Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyer
When a loved one dies unexpectedly family members must deal with pain and grief from the loss. When the death results from the negligence of another party, the understanding that the loss was avoidable and unnecessary only worsens the pain and sense of loss. Over the years wrongful death laws have been enacted as a way to compensate living family members for financial damages resulting from a victim’s unnecessary and untimely death. When someone is killed as the result of someone else’s negligence a civil claim can be filed on behalf of the victim by the surviving family members. This is known as a wrongful death claim.
For over thirty years Eric H. Woods has focused his personal injury legal practice on holding responsible parties financially accountable for their actions. He has a record of significant dollar awards for families of loved ones who have died as the result of someone else’s negligence. If you believe your loved one has died wrongfully, it’s is critical you contact offices of Eric H. Woods to evaluate your options.
What do you do?
When the death of a loved one is the result of another person’s negligence, surviving family members have a right to pursue a claim against the negligent party and be compensated Promptly hiring an attorney with experience in prosecuting wrongful death claims is vital to securing fair compensation.
Wrongful death lawyer Eric H. Woods has over thirty years of experience working with family members following negligently caused catastrophic injuries and deaths. He has dedicated his legal practice to all aspects of personal injury and fighting hard to protect the rights of the family to recover damages when a loved one is killed. He can help even in the most difficult cases.
To win a negligence case, the party bringing the claim generally must show that: (1) the party that is sued owed a duty of care to the person bringing the claim; (2) the party that was sued breached that duty; (3) the breach was the legal cause of the claimant’s injury; and (4) the claimant suffered damages.
Eric Woods knows how to prepare and present your injury or wrongful death case in the manner that will cause the insurance company, judge and jury to assess it at full value.
Causes of Wrongful Death
There are a variety of situations that can give rise to a wrongful death where the negligent party is liable under Nevada law.
- Drug side effects
- Motorcycle accident
- Truck accident
- Exposure to hazardous waste or chemicals
- Corporate malfeasance
- Construction accident
- Airplane accident
- Auto accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Product defect
- Medical malpractice
- Caregiver neglect
- Caregiver abuse
- Animal attacks
- Criminal or sexual assault
- Death at a supervised activity such as a sporting clinic or event
Filing a Claim
If you’ve lost a loved one as the result of a wrongful death, you deserve the best legal representation. Wrongful death cases can be filed by spouses, children and parents of the deceased in Nevada. Personal injury lawyer Eric H. Woods can advise you on the best course of action for your particular situation. Call the offices of Mr. Woods for a free consultation. He will honestly evaluate your case and give you the information you need to make the best decisions.