Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney
You’re dealing with a serious loss. It’s a difficult time, but it’s also a time to ensure that you and your family can continue to thrive, even with the loss of your loved one.
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 130,000 people died from an accidental injury in 2013. Whether it was from a fall, an accidental poisoning, a motor vehicle accident, or some other type of accident, those wrongful deaths resulted in serious trauma for the families left behind.
Losing a loved one suddenly can mean a loss of income, emotional distress, and the costs of paying off the loved one’s debts and funeral expenses. It can all add up. Without compensation for that loss, the loved ones left behind may fall into debt, adding even more distress to an already-difficult situation.
But even though it was an accident, you may have reason to seek compensation.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful death cases stem from any situation in which a person or organization could have reasonably prevented the death. In a motor vehicle, a driver may hit a pedestrian or bicyclist as a result of being distracted by texting or talking on the phone – a common occurrence in the age of smart phones. In the workplace, a person might slip and fall on a wet floor that’s not marked with a wet floor sign. Other types of unsafe working conditions can also cause wrongful death. In the medical field, a wrongful death might occur as a result of a doctor who prescribed the wrong medication or ignored a patient’s serious symptoms. Those are just examples, and there are many other cases in which a wrongful death claim may be appropriate.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is a difficult thing to do — but during that time, you should also know your rights. As the people left behind, you have the right to seek compensation for that wrongful death. It’s not going to bring that loved one back, but seeking compensation can help you cover the expenses related to your loss.
At Donn W. Prokopius, Chtd., we take wrongful death claims very seriously. We aim to be your advocate when dealing with the alleged guilty party and any insurance companies that may come into the picture. Since we have many years of experience covering wrongful death claims, we understand what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
If your loved one has been killed as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you do have options.
Get in touch with Donn W. Prokopius, Chtd. through the form on the right hand side of this page – or call our office at (702) 474-0500 today for a personal review of your case.