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Wrongful Death

Henderson Wrongful Death Lawyers

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If you lost a loved one due to someone else's negligent or reckless actions, you deserve justice. At Bertoldo, Carter, Smith & Cullen, LLP, our Henderson wrongful death attorneys are compassionate and caring, yet aggressive and determined when it comes to seeking the maximum compensation available under the law. Our goal is to help you move forward with your life as best as you can, while holding those responsible for your loved one's death accountable.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death refers to a legal term used to describe a situation in which an individual's death is caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another person, company, or entity. In a wrongful death case, the surviving family members or beneficiaries of the deceased person have the right to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. The purpose of such a lawsuit is to seek compensation for the damages caused by the death, which may include medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and emotional distress.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Nevada?

Only the personal representative of the deceased's estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Nevada. This is typically the deceased's surviving spouse, child, parent, or sibling.

If there is no surviving family member, then the state will be the personal representative of the deceased's estate. If no one applies to be the personal representative of the deceased's estate, then the state will be the personal representative of the deceased's estate.

In a wrongful death lawsuit, the personal representative of the deceased's estate can be represented by any licensed attorney in Nevada.

How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Nevada?

Under Nevada law, you have two years from the date of the deceased's death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you miss the two-year deadline, you will lose your right to file a wrongful death claim. It is important to contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as you learn that your loved one has passed away.

Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Economic damages include funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, life insurance benefits, lost wages and benefits, and loss of future earnings. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of inheritance, and punitive damages.

In a wrongful death lawsuit, the personal representative of the deceased's estate may be able to recover the following types of damages:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Loss of companionship and services
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Punitive damages

The amount of punitive damages awarded in a wrongful death case is typically higher than in other personal injury cases. This is because the court recognizes the egregious nature of a person's negligent or reckless action that resulted in the death of another person.

Contact an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney in Henderson, NV

The loss of a loved one is always tragic. When someone else's negligent or reckless actions cause your loved one's death, you deserve to be compensated for your loss. Although no amount of money will replace what you lost, we can help you and your family get through this difficult time.

Call (702) 505-8115 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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  • “John Bertoldo spent hours with me explaining all legal matters and guiding me in this difficult time for me. The loyalty of this law firm was beyond my expectations. Great settlement and so happy with results!”

    - Mahir S.
  • “Since day one of meeting Brett, I knew I was in good hands. Brett made sure to thoroughly explain and cover any/all question or concern that I had, and was able to ease my mind and get me an answer to the question/s I was seeking.”

    - Julie M.
  • “Lawrence Smith is a Godsend! He's a good man. Very nice & professional.”

    - Aaliyah R.

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    We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.

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