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Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys in Las Vegas

For many of us, one of the worst things we can possibly imagine is the loss of a loved one before their time. Tragic accidents and deaths can happen in all sorts of ways, but the most difficult situation is when your loved one dies due to someone else’s reckless behavior or malicious actions. Loss is hard enough. With a wrongful death, the grief also comes with overwhelming anger, rage, and helplessness. If a person has somehow caused the untimely death of someone you love, you have ways to seek justice. At Gazda and Tadayon, we are one of the most trusted wrongful death attorneys in Las Vegas. We fight relentlessly to get you the compensation and support you deserve. We have dealt with hundreds of wrongful death cases, and we know they can be some of the most complicated and painful. Let us help you pursue decisive and strategic legal action, so you can focus on your recovery and self-care. 

Wrongful Death in Nevada

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Because of the fast-paced, often frantic nature of our city, Las Vegas unfortunately sees a high rate of wrongful deaths. To define the term, a wrongful death occurs when a person dies at the hands of one or more people, either by:

  • negligent behavior (indicating a lack of foresight, or an accident) or,
  • by intentional conduct or actions (indicating criminal intent) 

In order for the death to be declared wrongful, the actions of the other party must be determined to be primarily negligent or intentional leading up to the death. For example, if there was murderous intent, the perpetrator could be sued for wrongful death of the victim. However, if the death was caused in self-defense, it may not qualify as a wrongful death.  

In any case, you should speak to your lawyer as soon as possible regarding a possible case, as Nevada state law on wrongful death has a statute of limitations. This means that cases can only be brought forth for a particular length of time after the death, and in Nevada that time limit is 2 years.

In the event of a wrongful death case, the deceased person’s spouse and minor children are entitled to file a lawsuit. Surviving family members may also be qualified to file on behalf of the wrongful death victim. Due to the nature of these cases, the legal proceedings can be complicated and difficult, but this legal battle is one of the surefire ways to secure financial compensation for your loved one and your family. 

