Wrongful Death Lawyers Reno, NV
Shook & Stone - Wrongful Death Attorneys Reno, NV
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Wrongful Death Law Firm in Reno, NV
Shook & Stone is an injury law firm that represents clients in seeking compensation for the death of a loved one or family member when negligence is involved in Reno, NV. We have a vast legal team with experience in wrongful death claims and lawsuits. We fight for maximum compensation in all wrongful death claims in Reno.
Our lawyers have represented families who have lost a loved one in all types of accidents and settings, such as:
If you have lost a loved one in an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options.
Compensation in Wrongful Death Claims
In a wrongful death claim, the surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for:
How a Reno Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
Loosing a loved one is an emotionally devastating experience, and the last thing you want to do is deal with the legal process of filing a claim.
However, taking legal action may be the only way to obtain the compensation your family needs and deserves. An experienced Reno wrongful death attorney at Shook & Stone can help you through every step of the process so that you can focus on your recovery.
Our attorney will:
He or she will also handle all communication with the insurance companies and at-fault parties on your behalf so that you can focus on your grieving process.
Who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit or claim in Nevada?
The surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased may file a wrongful death lawsuit in Nevada. In some cases, other family members, such as brothers and sisters or grandparents, may be able to file suit.
What is the deadline for filing a wrongful death claim in Reno?
In most cases, the deadline for filing a claim in Nevada is two years from the date of death. This deadline, known as the statute of limitations, can be extended under certain circumstances.
It is important to speak with an experienced Reno wrongful death attorney as soon as possible so that your claim can be filed before the deadline expires.
See (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 41.085 (2021) )
Nevada Modified Comparative Fault in Wrongful Death Cases
In a wrongful death lawsuit, the court will determine who was at fault for the accident or incident that led to the death. The court will assign a percentage of fault to each party.
For example, if the court finds that the deceased was 50 percent at fault for the accident, and the other driver was 50 percent at fault, then the deceased’s family would only be able to recover 50 percent of the damages.
This is known as the modified comparative fault rule.
It is important to note that if the court finds that the deceased was more than 50 percent at fault, then the family will not be able to recover any damages.
What not to do when filing a Wrongful Death Claim or Lawsuit in Reno
There are a few things you should not do if you plan on filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit in Reno:
It is best to let your attorney handle all communication with the insurance company.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Reno Wrongful Death Attorney?
At Shook & Stone, we understand that you are already dealing with a lot of financial stress. That’s why we work on a contingency basis, which means you don’t have to pay us any upfront fees.
We only get paid if we win your case, and our fee will be a percentage of the compensation we recover for you.
If we don’t win your case, you won’t owe us anything.