The death of a loved one in an accident is a tragedy that can leave surviving family members coping not only with tremendous grief but also with financial challenges. At Hofland & Tomsheck, our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers have been representing family members of fatally-injured victims for more than a decade. We are here to help you take action to recover compensation after an accident took the life of your loved one.
A wrongful death attorney in Las Vegas can help surviving family members recover compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, lost financial support and loss of companionship. We don’t charge legal fees to represent you in a wrongful death case and we offer free case evaluations to help you determine if you have a wrongful death claim. Call today to get answers to important questions including:
- Can I sue for wrongful death after my family member was killed?
- What do I have to prove in a Las Vegas wrongful death claim?
- Can a Las Vegas wrongful death lawyer help me?
Tort laws in Las Vegas allow family members to file a lawsuit if someone they love was killed as a result of negligence or wrongdoing. If you are a close family member such as a parent of a minor child or a spouse of someone who was killed by a careless driver, medical malpractice, poorly maintained property, a defective product or by anyone who behaved in an unreasonably careless way, you can sue for wrongful death.
Wrongful death claims can be resolved in court and a jury can decide whether the defendant is responsible for the death and the appropriate amount of compensation. These types of cases can also settle outside of court, but it is important to have a Las Vegas wrongful death lawyer negotiate with the defendant or insurance company to ensure you get the full compensation you need and deserve.What Do I Have to Prove in a Las Vegas Wrongful Death Claim?
To successfully make a claim and recover wrongful death damages, you must show that the defendant acted unreasonably or irresponsibly and that this action was the direct cause of the death. The specifics will depend upon how the death occurred.
- In a car accident claim, for example, you would need to show that the other driver broke safety rules of the road or was unreasonably careless.
- In a case against a manufacturer of a defective product, you would have to show that the product caused harm when used as intended.
You will also need to prove the extent of the losses caused by the untimely death. This means you may need expert witnesses such as an actuary to estimate how long your loved one would have lived, as well as an expert who can testify as to what your family member likely would have earned over the course of his or her life.
Gathering evidence to show how the defendant caused the death can be complicated, and it is also difficult in many cases to arrive at an accurate estimate of the full extent of wrongful death losses. A Las Vegas wrongful death attorney will assist in gathering the proof you need.Free Consultation with a Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyer
At Hofland & Tomsheck, we have years of experience providing compassionate, caring and knowledgeable legal representation to clients. Our goal is to make sure you are fully compensated for the devastating loss of a loved one. Contact us today to get your case started and learn how we can help you.