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Wrongful Death Lawyers Help Survivors Recover When Negligence Takes a Life

If someone’s negligence or recklessness has taken the life of your loved one, please accept our deepest sympathy. The road to recovery is a long one with many hurdles. Van Law Firm is here to make coping a little easier. Our compassionate law firm would like to help relieve you of the financial burdens that often accompany the death of someone close. Please take a moment to speak with our team so we can help shine light on your case.

Was Your Loved One Wrongfully Killed?

Van Law Firm has helped countless victims recover financially after loved ones in Las Vegas were killed. When you hire our firm, we’ll take the time to listen to your concerns, we’ll evaluate all of the details of your case, and we’ll guide you through the legal system to help you meet your goals. You won’t need to deal with fast-talking insurance adjusters, stacks of evidence, or important deadlines. We’ll manage everything pertaining to your case so you can focus on mourning your loss your way.

We can help eligible family members of those who were killed recover money for medical bills that were accumulated before the death, lost income that the person provided for your family, lost benefits that would have been provided by the deceased, loss of companionship, funeral and burial costs, and pain and suffering endured by your loved one as a result of the injuries that caused the death. In situations where the wrongdoing was serious or malicious, we may be able to help you recover punitive damages as well.

While no amount of money can ever make up for the loss of someone you cared about, a wrongful death suit can bring financial relief and peace of mind to survivors when wrongdoers are made to pay. Call us today. Let’s talk.

Should You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

When someone is killed because of the negligent behavior of someone else, certain surviving family members may file a wrongful death suit to recover money. Generally, it is the spouse or partner, the children, or the parents of the deceased that file a wrongful death suit.

While it is common for a wrongful death action to follow a criminal case, criminal prosecution is not necessary to recover money in a wrongful death case. In wrongful death cases, the burden of proof is lower than in a criminal case. And unlike criminal cases where the intent is solely to punish the wrongdoer, wrongful death suits are civil actions that are intended to protect the rights and well-being of a victim’s family members.

Additionally, a wrongful death action does not necessarily come about because of murder- although murder is one reason these actions are brought. Wrongful death can arise out of a wide variety of situations including car accidents, encounters with defective products, hazardous chemicals, dangerous property conditions, or even medical malpractice. In a wrongful death case, the plaintiff does not need to show intent, only negligence. So even if the Clark County prosecutor decided not to pursue criminal charges, or a jury found the wrongdoer not guilty, you can still recover money in a wrongful death case.

Four elements must be present for a wrongful death action to be successful.

  • A person must have died
  • The death was caused by another’s negligence or intent to cause harm
  • Family members who are seeking recovery must have suffered financial harm because of the death
  • A personal representative must have been appointed to handle the decedent’s estate

At Van Law Firm, we’re here to answer any questions you might have about filing a wrongful death claim. Give us a call today at 702-529-1011.