Whitney Wrongful Death Lawyer

Whitney Wrongful Death Attorney

Any death is tragic, but an unexpected death can be even more so. Boating or car collisions can abruptly end a life. In other situations, medical malpractice could leave the victim succumbing to their wounds. Whenever there is a party at fault for a person’s death, a Whitney wrongful death lawyer can help.

Easton & Easton, LLP, has many years of experience helping clients find a semblance of peace and stability following a tragedy. We have supported numerous clients in recovering monetary compensation from someone who caused their loved one’s death.

When Is Someone’s Death Grounds for Wrongful Death Litigation?

Wrongful death cases are civil matters, meaning that they are handled outside of criminal courts. If you are a close personal relative or spouse of the deceased person, you can pursue monetary damages from the at-fault party. This can be done even when the defendant is also facing criminal charges. The burden of proof for a civil case is a preponderance of evidence, different than in a criminal case.

There are unfortunate tragic deaths that are nobody’s fault. A driver experiencing a medical event at the wheel and hitting a divider is one example. In other cases, there could be one or more at-fault individuals. The courts usually consider negligence and misconduct as two factors that could prove a party was culpable in causing someone’s death. Being financially liable for someone’s death does not always mean the defendant committed a crime, although both types of cases can run concurrently.

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Common Situations That Can Lead to a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Car collisions are common in the State of Nevada. Our long stretches of highway are often full of drivers pushing the speed limit. Many stretches of road are known for being hazardous. When one driver causes an accident that kills another driver or passenger, the at-fault party can be found liable for monetary compensation.

Commercial truck drivers who fail to follow safety protocols can cause catastrophic collisions that result in limb amputations or even death. Those companies often have in-house legal counsel who fight to minimize financial responsibility. Our law firm will fight to seek justice following a preventable vehicle collision.

Defective products can also be the cause of death, especially with medical devices. Even in cases where a manufacturer did not intend for their product to be defective, any product that causes the death of a person can make the manufacturer liable for financial damages. Defective product cases are complicated and require a skilled lawyer who can investigate the company’s history and possibly find other victims of the defective product.

Property owners bear responsibility for keeping residents and visitors safe. Maintaining safe walking grounds is critical for preventing slip-and-fall injuries that can result in traumatic brain injuries. Dark areas that should be lit can lure criminals who could rob or assault unsuspecting visitors. Property owners are often required to perform criminal background checks. A landlord who allows a convicted rapist or murderer to live near other tenants could place those residents in danger.

We trust our nurses and doctors to perform their work with a high standard of care. Patients rightfully expect medical professionals to be willing to update treatments in light of new evidence. When these healthcare providers deviate from standard norms or engage in misconduct, the consequences for patients can be dire. If severe negligence or misconduct causes the death of a patient, that medical professional could be held liable in a wrongful death case.

How Long Does a Wrongful Death Case Take to Resolve?

Wrongful death cases often involve high settlement demands and offers, which is why both parties may not be in a rush to compromise on their positions. With hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, at stake, defendants may try to use every legal means possible. They may even try to dodge accountability by arguing that the deceased person’s actions played a role in their death. While such accusations may be upsetting, having the right lawyer in your corner can help you weather the legal process.

Most cases take at least several months to resolve, but having strong evidence on your side can prevent the case from being drawn out for years. When the evidence is on your side, most defendants will not want to risk a jury trial. If the case does go to trial, that will add to the case’s timeline. Our lawyers in Whitney, NV, have vast experience fighting for the interests of clients inside courtrooms and before juries.

FAQs for Wrongful Death Attorneys

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

A: Many wrongful deaths are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions of dollars. There have been cases in Nevada where a jury awarded more than one hundred million dollars. The lost earnings of the deceased individual are a factor any wrongful death lawsuit will have to consider. The extent of negligence or misconduct can also be a factor.

Q: Can You Seek Pain and Suffering for Wrongful Death in NV?

A: You can seek pain and suffering damages. The surviving party, often a spouse, typically qualifies for this form of compensation. Punitive damages can often lead to much larger settlements or jury awards, depending on how egregious the plaintiff’s misconduct was. Quantifying these amounts requires the work of an experienced lawyer who has handled wrongful death cases before.

Q: How Do I Prove a Wrongful Death Claim in NV?

A: You prove a wrongful death through evidence. Your wrongful death lawyer will diligently research your case and investigate the circumstances of your loved one’s death. Any successful civil suit must show that a preponderance of the evidence shows the at-fault party played a role in causing someone’s death. Part of your lawyer’s job is to ensure that important evidence is collected in a way that allows it to be admissible in court.

Q: What Is the Time Limit to File for Wrongful Death Damages in NV?

A: The time limit for filing a wrongful death case in Nevada is two years. Missing this deadline means that you cannot sue the at-fault party for monetary damages. Hiring an experienced lawyer can help you avoid missing the statute of limitations. Filing sooner rather than later often has benefits, such as the lack of pressure to rapidly gather evidence.

Work with an Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer in Whitney, NV

Holding the at-fault party accountable for the death of your loved one can add a semblance of peace during a difficult period in your life. No amount of money will ever make up for the lost time with your loved one, but ending any financial hardships associated with the death can restore stability in your life and help you recover. Easton & Easton, LLP, is here to provide strategic and compassionate legal counsel for your family.

Contact our office today to learn if you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased loved one.

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