When someone else’s negligence causes you or your loved one harm, you have the right to seek justice. If another party’s reckless or harmful behavior caused your accident and injuries, a Winchester personal injury lawyer might be able to help you pursue financial compensation. Call Bernstein & Poisson at (702) 633-3333 to learn more.
Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help Victims Recover Damages
When accidents occur, personal injury law offers victims the chance to pursue financial awards for injuries they suffer because of another party’s actions or failure to act.
Personal injury law includes several types of cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Casino injuries
- Slip and falls
- Boating accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Nursing home negligence
- Motorcycle accidents
- Sexual abuse
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
If you believe you have the grounds for a personal injury claim, call us to find out how a Winchester personal injury lawyer with Bernstein & Poisson can assist with your case.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Winchester, call (702) 633-3333
An Attorney May Be Able to Help You Prove Negligence
Personal injury cases, especially those involving serious injuries and expensive medical bills, can get complicated. Whether you are attempting to secure compensation through an insurance settlement or civil action, working with an attorney may benefit you. A lawyer can handle the legwork required to collect evidence and build your case.
Your lawyer will file documents in a timely fashion, represent you during negotiations, and review any settlement offers you receive to help ensure you are compensated fairly.
Duty of Care
To win a personal injury case, you need to prove that the person who caused your injuries owed you a legal duty of care and that their breach of that duty led to your injuries. For example, if a motorist chooses to drink and drive, they are breaching the legal duty of care. And if they cause a car crash, they may be legally liable for the accident.
A lawyer can help you determine who may be liable for your injuries. In some cases, there may even be more than one responsible party. An attorney can help you prove the party or parties who caused your injuries acted negligently.
This is done using evidence, such as medical records, police reports, photographs, videos, and expert and eyewitness testimonies. Additionally, a lawyer can help you calculate your past and future damages to ensure you seek an adequate sum.
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Personal Injuries Can Create a Huge Financial Burden
If you were hurt and it was not your fault, the person responsible should share in the costs of your injuries. You can seek compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. One of the largest expenses you may face is medical bills, including the cost of surgeries, hospital stays, and medications, as well as physical therapy, long-term nursing care, or any other future or ongoing care needs related to your accident.
You may also pursue back pay for the time you have missed at work because of your accident. If your injuries prevent you from returning to work or performing the same job you had before, you may seek awards for your future loss of earning capacity.
If your loved one died from injuries suffered during an accident, you might be able to pursue a lawsuit for their wrongful death. You can seek the costs of their medical treatment and burial expenses. You may also pursue awards for the loss of their financial support, household contributions, and your loss of love and companionship.
Finally, a lawyer can help you estimate an appropriate settlement amount to compensate for your past and future pain and suffering. Severe accidents and injuries can leave a mental and emotional toll, as well as a physical burden.
People who have experienced trauma can suffer from insomnia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxiety. Serious injuries can result in permanent and life-altering complications, like paralysis, reduced cognitive functioning, or physical disabilities.
How Fault Works
In Nevada, you are eligible to win compensation in a civil lawsuit as long as your amount of responsibility for your accident is less than that of the other party or parties involved. NRS §41.141 states you may recover awards as long as you are not more than 50% at fault. If your own actions contributed to your injuries, the court might reduce the awards you receive by your fault percentage.
It is also important to be aware of the state’s two-year statute of limitations on personal injury and wrongful death cases, according to NRS §11.190(4)(e).
Call Our Attorneys Today for Help
The legal team at Bernstein & Poisson has helped clients win millions of dollars in personal injury settlements, including:
- $9 million for an automobile accident resulting in a neck injury
- $2.25 million for a medical malpractice injury resulting in paralysis
- $1.75 million for a slip and fall accident injury
If you are ready to get started on your case, call our office at (702) 633-3333 to learn more about how a Winchester personal injury lawyer can work for you.