Why hire our Reno wrongful death lawyer?
Leverty & Associates Law’s legal team is committed to helping families receive justice in wrongful death situations. Our experienced Reno wrongful death attorneys will fight aggressively to help you recover compensation for your loss. We are well-equipped to help you engage in legal action.
While nothing can replace the loved one you have lost, the financial compensation you may be entitled to can help you move forward.
We understand how devastating it can be to lose a loved one because of the negligence or wrongful act of another person. The laws related to wrongful death can be confusing, but we are here for you. We will explain all you need to know and help you make difficult decisions. Contact us today at (775) 322-6636. We offer free initial consultation.
Why you need our Reno wrongful death lawyer
Wrongful death results in extraordinary grief; in the aftermath, life often seems unmanageable. In the face of personal devastation, you must learn to move forward without your loved one’s presence. While filing a wrongful death lawsuit may seem like the right thing to do, it can also be incredibly intimidating.
The laws in Nevada are also complicated, and the legal process can be time-consuming, so you need a lawyer who can help you seek justice and advocate for you. Our wrongful death attorneys are the companions you need; they will bring compassion, commitment, and dedication to you. Those guilty of negligence should be held responsible, and we will work tirelessly to that end.
We will help you:
- Coordinate all investigations of your loved one’s death, including gathering evidence to help prove negligence
- Identify and interview witnesses
- Serve as your representative with insurance companies and other attorneys
- Calculate all of your past, current, and future losses
- Leverage expert witness testimony regarding accident fault and financial loss
- File all paperwork with the courts
- Oversee the entire legal process
- Negotiate a settlement on your behalf
- Litigate your case if it goes to court.
Wrongful death claim compensation
According to Nevada law, a deceased person’s spouse or children are legally allowed to pursue compensation after a loved one passes away. If the decedent did not have children or a spouse, then their parents may be able to file a claim for damages.
Wrongful death cases result in a host of unexpected expenses. That said, the compensation you can receive in a wrongful death lawsuit depends upon the specific circumstances of your claim. Usually, you will be able to recover the following:
- Medical costs of caring for your loved one before they passed away
- Loss of income (expected and actual) and any employment-related benefits
- Expenses for funeral services and body arrangements
- The loss of a relationship with the family member, such as a loss of consortium (for spouses) or affection and care (in a child-parent situation).
We have a winning track record and a great relationship with our past clients.
Proving liability in wrongful death cases in Reno
Proving negligence is critical in wrongful death cases. To do this, you should work with wrongful death attorneys to establish liability. You must establish that the victim (your deceased loved one) was owed a duty of care and that the duty was breached in some way.
For example, if a property owner did not resolve a hazard, or if a driver was texting while driving, which compromised their ability to drive safely and protect others on the road, and someone was killed, negligence would exist.
Reno wrongful death lawyer FAQs
Below are some of the questions most often raised by our clients, along with our responses:
How are wrongful death claims different from criminal trials?
Wrongful death claims are civil actions filed by the family members or the estate of the decedent to receive compensation for their death. On the other hand, homicide cases are considered criminal charges and are filed by the state. Wrongful death actions require a lower standard of proof. You can file a wrongful death claim against someone who is also facing criminal charges for the death of an individual.
What type of damages can be awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit?
Damages for a wrongful death lawsuit can be monetary losses and non-monetary losses. They may include burial and funeral costs; loss of love, guidance, support, companionship; lost wages from the deceased individual; and medical costs related to necessary treatment. Our wrongful death lawyers can help you identify these losses.
Who can legally file a wrongful death claim in the state of Nevada?
State law determines who is legally allowed to file a wrongful death claim in Nevada. The individuals lawfully authorized to make this claim include the estate’s representative, the surviving spouse of the individual, their domestic partner or child, or the individual’s parents if there is no spouse, children, or domestic partner.
How our wrongful death lawyers in Reno can help you
At Leverty & Associates Law, we know what needs to be done and how to do it. We also recognize that this is a challenging time for you. Wrongful death cases are complex, but we have the knowledge and experience to handle them successfully.
Our team will communicate clearly and compassionately; they will help you understand the laws and how they will affect your situation. We have the resources, expertise, and ability to impact your case positively, and we stand ready to help you move forward and prepare for your future. If there are unclear areas in your case, do not hesitate to contact us; we will explain and help you understand.
Get help from Leverty & Associates Law
At Leverty & Associates Law, we have many years of experience and knowledge that have helped us work successfully with our clients. This dedication has helped us get positive testimonials and a great relationship with those we’ve represented. Let us help you get justice. Contact us at (775) 322-6636 for a free consultation.