Fire wrongful death Las Vegas, NV
A lawyer for fire wrongful death in Las Vegas, NV, at The Law Office of Eglet Adams, knows that fires that cause serious injury or death are often preventable. Surviving family members may have a case if their loved one’s death was caused by the reckless or negligent behaviors of another person or entity. Family members who suffer a financial loss because of the death may be able to recover expenses related directly to it, such as funeral expenses, as well as the illness or injury that led up to the death, such as hospital bills.
In addition, family members may recover compensation for pain and suffering, loss of companionship and care, and the deceased individual’s lost future earnings. Listed below are examples of incidents for which wrongful death actions are more common than others.
If the person responsible for your loved one’s death broke the law and was arrested, you still have grounds to file a lawsuit against them. The fact that criminal charges have been filed does not prevent family members of the deceased from proceeding with a civil action for wrongful death at the same time, nor is conviction a prerequisite for recovering civil damages. The two cases are handled by different officers of the court. Even if the individual is eventually acquitted on criminal charges, they may still be found liable for wrongful death because the burden of proof for a civil case is not as high as for a criminal case.
As your wrongful death lawyer in Las Vegas, NV, can explain, companies that manufacture and sell consumer products have a responsibility to make sure that they are safe and free from defects. If a defective product causes a fire, electrocution, or other catastrophe that leads to wrongful death, it may be possible to hold not only the manufacturer liable but everyone responsible for getting that product into the hands of the consumer.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If someone dies because a driver negligently violated traffic laws or behaved recklessly behind the wheel, the responsible party may be held liable for their death. This is true of fatal accidents involving any size or type of vehicle, but accidents involving commercial trucks can be a special case. Death is more likely to occur in an accident involving a vehicle of such enormous size and weight.
In the case of a commercial truck accident, it may be possible to hold the driver as well as the trucking company responsible for the accident if it made unreasonable demands of the driver or otherwise contributed to unsafe conditions.
If you have questions about a wrongful death case, we may be able to determine whether your loss is compensable under the applicable laws. Contact us now to speak with a Las Vegas, Nevada, fire wrongful death lawyer at The Law Office of Eglet Adams.