A wrongful death occurs when a person loses their life due to the negligent, accidental or intentional acts or omissions of another person. The death can be the result of many types of incidents or accidents including a traffic collision (pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, car, truck, train, airplane, boat), a vicious dog attack, nursing home abuse, product defects, work place safety violations and other dangerous conditions such as slip and falls. When a wrongful death occurs, the decedent’s heirs, family members and other specified beneficiaries may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim against the person at fault for the death.
The West Seegmiller Attorneys has been handling case of wrongful death in Las Vegas, Nevada for 30 years. Our expert trial lawyers including founder West Seegmiller have a wealth of experience in this area of the law. Our expert legal team is compassionate with our clients, but our attorneys are aggressive in the courtroom and work tirelessly to settle lawsuits against negligent defendants responsible for the loss of our client’s loved ones. Call for a free consultation at 1-702-382-2203 whether you are in Northern Nevada, Southern Nevada or Nevada.
A tort action for wrongful death can be either 1) intentional 2) negligence (not intentional) or 3) strict liability.
The Nevada legislature created wrongful death statutes to provide financial support to the widows and orphans of people killed by another person’s actions. Criminal charges are a separate charge and its outcome against a defendant does not preclude a family member from filing a wrongful death lawsuit against that same defendant if they are freed. One famous example was the case of O.J. Simpson who was charged with murdering his wife Nicole Brown. Simpson was acquitted of the murder charges, but Brown’s family was successful in its civil suit against Simpson with a Nevada wrongful death claim.
Contact The West Seegmiller Attorneys immediately if you have a wrongful death claim at 1-702-382-2203. There are strict limitations set under Nevada law that define how much time you have to file this type of lawsuit. Our helpful attorneys and legal staff can answer any of your questions about wrongful death claims in Southern Nevada, Northern Nevada or Nevada.
In Las Vegas, Nevada, claims for wrongful death are strictly regulated. The Nevada Code of Civil Procedure Sections 377.60 provides that certain individuals with a relationship to the deceased may file a wrongful death lawsuit based on an order of priority. First on the list are the decedent's surviving spouse, domestic partner, children and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession. Additionally, others may file a lawsuit if they can prove they were dependent on the decedent at the time of death including the putative spouse, children of the putative spouse, stepchildren, or parents. The "putative spouse" refers to the surviving spouse of a void or voidable marriage who is found by the court to have believed in good faith that the marriage to the decedent was valid. Also, another potential claimant, is a minor who may not be related to the decedent, but can prove they resided for the previous 180 days in the decedent's household and was dependent on him or her for at least half or more of the minor's support.
If someone in your family has died due to negligence, it's time to seek help. Call for a confidential talk with an experienced and caring Las Vegas, Nevada wrongful death attorney who can give you sound advice on how to pursue your injury claim.
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