Personal Injury Attorney in Las Vegas, NV
If you or someone you know suffered injury through no fault of your own, you need to understand your legal options. Not all such injuries are minor. Many can be life-changing, and an accident that has had a major and possibly permanent effect on your appearance, well-being, ability to earn a living, or capabilities can render you worthy of substantial compensation. If you have suffered any of the following injuries, the qualified personal injury attorneys at Weiner Law Group can help you.
Accident Due to a Property Owner’s Negligence
If you’ve tripped on a sidewalk, slipped in the mall or suffered a bite from a vicious dog, you could have a valid legal claim. These injuries and more fall under the heading of premises liability, a concept based on the principle that a property owner is responsible for any injuries or accidents that occur on that property.
Common examples include injury due to:
- Falling objects.
- Insufficient lighting.
- Inadequate security.
- Hazardous surfaces.
- Unsound balconies, landings or staircases.
If circumstances like these have led to your injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Medical Malpractice Injury
A visit to a clinic, hospital or any type of medical provider should never lead to harm. Nevertheless, more than one unwitting patient has suffered illness, injury or even death as the result of incompetent or unprofessional medical treatment. These cases usually involve an error in diagnosis or management, but failure to take appropriate action where warranted can also be responsible.
A person who has suffered harm in any sort of vehicular mishap can institute a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible individual or entity. This will involve proving negligence on the part of the driver or manufacturer of the conveyance in question. If death has been the unfortunate outcome, the victim’s survivors can bring a wrongful death suit seeking coverage for funeral expenses in addition to compensation for lost wages and companionship
In the modern world, many cases of serious illness link directly to chemical exposure. These pollutants can appear in water, soil and manufactured products, contaminating the food we eat and the air we breathe. Exposure can lead to such serious illnesses as asthma, food poisoning and cancer.
When an injury is serious enough to prevent the victim from returning to a prior state of being, the law deems it to have caused a permanent disability. Proof will usually involve the testimony of a medical provider who has examined the plaintiff personally. These injuries are not always readily apparent or visible to the naked eye, and some courts have held that the definition includes infirmities that the victim perceives on a subjective basis.
The scarring and mutilation of a disfigurement will often extend far beyond the obvious. While physical recovery alone can involve years of reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation, the emotional repercussions may range from a loss of motivation to depression and severe anxiety. Please call us if you’ve experienced, or are currently experiencing these symptoms.
Personal Injury Compensation
An experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover a monetary reward for any expenses that you have incurred. The law classifies compensatory damages as either economic or non-economic according to their association with actual monetary losses.
Common economic damages include:
- Medical bills.
- Physical therapy.
- Future medical expenses.
- Property damage.
- Household services.
- Lost wages from the date of injury to the time of settlement.
- Loss of future earning capacity.
A personal injury victim may also recover non-economic damages for such matters as:
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Mental anguish.
- Loss of consortium as it applies to a stable marriage.
Although no limits apply to economic damages, the state of Nevada does impose a cap on the non-economic variety unless the courts deem a higher amount to be appropriate.
Punitive Damages for Personal Injury
Although designed to punish the guilty party, punitive damages can benefit a claimant who is able to prove that the perpetrator acted out of malice or with the intent to defraud or oppress. Caps to punitive damages ordinarily apply in all but product liability cases.
The Legal Help You Need
Whether economic, non-economic or punitive, the extent of personal injury compensation will vary in accordance with the type and severity of injury, the medical expenses and the expected recovery time. Whether your injuries are minor or catastrophic, an expert personal injury attorney from Weiner Law Group can help you obtain the greatest compensation possible, and because we handle each personal injury case on a contingency basis, there is no upfront cost to you. If we fail to recover compensation for your injuries, you pay us nothing.
Don’t suffer in silence. Your injuries and distress entitle you to compensation. Call Weiner Law Group today at 702-202-0500 or fill out our contact form and let us help you obtain it.
The statute of limitations varies according to the type of injury involved. In Nevada, the law generally allows you a period of:
- Two years in cases relating to personal injury, product liability, slander, libel, false imprisonment and wrongful death.
- Three years for claims of fraud and property damage.
- Two to four years when the injury stems from medical malpractice.
At Weiner Law Group, your initial consultation is always free of charge. In addition, we handle all personal injury litigation on a contingency basis. If we fail to win your case, you owe us nothing.
The size of your award will vary according to the nature and severity of your injuries. You can in most cases expect to recover past, current and future medical expenses in addition to compensation for lost wages, pain, suffering, property loss and other associated harm. Besides the compensatory damages, there can be punitive damages. See Nevada’s limit on punitive damages.
Absolutely. Anything you share with us is protected under the doctrine of attorney-client privilege. This is true even after your case concludes or if you decide to terminate your association with Weiner Law Group.
What should I bring to my first consultation?
Everything that relates to your current injury can help us fight your case. This will include such things as:
- Corroborating photographs
- Insurance policies
- Copies of any police reports
- Lost-wage documentation
After discussing your case, we will let you know if we need anything more.
You certainly do. In a valiant effort to protect the bottom line, insurance companies routinely try to reimburse injured victims by the smallest-allowable amount. You are entitled to recover far more than just your copay and deductible, and Weiner Law will fight to see that you do.
The insurance company says I don’t need a lawyer. Why are they saying that?
This is another attempt to protect their interests. They know that if you do obtain legal assistance, they won’t be getting off as lightly.
In a legal sense, negligence relates to any reckless, careless or imprudent behavior that causes someone’s injury. The concept applies to cases involving such things as medical malpractice, slip-and-fall accidents, defective products and harmful prescription drugs.
No. It is not always possible to prove actual negligence, but through the doctrine of strict liability, the law can still hold a person or entity responsible for having caused injury to someone or something else.
Although the regulations vary from one state to another, Nevada victims can receive compensation for their injuries if their percentage of fault stands at 50 percent or less. The courts will, however, reduce the amount of any award by a comparable proportion.
That depends on the specifics of your case. While some may settle in a matter of months, others can continue for years.
Yes. Most counties, cities and governmental agencies are liable for their own negligence as well as that of their employees.
When victims are unable to file for themselves, their spouses, partners and other close relatives can do so on their behalf.
This term refers to the act of filing papers in court. At Weiner Law Group, we will do this only after exhausting all other options, and we will never proceed without your authorization.
We realize that most clients prefer to avoid a court trial. That’s why we routinely try to reach a fair settlement before things get that far.