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How Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Work?

Wrongful Death

Sadly, wrongful death occurs a lot more regularly than you would imagine. It primarily concerns those closest to the deceased and can have a devastating effect on their lives. The lawyers at Ace Lakhani Law Firm can assist you with your wrongful death lawsuit in Las Vegas.

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit occurs when a person dies due to the fault of another person. It is a claim made against this person, who is determined to be liable for the death. It is important to note that not only an individual may be sued for wrongful death. Corporations and Government agencies can also face a lawsuit.

What are the Causes?

Some of the more common causes of wrongful death include:

  • Medical Malpractice, including death caused during operations and birthing complications
  • Occupational incidents, whether they be accidents or exposure to hazardous materials
  • Criminal events involving violence towards the victim
  • Death due to neglect or abuse in care facilities
  • Defective products through design, manufacture, or sale

The above list is by no means comprehensive. We can help if you are unsure if your circumstances are claimable.

What Happens Next?

The filing of a complaint is the first step in a wrongful death lawsuit. This claim is then served to the defendant and begins progressing through the court system. There is usually a set time frame for the defendant to respond. A wrongful death claim can be quite complex and it is important to have the right people on your side.

Your Ace Lakhani Law Firm lawyer will begin by investigating all the data related to the incident. We may discuss this with you as well as other people involved. Depending on the complexity of the case, we may also gather the evidence of experts to help prove a point.

The investigations undertaken will determine the viability of the case. If it is determined that a claim is feasible, a demand package will be sent to the insurance company. This is the stage where negotiations may commence to settle the claim without going to court.

If an agreement cannot be reached, the case will be filed on your behalf. Our lawyers will put together all the paperwork required for this step.

How is Guilt Proven?

For a case to be successful, it must be proven that the defendant was responsible for the death. It needs to be shown that their negligence resulted in a lack of duty of care towards the victim and the defendant was the cause of the fatality.

The expert wrongful death attorneys at Ace Lakhani Law Firm can help you navigate the difficult and complex laws associated with these steps.

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A claim for wrongful death will include all medical costs associated with the incident as well as all funeral and burial costs. It will also include other costs that are directly attributable to the accident.

As well as the actual costs involved, a loss can also be claimed against household income, emotional support, and companionship. These are complex areas that require extensive knowledge to ensure you get what you deserve. Contact us today, so we can provide the legal help in Las Vegas that you require.


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