Client Reviews

Thank you to Mr. Gazda and his staff for their attention to my case. The staff were all so professional and they put my mind at ease. I am pleased with how they handled my case and I am completely satisfied with my outcome. I would recommend them to friends and family.
Liz Gronauer
Liz Gronauer
16:41 05 Mar 20
I had occasion to serve as a court appointed arbitrator of a few cases in which Lewis Gazda represented an injury victim in a claim for compensation. Mr. Gazda always represented his client very well by being totally in command of all of the facts of the case and presenting his client's claim in the best possible light.
Jonathan Reed
Jonathan Reed
00:38 05 Mar 20
I worked for Gazda & Tadayon for about four years. During that time, everyone I talked to who interacted with them as an employee, client, vendor or otherwise, had only the best things to say about them, and the firm. Afshin Tadayon and Lewis Gazda are first class attorneys who get results. I witnessed their ability of turning adversaries into lifelong referral sources. They have compassion for their clients and they care about their employees no matter what age or background they have. They are passionate and courteous. They always conducted themselves with professionalism and treated all parties with dignity and respect. Gazda and Tadayon was home to me.Mr. Gazda and Mr. Tadayon are committed to doing whatever is necessary to help their clients get the best outcome. They are not afraid to put in the hours and "walk the walk." I highly recommend Gazda And Tadayon.
Maria Goodall
Maria Goodall
00:47 14 Feb 20
Case was handled very professionally and the communication between attorney and us as the client were very well handled. They said they would handle it and that I wouldn't need to worry about anything and sure enough they were right.
Ensony C
Ensony C
17:18 07 Feb 20
They handled our case over the course of about 3 years and even as I was out of state they called and clarified lots of information over the phone and in person. The front office is exceptional
Jeffrey Chang
Jeffrey Chang
17:18 07 Feb 20
I was standing service treat you like family , Very knowledgeable and they treat you to the highes I am so proud being and then working for me.
Alfredo Matos
Alfredo Matos
18:56 27 Jan 20
Best service. Best everything all the way around. Very happy with all that has happened.
Nevin Perryman
Nevin Perryman
22:37 15 Jan 20
Great very friendly attorney he really met my expectations very professional staff
Miguel Rivera
Miguel Rivera
20:57 20 Dec 19
(Translated by Google) Excellent service, I would definitely recommend them, very professional, answer all your questions and solve your case quickly. Very savvy.(Original)Excelente servicio, definitivamente los recomendaría, muy profesionales, responden todas tus dudas y resuelven tu caso rápido. Muy sacdisfecha.
Jacqueline Lopez
Jacqueline Lopez
22:47 18 Dec 19
The service is very good and have solve my problems fast, I am very happy
Abel Mejia
Abel Mejia
00:05 18 Dec 19
I am grateful for the service I received and the painless experience , professionalism and caring staff. I will definitely recommend Gazda and Tadayon Law Firm .
Stella Flores
Stella Flores
19:53 17 Dec 19
I am very pleased with the attention and service I received from the Office of Gazda & Tadayon Law Firm . I received great assistance on my case and will definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Jorge Flores
Jorge Flores
19:49 17 Dec 19
This was an amazing experience team was great and friendly Im am very pleased with everything
Trinae Polk
Trinae Polk
23:53 03 Dec 19
This was the best experience. My first accident and the front office staff and the professional personal went out of their way to make this run without stress on my part..Thank you so much
Shirley Colucci
Shirley Colucci
19:48 27 Nov 19
These two gentlemen were able to settle out of court for a considerable settlement....keep in mind it takes time..
Rick Stokely
Rick Stokely
00:43 15 Oct 19
After a few lawyers drop my case. My case was referred to gazda and tayadon. My case was really difficult because I had gotten into different car accidents within a day part of each. After a difficult 5 years fighting my case I can finally say it's almost finialzed. Not only did they take my cases but also won it. From the start I knew there was a possibility I wouldn't recieve a dime not only was my medical and lawyers fees covered but come to find out I'll be getting a settlement check as well. Not only are they great laywers but great negotiators. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you to Gazda and Tadayon and team for all they're hard work they put into winning my cases.
Angelita Martin
Angelita Martin
21:47 22 Aug 19
My husband was in a car accident back in 2011 and his case was transferred to Gazda & Tadayon from a different attorney. Long story short- everything was settled and paid in 2011 so when a $3400 bill showed up in January of 2019 we were shocked and upset to say the least. After first contacting the provider and attorney, I honestly thought we were getting screwed over and would be stuck with the bill because of the back and forth between them and the stories being told.... like our case was still ini litigation?? When I asked for a copy of our settlement disbursement it was somewhere in storages.. howevero to my surprise and relief, Gazda & Tadayon paid the bill in full!! While this service was included in the original lien and should have been paid out of the settlement in 2011, due to the mix up ( probably a result of changing attorneys) it wasn't. I have heard of several attorneys in similar situations that don't pay the bill but that wasn't the case here!!!! We are so thankful that this was resolved! I would definitely recommend this attorney purely because they area honest and did the right thing for us, so they'll do what's right for you too!Hopefully we won't need to hire an attorney again, but if we do, I'd definitely go with them!
Rachel
Rachel
20:09 16 Apr 19
Great Lawyers very personable. Lewis is very funny and Afshin is a great person,. I can only say if you want a personal experience and not feel pressured I think these guys would be your best choice. Just dont bet Afshin on a Muhammid Ali question while driving he will win the bet ; )
Letbeknown Truth
Letbeknown Truth
21:13 22 Mar 19
These guys are the best!
Saiyanblood94
Saiyanblood94
14:01 27 Jun 18
Excellent service. Mr. Tadayon explained everything thoroughly in every step of my process and helped me get compensated fully for my injuries all in a timely manner. Also fantastic and helpful staff!
Saber Rouhani
Saber Rouhani
21:37 09 Nov 17
Ghazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. They are the best accident attorney and personal injury lowers in lasvegas. Thank you so much for everything. 🙏🙏
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03:22 07 May 17
(Translated by Google) Very good lawyers very attentive(Original)Muy buenos abogados muy atentos
Adan Hernandes
Adan Hernandes
18:55 09 Dec 16
I would recommend them to anyone in Las Vegas! I was in a car accident about 2 years ago and was left with burns on my arms. Thanks to Afshin Tadayon I am receiving a nice settlement that is more than i thought id ever get. I was by far the worst client, I never answered my phone and was hard to get a hold of. Afshin went above and beyond to handle my case and I am beyond grateful for that.
Alyssa Morgan
Alyssa Morgan
22:09 25 Apr 16
I had a slip and fall accident while walking my dog. I broke my ankle and thought I had a legitimate lawsuit. I was paying for a pre-paid legal service, but they weren't interested. I then contacted several of the attorneys that advertise on local TV. I was amazed that they didn't want to discuss my case in person. They disqualified me over the phone. I was eventually referred to Afshin Tadayon. I met him at his office and he agreed that I had a case. I was impressed with Mr. Tadayon from the getgo. He was professional, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable and confident with the outcome. I would have to say that the process went smoothly and quickly. The settlement was more than I thought it would be. I can't think of any way that it could have been any better. I couldn't believe that I was turned away by so many other attorneys. I highly recommend Mr. Tadayon.
George Stewart
George Stewart
05:12 17 Feb 15
Gotta say these two guys were great I had used them during a difficult interstate law suit and the driver at fault was all about counter action. Gazda and Tadayon really put my recovery first, all the doctors and treatment never came out of my pocket great settlement.
Chuck Becker
Chuck Becker
16:24 22 Apr 14
My experiences with Gazda & Tadayon are truly amazing. These attorneys are highly skilled and very professional when it comes to handling cases. Lewis and Afshin are always prepared to take on any sort of case that comes their way. When I was involved in a car accident, I was slightly injured but my car was wrecked! I was more concerned about how I can manage fixing my car first. Then I was told to visit the offices of Gazda & Tadayon to get a FREE consultation. Money is tight for me so I can't be spending much when my car is totalled! After we spoke, it wasn't much later til my case had begun. Then in no time, my case had been settled and the amount of compensation that these personal injury attorneys had got for me was outstanding. My car was fixed! Most of all my medical bill was taken care of! I can't thank these two hard working men enough!Definitely give Gazda & Tadayon two thumbs up!!
Lilo Marie
Lilo Marie
01:01 30 Jul 13
Gazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. After my car accident took place I was referred to them from one my clients. I went to them and expained my situation and they took the reins. They are hands down the best personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas. Thank you so much!
soleil grant
soleil grant
05:01 29 Jul 13

