PRACTICE AREA DETAILS
- Lawyer Jordan P. Schnitzer
- Practice Area Wrongful Death
- Location Las Vegas, NV
Wrongful death occurs from a reckless, negligent, or intentional act which results in someone’s untimely death. It is one of the most challenging things to go through. As you look for answers, you should know that in Las Vegas, you are legally entitled to justice for your deceased loved one. A wrongful death lawyer in Las Vegas can help you get the fair compensation you deserve and some kind of closure for the case.
Nevada law allows either of the following parties to file a wrongful death claim, ordered by the importance of relationship:
- Children of the deceased
- Surviving spouse or domestic partner
- The parents of the deceased
- The deceased estate’s personal representative
- Anyone who was a dependent of the deceased
There is a statute of limitations of two years from the wrongful death in which you are allowed to file a claim. Filing as soon as possible gives you the best outcome for your case, especially with a wrongful death lawyer near me.
For wrongful death in Las Vegas, you must prove that the defendant’s negligence led to your loved one’s death. That means having evidence that the defendant had a duty of care, there was a breach of their duty of care, which led to wrongful death. Nevada law requires that you be a survivor legally entitled to compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation involves two types of damages: Special and Punitive. Special damages are economic, non-economic (or non-quantifiable), and punitive. A wrongful death attorney in Las Vegas can be beneficial for determining fair compensation amounts for each type of damage.
If you have experienced the wrongful death of a loved one in Las Vegas, you don’t have to face moving on alone. Getting answers and justice is possible with a wrongful death attorney in Las Vegas from The Schnitzer Law Firm. We will be your aggressive legal representation to investigate your case, handle communications, and seek maximum compensation on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation.