Losing someone close to you always leaves a gaping hole in your life, whether it’s a spouse, a child, or a parent. Filing a wrongful death claim against the party that caused their death will not bring back your loved one, but it can provide some of the funds you need to help rebuild your life, especially if the deceased individual provided the primary source of income for your household. If you lost a loved one in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today at (702) 382-9797.
When you choose a wrongful death attorney, you want one with extensive experience in a variety of personal injury cases. At Benson & Bingham, we have helped many of our clients seek substantial compensation from the responsible party in their accidents, including many wrongful death cases. Take a look at our past results:
Having an attorney on your side can help you achieve your goals and seek the compensation you deserve after the death of a loved one. An attorney can provide you with valuable advice about how much compensation you should receive for the loss of your loved one, when to accept a settlement offer, and when to keep fighting for the compensation you deserve. Many of our clients have found that when they work with us, we can substantially increase the compensation they receive for the loss of a loved one.
Following the death of a loved one, you have many things to deal with and many bills to pay. Do you have grounds for a wrongful death claim? Several elements come into play to determine who can file a wrongful death claim.
Many kinds of accidents can lead to wrongful death claims, including:
Typically, if your loved one would have had grounds for a personal injury claim had they lived, their surviving loved ones have grounds for a claim after their death. If your loved one caused the accident, on the other hand, you may not have grounds for a claim. For example, if your loved one caused an auto accident, you cannot file a claim with the other party’s insurance company, even if that individual survived the accident.
To file a wrongful death claim, you must have a close relationship to the deceased. Generally, the people who file wrongful death claims include spouses, children, or the parents of an adult child who relied on that child for financial or physical support. In some cases, other individuals who relied financially on the deceased may also have grounds for a wrongful death claim; however, the more distant the relationship, the more difficult your family will find it to file a wrongful death claim. You can only file one wrongful death claim per deceased individual, even if the deceased bore financial responsibility for a wide range of people. Ideally, the individual with the closest relationship to the deceased should file the claim.
The compensation you receive for the loss of a loved one will vary. However, most people who file a wrongful death claim include:
If you lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence, you may need an attorney to fight on your behalf. At Benson & Bingham, we will start with a free consultation to get a better idea of your loved one’s accident and your claim. We understand that funds may be tight after the death of a loved one, so we offer convenient payment arrangements that will help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact Benson & Bingham today at (702) 382-9797 to start the process of seeking compensation for your loss.
Benson & Bingham (Henderson Office)
9230 S Eastern Ave #155
Las Vegas, NV 89123