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Wrongful Death: One Killed In A Two-vehicle Crash

A tragic crash took the life of a 16-year-old girl recently when an 18-year-old lost control of his vehicle, according to reports. Katheryn Mushok, 16, was killed when Matthew Sellers, 18, hit a curb and lost control while driving eastbound on Garden of the Gods. His vehicle traveled across three lanes of traffic and was hit in the right passenger side, then hit by the vehicle in which Mushok was riding. Sellers was cited for careless driving resulting in death. The driver of the car in which Mushok was a passenger was not cited.


In order to have grounds for a wrongful death case, a family member must show that the death of a loved one was caused by someone else's negligence and would not have occurred except for that person's actions. Only certain people are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In Nevada, those people include "heirs and personal representatives" of the deceased. This can be an immediate family member such as a child, spouse or parent, a legal dependent or a representative of the deceased person's estate. Wrongful death lawsuits often claim damages such as loss of future income and support. In the case of the death of a child, this may not be appropriate. However, a child's wrongful death lawsuit may include loss of companionship as well as pain and suffering. Whatever the circumstances of a wrongful death, the pain and heartache of the family are beyond comprehension. Those who have suffered such a significant loss are entitled to recover damages to compensate them for this loss, but many will never see that compensation unless they file a lawsuit with the help of a personal injury attorney.


At High Stakes Injury Law, we understand that you may be overcome with grief and shock at the loss of a loved one. This is all the more reason to turn the case over to those who have the experience to help you seek compensation for your loved one's death. The attorneys at High Stakes Injury Law in Las Vegas have years of experience in handling all sorts of wrongful death cases. We will take the burden off your shoulders and handle every aspect of seeking justice for you and your family. Contact us today to discuss your wrongful death lawsuit.

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I Was Injured In An Accident. What Do I Do Now?

By Scott L. Poisson

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  • Dealing With The Insurance Company
  • When a Lawsuit Is Filed
  • Overcoming Common Defense Themes
  • Special Considerations in Specific Types of Cases