Las Vegas Fatal Car Accident Lawyers

After a car accident resulting in the death of a relative, we recommend calling a fatal car accident lawyer at Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers. Car crashes are all too common in Las Vegas, Henderson, and throughout Clark County. In the best-case scenarios, these collisions are minor and result in minimal property damage. However, the worst-case scenario happens all too often. We are here to help when one of these fatal crashes causes you to lose a parent, spouse, or child.

You and your family may be entitled to compensation for a death in a car accident. Contact Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers online or call (702) 878-2889 to discuss pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit after a fatal crash. We offer free initial consultations.

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Common Types of Fatal Car Accidents in Las Vegas

Some of the most commonly fatal collisions are:

Whatever the type of collision that led to your loved one’s passing, do not hesitate to call us. A fatal car accident lawyer will thoroughly investigate the crash and advise your family on the validity and strength of a wrongful death claim.

What Happens After a Fatal Car Accident?

After your loved one passes away from their crash injuries, whether immediately or sometime later, you and your family are left to deal with the practical and financial repercussions.

You must arrange for your relative to be cremated or buried. You have to plan a funeral, wake, or memorial service. Someone has to cover the cost of these events. Additionally, you and your relatives are forced to address your grief. When your spouse passes away, you experience this loss every day as you take care of your children or try to re-imagine your budget on one income.

In the days following a fatal car accident, it is important to consider how your family will be compensated for all of the expenses and suffering. Your immediate thought is probably to pursue a wrongful death car accident settlement.

We agree an insurance settlement is the most likely outcome to your claim. But it is not always easy or simple to obtain a payout. We recommend contacting a fatal car accident lawyer for help with the insurance claim process and filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

How Our Fatal Car Accident Lawyers Can Help

Once you retain an attorney from Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers, we will:

  • Thoroughly investigate the cause of the fatal crash;
  • Gather and analyze evidence, including the police report, photos, videos, and eyewitness testimony;
  • Hire any necessary expert witnesses, such as an accident reconstructionist;
  • Communicate with the at-fault driver’s insurance company;
  • Identify any other relevant insurance policy, such as a vehicle owner, business, or rental agency’s policy;
  • Calculate the value of your wrongful death damages;
  • File a wrongful death lawsuit to continue our investigation; and
  • Resolve your claim with an insurance settlement or go to trial.

We understand that you may have lost a parent, spouse, or child in the past few days or weeks. You may not be sure of what to do next or how to handle insurance and financial issues. Call Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers today to schedule your free consultation. We are here to help.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit for a Fatal Car Crash

Not all fatal car accidents give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit. However, if another person’s careless, reckless, or malicious conduct caused your relative’s death, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. The personal representative of your loved one’s estate also can file an action to pursue compensation for expenses and losses the estate suffered.

Under NRS 41.085, the deceased person’s heirs, as defined by Nevada’s intestate laws, can file a lawsuit and pursue compensation. Heirs include a surviving spouse, children, parents, or other next of kin. If you are unsure of whether you can or should file a wrongful death lawsuit, talk with a fatal car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

We may recommend filing a wrongful death lawsuit for several reasons. During litigation, we will use the discovery process to continue to investigate the crash. This is an essential process if the at-fault party is a business that controls important information.

Filing a lawsuit, even when you expect to receive a payout, also is helpful to show the insurance company you are serious. Insurers typically try to limit their liability whenever possible. By showing the insurer you are willing to go to court, you have leverage during settlement negotiations.

It also is essential to file in case the insurer denies your claim or refuses to settle for a fair amount. By filing a lawsuit, you have the chance to take your case to trial and ask a judge or jury to award you compensation.

Can I Receive an Insurance Payout for a Car Accident Death?

It may be possible to obtain an insurance payout for a car accident death, but it depends on the facts of the case. There must be a relevant insurance policy to obtain a settlement.

If there are one or more policies that cover the deadly crash, you must prove the policyholder was liable for your loved one’s death.

You also must establish the value of your financial and emotional damages.

Fatal Car Accident Compensation

Whether we help you pursue a wrongful death insurance settlement or court award, we will fight for you and your family to receive compensation for your:

  • Grief and sorrow
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of companionship, society, comfort, and consortium
  • Relative’s pain and suffering
  • Relative’s disfigurement

Your relative’s creditors cannot touch any compensation you and your family obtain.

The personal representative for your loved one’s estate can demand compensation for any special damages incurred by the estate, such as medical bills and funeral expenses. Creditors can seek payment from this compensation.

We Get Results for Fatal Car Accident Victims

When you lose a close relative in a crash, you want justice and need compensation. The financial cost of losing a parent or spouse is all too real. You may have relied on your spouse’s income to pay the mortgage, insurance, utilities, and more. Your spouse may have managed the childcare and household. Suddenly, you have to pay for daycare or a nanny. You have to manage groceries, cooking, and cleaning to a greater extent than before.

Our team at Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers is here to fight for you and your family. We will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation for your loss and the resulting expenses. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call (702) 878-2889.