Losing a loved one is an unimaginable tragedy, made even more devastating when it occurs due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party. In Nevada, when such incidents lead to a wrongful death, the surviving family members may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. At Carlson & Work, we understand the immense emotional and financial toll that wrongful deaths can have on families. Our experienced attorneys are here to provide compassionate support, legal guidance, and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Wrongful death is a personal injury legal term that refers to the loss of a person’s life caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of another individual or entity. Wrongful death cases can occur in different situations, including incidents like car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace mishaps, or the use of defective products. In Nevada, wrongful death is governed by specific laws that define who can bring a wrongful death claim and under what circumstances.
To qualify for a wrongful death lawsuit in Nevada, many elements must be established including:
The purpose of a wrongful death claim or lawsuit is to seek justice and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. It allows eligible parties or the estate to pursue compensation for the financial and emotional damages they have suffered as a result of the wrongful death. Generally, the surviving spouse is granted the first right to file a wrongful death claim, but if there is no surviving spouse, the children or stepchildren of the deceased may have the right to bring a lawsuit. In certain situations, parents may be able to file a wrongful death claim if their child has passed away. Additionally, if there are no eligible surviving family members, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate can initiate a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate and the beneficiaries. It’s important to seek legal guidance on a wrongful death case to understand the specific laws and eligibility requirements that apply to your situation.
Wrongful death cases are emotionally challenging, but pursuing justice and compensation is essential for the surviving family members. At Carlson & Work, we are committed to helping you navigate the legal process with compassion, expertise, and a relentless pursuit of justice. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and let us guide you through this difficult time.