As with any other specialized field, the legal industry has its own set of terms and phrases to describe everything from legal procedures to criminal activity. While some are easily identified, others are more commonly misused or used interchangeably, such as "case" and "claim". While cases and claims are often thought to be the same, there are a number of significant differences between the two, and knowing what they are can help you to understand which steps you'll need to take, to receive adequate compensation for your injury. If you have suffered an injury, sit down with the Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at GGRM to get answers to all the questions you have.
What Is A Claim?
A claim is defined as an assertion put forth by a claimant, for reimbursement due to some type of loss in relation to a contract, or for an injury sustained as the result of negligence. A common example would be an insurance claim, where the injured party makes a claim to receive compensation under the terms of the insurance policy. Damages may include personal injuries, lost wages, or pain and suffering, and qualified Las Vegas personal injury attorneys are often required to negotiate the best possible settlement.
What Is A Case?
If a claim should go unresolved, the next step is to file a lawsuit. Here, the burden of proof is on the Plaintiff, usually to show that the negligence of the Defendant caused an injury significant enough to justify the amount of compensation you are seeking. Due to the nature of a personal injury lawsuit, they are often reserved for more serious cases where significant injuries were sustained, and require the services of qualified, experienced, Las Vegas personal injury attorneys such as Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez to achieve a successful outcome. It's important to note, the statute of limitations in Nevada for personal injury lawsuits, is generally two years, meaning you have two years from the date of the incident to file your case in the Nevada court system or risk losing your right to receive compensation.
Contact Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys
The Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez are well versed in every aspect of both personal injury and worker's compensation law, to protect their clients rights, and get them the compensation they deserve. Contact GGRM, at 702-388-GGRM (4476) for a free consultation.