Get the Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney You Need
Wrongful death is a term that describes the situation when someone’s negligence has caused an individual’s death. Sometimes the negligence causes an injury that only later leads to death, but the untimely demise of your loved one is still the result of the negligent party’s actions.
Aside from your personal loss and the resulting pain and suffering, there may be the concern of lost income, medical bills, and funeral bills. When you have lost a loved one unexpectedly, we know you have entered a dark and trying time. Consequently, a wrongful death lawyer should maintain the highest standards of both professionalism and sensitivity.
At the law offices of Adam S. Kutner, we handle these special cases delicately and with the discretion and individual attention warranted by the situation.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death lawsuits are typically pursued in cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, product liability and any other situations in which the fault of someone other than an employer caused the death. In most states wrongful death lawsuits are not allowed if the death was caused solely by the fault of the deceased worker, the employer or a co-worker.
In most cases, the remaining spouse and minor children are allowed to seek compensation for this traumatic event. In some situations, the parents of the victim may have the right to seek compensation. Speaking to a wrongful death attorney can help you determine if you qualify for this type of case.
A wrongful death attorney must be experienced, compassionate, and sharp. The attorneys at Adam S. Kutner surpass these standards in our representation of families who have lost loved ones.
Types Of Compensation In Wrongful Death Cases
While every person who files a wrongful death case would rather have their loved one back, they also understand that they have financial obligations that must now be met alone. It is for this reason that wrongful death suits are allowed. These family members are suffering enough from their loss; financial burdens should not be added to the misery. Under Nevada law, people involved in a wrongful death suit can seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses related to the injury that caused the death.
- Funeral and burial expenses. In some cases administration costs of the Will.
- Loss of income that the person provided to the family.
- Loss of benefits that the deceased provided such as health and life insurance premiums and contributions to retirement savings.
- Loss of companionship and support.
- Pain and suffering endured by the deceased from the event that led to their death.
It is important for remaining family members to remember that wrongful death suits have a Statute of Limitations attached to them. Qualifying family members have two years from the date of death to file a claim for compensation. Calculating a wrongful death settlement can be a tough process, cases should be filed quickly to ensure that information and evidence remain intact.
The Law Offices of Adam S. Kutner understands that this is a very difficult time for the remaining family members. We understand that this case will be very emotional for you and we promise to treat you with compassion and kindness. We understand that this case cannot replace your loved one, so we will try diligently to make it as painless as possible.
We encourage anyone who has lost a loved one in an accident to speak to one of our qualified attorneys to determine if they can file a wrongful death case. Our consultations are free and there are never any up-front legal costs if your case is accepted.
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one due to wrongful death in Las Vegas, please contact us at 382.0000 for your free case evaluation, or click here.