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Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyer

Eric Blank Injury Attorneys represents clients dealing with wrongful death claims.
Attorney Eric Blank

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Las Vegas

The news of a loved one passing away is horrible enough. Hearing it happened because of a tragic and avoidable accident is even worse. The emotions are overwhelming, and you do not know where to begin. You are stressed and need to grieve. The reality of the situation does not allow for that. You are forced to deal with the legal matters of their death.

A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action that seeks to hold the defendant responsible for the victim's untimely demise. Additionally, it is categorized as a personal injury claim, although it is filed by a person other than the one who sustained the fatal injuries.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Nevada laws allow an individual’s heir to file wrongful death claims.

An heir is any person entitled to the estate after the victim’s passing. That typically includes:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • And potentially parents or siblings depending on the situation

The proceedings can get a bit confusing, but a Las Vegas wrongful death lawyer can help you navigate the legal process. Call Eric Blank Injury Attorneys today to schedule a free strategy session.

Proving Liability in Wrongful Death Cases

You need to prove that the defendant is liable for the wrongful death of your loved one. You carry the burden of proof. The time-consuming process includes:

  • Getting copies of the official reports of the incident from the police and other sources
  • Obtaining photograph or video evidence of what transpired
  • Finding expert advice depending on the needs of the case
  • Collecting copies of all medical bills, treatment records, and reports
  • Hiring a medical professional to assess the evidence
  • Consult an assessor to determine the value of any damaged property
  • Attempt to negotiate a settlement
  • Go through the probate process

It is crucial to adhere to the procedures and requirements of a wrongful death case. Failing to do so can delay the proceedings.

Pecuniary Loss

While determining the costs for other factors of the case is done by submitting receipts, it is more challenging to calculate the deceased’s future income. We need to analyze several factors to find how much they could have financially contributed if they did not pass away. The factors to look at include:

  • The age they passed away
  • Their character
  • Overall physical condition
  • Life expectancy
  • Earning capacity
  • The circumstance of their death

Our team at Eric Blank Injury Attorneys is ready to help you through this trying time. Call us today to schedule a free strategy session, so that we may discuss the details of your claim and explore your legal options.

Negligent Acts in Wrongful Death Cases

The primary goal of the plaintiff is to establish negligence. They need to provide evidence to show:

  1. The defendant has a responsibility or duty of care for the victim
  2. The actions of the defendant violated that duty of care
  3. The breach directly led to the victim’s death

Regardless of the particular circumstances of your wrongful death claim, you need an experienced attorney by your side. Call Eric Blank Injury Attorneys today to schedule an appointment.

Damages You Can Seek in Wrongful Death Claims

After liability is established, the next step is determining the appropriate compensation through special and punitive damages.

Special damages are:

  • Medical costs related to the incident
  • Funeral costs
  • The lost earnings and income of the deceased
  • Damage to property
  • Loss of companionship
  • Grief and sorrow
  • Pain and suffering

Punitive damages are used to penalize the perpetrator rather than reward the family.

If you need legal assistance with your wrongful death claim, call Eric Blank Injury Attorneys to schedule a free strategy session.

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  • Highly Rated– Eric Blank has a “Superb” rating on the legal site Avvo. The firm has also accumulated multiple 5-star reviews on Google, Yelp, and other reliable sites.   
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  • No Fee Until You Win – You are already suffering from your injury, so you don’t want the added stress of paying for an attorney. We only collect a fee if you win, so you can pursue a claim without paying out of pocket.  
  • Decades of Experience – The attorneys at our firm have 78 years of combined experience, including more than 22 years of experience from Eric Blank alone. Thus, our clients are in good hands when working with us.
  • Insurance Company Experience – Eric Blank formerly provided legal services for insurance companies. This gives him unique insight into how to defeat them with personal injury cases.
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