After you or a loved one has been hurt, you may be focused on healing and recovering with the people who matter most. However, that can be difficult to do when you face mounting medical bills and an uncertain future.
Jack Bernstein and Scott Poisson have over 60 years of combined experience. To find out how a Henderson personal injury lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson can put our experience to work and fight for you and your loved ones, contact us today at
(702) 633-3333 for your free initial consultation.
Fault and Liability in Personal Injury Cases
Nevada is a fault state, which means that the person responsible for the accident is also responsible for the injuries it causes. However, this does not mean that the liable party has to be 100% responsible for what happened in order for you to recover damages.
Under NRS §41.141, Nevada has a modified comparative negligence law. This just means that as long as the other party in your case is at least 51% responsible for what happened, then you can still recover damages for your past and future medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
So, do not hold yourself back from working with a lawyer because you think you could have done things differently. Even if you feel you are partially at fault, let a Henderson personal injury lawyer analyze your case. Together, you can decide whether you have the basis for a personal injury lawsuit.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Henderson, call (702) 997-6999
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Represent
Although there are many types of personal injury cases that are brought before Nevada courts every year, these are some of the ones that we handle at Bernstein & Poisson.
If another driver’s negligence led to your injuries, you might be able to recover compensation with the help of a lawyer. Car insurance companies want to keep costs low, so they will go to great lengths to pay you less than what you are owed after an accident. Some forms of negligent driving are as follows.
- Drunk driving
- Drug-impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Road rage
If you or a loved one was a victim of any of these kinds of negligent actions, then Bernstein & Poisson is ready to fight for you. We take on more than just passenger vehicle accidents.
Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability cases are a category that encompasses accidents that happen to you while you are lawfully on someone else’s property. Some types of premises liability cases are as follows:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Falling objects
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
Together with your personal injury lawyer, you can pursue compensation for your injuries by showing that the property owner negligently failed to keep the premises reasonably safe.
When a medical professional harms instead of heals, they may be held liable for the injuries resulting from their negligence. Some examples of medical malpractice cases are as follows:
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Prescription and medication errors
Childhood Victims of Sexual Assault
When a child is abused, the perpetrator may be held accountable in criminal court. However, that does not mean that you cannot bring a civil case against them and any other parties that may be to blame for letting these horrible crimes happen.
You have the right to bring a personal injury lawsuit in cases of childhood sexual assault to hold the people and institutions responsible.
When the worst happens, and you lose a loved one too soon, you may be able to pursue civil action against the negligent parties who caused their wrongful death. Some of the damages that you may be able to recover include compensation for medical and funeral expenses, past and future earnings, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.
The statute of limitations on personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in Nevada is generally two years, according to NRS §11.190(4)(e). The time limit for medical malpractice and nursing home negligence is shorter. Injured parties typically only have one year.
Time is of the essence. Call today to get started.
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Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You
By choosing us to take on your case, you are gaining an advocate who will be by your side every step of the way. Find out more about how a Henderson personal injury lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson can be there for you by calling (702) 633-3333 and receive your free consultation.