If you lost a loved one to a car accident, dangerous product, slip and fall, or other fatal injury, please accept our condolences. When a loved one is killed because of the negligence or intentional actions of another, moving forward with your life can be especially challenging. Aside from your personal pain and suffering, the medical bills, lost income, and funeral costs you now face can make coping with your loss seem impossible. A wrongful death lawsuit can provide you with financial compensation to pay for the unforeseen expenses you face after the tragic loss of a family member. Let us help guide you through the recovery process.
Give the David Boehrer Law Firm a call at 702-750-0750. Your consultation is free.
While some deaths are caused by the progression of disease, old age, or the person’s own choices, others are the result of negligence on the part of someone else. This is known as “wrongful death” and it happens to more than 150,000 Americans every year. Unfortunately, the number of people killed in highway accidents, shootings, prescription drug overdoses, and medical malpractice cases continues to climb.
In 2017, the number of preventable deaths reached an all-time high with 169,936 people losing their lives. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), someone in America is killed every three minutes in a car crash, drug overdose, fall, drowning, or choking incident.
Although the United States has accepted accidental deaths as unavoidable in the past, the NSC says there is no such thing as an accident. As life expectancy in America continues to decline, the NSC asserts that Americans know how to stop unintentional deaths. Still, negligence causes about 466 people to die every day.
A plaintiff in a wrongful death suit can claim damages such as:
In Nevada, there is generally no cap on a wrongful death settlement. The only exception is for cases of medical malpractice. Damages for pain and suffering in malpractice cases are capped at $350,000.
The statute of limitations for a wrongful death suit arising from medical malpractice stands at one year from discovery of the issue and three years from when the malpractice occurred. For most other wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations is two years from the date the death occurred. When a government entity is responsible for the death, even less time may be allowed for a claim to be filed.
Unlike other injury attorneys, David Boehrer’s career was focused because of his first case, which involved the wrongful death of a young girl in a collision with a fire truck that didn’t give fair warning of its approach. Because no one held the city responsible for her death, David was motivated to stand up for other victims of accidental death and put their families’ suffering under the law’s spotlight. Our personal injury lawyers still approach every case with this passion and work hard to ensure you receive a fair award from the responsible party.
If negligence took the life of your loved one, time is of the essence. Get started with your wrongful death claim as soon as possible to avoid losing your right to recover compensation. Submit your information online or call 702-750-0750.