Accidental death leaves the survivor’s family with significant costs and expenses– while suddenly depriving them of companionship and the victim’s regular earnings. The wrongful death law firm of Valiente Mott helps families in Nevada and Utah recover compensation for these losses. We have extensive knowledge and experience with each state’s statutes and procedures. Further, we use our skills to recover the largest available damages awards for our clients.

The Basics of Nevada Wrongful Death Claims

Under Nevada law, a wrongful death occurs when an individual passes away due to injuries from a car accident, negligent medical care, an intentional or criminal act, or some other serious incident. A Nevada wrongful death lawyer will file a lawsuit on behalf of the estate representative, surviving spouse, domestic partner, or other close family members. The purpose is to recover damages that might include:

  • Funeral costs and expenses
  • Medical costs incurred by the deceased victim that were incurred due to a negligent event
  • Other compensation that the deceased party might have recovered had they survived negligently-inflicted injuries.

Do not hesitate to consult with a Las Vegas wrongful death lawyer as soon as is possible after the negligent death of your close family member. Under Nevada law, you have only two years from the date of the victim’s death to file your wrongful death lawsuit. We have offices in Las Vegas as well as Reno, so reach out if you have questions or concerns.

The Elements of Utah Wrongful Death Claims 

Like Nevada, Utah requires an accident victim’s representative or family members to file their lawsuit within two years. If you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you should contact a Utah wrongful death lawyer well before this deadline expires. It will allow sufficient time and opportunity to preserve evidence and investigate the case.

Fatalities from car accidents and other negligent events might give rise to criminal charges. However, the family should understand that a criminal prosecution is distinct from a civil wrongful death lawsuit. A Salt Lake City wrongful death lawyer will provide more details about the critical differences between criminal and civil cases, including the less stringent standard of proof required to recover money damages in a civil lawsuit. Please contact us at our office in Salt Lake City if you have any questions.

A Wrongful Death Claim Can Be Based on Any Negligently-Inflicted Fatality

Utah lawsuits that arise from might reflect fatalities from:

  • Construction accidents
  • Automobile collisions with bicyclists or walkers
  • Neglect or mistreatment in an elder care facility
  • Accidents at amusement parks or outdoor recreational facilities
  • Overzealous law enforcement actions
  • Faulty or defective products that create fatal hazards
  • Medical or dental malpractice

A Reno wrongful death lawyer will explain that a Nevada lawsuit might be based on the same kinds of tragic and often preventable events. In each state, the family members should remember that they have a solid opportunity to recover compensation for their losses. They should not hesitate to reach out to a wrongful death lawyer for a thorough explanation of that opportunity.

Contact Valiente Mott in Nevada or Utah for a wrongful death lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit is a legitimate action that an accident victim’s surviving family can pursue to recover compensation that they are fully entitled to receive. To speak with a wrongful death attorney, please call our offices in Nevada or Utah at your earliest opportunity. We will devote the full measure of our knowledge and experience in wrongful death lawsuits to your case, including our unparalleled client service.

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