Death and grieving the loss of a loved one are an unfortunate aspect of human life. Our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers know that the impact of such a loss can be enhanced when it is the result of another’s negligence. Such deaths can occur due to motor vehicle accidents, assaults, boat accidents or any other number of incidents.
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As a personal representative, or the heir, of a decedent who is killed due to the negligence of another, you may be able to hold the at-fault person or company financially responsible through a wrongful death claim. During your meeting with our Clark County wrongful death lawyers, we would explain to you that you might be able to ask for three different types of compensation.
- Punitive damages – this may include the damages and penalties that the deceased would have recovered had they survived the accident. Such damages are typically awarded to further punish the responsible party for gross acts of wrongdoing or negligence. For example, a trucking company may be ordered to pay punitive damages if it is determined the company failed to properly maintain its vehicle.
- Economic compensation – this includes monetary losses resulting from the death, such as lost wages, future financial support and funeral expenses. Additionally, economic compensation may include medical expenses incurred prior to a decedent’s death.
- Non-economic compensation – this is awarded for the emotional damages suffered by you, as a relative, due to the death. Monetary compensation under this category may include your loss of comfort, companionship and consortium, as well as for the pain and suffering or disfigurement the decedent experienced prior to his/her death.
Our Clark County wrongful injury lawyers will sit down with you, collect information about how your loved one’s death has impacted you emotionally, financially and physically, and then gather evidence to prove your claim.
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Losing an income in your household and figuring out how to deal with funeral expenses can make an already difficult time more stressful. While nothing can bring back a loved one who has passed away, wrongful death compensation awards may help to ease these challenges for you.
In addition to handling wrongful death claims, we can also able to assist you with other personal injury matters, including dog bites, hotel injuries and products liability issues. To learn more about how our Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys can help you, contact George T. Bochanis Law Offices today at (702) 388-2005 for a free consultation.