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No one expects that they will sustain a serious injury when they head to the city that never sleeps, but the reality is that personal injuries do occur. If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury caused by another person, the team at DiMarco Araujo Montevideo is ready to help. Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling these cases and will conduct a full investigation in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to. Our attorneys are based in California but licensed to practice in Nevada, so if you are a California resident that was injured across state lines, we are ready to help.

Why Choose DiMarco Araujo Montevideo for This Case?

Anyone who has sustained an injury in Las Vegas needs assistance from an attorney they can trust. DiMarco Araujo Montevideo is ready to get to work.

  • Our firm maintains licenses to practice law in both California and Nevada specifically so we can offer assistance to Californians involved in the Nevada court system.
  • We bring more than four decades of legal experience handling all types of personal injury cases for clients.
  • We take Las Vegas personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients pay no legal fees until after we secure the compensation they deserve.

How Will an Attorney Help Your Case?

A Las Vegas personal injury lawyer is an invaluable resource that can help ensure your claim is successful. An attorney can:

  • Obtain any evidence needed to prove liability, including video or photo surveillance, statements from eyewitnesses, accident reports, and more.
  • Work with trusted medical professionals in or out of state to help ensure their client’s well-being.
  • Negotiate with all parties involved to obtain a fair settlement on behalf of their client.

How Do Personal Injuries Occur in Las Vegas?

Whether you are a visitor to Las Vegas from out-of-state or a Vegas local, there are various ways that you or a loved one can sustain an injury in the city. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained injuries caused by the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Taxicab accidents
  • Uber or Lyft accidents
  • Pedestrian or bicycle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Hotel or casino accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Work injuries
  • Construction site accidents
  • and more

Injuries that occur due to these incidents vary widely, and our team regularly helps clients who have sustained broken and dislocated bones, internal organ damage or internal bleeding, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe lacerations or amputations, and more.

It is important to keep in mind that the Nevada statute of limitations applies to these cases. Las Vegas injury victims have two years from the date an injury occurs to file a personal injury claim against an alleged negligent party in order to recover the compensation they need.

Time Limit to File a Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawsuit

Every state is responsible for putting a time limit, call the statute of limitations, on personal injury cases. In Nevada, the personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means that victims of personal injuries have a two-year window with which to file their lawsuit against the alleged negligent party. Failing to file a lawsuit within this statutory timeframe where was result in them being unable to recover compensation for their losses.

How Is Liability Established?

Liability in a personal injury case in Las Vegas is going to be determined based on a few different elements:

  • Duty. The first step in determining liability is showing that the defendant (the alleged at-fault party) owed a duty of care to the plaintiff (the injury victim). This duty of care will look different depending on the situation. Drivers on the roadway must operate safely because they have a duty of care to those around them. Property owners must keep their premises free from hazards because they owe a duty of care to those who have a right to be there.
  • Breach. After the duty of care has been established, it needs to be shown that the defendant breached their duty. This could include a driver operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs or a property owner who failed to fix a stairway that they knew created a hazard to patrons.
  • Causation. It will need to be shown that the breach of duty directly caused the injuries in question. A driver being impaired is not enough, by itself, to show that a person was harmed due to the breach of duty. For example, if an impaired driver strikes another driver who pulled out in front of them, there are issues of liability that may not place the blame on the impaired driver.
  • Damages. Finally, it needs to be shown that the victim suffered some sort of monetary loss caused by the breach of duty and their injuries.

A skilled Las Vegas personal injury attorney will be responsible for proving the elements of negligence necessary to show liability in these cases.

Will Your Personal Injury Case in Las Vegas Have to Go to Court?

The chances of a Las Vegas personal injury case going all the way to a jury trial or low, but that does not mean a jury trial will not be necessary. The vast majority of Las Vegas personal injury cases are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers before a lawsuit is even filed. However, if an insurance carrier refuses to offer a fair settlement or denies a claim, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party. Even after a lawsuit is filed, most cases are still settled before they are heard in front of a full jury trial.

Cases that are settled out of court are typically resolved much quicker than those that go to trial. However, a skilled personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas will not shy away from taking a case to a jury. Often, this is the only way to ensure that the client receives full compensation for their losses.

What You Can Do After Sustaining a Personal Injury in Las Vegas

There are various steps that Las Vegas personal injury victims can take to ensure they receive maximum compensation for their claim. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, we recommend that personal injury victims take the following steps to help their claim:

  • Seek medical assistance immediately. Any person who sustained injury needs to seek immediate medical care. Even if injuries seem minor after an accident, it is important to understand that the signs and symptoms of many injuries do not appear until hours or days later. By seeking immediate medical care, an injury victim is establishing a link between the injury and the incident.
  • Report the incident. All injuries need to be reported as soon as possible. This could mean making a report to law enforcement in the aftermath of a vehicle accident, to property owners after a premises liability injury, or to employers after sustaining a work injury. Anytime a person sustains an injury, they need to let the appropriate authorities know so that an accident report can be completed.
  • Gather as much evidence as possible. If an injury victim can do so safely, they should gather as much evidence as possible. This can include photos taken at the scene of a crash, statements from eyewitnesses to the injury, accident reports, and more.
  • Contact an attorney. A personal injury attorney in Las Vegas should be consulted as soon as possible after an accident occurs. An attorney needs to be involved early in the process to ensure that all appropriate steps are taken to receive maximum compensation.
  • Continue medical care. All injury victims must continue any medical treatment recommended by a health care professional after sustaining an injury. If an injury victim discontinues recommended treatment before they have reached maximum medical recovery, at-fault parties or insurance carriers could use this as an excuse to delay or deny a claim.

What if You Are Partially At-Fault?

Even if a person is partially to blame for the incident that caused their injury, they may still be able to recover compensation for their losses. Nevada operates under a “modified comparative negligence” system. When we turn to Section 41.141 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), we can see that an injury victim is able to recover compensation so long as they are 50% or less responsible for their injuries. Any person who is more than 50% responsible for their injury will be entitled to receive no compensation at all.

Those who are 50% or less responsible for their injury can receive compensation, but the total amount they are awarded will be reduced based on their percentage of fault. For example, if a person sustains a head injury in a vehicle accident and incurs $100,000 in total expenses, but a jury determines that they were 20% at fault for the incident, they would only receive $80,000 in total compensation.

What Kind of Compensation Is Available?

If you sustain an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, there may be various types of compensation available for your case. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, our qualified and experienced team is regularly able to help visitors and Vegas residents who have been injured recover the following:

  • Compensation for all medical expenses related to the injury
  • Lost income and benefits if a victim is unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party

How Much Compensation Is Available for Las Vegas Personal Injury Claim?

Though this is a very common question that injury victims ask, there is no set amount of money paid to personal injury in Las Vegas. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, our qualified personal injury lawyers understand that there are various factors that affect total payouts in settlements or verdicts for these cases. Some of the factors that influence final settlement amounts include the following:

  • The severity of the injuries
  • The total amount of medical care and rehabilitation required
  • The level of pain and suffering a victim endures
  • Whether or not the victim had any fault for the accident
  • Whether or not the negligent party’s conduct was egregious or grossly negligent
  • The ability of the at-fault party to pay

If you need a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer, our team of California attorneys is licensed to practice in Nevada and will help you get through this. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling (714) 783-2205.

Covid 19 Update: We are accepting new cases and we handle everything electronically and remotely, so our clients never have to leave their homes.