A recent report from the National Safety Council (NSC) revealed that despite the COVID-19 pandemic keeping many people at home, there had been an increase in vehicular fatalities in numerous states. The NSC’s president stated that there is “an apparent open season on reckless driving” because of the reduced number of cars on the road due to the pandemic. For example, drivers are trying to break the “Cannonball Run” record of driving from coast-to-coast in the shortest time.
In Nevada, there has been a 10% increase in traffic deaths versus the same time frame last year. The last thing we should be worrying about during a global health crisis should be unsafe drivers, but this is where we are. We would urge you to stay safe and drive carefully right now, and to remain vigilant of people who are driving recklessly.
If a loved one has been killed by another driver, a wrongful death attorney can help you pursue accountability via damages. If you are the spouse, child, or parent of a person killed as a result of another person’s negligence or reckless act, you may have a right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
While a lawsuit will not bring back the life that was lost, it can help you send a message to those responsible and to have the resources you need to move forward with your life. The damages available include medical and end of life expenses of the victim, burial expenses, the victim’s pain and suffering, and your “grief or sorrow, loss of probable support, companionship, society, comfort and consortium”.
Wrongful death claims are always hard-fought since insurance companies do not want to pay what these claims are worth. Our wrongful death attorneys understand the law, partner with proven experts, are willing to take cases to jury trials, and work tirelessly to make sure that our clients’ voices are heard.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
If your spouse, child, or parent has been killed by another driver, you should speak with an attorney to explore your options. Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. is a wrongful death law firm with a proven record of success. Our attorneys are thoughtful, passionate, and have successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free consultation or contact our office through our website.