The Law Office of Kevin R. Hansen understand the suffering and the worry that comes with sustaining an injury at the hands of someone else’s carelessness. Our team has decades of experience helping the victims of injury-accidents deal with the pain, expenses and sometimes life-long consequences of these accidents. Being an accident victim often means more than just a few trips to the doctor. Your injury has financial and emotional ramifications to it as well, and we are here to make sure that you receive the full compensation that you are entitled to under the law. No matter how careful you are, accidents can happen. If you find yourself injured due to the negligence of another person, our Nevada personal injury attorneys can help.
Common Types of Personal Injuries in Nevada
Ensuring our clients receive compensation their injuries is what our personal injury attorneys are all about. You were not to blame for your accident and resulting damage. You should not be held financially responsible as you try to recover and move on with your life. Factors like medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and diminished quality of life can all contribute to the compensation amount determined in a settlement. Some of the more common types of personal injury cases in Las Vegas, Nevada are:
- Car and Motorcycle Accident Cases – Car accidents are responsible for the most personal injury cases in the United States. Clark County, Nevada is home to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. It is also home to the highest number of traffic fatalities in the state each year. Throughout a five-year study from 2012-2016, Nevada as a whole averaged 286 deaths from car accidents and 1,217 serious injuries per year. Most car accidents happen because one driver failed to follow the rules of the road. Under Nevada law, this negligent party may be held financially responsible for injuries and losses that stem from the accident they caused.
- Truck Accident Cases – Personal injury cases involving tractor-trailers are the third most common kind of automobile accident. The damages and injuries inflicted by these cases are often far more severe than those between two regular cars. Truckers can be subject to working grueling hours and drive at high speeds to meet a deadline. Just like with an auto accident, if the recklessness or negligence of a commercial truck driver caused your accident and injuries, you have every right to seek compensation.
- Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall Cases – In Las Vegas, property owners have what is legally known as the duty of care. This means that they have a legal obligation to keep their premises in a reasonably safe and hazard-free condition. They are expected to make reasonable attempts to look out for the safety of those that may come on their property. For example, if you order a pizza in the wintertime and don’t make sure your walkway is clear of ice, you may very well be liable if the pizza delivery guy slips and breaks his leg. These injury claims are based on Nevada’s premises liability laws.
- Wrongful Death Cases – Cases of wrongful death come about when an unnecessary loss of life has occurred through either the negligence or malicious intent of another person. Under this type of claim, the estate of the deceased can bring forth a lawsuit against the party that has been deemed responsible for the untimely demise.
If you think that you or a family member in the Las Vegas, Nevada area might have a v personal injury case, please contact our team of professional local attorneys here at The Law Office of Kevin R. Hansen.
Determining Negligence in Nevada
Each state has its own set of laws concerning who gets what when more than one party has been cited as at-fault for an accident. Nevada is a comparative negligence state which means that the party attempting to seek compensation cannot share in a more significant percentage of the negligence than the party against whom their damages are sought.
The law in Nevada requires the person filing the personal injury claim prove four elements of a case before being able to file a lawsuit. The injured party must show that:
- The defendant owed the injured party a duty of care.
- The defendant breached that
- duty through a reckless or careless disregard for the rules or the safety of others.
- That same breach of duty caused the injuries sustained by the claimant.
- The injury resulted in provable damages to the claimant.
Recovering Compensation for a Personal Injury Claim
Injury victims in Las Vegas, Nevada are entitled to receive compensation for the full extent of the damages they have incurred. It is the goal of our respectable personal injury attorneys to help put our clients’ lives back the way it would have been had the accident never taken place at all. Unfortunately, this is not possible in many cases, especially if the injuries produced a lifelong disability, chronic pain, or the loss of life. In these cases, the injured party is also entitled to receive a financial award that is considered to be on par with those more severe damages. Each case is different and how much you can recover will depend on the specifics of your accident. Some of the things that you may be able to seek compensation for include:
- All of your medical expenses, including surgeries, aftercare, prescriptions, and home medical devices
- Any costs related to rehabilitation such as physical therapy
- Long-term disability
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Lost wages and diminished or lost future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are filing a personal injury claim in Las Vegas, Nevada, it is essential that you act quickly. The state of Nevada only allows you two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim, including one of wrongful death. Speaking with an experienced attorney from The Law Office of Kevin R. Hansen can help you understand the ins and outs of the law and the personal injury lawsuit process. Our dedicated team can help you build your case and ensure that all necessary paperwork is filed correctly and within the legal time limits. If you would like a free consultation regarding your personal injury case, give The Law Office of Kevin R. Hansen a call at (702) 478-7777 today.