When someone’s fault causes the wrongful death of a family’s loved one, an estate can be formed for that loved one, the victim. And the victim’s estate can sue the person who caused their death. The deceased victim’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children can also sue for compensation. If the deceased victim doesn’t have a spouse, partner, or child, then their living parents can sue for compensation. The compensation can help the grieving family pay expenses, cover losses, reduce stress, and move on with their lives with at least some sense of justice.
Compensation for Wrongful Death
In Nevada, the following compensation may be sought following a wrongful death:
- Medical bills incurred before the victim’s death
- Property damage
- Reasonable funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship, affection, comfort, and consortium
- Lost future income that may have been earned if death hadn’t occurred
- Loss of employment benefits to heirs
- Damages for the heirs’ pain and suffering
- Damages for the victim’s pain and suffering until death
- Punitive damages (to punish if the wrongful conduct was incredibly bad)
Xavier Injury Law is committed to making sure that those who harmed you and your loved one are held accountable for harming you and yours. Compensation awarded in a wrongful death case will depend on the facts of the case and circumstances surrounding the death. Your pain and suffering and your loved one’s pain and suffering are worth something. Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Reach out to us now, so we can help you.