Summerlin Personal Injury Lawyer

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Summerlin Personal Injury Lawyer

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The community of Summerlin sits partially inside of the city limits of Las Vegas, but also within the unincorporated areas of Clark County. Unfortunately, there are many ways that both residents and visitors sustain injuries in this rapidly growing community. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, we are here to help if you need a Summerlin personal injury lawyer. We will conduct a complete investigation into your case so we can obtain any compensation you may be entitled to.

Choose DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo to Help With This Case

Personal injury victims should turn to a trusted attorney with extensive experience handling these specific cases. DiMarco Araujo Montevideo is going to help you through this.

  • Our attorneys focus on maintaining close and direct communication with every client. You will receive updates from your attorney throughout the entirety of your case.
  • We are licensed to practice law in both Nevada and California, so we are ready to cross state lines to help you with your case.
  • We take all Summerlin Personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will owe us no legal fees until we secure the compensation they need.

What Will an Attorney Do to Help?

These cases can become immensely complex, and an injured individual likely will not have the resources to conduct a full investigation into their situation. A personal injury attorney in Summerlin can obtain all evidence needed to prove liability (photo or video surveillance, accident reports, eyewitness statements, and more).

Working with trusted medical and economic professionals, an attorney can properly calculate a client’s total expected expenses and work with all parties to negotiate a fair settlement. Importantly, an attorney can handle all of the legal processes involved in this case, including ensuring that a case is filed within the two-year Nevada personal injury statute of limitations deadline.

How Do Personal Injury Cases Arise in Summerlin?

Personal injury cases in Summerlin arise in various ways. This is a rapidly growing area that encompasses both the city limits of Las Vegas as well as areas of Clark County. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, our personal injury lawyers in Summerlin regularly handle cases that arise due to the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Uber and Lyft accidents
  • Pedestrian or bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Hotel or resort accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Construction or other workplace accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Other property owner negligence cases

Unfortunately, residents and visitors alike can sustain severe injuries in these incidents. It is not uncommon for our personal injury lawyers to help clients who have sustained broken or dislocated bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe lacerations or amputations, internal bleeding or internal organ damage, and more. We also regularly assist clients who have sustained significant emotional and psychological injuries in these cases.

What Kind of Compensation Is Available?

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the negligence of somebody else in Summerlin, there may be various types of compensation available for your case. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, we will conduct an investigation into your case in order to recover the following:

  • Coverage of all medical bills related to the injury
  • General out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party

Determining Liability in Summerlin Personal Injury Cases

Determining liability in the aftermath of a personal injury incident is often incredibly difficult. A Summerlin personal injury lawyer is going to use their resources to help prove negligence, and they will work to show the following four elements:

  • Duty. In a personal injury case, it needs to be shown that the defendant (the alleged negligent party) owed a duty of care to the plaintiff (the injury victim). The duty of care will look different depending on the situation. For example, the owner of a business has a duty of care to ensure that their guests and employees are reasonably safe from hazards. Drivers on the roadway have a duty of care to those around them to operate their vehicles safely.
  • Breach. After a duty of care has been established, it needs to be shown that the defendant breached that duty of care in some way. For example, if a business owner knows that there are loose floorboards near the entrance to their building, but fails to take steps to repair them, they will likely have breached their duty of care to guests and employees.
  • Causation. When a breach of duty has been established, it needs to be shown that the breach directly caused the injuries to the plaintiff. Just because there has been a breach of duty does not necessarily mean that the breach caused all or some of the injuries to the plaintiff.
  • Damages. Finally, it needs to be shown that the plaintiff suffered some form of monetary loss due to the injuries.

How Long Do You Have to File a Summerlin Personal Injury Claim?

There are various time limits in place that victims need to be aware of in these cases. First, if there are any insurance carriers involved in the case, then the carrier needs to be notified as soon as possible after the incident occurs. Failing to notify an insurance carrier in a timely manner could result in a denial of an insurance claim or a delay of payment for a claim.

Further, Nevada has a two-year statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. This means that personal injury victims have a two-year window from the day the injury occurs to file a personal injury lawsuit against the alleged negligent party. Failing to file a lawsuit in the required time frame will result in the victim being unable to recover compensation for their losses.

What if You Are Partially at Fault?

Plaintiffs may still be able to recover compensation even if they are partially at fault for the incident that caused their injuries. When we turn to Section 41.141 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), we can see that this state operates under a “modified comparative negligence” system. This means that a plaintiff can recover compensation for their injuries if they are 50% or less at fault for the incident. Any plaintiff that is more than 50% responsible for their injuries will not be able to recover any compensation for their losses.

Under the modified comparative negligence system in Nevada, plaintiffs will receive reduced compensation for any amount of fault they are assigned for the incident. For example, if a victim sustains $10,000 worth of damages, but it is determined that they were 80% responsible for the incident, they will receive reduced compensation of $8,000.

Contact Our Summerlin Personal Injury Attorneys

If you need a Summerlin personal injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling (714) 783-2205. Our injury lawyers in Orange County are licensed to practice law in both Nevada and California, so let us get to work on your case today.

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