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Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorneys

No matter the circumstances, the death of a loved one brings about immense pain, confusion, and grief. Funeral expenses, wills, and other complications can be additionally overwhelming. This is only amplified when your loved one’s death was due to someone else’s negligence.

If your family member or partner lost their life because of someone else’s wrongdoing, you need to contact a Las Vegas wrongful death attorney today. A wrongful death lawyer takes the necessary legal steps to hold the negligent party accountable and responsible for compensating the losses you have suffered.

At [law-firm], we know that tragedy can strike at any time, and we’re committed to being there for you through your grieving process and handling the ins and outs of any legal needs you have. While it may feel odd or unnatural for you to retain legal counsel while you’re grieving the death of a loved one, a wrongful death attorney can take the entire legal burden off your shoulders so that you can focus solely on dealing with the emotional aftermath and final affairs of your loved one after they’ve died.

We have an experienced team of attorneys, legal aids, investigators, medical professionals, and accident reconstruction specialists. Together, we will build a strong case for you to obtain the monetary compensation you may be entitled to receive. Although we can’t bring your loved one back, we can give you one less thing to worry about. We will do everything in our power to bring you comfort through legal means and financial security.

[law-firm] offers an entirely free initial consultation and works on a contingency-fee-basis, which means that we won’t charge you anything until we get you a full and fair settlement. Contact us today at (702) 851-2180 to schedule your free evaluation and get started on your wrongful death suit today.

Do I Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

After a wrongful death, you will understandably be overwhelmed with financial concerns, in addition to everything else you will have to deal with. How will you pay your bills? How will you cover the funeral costs? How can anyone give you back the comfort of a loved one?

While there isn’t enough money in the universe to equal the love of a lost companion or family member, financial security can help bring you a sense of closure and allow you room to grieve without monetary concerns weighing you down.

Wrongful death damages can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Compensation to cover lost wages
  • Funeral and medical expenses
  • Financial dependency on the deceased
  • Loss of companionship or parental guidance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of social security and other benefits
  • Lost wages and future income
  • Lost inheritance

In order to receive a settlement in a wrongful death case, it must be proven that the other party’s negligence directly resulted in death. Proving negligence is nearly impossible without the help of a skilled wrongful death lawyer.

Wrongful death laws vary by state and are dependent on specific deadlines. You must contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after your loved has died so that you ensure that your attorney can meet all deadlines and filing dates so you don’t lose the opportunity to be compensated for the loss of your loved one. A knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer understands all the complexities of filing a wrongful death lawsuit and will know the required timelines.

The Bourassa Law Group knows how big insurance companies work. We know the tactics that they use to deny you compensation for wrongful death. Insurance companies take to tactics to avoid paying compensation. One of these is to pressure you into accepting a fraction of the compensation you deserve. The other is to simply drag their feet on doing anything about compensation in the hope that you will abandon the quest for justice. We won’t let that happen to you because we know how important financial security is in your time of need.

At The Bourassa Law Group, we know that launching a full investigation into the death of your loved one is an immediate need. Common evidence that can help your case can include the following:

  • Medical records
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Accident reconstruction expert testimony
  • Video surveillance

We will use our considerable resources to investigate the death, find all evidence of the other party’s negligence, and construct a strong case in your favor.

Why Choose The Bourassa Law Group to Handle my Case?

In the aftermath of a loved one’s death, you need to be confident that the attorneys representing you will have your very best interests at heart. The Bourassa Law Group is committed to working compassionately in helping our community find financial relief in the midst of their tragedy. We are so confident in our abilities that we won’t charge you any legal fees until you receive compensation.

Our team of attorneys handles cases across California, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona. We understand the different state laws and regulations, and we know how to navigate the complicated process of filing a claim, building a case, and going to trial.

We treat each client individually and put all resources into each and every case. You can be confident that The Bourassa Law Group will be working every minute to ensure that you get the best possible outcome for your wrongful death case. Furthermore, we have the highest commitment to ethical behavior and confidentiality. All information you share with us will be confidential and used only to strengthen your case.

Call The Bourassa Law Group today at (702) 851-2180 so we can begin fighting for your right to compensation for your losses.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our experienced group of personal injury lawyers and legal aids at The Bourassa Law Group have handled cases all across the legal spectrum. We have a proven record of recovering damages for individuals and businesses in many types of cases.

Some of the types of cases we handle include:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Brain injury
  • Burn injury
  • Dog bites
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Wrongful death suits
  • And more

Because we have experience in a wide variety of personal injury cases, you can be sure that we know the ins and outs of the legal process and will use that knowledge and experience to successfully fight for you.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit?

In the state of Nevada, surviving spouses, children, parents, siblings, and close living relatives that are neither sibling or parent are all eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Unfortunately, unmarried partners, close friends, and unadopted children cannot file a wrongful death claim.

After the date of death, you have only two years to file a claim. If you miss that deadline, you will lose the chance to ever receive compensation. The deadlines are so stringent that it’s imperative you contact a wrongful death lawyer as quickly as possible after your loved one’s wrongful death. The Bourassa Law Group will immediately start working for you to ensure that you don’t lose the compensation you deserve.

Common Types of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Wrongful deaths can happen in almost any situation when others are being negligent. Some of the most common types of wrongful death cases occur from medical malpractice, vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and the use of defective products.

  • Medical malpractice: We trust that medical practitioners have our best interests at heart. Unfortunately, due to an overabundance of patients, time constraints, incompetence, or sheer negligence, doctors and nurses often cut corners and make unnecessary mistakes. When a medical practitioner makes an error, their patients can face serious injuries or death. Some instances of medical malpractice can include the following:
    • Pharmaceutical errors
    • Wrong diagnosis
    • Surgical errors
    • Delayed or wrongful treatment
    • Defective medical devices
  • Vehicle Accidents: If your loved one was killed in a vehicle accident, (whether it be a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident), you could be entitled to serious compensation. A negligent driver is a deadly driver, and we see that far too often on our Nevada roads. Common accidents caused by negligent drivers include:
    • Aggressive driving
    • Driving under the influence
    • Driving errors
    • Truck company negligence
  • Workplace Accidents: Employers have a legal and moral imperative to keep their employees safe. If your loved one died because of an unsafe work environment, you could be entitled to workers comp death benefits and possible benefits from a negligence claim. Any workplace can be dangerous if the employers are negligent in following OSHA’s laws and regulations. Examples of common wrongful death cases caused by workplace accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Asbestos and mesothelioma
    • Transportation industry accidents, including railroads and boat accidents
    • Manufacturing accidents
  • Defective Products: Manufacturers are rightfully held to a high standard of safety for each product they create and distribute. When they cut corners and produce unsafe products, people can get seriously injured or killed. Common wrongful death suits caused by defective products include:
    • Unsafe food products
    • Dangerous children’s toys and products
    • Defective vehicles or vehicle parts
    • Unsafe pharmaceuticals

Contact Us Now

If your loved one lost their life because of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to significant compensation to cover your losses, medical and funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. Only an experienced Las Vegas wrongful death attorney can help you to explore all avenues of possible compensation and work toward getting the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed.

At The Bourassa Law Group, our commitment to compassionate and aggressive legal aid means that you will receive the best possible legal help in your time of need. Your family doesn’t need the additional weight of legal and financial concerns, and we would be honored to take that burden from you.

The Bourassa Law Group will cover all legal and investigative fees until you receive compensation. Contact us today at (702) 851-2180 to schedule your free and confidential evaluation.

Frequently asked questions

The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.

The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.

No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.

It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.

Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.

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