Over thirty years of handling wrongful death cases
Losing someone is a painful experience. Losing a family member or friend to an accident caused by someone else is much worse experience. If you think someone is responsible for the death of your loved one, call us for a free consultation.
you must act quickly due to laws on time limits to file the lawsuit
A wrongful death action arises when an individual dies from a fatal injury because of the harmful acts of another person or business. The harmful acts can be accidental (negligent or careless) or intentional (criminal conduct). In either situation, a lawsuit can be filed and the bad actor can be held financially responsible.
Most times wrongful death is due to a doctor's carelessness or negligence but there are other common scenarios that give rise to wrongful death lawsuits.
Common wrongful death cases can arise from:
- Automobile Accidents or other accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Product malfunction or defect
- Criminal Behavior (usually homicide)
- Medical Malpractice
- Dangerous products
- Exposure to Hazardous substances or conditions
Although the list of incidents above are just examples, wrongful death cases can arise from other situations and it is best to speak to one of our experience wrongful death attorneys, free of charge.
decades of Success with hundreds of wrongful death cases
Some of the people we have sued for wrongful deaths include:
- Apartment Complexes
- Product manufacturers
Who is eligible to sue
Usually immediate family members are the proper people to sue another person or company for wrongful death. If you are a spouse or family member of a person who died because of another person or company's acts, then you may have a claim for wrongful death.
what does it take to win a wrongful death case
Make no mistake wrongful death cases are very serious and require years of trial experience to be successful. Nevada law requires many things in order for a wrongful death case to even make it to trial and in front of a jury to award you money. Here is what must be proven to win a wrongful death case:
- A person died;
- Because of another person's careless or purposeful acts;
- Surviving family members who have lost or missed out on money because of the death
- A person (usually family) to hire an attorney to file the lawsuit on behalf of the dead individual and make decisions for the deceased person's estate (a personal representative for the decedent's estate).
If you or someone you know has lost a relative, loved one or friend, Stovall & Associates' team of experienced attorneys will do their best to ensure that you get the best possible settlement for your case.