When you lose a loved one because of someone else’s carelessness, you have legal recourse. This is true even if the case is not criminally prosecuted. A wrongful death lawsuit is your opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable for the harm they have caused and recover financial compensation for the financial and emotional injuries you have suffered.
You do not have to face this alone. The wrongful death attorneys of Adam Smith Law are here to help. We fight for justice for families who have lost loved ones.
Why Adam Smith Law for Your Wrongful Death Claim?
We take on a limited number of cases, and we take each case personally.
When you choose Adam Smith Law, you deal directly with our principal attorney, Adam Smith. You will not be pushed off to paralegals or assistants. We will stand by your side from start to finish, no matter how challenging the case.
Adam has extensive experience handling large and complex cases. Adam will do everything he can to get you fair compensation without filing a lawsuit. If the bad actors and insurance companies do not cooperate, however, Adam has extensive experience with major lawsuits. He has a proven record of successful results. Equally important, he takes pride in working closely with each client. You should be able to work with an attorney who will not have to call for help once your case gets more difficult. Adam is the help the other attorneys already call.
WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS
Unfortunately, carelessness and indifference is all around us. Regardless of how you lost your loved one, if someone was at fault Adam Smith Law will fight for justice. Wrongful death can come from many acts, including:
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Car crashes
- Semi-truck crashes
- Motorcycle crashes
- Medical malpractice
- Negligent security
- Falling objects
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Negligent construction
- Any type of incident where someone other than your loved one was at fault
Wrongful Death Beneficiaries: Heirs Have Separate Claims from the Estate
For those who have lost a loved one, one of the more confusing aspects of wrongful death is who can recover damages, and what type. Nevada allows the estate to recover certain types of damages and the “heirs” to recover other types of damages.
For the purpose of Nevada wrongful death law, heirs are relatives who would inherit the deceased’s property if he or she had died without a will, not the heirs as named in the will if a will exists. Heirs can include:
- Surviving spouse or domestic partner
- Next of kin when there is no living immediate family
Damages for Heirs
In a Nevada wrongful death suit heirs can receive compensation for:
- Loss of financial support your loved one would have provided
- Your grief and sorrow
- Loss of companionship, society, comfort and consortium
- Pain, suffering and/or disfigurement your loved one suffered as a result of their injuries before their death
Damages for the Estate
Damages recoverable by the estate include:
- Economic damages, such as medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Funeral expenses
- Punitive damages intended to punish the wrongdoer and send a message to the community that this type of action will not be tolerated
If you do not qualify as an heir under Nevada laws of intestate succession, but you are named as an heir in the will, you may benefit indirectly from damages paid to the estate.
Wrongful death cases can be very complex and are emotionally charged. The Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys of Adam Smith Law are here to stand by your side and fight for justice for you and your family. Please call us at 702-929-2289 or submit a contact form to schedule your free consultation.
We fight for families who have lost loved ones. Please call us today.