We are Strong, Experienced Las Vegas Wrongful Death Advocates for Grieving Families

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At Ladah Law Firm, our Nevada wrongful death attorneys are skilled, compassionate, and experienced advocates for justice in wrongful death lawsuits. The loss of a loved one to fatal accidents that never should have happened is heartbreaking. Grieving families need justice and financial support from their wrongful death suit. Our experienced wrongful death attorney has the legal expertise to take on negligent defendants and large insurance companies—even in the most challenging of cases for wrongful death action. If your loved one was killed in an accident, we are more than ready to help file a wrongful death civil lawsuit. Contact us at our Las Vegas office today for a free, fully private case review with a top-tier Nevada wrongful death lawyer for your deceased person. 

Our Firm Handles the Full Range of Wrongful Death Claims and Wrongful Death Statute Across Nevada

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The loss of a loved one in a fatal accident is devastating. When a wrongful death occurs, it can be incredibly challenging for families to put the pieces back together. Ladah Law Firm is a boutique personal injury and wrongful death firm that is devoted to protecting the rights of victims and families to receive a wrongful death settlement. We have recovered more than $300 million in compensation for clients. With a main office in Las Vegas, our attorneys handle wrongful death claims throughout all of Nevada. We have experience with: 

  • Car Crashes
  • Semi-Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Wrecks
  • Pedestrian Crashes
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Dangerous Products
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect

Understanding Wrongful Death Laws 

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A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of civil legal claim. Under Nevada law (NRS 41.085), a party can be held legally liable for a death caused by the “wrongful act or neglect of another.” Through this type of claim, the deceased’s relatives or estate representatives seek compensation for their losses, including economic and non-economic damages. 

Wrongful death claims are fault-based legal cases. Liability is often based on negligence. For example, to hold another driver liable for a fatal car crash, you must prove that the driver’s negligence—failure to take due care—contributed to the accident. Though, there are certain cases—such as product liability claims—that are subject to strict liability in Nevada. 

Regardless of the specific cause and nature of the fatal accident, a comprehensive investigation is a must. All wrongful death claims are built on a foundation for reliable evidence. A top-tier Nevada wrongful death lawyer can review the incident, investigate the accident, and gather all of the evidence that you and your family need to establish liability. 

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Nevada?

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An untimely death in a bad accident impacts an enormous number of people. It can affect an entire community. With that being said, not everyone has rights under Nevada law. The ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit is specifically outlined by state law—it is limited to certain individuals who have a defined relationship with the deceased. The lawsuit must be filed by a personal representative of the estate or intestate heirs as determined by Nevada law. Here is an overview of who may have a right to file a wrongful death lawsuit: 

  • Immediate Family Members: As a starting point, spouses and children of the deceased are the primary claimants in wrongful death cases. 
  • Parents: If the deceased has no surviving spouse or children, the parents can file a lawsuit. It applies regardless of whether the deceased was a minor or an adult at the time of death.
  • Next-of-Kin: If there is no surviving spouse, surviving child, or surviving parents, the next-of-kin may be eligible to file the wrongful death lawsuit. 
  • Estate Representatives: The executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate can also bring a wrongful death claim. The estate can seek damages. 

Navigating wrongful death claims can be difficult. It is not uncommon to have a lot of questions about the process—including who should file a claim. If you have any questions about wrongful death eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact our Nevada wrongful death lawyers for help. 

