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Which Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer is Right for You?

It can sometimes be difficult to determine which Las Vegas car accident lawyer will best suit your specific needs. With so many different law firms claiming to get the maximum compensation available for their clients, it is easy to be confused about which one is the best.  

The difficulty in choosing an attorney to represent you is finding one who you deem to be trustworthy. Those with the larger advertising budgets and catchy jingles are not always the best option for getting the compensation you deserve. Although you may want a speedy resolution, this may not always be best for your specific circumstances.

The uncertainty experienced by you and your family after a traumatic injury or accident can oftentimes make the situation feel increasingly overwhelming. Let the law firm of Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez help you.

How to Pick a Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer

If you find yourself hurt in a traffic accident, as a pedestrian or as a driver or passenger of a vehicle, GGRM suggests you consider these factors when deciding what next steps to take:

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Failing to hire a Las Vegas car accident lawyer could be costly. Victims who represent themselves almost always experience disappointing results. An attorney with Nevada personal injury law experience understands how to negotiate with insurers and can provide useful insight throughout the process.

Courtroom experience should be among the deciding factors. Litigation is sometimes necessary when negotiations are unsuccessful. Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez attorneys are seasoned in dealing with juries and have extensive trial experience.

Building a case can prove to be a painstaking process. If needed, our lawyers will conduct their own investigations into personal injury cases that may require additional analysis and fact-finding to help secure proper compensation is awarded.

Talk to Us About Your Case

An initial consultation to discuss your case with a Las Vegas car accident lawyer at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez costs nothing. We are paid only after you have received financial compensation.

If you are in need of legal representation, call our office at (702) 388-4476 so we can begin building your case today.





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Tips on Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Understanding what you should and shouldn’t do in the minutes, hours or days after you’ve been injured due to another person’s negligence can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.

This is why hiring an ethical, experienced personal injury attorney is critically important. Your lawyer can protect you from legal landmines that could cost you thousands, even millions of dollars in compensation and slow your recovery. Hiring a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law is wise – don’t allow yourself to be persuaded to retain an underqualified attorney who may be a friend or family member.

While finding quality legal representation should be your priority after you’ve been hurt, there is a brief period immediately following your accident but before you’ve retained an attorney during which you are on your own.PersonalInjuryClaimForm

Here are additional tips on filing a personal injury claim that will help you and your lawyer win your case:

Never admit fault.

Anything you say to the police or insurance adjustors can be held against you later to minimize the compensation you are awarded. When recounting the details of the incident, be sure to only relay facts and not opinions. It is up to the authorities, legal representatives or a jury to determine who is at fault. 

Agree to nothing.

Insurance companies will likely want you to settle before speaking to an attorney. Don’t sign any documents or give verbal consent to any type of agreement. Insurance adjustors are trained to take advantage of lack of legal knowledge and award the lowest amount possible.

Record as much as possible.

If possible, take photographs of the scene of the accident as well as your injuries. Try to obtain the contact information of all witnesses. Compile a log describing how your injuries have affected you on a daily basis. Keep track of every injury-related expense, medical or otherwise as this will help determine damages later on.

See a doctor.

Make sure to visit a medical professional right away and keep all subsequent medical appointments. The extent of your injuries must be documented by physicians in order for them to be considered as part of your claim. Be sure to take medicine as prescribed.

 

It is important to remember the statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Nevada is two years. This is why it is vital to be seen by a medical professional, and submit your claim immediately.

If you have been injured or are looking for more information on how to file a personal injury claim, call Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez at (702) 388-4476 to schedule your free consultation today.





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What Happens When I Interview Las Vegas Injury Lawyers?

If you have suffered an accident at the fault of someone else, you may be researching Las Vegas injury lawyers. Common scenarios include car, bike and pedestrian accidents. Faulty products that cause injury, slip and fall accidents and dog bites may also cause you to seek legal representation. Here is more information on next steps after finding a Las Vegas injury lawyer you think meets your specific needs.

Your initial consultation with a GGRM Las Vegas injury lawyer will be free of charge.  The first meeting will be primarily informational so an attorney can review the details to determine if you have a case. This is why it is important to gather all relevant information and documents concerning the incident prior to your meeting.

