Negligence does not necessarily mean that someone intended for a death to occur. While wrongful death suits can stem from murders, or from assaults that ended in fatal injuries, the majority of wrongful death claims arise because a person or an entity did not act reasonably, but instead acted negligently. A failure to act is also considered to have been "not reasonable" and is therefore possible negligent behaviour. Negligence is not a crime. But a careless person can be held accountable for the damage their actions caused. In the instance of wrongful death, the damage can include compensation to pay medical bills of the deceased; to cover funeral expenses; to make up for the income they would have earned and the financial support that they can no longer provide; and damages for the fact that family members will never again have the companionship, support or consortium (intimate relations) of the victim. It is natural when a loved one has been killed in a wrong way, to want to strike out and strike back if it was the fault of someone else, such as a texting driver or a careless doctor. But the desire to make someone pay and the actual ability to force them to pay damages are two different things. Insurance firms use a formula to determine a dollar value that will be offered. Many people find these offers to be woefully inadequate. And so they hire a wrongful death attorney, to go up against the insurer. If you feel you are due to an illegal death settlement, a skilled Bertoldo, Baker & Carter & Smith lawyer can determine if you have a case. Why wait? Visit, Bertoldo, Baker & Carter & Smith personal injury law firm in Las Vegas to help you.