After suffering severe injuries due to the negligence of another party, a personal injury claim can help you seek the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and cover your other expenses due to lost income. An experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can give you a better understanding of your rights. Trust Pacific West Injury Law with your claim.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
In general, you have grounds for a personal injury case if another person’s negligence caused serious injuries to you. An attorney will ask:
- Who bore a duty of care, or had responsibility for caring for you in some way, at the time of the accident?
- How did that individual or entity violate that duty of care?
- How did the violation lead to your injuries?
An attorney can help evaluate all individuals who may have contributed to your injuries and give you a better idea of the compensation you deserve.
Why Hire a Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer?
A personal injury attorney can bring a number of advantages to your claim. An attorney will evaluate your claim, help you understand your rights, and investigate all elements of the claim to give you a better idea of who contributed to your injuries and what compensation you may deserve. Many victims of severe accidents also find that working with an attorney helps increase the compensation they ultimately receive for their injuries.
Often, an attorney can identify compensation you did not even know you deserved or help fight for you as you deal with the insurance company or liable party.
How Much is My Case Worth?
The worth of your case will depend on several key factors. First, consider the party that caused your injuries. Many entities carry insurance policies that will provide the financial protection needed to manage your claim. That insurance policy may limit how much compensation you can ultimately receive for your injuries.
Next, talk to the experienced attorneys at Pacific West Injury Law to learn how to evaluate these common elements of a personal injury claim and how they may contribute to the compensation you ultimately receive.
- Your medical expenses, including all costs of treatment related to your injuries
- Your lost wages, or time missed at work because of your injuries
- Your pain and suffering
The Statute of Limitations
In Nevada, victims have two years after an accident to file a personal injury claim. Once the statute of limitations runs out, you can no longer file a personal injury claim against the party that caused your injuries. In some cases, however, you may have additional time to file your claim: for example, in a medical malpractice claim, you may have up to three years to file your claim.
Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about how the statute of limitations may apply to your claim.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Las Vegas, call 702-602-HURT
The Steps in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
After your injuries, you may have the right to begin a personal injury lawsuit. The process usually begins with contacting and hiring a personal injury lawyer.
Filing a Complaint
To begin the process of filing a personal injury claim, the plaintiff’s attorney will file a complaint against the defendant: the party that caused the injury. This complaint will lay out a broad look at the conditions that led to the accident and their impact on the victim.
During the discovery period, both your attorney and the defendant’s attorney or insurance company and their attorneys will have a chance to go over the circumstances that led to the accident and any related evidence. This may also include a full evaluation of your injuries and how they impact you.
Most of the time, plaintiffs in a Las Vegas personal injury case can reach an agreement with the insurance company or liable party through negotiation. The plaintiff will then receive a settlement.
If you cannot reach an agreement through negotiation, your claim may have to go to trial. Having an attorney to represent you can make it much easier to present your case and get an idea of what compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Once you reach an agreement with the liable party or the court issues a decision on your claim, you will receive your settlement or award.
How Our Lawyers Will Help
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Pacific West Injury Law will start with an evaluation of your claim and legal rights. From our initial consultation, we will offer clear advice about the compensation you should expect.
Next, we will investigate your claim and help collect evidence. In many cases, we can identify multiple liable parties, which can help increase the compensation you ultimately receive for your injuries.
Finally, we will support you and stand with you every step of the way, from handling negotiations with the insurance company to representing you in court if needed.
Your Role in a Lawsuit
As the victim in a personal injury claim, you are entitled to all information associated with your claim. Your lawyer will handle many of the negotiations on your behalf and take care of collecting evidence for you. You will need to provide an accurate picture of what led to your accident, offer an honest assessment of your injuries, and provide the information your attorney asks for as he builds your case. If your claim does have to go to court, you may need to appear to testify.
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Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
At Pacific West Injury Law, we handle a variety of personal injury claims, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Catastrophic injury accidents, including traumatic brain injury, neck and back injuries, and wrongful death
- Premises liability injuries, including slip and fall accidents and dog bites
- Bodily injury claims, including medical bills and wrongful death
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress and lost wages
Let Our Team Serve You
If you suffered serious injuries due to the negligence of another party, let the experienced team of lawyers at Pacific West Injury Law serve you. Contact us today at 702-602-4878 for your free consultation.