Wrongful Death

Top Wrongful Death Lawyer in Reno

When someone’s negligence or reckless behavior results in the death of your loved one, it is referred to as wrongful death. When wrongful death occurs, the pain that surrounds such a loss can seem overwhelming. Unfortunately, medical costs, funeral expenses and lost wages are often extra burdens that only intensify the survivors’ suffering. While we understand that we will never be able to erase the grief that you and your family members are experiencing, our firm can help you recover compensation to ease the financial stress and burdens that are the result of another’s negligence and reckless behavior.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases

The loss of your loved one is extremely painful in any case, but when his or her death is the result of someone’s recklessness or wrong doing, that pain can be magnified. Common causes of wrongful death in Nevada include:

Fortunately, the person who is responsible for causing the death of your loved one can be held accountable in Nevada. Surviving family members including the spouse, children, and sometimes even parents can file a legal claim to recover some, or all of the costs that are involved with such a loss. In addition to the financial compensation you could receive, holding the responsible party accountable for his or her actions will also give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the safety of others could be protected as well.

Wrongful Death Damages You May Be Entitled To

In the state of Nevada, survivors can file a legal claim to receive compensation for economic damages, non-economic damages, and in some cases even punitive damages.

Economic Damages

Financial compensation for economic damages can help loved ones cover the cost of medical bills that the victim incurred before death, lost wages and benefits that would have been provided, and funeral expenses.

Non-economic Damages

In many cases, survivors also receive financial compensation for loss of companionship, consortium, guidance and mental anguish as well as the pain and suffering that the deceased experienced before the death occurred. Since placing a monetary value on these types of damages can be extremely difficult, we encourage you to reach out to our law firm to help you determine the amount of compensation you and your family members may be entitled to.

Punitive Damages

When your loved one’s death is a result of gross negligence or direct acts that demonstrated indifference to the victim’s well-being, punitive damages can sometimes be recovered as well.

Compassionate Legal Representation On Your Side

Contact Raji Rai-Nielsen today to receive a free consultation about your case. Our compassionate, hands-on approach can help you obtain justice for your loss.

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