LAS VEGAS WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYERS
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FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AFTER THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE
Losing someone suddenly is difficult, but losing someone because another person acted in a negligent or reckless manner is incredibly challenging.
The Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson have been representing grieving and struggling families who were forced into this extremely difficult position for over 60 years. We have always been taken aback by the tragedy of these situations, and in many cases inspired by the ability of these families to come together and work through this dark and confusing time in a way that’s healthy, constructive, and conducive to healing for everyone involved. We make sure to apply that same type of focus and approach towards every wrongful death case that we handle because we owe that to the people we serve.
As inspiring as it is to see family members rally around each other, that doesn’t mean that they should handle the legal aftermath of a sudden, wrongful death by themselves. They will still eventually run into insurance adjusters and/or defense attorneys who may approach them with respect and dignity but who do not work for that family’s best interest and who will work to minimize the financial exposure of their clients and/or employers. That’s simply how the legal world works, and grieving families without any legal background are frankly not in a position to deal with these situations properly.
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WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
A wrongful death lawsuit is brought by certain survivors of a victim who has lost his or her life due to the deliberate or carelessly negligent actions of another person. While many wrongful death lawsuits are filed after accidents, some are filed after a criminal action has been brought against an individual. For example, in some cases, those who are acquitted of murder or manslaughter based on technicalities in the criminal legal system may still be subject to wrongful death lawsuits.
Unlike a criminal case, a wrongful death lawsuit uses a different standard of proof. In order to be convicted of murder or manslaughter, a defendant must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In order to win a wrongful death lawsuit, a jury must only find that the defendant was responsible for the death by a preponderance (majority) of the evidence.
A wrongful death claim can arise from of a number of circumstances, including:
- Medical malpractice that resulted in death
- Automobile accident
- Airplane accident
- Occupational exposure to hazardous conditions or substances
- Death during a supervised activity
DAMAGES AWARDED IN A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT
Some of the damages you can seek in a wrongful death suit are similar to those in a personal injury suit. However, there are a few unique damages that you can only seek in a wrongful death suit — like funeral and burial costs.