Frequently Asked Accident and Injury Questions
What is a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim can be pursued when someone is harmed by the fault
of another person or company. Personal injury claims develop from such
a wide range of circumstances. Some of the most common are
motorcycle accidents, and
What is negligence?
The law requires us to act with “reasonable care.” When a person
or business fails to act with the reasonable care required by a given
circumstance, they may be considered negligent. This can include either
reckless actions or the refusal to act to maintain the safety of people
on your property.
Do I need an attorney or should I try to handle the claim on my own?
An attorney can often obtain more money for your claim than you can obtain
on your own. It is the goal of every insurance provider to minimize payouts
so they can continue to be profitable. The responsibility of your attorney
is to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries, so
having a qualified lawyer will allow you to focus on getting better as
opposed to worrying about legal issues.
How is my case valued?
Every case is different. The value of your case will depend on a multitude
of factors, which your attorney can assess to determine a range of acceptable
settlement values. The severity of your injuries, the length of your medical
care, the amount of damage to the vehicles involved in the collision,
the amount of your medical expenses, the conduct of the defendant, and
the jurisdiction in which your case would be filed all play a critical
role in determining the ultimate value of a claim.
How can an accident attorney help?
Our Las Vegas accident lawyers handle every aspect of your case and provide
legal counsel that is essential. The perilous legal waters of a personal
injury case are complicated and difficult to navigate. An attorney can
see to it that you are receiving proper medical treatment for your injuries,
seek compensation for your lost wages, communicate directly with the insurance
companies, investigate your accident, seek out evidence including witness
statements and photographs, obtain and analyze accident reports, value
your injuries, and represent you in court.
Should I work with insurance companies on my own?
Insurance companies are mainly concerned with their own profits rather
than what is best for you. The business of an insurance company is to
take in as many premiums as possible while paying out as few claims as
possible. A personal injury lawyer can negotiate on your behalf and will
know how to work with, and against, insurance providers.
How much will representation cost?
It depends on the circumstances of your case. We work on a contingency
basis, meaning that if we do not win your case, you do not have to pay
lawyer fees. Unless we receive a favorable ruling, you will not have to
pay a dime.
What if a person has died since he or she was injured? Can there still
be a lawsuit?
Yes. If the person
died as a result of the injury, the deceased’s heirs may recover damages through a wrongful death
action. If the person died due to causes unrelated to the injury at issue,
the deceased’s injury claim usually “survives” and the
personal representative of the deceased’s estate may seek a survivorship
action. If it’s not clear whether the person died as a result of
the injury at issue, both actions may be brought forth.
What happens during an initial consultation?
During the first meeting, we will go over the details of your case and
discuss legal options going forward. Any documentation or notes that you
have regarding your injury should be brought with you so that the attorney
can get a good idea of what direction in which to go. We offer
100% free consultations for anyone who believes they have a valid claim.
What if I don’t have health insurance?
We will work with doctors who have agreed to treat you under Medical Lien
on your recovery. They will be paid out of your financial recovery. This
will allow you to receive treatment for your injuries without health insurance.
What is comparative negligence?
Comparative negligence works on a percentage basis to assign a degree of
fault for the injuries suffered. For example, in a car accident case where
the injured person is awarded $100,000, the driver who hit the other car
might be found to be 80% responsible for the accident. The plaintiff could
also be found to be 20% responsible for not exercising caution. In such
a case, the award would be reduced to $80,000.
Where is your law firm office located?
We are a Las Vegas based firm, and our address is:
1050 Indigo Drive, Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Phone: (702) 904-8858