Types of Wrongful Death

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Over our 50 years of combined experience in personal injury law, we have seen the whole range of wrongful death cases. For example if a company such as those in the pharmaceutical, automotive, or tire industries chooses profits over customer safety and a fatality occurs because of their negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit can and should be filed. Some of the most common we encounter in Las Vegas are:

  • Traffic accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Premises liability

Each type of wrongful death case has a different set of expectations regarding the fault that needs to be proven, the parties that can be held responsible for the death, and the nature of the compensation. It’s important to determine which type, if any, your wrongful death suit may fall into.

Traffic accidents make up a high percentage of the wrongful death cases we see in Las Vegas. These types of cases occur when a person dies due to the negligent behavior of another driver. The highest number come from car accident injuries but they also include motorcycle accidents, public transportation accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. 

Negligent driving can include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Drunk driving / driving under the influence (DUI)
  • General disregard for traffic laws
  • Speeding

Many wrongful death victims die in the crash or soon after, but in some cases a wrongful death can be caused when the victim dies later, either as a direct or indirect result of their injuries.

Everyone wants the products they buy to be 100% safe and extensively tested by the manufacturers, but this is not often the case. Unfortunately, defective products cause a significant number of untimely deaths each year. Statistics on product liability are governed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the US. Some common culprits of product liability include:

  • Automobiles and auto parts, such as defective brakes and airbags
  • Consumables, such as tainted food in violation of health code
  • Toxic substances, such as lead based paints
  • Medications, such as those with irreversible side effects

These are just some of the most common products associated with product liability injury in Nevada, but almost any product can potentially cause the unexpected and unlawful death of a consumer.

People have the right to a safe environment in which to live, work, and play. A lawsuit can be brought against a person or company that fails to uphold safe conditions in their place of business, also called premises liability in Nevada. This can include:

  • a landlord who fails to maintain a property’s safety;
  • the owner of a public or common area who fails to provide adequate security
  • a business owner who forces employees to work in unsafe conditions

The owner or manager of any property can be held liable for any fatalities that occur on site, both due to the physical nature of the space such as the terrain and weather conditions, but also for any objects like power tools, heavy machinery, or other equipment that may not have been properly maintained.

Because of the huge variety and individual nature of wrongful death incidents, it’s important to speak to a personal injury attorney to determine the next steps in your case.

When you or a loved one enters the care of a medical professional, they have a duty to the patient and their well-being. A breach of this is called medical malpractice. As patients and their loved ones are beginning to understand their rights, wrongful death lawsuits for medical malpractice are becoming more common. Doctors, such as physicians, surgeons, and other specialists are the most likely to be held liable for these types of cases. These include:

  • Improper diagnosis of a terminal illness
  • Improper handling of a surgery or medical procedure
  • Suicide while under the care of a professional

When the victim has been mistreated by caregivers other than medical professionals, such as in a nursing home or group facility, this is known as a neglect & abuse injury.

Phases of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The stages of a wrongful death lawsuit vary from case to case, but there is a standard standard pattern these cases usually follow.