An Overview of Wrongful Death Compensation

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The reality is that there is no amount of monetary compensation that could ever make things right after a fatal accident. At the same time, families need justice, closure, and financial support. In Nevada, compensation for wrongful death claims is categorized into three main types: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Each category addresses different aspects of losses suffered by the claimants. Here is an overview of damages that may be sought in a claim: 

  • Economic Damages: Economic damages are tangible losses that can be quantified in monetary terms. They include all out-of-pocket costs suffered by the deceased and their family. Examples include out-of-pocket medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and loss of financial support for dependents.
  • Non-Economic Damages: Wrongful death damages are primarily non-economic. These losses are intended to compensate grieving family members for the intangible harm that they suffered. they are not easily quantifiable. Non-economic damages acknowledge the emotional and psychological impact of losing a loved one. Recovery may be available for loss of love, loss of companionship, loss of affection, and loss of emotional support. 
  • Punitive Damages: Unlike economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages are not meant to compensate for a loss. Instead, they are awarded to punish the defendant for particularly reckless or malicious behavior and to serve as a deterrent to similar conduct in the future. They are not guaranteed as a matter of law. In Nevada, punitive damages are only awarded in a limited share of cases where the defendant’s actions are especially egregious.

A Two-Year of Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims

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In Nevada, there is a strict statute of limitations for all civil claims, including wrongful death cases. Under NRS 11.190, a wrongful death lawsuit must generally be filed within two-years of a victim’s death. If the claim is not brought in a timely manner, then the family may lose out on the right to take civil legal action at all. The best approach is a proactive one: Consult with a Nevada wrongful death attorney and our Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible after a loved one’s fatal accident.

How the Nevada Wrongful Death Lawyers at Ladah Law Firm Can Help

Wrongful death cases are among the most challenging legal claims in Nevada. You do not have to take on a defendant or insurance company alone. At Ladah Law Firm, we are a justice-driven legal team committed to helping families put the pieces back together. Our legal team is always proactive. Along with other things, our Nevada wrongful death attorneys are prepared to: 

  • Listen your story and answer questions about your case; 
  • Investigate the fatal accident—gathering evidence of liability; 
  • Help connect you with the right expert witnesses; 
  • Represent your family in any settlement negotiations; and
  • Take aggressive legal action to help your family secure the best outcome.

Why Grieving Families Trust Ladah Law Firm in Wrongful Death Claims in Nevada

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If you lost a loved one to a fatal accident in Nevada, you need the best legal representation. At Ladah Law Firm, we are devoted to fighting for the rights and interests of people and families who need guidance and support the most. Your needs come first. We have extensive experience handling wrongful death claims and it is our mission to ensure that you are able to secure the very best outcome. Here are key reasons why you can trust our Nevada wrongful death attorneys: 

  • Experience: Our attorneys bring years of focused experience in handling wrongful death claims in Nevada. With a long-standing presence in the community, we are equipped to fight for justice and the maximum compensation for grieving families. 
  • Legal Knowledge: We are well-versed in Nevada’s wrongful death statutes and judicial precedents. Our lawyers have comprehensive legal expertise. We are always prepared to build strong, persuasive arguments that stand up in court.
  • Personal Attention: Your case matters. A one-size-fits-all approach is not good enough. Each of our clients receives personalized attention. We know personal care is crucial during the emotionally taxing time of a wrongful death lawsuit. 
  • Satisfied Clients: We encourage you to review the testimonials from our prior clients. The testimonials from the people who have actually worked with our legal team highlights the compassion and respect they received during their cases
  • Proven Results: With more than $300 million recovered for victims and families, we have a proven record of successful case results. No matter your situation, it is our mission to help you and your family secure the absolute maximum financial support. 

We Handle Wrongful Death Claims in Nevada On Contingency

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The last thing your family needs is another bill to pay. Ladah Law Firm handles all wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. You do not have to worry about upfront costs or hourly bills with our Nevada wrongful death lawyers. Instead, our attorneys only get paid when you get paid. If there is no recovery, there is no fee. Initial case evaluations with our Nevada wrongful death lawyers are free and completely confidential.

Wrongful Death Claims in Nevada: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Nevada Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

At Ladah Law Firm, our Nevada wrongful death attorneys are standing by, ready to protect your families rights and interests. If you lost a close loved one to an avoidable or tragic accident here, we are here to handle your legal needs. Contact us at (702) 252-0055 for a free, fully confidential initial consultation. With an office in Las Vegas, we handle wrongful death cases throughout Nevada.