The circumstances surrounding your personal injury—such as the severity of your injuries—will likely dictate the timeline and process needed to resolve your personal injury claim. There are many steps to consider, and as such, soliciting the help of an experienced attorney can ease the burden. In a claim, we will:
- Prepare necessary evidence, including witness testimonies, medical records, bills, hospital stays, treatment, and lost wages, to support the documentation
- Investigate the car accident, slip, and fall incident, or medical malpractice claim and interview experts
- Find negligence and possible angles to build a case
- Inform all necessary parties involved in the accident or injury
- Begin negotiations
- File a lawsuit
- Attempt mediation to settle the case
Avoid all guesswork related to a personal injury claim and discuss your case with our injury lawyers.
Can I Get Compensation from a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In Nevada, you are entitled to pursue a personal injury lawsuit if you are the victim of a car accident, dog bite, workplace slip, fall, or dangerous product. With this, the law allows you to recover economic and non-economic damages for your pain and suffering, even if no physical injury is involved. This might include:
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Disfigurement or disability
- Depression or anxiety
- Loss of enjoyment
It will help your case if you have photographs, detailed medical records, video, text or email communications, and testimonies from friends, family, or bystanders.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
A personal injury case in Nevada must be filed no more than two years from the date of the accident. If your injuries do not surface right away, you also have two years from the date your injuries appear to file a claim.
In the instances of medical malpractice, you have one year from the date of discovery of injuries. The sooner you file a claim, the fresher the evidence and information to convict the defendant.
The average personal injury case takes about three to six months, depending on the complexity of the case, the evidence involved (or lack thereof), and the severity of injuries.
Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me Win Faster?
The first thing to know about personal injury claims is that no one wins if you accept the first settlement offer from your insurance company. Most people don’t know that insurance companies take advantage of victims after an accident or injury and try to close the claim as quickly as possible with a lowball offer.
This is the first way we can help. By contacting our firm, we will deal with your insurance company and handle all negotiations, including with health systems or other attorneys involved in the accident.
For example, we gather all the information, secure witnesses, review medical records, and speak with physicians and other experts to build a case in your defense. Working with an experienced attorney affords you a better chance of securing the compensation you deserve after an accident. Call our attorneys today to get started on your injury case: (702) 935-4144.