Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is an emotional tragedy that can be devastating for a family in more ways than one. This is especially true when the death is completely unexpected and could have been avoided if another party had been more careful. If your loved one passed away due to another party’s negligence, Lawrence C. Hill & Associates is here to help. Our law firm understands that there is no amount of compensation that can make up for the death of your loved one. We can, however, help you and your family obtain the justice you deserve, along with the financial security you need in order to recover. If you lost a loved one due to wrongful death in Las Vegas, contact the attorneys at Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your situation during this difficult time.

A wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of the carelessness, negligence, or misconduct of another party.  It can be an accident, interaction with a consumer product, medical malpractice, unsafe premises, negligent security, etc.  A death in the family is often times more than merely losing a person in one’s life. For a family member, the loss means: losing a leader, a loved one, someone they could confide in, and someone that once made up a big part of their family; these are qualities that can never be replaced. Aside from the costs associated with the death, the family must deal with a loss of income, lack of assistance, a decline in companionship, and the pain and suffering caused as a result of it all.  Our law firm knows that losing a loved one unexpectedly can cause you to enter a dark and strenuous time. The last thing you should be concerned with during such a difficult time is how you should deal with the financial hardship caused by the event. Our experienced legal team at the Lawrence C. Hill & Associates is here to help your family seek out the compensation that your family needs, in order to continue on with your life.  We handle these types of cases delicately, with the discretion and individual attention warranted by the situation.

If an accident occurs and passengers become injured, they often wish to take legal action against the party that caused the accident. Both the Las Vegas Monorail and the three different tram services are owned by private companies. This is beneficial to the injured party due to the fact that they will be able to deal directly with the company and not have to go through a public entity, such as the city of Las Vegas. When an individual becomes injured on one of Las Vegas’ transportation systems, it is important that they speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Wrongful death lawsuits are usually pursued in cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe premises, product liability, or any other circumstance in which the death was caused by the behavioral misconduct of someone other than an employer.  In most states, wrongful death lawsuits relating to a workplace incident may only be pursued if the death was caused by the negligence of someone other than the deceased employee, employer, or co-worker.

Wrongful death claims vary so greatly that there may be multiple individuals who are able to obtain compensation for the damages that the death has caused them.  Generally, damages depend on jurisdiction and the relationship to the deceased.  If you or a family member have been directly affected by the death of a loved one that was caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party, call the experienced professionals at Lawrence C. Hill & Associates right away.  We can help you determine if you or a family member qualifies for this type of claim, and walk you through the difficult process.
We know that family members suffer enough with their personal loss and face an added financial burden that stems from the loss. Determining damages in a wrongful death case is never an easy task.  Our legal team knows how difficult this process can be, and will work closely with our client to try to get the highest settlement they deserve.  Under Nevada law, we are able to seek compensation of the following damages:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Administration costs of the will
  • Loss of companionship and guidance
  • Medical costs relating to the deadly incident
  • Loss of benefits that were provided by the deceased
  • Loss of income, relating to the employment of the deceased
  • Decreased comfort due to the sudden and unexpected loss
  • Pain and suffering sustained by the deceased, prior to their death
  • Punitive damages, in cases stemming from a reckless or willful act

It is essential to understand that there is a “statute of limitations” with wrongful death claims, setting a parameter for legal action to be taken; members of the family who qualify for compensation must file their claim within two years from the date of death.  Settlement calculations for wrongful death cases are often very time-consuming, so it is imperative that your case is filed quickly, to prevent any unnecessary delays that could end up costing you money and precious time.