The wrongful death of a family member is the most devastating event that anyone can experience. While nothing can bring your loved one back or undue the loss of your loved one, civil liability can obtain some measure of justice against the persons responsible for your loss. In certain circumstances, a civil suit can also compensate other family members for their economic and intangible losses.
Under Nevada law, a spouse is entitled to recover economic compensation for emotional grief and loss of consortium. In addition, a parent is entitled to recover damages for the emotional grief due to the loss of their child. Moreover, a child can recover compensation for the loss of parental guidance and support following the negligent loss of a parent. Further, the estate of your loved one can recover damages for the lost wages that the deceased person would have earned in their lifetime had he or she lived and not been seriously injured or killed in the accident. Lastly, your loved one’s funeral expenses and medical expenses incurred prior to their death are also recoverable by the estate.
The sooner you contact Hanratty Law Group after your loved one’s death, the sooner our firm can take the necessary steps to preserve your case and document the evidence of liability to protect your rights. Hanratty Law Group can also assist your family with inquiries from insurance companies, newspapers, and others interested parties regarding the death of your family member and to insulate your family so that you can properly deal with the loss of your loved one.