Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyer
After a loved one is killed by an evitable accident, you are left with emotional devastation. You also suffer financial and property losses as well- which is why Hinds Injury Law Las Vegas can help guide the survivors of wrongful death cases.
The crippling effect on family finances because of medical bills, loss of income, and other factors is difficult to overcome alone. That is why Nevada law provides compensation in such cases..
Common Types of Wrongful Death Causes
Wrongful death is often caused by the wrongful act of another person. In the case of a wrongful death, surviving family members may be able to recover losses in non-economic damages as well financial ones caused by the death. If you believe your family has been harmed by the wrongful death of a loved one, it is important to seek legal counsel. A Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyer can help identify whether you have a claim in Las Vegas and represent you in court.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a victim to seek damages is different from a criminal case. When an individual intentionally and unlawfully causes the death or bodily harm to another person, it is a criminal matter. Minors should not be held accountable for their actions, but intentional killing is referred to as murder, and wrongful death happens when negligence leads to a fatality.
Wrongful death lawsuits take place in civil court, rather than criminal. The state does not prosecute—it is the people who have suffered harm because of the death who file against these parties. In Nevada, heirs and beneficiaries of a deceased person can sue for damages in civil court.
Anyone can file a wrongful death suit regardless of whether or not there’s also a criminal case. Civil and criminal cases are completely unrelated, as well as the fact that civil charges do not preclude you from filing a wrongful death claim if there is no criminal charge or trial.
Las Vegas NV Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury lawsuit that can be filed by any individual who has suffered financial or emotional damages as the result of someone else’s negligence.
Under Nevada A law wrongful, death suit a deceased may be individual field’s by an individual heirs and’s personal representatives can heirs or bring personal forth a representative when lawsuit a for person the individual dies due’s to wrongful another dearth’s negligence. Under Nevada law, the following individuals are potential heirs to a deceased person’s property: spouse or domestic partner, parents, children and siblings.
The law dictates that there has to be a familial relationship for parents to bring wrongful death claims. If the adult in your life has a spouse, children or any other relatives you may not have any recourse as a family member, if they are hurt and die.
When someone dies, families are often overwhelmed with the task of choosing a personal representative or guardian for their estate. We can help with every step for either option and will take care of all necessary paperwork to establish your family’s estate, including collecting funeral costs and medical expenses. It is important to establish a legacy and obtain medical records in the case of a death. If appropriate, we may have an independent autopsy performed.
Nevada’s NRS 134 spells out the requirements for a legal heir in case of inheritance. Besides family relationships, each person has vested rights that must be considered and those rights may not apply when talking about “next of kin.” For example, under NRS 134 parents lose their right to claim damages if their deceased child is married or has children. It’s first important to identify who has legal rights to pursue wrongful death claims in Nevada under NRS 134.
The law is complex, so seek professional advice to see if you are eligible to file a wrongful death suit.
Hinds Injury Law Las Vegas
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