Nevada Injury Law

Wrongful Death Cases

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A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the defendant's wrongful or negligent conduct caused the decedent's death, and the surviving heirs are entitled to monetary damages.

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

  • Plaintiff is a relative of decedent – such as 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

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

At the Law Offices of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, our Reno personal injury attorney works with our clients personally 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, and the last thing you are considering is any type of legal action. It is crucial to take the immediate steps necessary, though, 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.

“From my initial meeting with Steve I knew I had made the correct choice. Steve, Laura and Greg were thorough, knowledgeable and genuine. I was glad they were in my corner. I highly recommend them to anyone needing an attorney.”

- Diana T.
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