For example, if you were in a car accident, a police report will contain necessary details about the accident, including eyewitness information. If you went to a hospital, medical reports and bills will outline the injuries you WomanPersonalInjurywere treated for. Other important materials to consider bringing include any photographs of the scene or damage done and any insurance correspondence about the incident. All of this information will better help a lawyer determine the best course of action.

After the initial consultation, an injury lawyer will determine if you have a good case to make. We use past experience and the law to determine if you are due compensation from an individual, insurance company or other organization. We never charge you for a consultation.

GGRM Las Vegas injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that legal fees are only paid if you successfully settle a case or receive a verdict in your favor. Our fees are paid from the amount of compensation you win. Call us at (702) 388-4476 to learn more about how one of our attorneys can help you today.





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Five Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Attorneys

Perhaps the fact that many people have never encountered a lawyer is the reason behind widespread misconceptions about personal injury attorneys. Derogatory TV and movie portrayals, along with late night commercials touting questionable law firms that “fight for you” may also contribute to these misconceptions.

In reality, personal injury attorneys provide a valuable service helping millions of victims who have been hurt, by obtaining money for various expenses, or long-term care. The efforts of personal injury lawyers have also made our workplaces and public spaces safer for everyone.

Let’s examine five common myths surrounding personal injury attorneys:

It’s expensive to hire a personal injury lawyer.

Most reputable law firms will handle your injury case on contingency, meaning they are paid only after you receive compensation. Beware of attorneys who insist on a hefty retainer before agreeing to take your case.

Lawyers are unscrupulous.

The “ambulance chaser” image distorts the way the vast majority of personal injury attorneys practice law. The State Bar of Nevada conducts much self-policing, and there are statutes prohibiting this type of “ambulance chasing” behavior. As with most decisions, it is wise to do thorough research on a law firm ahead of time. If an attorney approaches you unsolicited? You should get their contact information and report them to the state bar.

Lawyers are quick to file lawsuits.PersonalInjuryLawyer

Suing is usually the last resort of a highly skilled attorney. It’s much more expedient to negotiate with insurance companies first. Frivolous lawsuits waste the time of all involved and often result in no compensation or an expensive, time-consuming trial.

Lawyers are unnecessary.

A personal injury attorney is a safeguard against insurers or corporations that may take advantage of victims’ ignorance of the law. Your case may seem simple initially, but an experienced lawyer also can identify areas of added liability — such as comparative negligence — of which you may not be aware.

Hiring a lawyer draws out an already stressful process.

In many cases, attorneys can actually expedite the process of getting you the compensation you deserve. Complex cases naturally take longer to resolve, but the goal of a skilled attorney is always to obtain an appropriate settlement or judgment for you.

  

Don’t let one of these common misconceptions prohibit you from getting the compensation you are entitled to. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, call Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez at (702) 388-4476 to schedule a free consultation today.





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3 Factors That Impact The Value of Your Personal Injury Case

When meeting with a personal injury lawyer for the first time, most clients are interested in ascertaining whether they have a case and how much money they are entitled to.

Although few personal injury cases are cut-and-dried, lawyers are able to help victims assess the value of their personal injury case by using decades old legal guidelines. Though many variables can affect your compensation, three overriding factors tend to predominate:

Who is at fault?

Determining the extent of negligence is a matter for lawyers to negotiate, or juries to decide. In some cases, it may be more obvious than in others. This is why a thorough investigation into the specific circumstances of your injury is imperative. In Nevada, you are eligible to collect if you are found to be less than 50 percent responsible for your injuries.

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How badly you have been injured?

Broken bones, head injuries, or nerve damage tend to entitle you to greater compensation than bruises or a stiff neck. Long recovery periods that require bed rest or physical therapy, or permanent injuries that render you unable to work, also raise the possibility of increased compensation. Emotional distress, although more difficult to prove, may also be considered.

Whether the other party is insured and whether you are properly insured.

Many people purchase underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage to protect themselves from those who don’t have sufficient protection in the event of an accident. Otherwise, unless the possibility of third party liability exists, you may be left paying for your own medical care and recovery.

  

If your case goes to court, your credibility and that of the other party or witnesses will also play a role in how much you receive in compensation. A lawyer who has valuable courtroom experience will be able to fight for you. If you have been injured and need high-quality representation, call Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez at (702) 388-4476 to schedule your free consultation today.  





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