If you or your loved one suffered an injury because of another party’s negligent actions, that person should pay for your resulting damages – not you or your family. A Las Vegas personal injury lawyer with Greenberg Gross can help you seek compensation with an insurance claim or lawsuit. We will fight to ensure you have the financial resources you need for your medical treatment and other accident-related expenses.
What Is a Personal Injury?
According to the American Bar Association (ABA), motor vehicle accident cases are one of the most common types of personal injury actions. However, a personal injury occurs anytime a victim suffers injuries or financial damages due to another party’s reckless, wrongful, or negligent behavior. Our Las Vegas attorneys can help with claims or lawsuits arising from:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Dangerous drugs and medical devices
- Dog bites, slip and fall accidents, and other premises liability issues
- Nursing home abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Violence and assault
Personal Injury Damages
A personal injury can result in significant medical bills, time off from work, and other financial hardships. Additionally, a severe injury can change how you live and interact with others. If the incident that led to your injury was not your fault, you deserve compensation for your losses.
In general, the goal of a personal injury case is to secure the financial compensation the victim needs to return their life to as “normal” a state as possible. Therefore, recoverable damages will depend on many factors unique to you and your case, including the type of accident you sustained, the severity of your injuries, the cost of your treatment, the length of your recovery, and the extent of your pain and suffering.
Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can help you identify and calculate your losses and pursue the maximum compensation available to you or your loved one, which may include:
- Medical expenses. We can seek awards for your current medical bills and a sum to cover the cost of your necessary future treatment. Compensation may include emergency department care, hospital visits, surgeries, rehabilitation, physical therapy, long-term nursing services, and more.
- Lost income. If you missed work because of your accident or injury, we can help you recover your back pay and lost benefits, bonuses, and other earnings. In addition, if you have a permanent or disabling injury that interferes with your ability to work, we can seek compensation for reductions in your earning potential.
- Pain and suffering. We can seek compensation for how your accident affects your physical, mental, and emotional health. You may receive monetary awards for depression, distress, anxiety, scarring and disfigurement, chronic or severe pain, loss of mobility, and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Wrongful death. We can help you recover wrongful death compensation if your family member suffered a fatal injury for which they could have pursued personal injury damages. The deceased’s estate and qualifying beneficiaries may recover medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and the deceased’s lost income (including future wages they would likely have earned had they lived). Eligible survivors could recover awards for their sorrow, grief, and loss of their loved one’s affection, care, and companionship.
Who Is Liable for Your Personal Injury in Las Vegas?
Depending on the accident that caused your injury, the liable party could be a motor vehicle operator, a property owner, a health care provider, or even a manufacturer. Whoever is responsible, you must prove their actions (or failure to act) caused your injuries and damages. Our attorneys can do this by establishing the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care. We will show the liable party had a legal obligation to avoid causing you harm. For example, all drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and follow traffic laws.
- Breach. Our injury lawyers will show that the at-fault party breached their duty of care. In a car accident case, a breach may include speeding, drinking and driving, or running a red light.
- Causation. We will directly link the liable party’s breach of duty to your injury.
- Damages. This step involves proving that your injuries led to financial losses and pain and suffering.
We Will Collect Evidence and Handle Case Details
Our firm has helped clients recover millions of dollars in damages since our founding in 2013. Our team can put our decades of legal experience to work for you so that you can focus on your health or caring for your injured loved one. We can:
- Draft and file your lawsuit or insurance claim
- Collect evidence, including police reports, surveillance video, and witness statements
- Prove your injuries and damages using bills, receipts, and medical records
- Hire doctors, economists, crash-reconstruction specialists, and other experts to testify on your behalf
- Handle phone calls, emails, and meetings
- Manage negotiations for the best possible insurance or pretrial settlement
- Represent you in civil court if necessary
Nevada’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Most personal injury cases in Nevada have a two-year statute of limitations, according to NRS § 11.190(4)(e). The clock starts at your time of injury or your loved one’s death. However, some circumstances could shorten or lengthen your window to take legal action. For example, if medical malpractice caused you injured, you may have only one year to pursue your damages under NRS § 41A.097(2).
The court will likely dismiss your case if you do not file your lawsuit within the deadline. Additionally, an expired statute could give the insurance company a reason to deny your claim or reduce your settlement. Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can tell you more about how the laws affect you and help you get started right away.
Contact Greenberg Gross for a Free Consultation
Greenberg Gross can represent you for nothing up front or out of pocket. We only collect a fee if and when we win your case. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer with a risk-free, no-cost consultation. A team member can answer your questions and connect you to a Las Vegas attorney near you.