Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Cases

Protect Your Family – Hire Our Reno Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have lost a family member in a wrongful death accident you and your family may be entitled to compensation.

In Nevada, the elements of a wrongful death claim are set forth by statute as follows:

  • Plaintiff is a relative of decedent – such as a spouse or surviving child
  • Defendant caused decedent's death by wrongful act or neglect
  • Plaintiff may maintain an action for damages against defendant, or, if defendant is dead, against his or her personal representative

Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

Nothing can fully compensate for the loss of a family member. However, the law provides monetary damages in an attempt to remedy both the emotional and financial losses resulting from wrongful death.

In a claim, the following types of damages may be available:

  • Lost companionship
  • Lost monetary support
  • Medical damages prior to death
  • Funeral costs
  • Pain and suffering

Examples of Wrongful Death Cases

A wrongful death can occur from a multitude of different incidents. Some of the most common types of wrongful death cases are a result of the following:

Why the Law Offices of Steven J. Klearman & Associates?

At the Law Offices of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, our Reno wrongful death attorney works with our clients in order to formulate a plan tailored to fit their individual needs. We know that this is a difficult time for you and your family.

It is crucial to take the immediate steps necessary to retain legal counsel after an accident causes the loss of a loved one.

We stand by your side to seek favorable results. Call us at (775) 573-0229 to speak with our team in a complimentary case evaluation today.

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    We've handled thousands of personal injury cases with a track record of success. We regularly obtain six and seven-figure results for our clients.
  • Over 36 Years of Legal Knowledge & Experience
    Our Reno-based founding attorney Steven J. Klearman has over 36 years of experience handling serious injury cases in northern Nevada courts.
  • Board Certified Personal Injury Specialist in the State of Nevada
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