How does a lawyer calculate the value of my losses?

It will depend on the loss. For example, you can be reimbursed for any money spent on a funeral and burial. You should have receipts for these expenses.

Also, Nevada law allows for recovery of lost wages and benefits. To calculate the amount your loved one would have earned, an attorney can look at pay stubs, W-2 forms, and proof of self-employment income. These documents will allow for a reasonable estimate of the amount you have lost.

But when it comes to loss of companionship and affection, it is very difficult to put a dollar value on them. Nevertheless, a jury will be asked to use their experience and common sense to come up with a number if they find the defendant responsible for the death. At Ladah Law, we can also use our experience to estimate the amount a jury is likely to aware for these intangible losses.