devices are a few of the reasons that an individual could be killed in a drowning or other swimming pool accident.
Going to the casino is a popular attraction for visitors and residents in the Las Vegas area. However, an outing can be deadly if a guest has a slip and fall accident, is assaulted due to lack of security, falls off a slot machine chair, suffers food poisoning, or is the victim of a shuttle bus accident.
Eligibility to File a Wrongful Death Action
Only certain parties can file a wrongful death lawsuit when a family member dies due to another’s negligence. They include:
- A personal representative of the victim’s estate
- Spouse or domestic partner
- Children of the deceased
- Victim’s parents (only if he did not have a spouse or children)
- Other dependents, such as stepchildren (if they can show that they were dependents of the victim at the time of his death)
Compensation You Are Entitled to in a Wrongful Death Action
If you have cause to file wrongful death and survival actions, it is important to understand all the types of compensation to which you may be entitled. Types of damages awarded in survival and wrongful death cases include:
- Medical expenses of your loved one before his death
- Your family member’s lost wages and his lost earning capacity due to his death
- Your family member’s pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Property damages
- Loss of companionship, support, affection, and consortium of your loved one
- Punitive damages
Let Us Take the Necessary Steps to Protect Your Legal Rights
At Jones Wilson Injury Lawyers, we are committed to shouldering the burden of pursuing your wrongful death action. We help out-of-state visitors, as well as residents of Henderson and the Las Vegas area, obtain the justice they deserve.
We handle cases on a contingency fee basis so that you do not owe any attorney fees until we settle your claim or win your case at a jury trial.
Has A Loved One Died Due To The Negligence Of Others?
If your loved one has died due to the negligence of someone else an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you hold them responsible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 702.405.6000 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.
Come visit us at our Henderson office Location
Jones Wilson Injury Lawyers is located at 1522 W Warm Springs Rd Suite 100, Henderson, Nevada. From Harry Reid International Airport(LAS) head northwest on E Russell Rd toward Landing Strip Ave. Use the left lane to turn left onto Landing Strip Ave and then turn left onto Spencer St. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Joel Aller Dr and then turn right onto Surrey St. Turn left onto E Patrick Ln and then turn right onto S Eastern Ave. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto E Warm Springs Rd, pass by Starbucks (on the right in 1.9 mi), make a U-turn and Jones Wilson Injury Lawyers will be on the right.
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