Questions Considered by a Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
Your personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas will consider three fundamental questions when determining the validity of your case:
- Was someone negligent? An example of negligence would be failure to mop up a spill, or someone failing to follow the rules of the road causing a motor vehicle collision.
- Did the negligence cause your injury? This will be determined by medical opinion from your doctors.
- Did you sustain harms and losses as a result of the injury? Harms and losses include medical bills, lost wages, past and future pain and suffering mental anguish and inconvenience.
As the victim of an injury, you may have concerns beyond these basic questions. You may wonder, quite naturally, when you must file a claim or lawsuit, how long your case will take to conclude lawsuit, and how much your case is worth.
In Nevada, a personal injury claim must be filed within two years of the time of the accident. It’s best to file an insurance claim as soon as possible, when memories are fresh and odds are better that you will obtain fair compensation.
The amount of time it takes to resolve your case and how much you can expect to be awarded will depend on several factors. Straightforward cases can often be concluded in about six months. Some cases take years to resolve. Rest assured, our firm will never rush to settle your case.
Please remember, if your condition worsens, or the circumstances of your case are complicated, compensation could take longer. When insurance companies are not responsive during negotiations, your best option may be to file a lawsuit. We can help you through this process.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas with courtroom experience is important. Although your case may not end up being litigated or go to trial, it’s reassuring to know your attorney is comfortable in court and dealing with a jury.
The amount of compensation depends on many factors including, the extent of your injuries, lost wages, and whether those responsible for your injuries will be punished with additional financial penalties known as punitive damages.
Call the Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez at 702-388-4476 for more information on personal injury claims and lawsuits.