The Law Office of Eglet Adams
At The Law Office of Eglet Adams, a lawyer for fire wrongful death in Las Vegas, NV knows that the loss of life could have been preventable. And that surviving family members may have a case if the death resulted from the reckless or negligent behaviors of another person or entity. Family members who suffer a 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 it, such as hospital bills.
In addition, family members may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering, loss of companionship and care, and the deceased individual’s lost future earnings. There are certain types of incidents for which wrongful death actions are more common than others, and they have been listed here:
Sometimes a person commits an act that is against the law and someone else dies as a result. 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 a conviction on the criminal charges 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, he or she 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, people who manufacture and sell consumer products have a responsibility to make sure that they are safe and free from defects. If a defective product is found to have caused a 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 the death. This is true of a fatal accident 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 not only the driver responsible for the accident but the trucking company as well 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.