Boulder City Wrongful Death Lawyer

Boulder City Wrongful Death Attorney

The loss of a loved one can be a terrible experience in one’s life. It can be made even worse if someone else is the cause of their death. In some cases, the victim’s estate or family can file a wrongful death claim against the person who caused their death. For more information on wrongful death claims, contact a Boulder City wrongful death lawyer.

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What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death claims are similar to personal injury claims in the sense that both are filed due to another person’s actions, which resulted in the victim either being injured or killed. To prove that an individual was a victim of wrongful death, the person filing the claim must demonstrate the following:

  1. The plaintiff is, in fact, deceased.
  2. The defendant caused the death of the deceased individual. This does not have to be the result of a direct action, as it can also be due to negligence.
  3. The party filing on behalf of the plaintiff experienced negative financial or emotional consequences as a result of the victim’s death.

Filing a wrongful death claim can be helpful in a variety of situations. Common wrongful death claims include situations like:

  • Car Accidents: If an accident is serious enough, it can result in the death of a driver or pedestrian due to another’s negligence.
  • Medical Malpractice: If a medical professional fails to properly diagnose someone or does not provide the correct treatment, it could lead to the individual’s premature death.
  • Product Liability: Products break all the time but if something breaks in a way that directly causes the user’s death while they were using it in a way that it was intended to be used, it could be grounds for a wrongful death claim.

To learn more about whether your situation could be considered wrongful death in Boulder City, contact an attorney who can provide advice on your issue.

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

While it is not legally required to hire an attorney for a wrongful death claim, there are many defense strategies that large insurance companies and corporations use to deny claims, including:

  • Wrong Person: If the defendant is unable to be correctly identified, then you might not be able to prove that it was them who killed the plaintiff.
  • Self-Defense: In certain contexts, the defendant might be able to argue that the death of the plaintiff was necessary because they did so out of self-defense while protecting their safety.
  • Not an Actor: Even if the defendant was there when the plaintiff died, they might be able to convince the court that they were not involved in any actions that resulted in their death.

An attorney can help break through these defenses and deliver a clear argument that the defendant in question actively contributed to the deceased individual’s death. They can also help with matters like:

  • Gathering Evidence: Filing a wrongful death claim requires proof, like medical records, any visual evidence of the event that caused the victim’s death, and sometimes even witness testimony. An attorney can help organize the evidence of your case to build a strong argument in your favor.
  • Determining Damages: Just like with personal injury damages, victims of wrongful death can receive compensation in the form of damages for losses like pain and suffering, any missing income that was caused due to the individual’s death, and sadness that comes with losing a loved one. An attorney can ensure that the figure you are filing a claim for is proportionate to the ill effects you experienced.
  • Developing a Plan: Some wrongful death cases do not go to trial. Every case is different, and an attorney can advise you on a good course of action. They can review a potential settlement offer to avoid a long and expensive trial. If your case does need to go to trial, then they can represent you in court.


Q: How Are Wrongful Death Settlements Calculated?

A: Settlements for wrongful death claims are calculated based on the types of damages that the party filing the claim is looking to receive. Damages include losses like:

  • Medical expenses that the deceased person incurred as a result of their injury and/or death
  • Lost wages or income that the deceased person earned that was not retrieved due to their death
  • Costs for the deceased person’s burial and/or funeral

In some cases, punitive damages can be assigned as punishment to the defendant.

Q: What Does Wrongful Death Mean?

A: Wrongful death usually means that someone killed another person illegally. The exact motive for the death can be unintentional or intentional. To prove wrongful death, a party must claim that the individual died due to another person’s actions. To receive monetary compensation for wrongful death, the party must usually prove that the person’s death resulted in some financial or emotional loss for loved ones.

Q: How Much Is a Wrongful Death Claim Worth in NV?

A: Wrongful death claims can value anywhere from under $1000 to several million dollars in Boulder City, depending on the circumstances. The exact amount depends on how much in damages the plaintiff sues for. This depends on the specific situation in which the individual was killed due to the other party’s negligence. For a more exact estimate for your wrongful death claim, contact a wrongful death attorney today.

Q: What Is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death in NV?

A: The statute of limitations for wrongful death in Boulder City is two years after someone dies due to another person’s negligence. Parties that can file a wrongful death claim include heirs, spouses, or a personal representative of the late individual. Filing a wrongful death claim might give the family of the deceased the opportunity to recover financial damages for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and medical costs related to the injury or death.

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If you’re wondering whether a wrongful death claim is right for your loved one’s estate or family, consider working with an attorney. Schedule a consultation with Easton & Easton today to receive the help you deserve.

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