What is a wrongful death claim?

If you’ve lost a family member due to someone’s careless or intentional action, you may be able to bring a special kind of lawsuit known as a Wrongful Death Claim.

Depending on the specifics of Nevada’s laws, a close relative or a representative of the deceased’s estate can qualify to file this kind of law suit. And as with a standard personal injury claim, the plaintiff in a wrongful death suit must clearly establish liability by showing exactly how the defendant’s conduct caused or played a key role in the deceased person’s death.

In some cases, the filing party can recover for the physical pain and emotional trauma their loved ones suffered from the moment of the accident until death. If the wrongful death lawsuit is successful, family members who depended on the deceased person for emotional and financial support can usually get compensation for those losses. Funeral and burial expenses are almost all recoverable.

Keep in mind that Nevada has a strict time limit of two years for filing a wrongful death lawsuits. An experienced attorney like Matt Dion can help you determine if you’re entitled to make a claim.