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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 Orange County, 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.
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.
A Las Vegas personal injury lawyer is an invaluable resource that can help ensure your claim is successful. An attorney can:
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:
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.
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.
Liability in a personal injury case in Las Vegas is going to be determined based on a few different elements:
A skilled Las Vegas personal injury attorney will be responsible for proving the elements of negligence necessary to show liability in these cases.
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.
There are various steps that Las Vegas personal injury victims can take to ensure they receive maximum compensation for their claims. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we recommend that personal injury victims take the following steps to help their claim:
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.
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:
The steps of a personal injury case can seem overwhelming, and we strongly encourage you to work with our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys, who can help you gain an understanding of what will happen. Briefly, we want to review the basic steps of a personal injury case:
Yes, emotional distress can count as an injury when you file a personal injury lawsuit against someone else. If the careless or negligent actions of another party caused your injury and your injury subsequently lead to emotional pain and suffering or a lower quality of life, this counts as an injury for which you can receive compensation for.
Calculating emotional distress and other types of non-economic damages in a personal injury case can be challenging but certainly not impossible. A skilled Las Vegas personal injury lawyer will have extensive experience handling emotional distress damages in these situations.
It is not impossible to win a personal injury case without an attorney, but the reality is that success is much harder without the assistance of a skilled legal team with the resources necessary to handle every aspect of the case. An attorney will bring invaluable legal knowledge and resources to your side so that a complete investigation can be conducted. Additionally, an attorney will understand the negotiating tactics of insurance carriers and other lawyers and will refuse to back down until you receive the settlement you deserve.
If you need a lawyer, our team of Orange County, California injury attorneys are 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.