Las Vegas Families Sue for Wrongful Death as First Step Toward Closure
No amount of TV dramas, third-party stories, or personal reflection can prepare a person for the loss of a loved one. The days and weeks following a personal tragedy are often flooded with memories and sudden longing for the mundane markings of that lost person’s presence. When you lose a loved one to an accident or some other tragedy, you should talk with a Nevada wrongful death attorney to find out if you may be eligible for a settlement.
Several wrongful death lawsuits from across the country are currently pending. The parents of a young man who died of alcohol poisoning related to the activities of his college fraternity have sued the frat for encouraging dangerous alcohol consumption and for failing to appropriately monitor their son when he was incapacitated. In another case, the mother of a 20-year-old man is seeking damages after her son was killed when a friend’s truck flipped in a rollover accident. And a widow is asking for compensation after her husband was struck on his bicycle and killed when a driver failed to see him as she made a turn in her SUV.
Wrongful death suits, contrary to common misconception, are not an attempt to “price” your lost husband, child, or parent. No amount of money can bring that person back or restore you wholly to the person you were before you lost him or her. Rather, wrongful death suits are intended to recover funds sufficient to help restore you financially when the person’s death could reasonably have been prevented.
Common expenditures for wrongful-death settlement money include psychotherapy; prescription medications; and credit card bills, mortgages, or other major debts. Payments for pain and suffering are intended to offset the emotional loss. For many widows and widowers, losing a spouse means losing an emotional anchor and a financial partner or provider. Survivor benefits can help restore this loss. If you would like to learn more about seeking wrongful death benefits after a motor vehicle accident or other family tragedy, call us for a free consultation.