The first phase is the filing of the lawsuit. After a lawsuit has been filed, the defendants are notified. They generally have around 30 days to provide a response to the lawsuit. In the response, they can also include an outline of their defense.

The second phase is the discovery period, which is when much of the evidence is collected by both sides. This evidence can include formal dispositions and interviews as well as document exchanges. Keep in mind that insurance companies will attempt to extract information from you that can be used against you in the courtroom.

The third phase are the pre-trial motions are brought before a judge by both sides. Arguments are made during this time regarding the pieces of evidence to be admitted to the trial. Both sides must agree on what can or cannot be shown or presented at trial.

During the actual trial, the liable party may have a trial by jury, or a trial presided over by a judge. Even after a verdict has been reached, the trial is still not over for the defendant. The defendant can choose to appeal the court’s decision and have the case heard by a higher court. If the defendant does decide to appeal, the process can continue for years as the wrongful death case is retried.

Finally, the fifth and last phase is the collection of compensation for damages from the liable party. It may be necessary for the court to seize the at fault person’s assets, including property and savings. However, if the defendant does not have any assets, property or savings, it could be difficult to actually collect the damages.

There are some people who question why someone should file a wrongful death lawsuit. The argument is these cases will not bring back the  that they have lost. However, a successful lawsuit can provide the financial security and compensation that you may be lacking as a result of the personal loss.

Wrongful death cases are among the most complex and challenging. You want a confident, experienced personal injury attorney to help guide you through the process and secure the maximum return from the claim. Choose a wrongful death law firm who can meet with you as soon as possible, because time is of the essence for these cases. Nevada state law limits the amount of time after an accident that an injured victim can file for damages and claim compensation. Contact us today to assess your individual case in a timely manner.

Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys in Las VegasGazda Tadayon Personal Injury Attornys Las Vegas

With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve seen it all at Gazda and Tadayon. We specialize in personal injury law, particularly in wrongful death lawsuits in Southern Nevada. Over the years, we’ve accumulated some extensive knowledge of the injuries and treatments involved in each case, allowing us to more effectively represent you and your best interests. We have dealt with many wrongful death cases before to great success, since we know what it takes to win.

We also understand that your legal battles are just one part of our journey to healing. Our friendly staff is there to make the proceedings as smooth and comfortable as possible, and we help our clients consult with medical experts to determine the care they need.

We work closely with the surviving family members to ensure that they’re on the right track, and to help hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Oftentimes, families pursue wrongful death lawsuits to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen again, and to make sure fatalities are not repeated. Not only is a wrongful death claim honoring your loved one, but it is protecting the safety of others.

Gazda and Tadayon are wrongful death lawyers who truly care about your personal and legal success. Our peers and clients trust us to call the shots: let us help you win the compensation you deserve.

A Proven Record Of Success

The attorneys of Gazda and Tadayon have been recognized by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for winning millions in compensation for our clients. Our ethical standards have also been highlighted by the law directory Martindale-Hubbard. When you work with Gazda and Tadayon on your motorcycle accident case, you will receive proven representation with full integrity.

To get started, schedule a free consultation for a wrongful death claim, or read what our clients have to say on our Gazda and Tadayon reviews page. You can also visit us in person. We’re conveniently located in Las Vegas at 2600 S Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 200.

Wrongful Death FAQs

In many states, an offended party may not recoup correctional harms in a wrongful death action. There are a few states, in any case, that do have explicit statues that permit recovery of punitive damages.

Yes, regardless of whether the decedent never held work, he/she may have contributed in some other route to the family. A genuine case of such a case is an activity for the unfair demise of a stay-at-home spouse or wife who contributes administrations, direction and supporting of the family. These commitments are quantifiable as”pecuniary losses” in a wrongful death action.

Many states require that a child be born alive in order for its death to be the subject of a wrongful death action, so the death of a fetus might not be actionable. An attorney can tell you what the precise law is in your state.

Yes, you can recoup damagesin an illegitimate passing reason for activity for the demise of either a youngster or an old individual. For an assortment of reasons, be that as it may, the harm grants for the two classes of decedent are normally unobtrusive.

A criminal case arises when the government seeks to punish an individual for an act that has been classified as a crime. A civil case, on the other hand, usually has to do with a dispute over the rights and duties that individuals and organizations legally owe to each other. The burden of proof is higher in a criminal case, and the penalty imposed is a criminal sanction such as imprisonment. In a civil case, the defendant will typically have a monetary judgment entered against him/her.

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  • We’ve worked as defense counsel for insurance companies, which means we know how the other side thinks. We use this insider knowledge to help our clients obtain the compensation they deserve

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