There are thousands of serious car accidents every year in the Las Vegas area.
While any wreck can devastate its victims and the families involved, fatal accidents will change the survivors’ lives forever. It’s completely understandable for anyone to be overwhelmed and confused about how to move forward after a cherished loved one is killed in a car wreck. At Paul Padda Law, we have seen these tragedies all too often and been there to help many Nevada families through these difficult times. You deserve answers as to what happened, and a skilled fatal car accident lawyer can help your family find closure and recover important compensation from the negligent party. Our veteran Las Vegas car accident lawyers bring compassion and decades of experience to every case that we take, and for this reason, are considered one the most premier law firms for Las Vegas accident victims.
Contact Paul Padda Law to speak with a skilled car accident lawyer about your case, and how we can help you after the death of a loved one. Do not delay and call (702) 366-1888 or submit the details online. We offer free, initial consultations and never charge up-front fees. We only get paid, when you recover compensation for your losses.
There Are Many Fatal Car Accidents In Nevada
According to the state’s Office of Traffic Safety, there has been an average of approximately 300 annual car accident fatalities in Nevada over the last five years. While there are several efforts to reduce these deaths, the deadly accident rate has remained relatively constant. There are various reasons for this, and a prominent one is the state’s population growth and increasing visitor numbers. There are many more cars on Nevada roads, and many roadways were not built for the traffic that they are now experiencing. You or your loved one can be driving in a safe and legal manner, and yet you still might be the victim of a fatal car accident.
Our attorneys appreciate that understanding what exactly caused a fatal car accident is the first step in helping your family. While each case is different, common causes for a car accident resulting in death would include:
About one-third of road fatalities in Nevada were caused by drivers who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Many people use their smartphones while behind the wheel. Additionally, drivers can often be distracted by their passengers, food, or adjusting their stereos.
Drivers falling asleep
A tired driver can be just as deadly as a heavily intoxicated driver. Many people get behind the wheel when they are short on sleep, especially commercial truck drivers who may be overworked.
Instances of road rage, speeding, or recklessly passing other vehicles often result in deadly wrecks.
Defective car parts
Poorly installed or manufactured car parts can cause terrible accidents or can fail to properly protect you in the event of an accident.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits And Survival Actions
In addition to being without a loved one, your family might have numerous financial problems caused by the untimely death of a car accident victim. Fortunately, state law does allow for the deprived to seek compensation for death in a car accident. A wrongful death attorney can help the children, parents, or spouse recover damages from the negligent party that is responsible for the deadly accident that took a family member. Obtaining the damages that you need requires your lawyer to build a case which clearly demonstrates everything that your family is missing after someone was killed. In addition to financial information that might detail lost income, specifics regarding the loss of a close companion must be compiled.
Paul Padda Law has represented many families in wrongful death suits, and our fatal car accident lawyers can help recover compensation for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of the deceased person’s income
- Loss of future income that the deceased could reasonably have earned
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of care and companionship
If your loved one was not killed immediately in a tragic accident, they may have suffered significantly before their death. In addition to your wrongful death suit, your attorney can file a survivor action to address these damages. A car accident death insurance payout will not take into consideration the damages sustained by your loved one before their death. When we file a survivor action, it’s as though we are pursuing the personal injury claim that your loved one could have filed if they would have survived. These suits are done on behalf of the deceased person’s estate and can recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering before death.