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There are millions of visitors and revelers that pack the streets and casinos of Las Vegas each year. While the town offers a tremendous amount of fun, it can also pose a great deal of danger and risk of accidents and serious injuries. A personal injury occurs when one party injures another out of negligence, a criminal act, or reckless disregard for the safety of others. If you or a relative suffered an injury in Nevada and you believe a negligent party caused it, contact DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo today to schedule a free case evaluation with a Nevada personal injury lawyer.
There are countless law firms in the Nevada area, so why should an injured person choose DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo?
Our firm offers contingency fee billing to ensure those who need legal representation most can secure it regardless of ability to pay. A contingency fee means we only collect legal fees if we secure a settlement or jury verdict in our client’s favor.
A personal injury lawsuit may seem like an open-and-shut case at first but there are countless possible ways for it to escalate into a complex legal battle. The average person will not have the time, resources, or energy to handle a lawsuit without an attorney while recovering from severe injuries.
A Nevada personal injury attorney can not only manage a client’s legal issues pertaining to a personal injury claim but also help the client manage personal finances while he or she waits for a settlement or jury verdict and handle correspondence with insurance carriers for related insurance claims. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we pride ourselves on maintaining direct and open communication with every client we represent to ensure the highest level of representation in every case.
A personal injury claim is a civil suit filed by a private party against another party. The root of a personal injury claim is negligence, or one party’s failure to act with reasonable care in a given situation. For example, a driver who speeds through a red light violates the driver’s duty of care to follow the rules of the road and drive safely. If the driver causes an accident and injures another driver or a pedestrian, the victim would have grounds for a civil claim against the negligent driver.
In a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff’s attorney must prove the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff in the given situation and violated that duty of care in some way that caused the plaintiff’s damages. The plaintiff’s attorney will also need to prove the full extent of the plaintiff’s damages resulting from the defendant’s negligence. If there is any doubt as to the link between the claimed damages and the defendant’s negligence, the plaintiff’s attorney will need to prove the claimed damages only occurred due to the defendant’s negligence or that the damages in question would not have occurred but for the defendant’s negligence.
An injured plaintiff can potentially secure compensation for his or her medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering resulting from a personal injury. Punitive damages may also come into play if a defendant was intentionally harmful or egregiously negligent. If you or a loved one suffered a personal injury in Neavada, contact DiMarco Araujo Montevideo today to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney and learn what type of compensation you could receive from a successful personal injury claim.
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A plaintiff in an injury case can receive two types of compensation: compensatory damages that exist to repay a plaintiff for his or her losses resulting from a defendant’s negligence, and punitive damages the court imposes to punish severely negligent or intentionally dangerous defendants. While some compensatory damages are straightforward and simply repay losses, others are more difficult to calculate.
Depending on the severity of the plaintiff’s injuries, these damages can be substantial. Although there is no hard and fast rule for calculating pain and suffering damages, they are generally greater than the victim’s medical expenses proportionate to the severity of the injury. For example, a plaintiff who suffered a broken wrist will receive far less in pain and suffering damages than a plaintiff who suffered a broken spine and subsequent paraplegia. If you or a loved one were recently injured in an accident and are looking to learn more about what types of compensation you may be owed, speak to one of our experienced Nevada trial attorneys today.
If you sustained a serious injury at work and are looking to file a claim, speak to one of our Las Vegas workers’ compensation lawyers today. Insurance companies are known to contact victims first and offer them an unsubstantial settlement for their injuries. We will not let an insurance company low-ball you on a settlement offer.
Nevada has a two-year statute of limitations for filing injury claims, beginning on the date the injury in question occurred. In cases involving injuries that do not manifest symptoms immediately, the statute of limitations begins on the “date of discovery,” or the date the plaintiff should have reasonably been able to discover his or her injury.
Nevada follows a pure comparative negligence law that allows plaintiffs to still recover damages even if they are partially to blame for those damages. For example, a pedestrian is walking and decides to quickly jaywalk, passing between two parked cars, when a passing driver hits him. The court would likely assign some fault to the pedestrian for jaywalking unsafely, but the driver would likely absorb the lion’s share of the liability for the accident.
In Nevada, a plaintiff may still recover damages even if he or she is 99% at fault for the incident in question; his or her case award simply reduces by his or her percentage of fault. Find out if you are partially liable for your accident by speaking to an Nevada trial attorney during a free consultation today. Our experienced law firm can help you with your injury claim.
We have experience pursuing justice in a wide range of injury lawsuits. These suits include injuries involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability (defective products), dog bites, premises liability, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, work injury, wrongful death, and much more. We’ve fought for victims with a variety of injuries, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and many more. Please refer to our Practice Areas navigation for a list of all services at our law firm.
DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo uses contingency fees to provide some of the best legal representation for personal injury cases in Nevada. If we do not earn you a verdict or settlement, you will not incur any legal fees for our time. This gives us every incentive to maximize recovery for you.