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Personal Injury Attorneys in Las Vegas & Reno

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If you have been injured due to someone elses' negligence in Las Vegas or Reno, you have the right to seek compensation for damages. Even if the injury was only partially their fault.

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Fighting for Maximum Compensation and Client Satisfaction

If an accident has left you with an injury and serious medical bills, lost wages, and damages. It is essential that you are aware of your right to pursue compensation for your losses. You need a personal injury attorney on your side. You need, Shook & Stone.

By working with a personal injury attorney you and your family can potentially improve your chances of receiving full and fair financial compensation for things like medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and even pain and suffering and emotional distress. Our skilled team of attorneys draws on over 85 years of combined legal experience and superior legal knowledge to help accident victims and their families put their lives together after a negligence-based accident.

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Personal Injury & Personal Injury Law - What does it mean?

Personal injury law (aka “tort” law) allows an injured person to file a civil lawsuit in court and get legal compensation (“damages”) for all losses stemming from an accident or other incident.

The personal injury system’s goal is to allow the injured person to be compensated financially after suffering harm due to a liable party’s negligent or intentional conduct. Liable parties can be anything from a person, a company, an institution, or even the government and are called “tortfeasors”.

Next, a decision is made on the extent of the victim’s injuries caused by the tortfeasor and determine if they have the insurance or resources needed to compensate the injured person.

Once fault, damages, and ability to pay have been determined, we proceed with a case, attempting to recover the injured person’s maximum claim as soon as possible.

Nevada is a modified comparative negligence state, which means both the plaintiff and the defendant may bear partial fault for an accident which lead to damages or injuries.

What Does Personal Injury Law Consider a Personal Injury?

Personal injury occurs due to many types of accidents or incidents in a variety of different places.

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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

It is pretty common to see injury victims who do not even realize that they have a valid personal injury case. Evaluating a personal injury claim is an intricate process, and the outcome depends on the specific facts of the case. In most situations, it takes an experienced civil trial lawyer to determine the validity of a claim.

To evaluate any case, we look at three critical things.

Firstly, we look at “liability”. If somebody disobeys a rule on the road, such as violating a traffic law or a stop sign, we can probably establish liability. If someone works in a business where their employer violates standards, codes, regulations, or industry practices, we can establish liability.

Secondly, is damages. What hardship did you face as a result? These are things like your injuries, your bills, both current and in the future.

Thirdly, with those two facts: what resources will we use to recover damages? If we can establish these three conditions, then you have a personal injury case.

The Legal Aspects of Personal Injury

Statutory Limitations

In Las Vegas and Reno, the statute of limitations is defined by NRS 11.190 which limits the time in which a person can file a lawsuit against another party. This statue covers car accidents, personal injury, slip-and-fall, wrongful death and so on on. It creates time limits for civil action and for most personal injury cases is limited to 2 years from the date of the accident.

You have limited time to identify a personal injury and file a lawsuit, called a “statute of limitations”. Generally speaking, this time begins when you are injured or discover your injury. Within that period, you must find a law firm that can help you sue for punitive damages. Once you start a lawsuit, you are no longer limited to a timeframe to present the case and claim the liable party’s insurance policy payout should you win.

Statutes of limitations are governed by state law and often vary by type of injury. For instance, the statute of limitations for injuries to an individual in Texas is two years. For sex crimes, the period is five years and one year for libel or slander. It can vary from state to state.

Liability

The other legal issue that comes from personal injury cases is the question of liability. To decide who is at fault in a personal injury claim often depends on the case’s particulars. However, by seeking representation from a personal injury attorney, they’ll investigate your case. They will look for all potential at-fault parties, make an ultimate decision on who is liable, and then present your case to the other side.

Parties who may be liable in an injury claim could carry liability insurance, which leaves the burden of paying damages to an insurance company. Insurance companies will often conduct their investigation and make their own liability decision.

Suppose the parties cannot agree on who is liable. In that case, you and your lawyer might decide to file a personal injury lawsuit. Your attorney will then present your case to a civil court jury, and they will have an ultimate say on who is at fault.

Burden of Proof

When looking at a personal injury case, the burden of proof is low compared to criminal cases since they compensate you for your losses or injuries. To receive compensation, you have to show that the defendant was negligent in a personal injury case or that they did not act the same way a reasonable person would have performed in an identical situation.

Elements of Negligence You Should Know in a Personal Injury Claim

As mentioned above, personal injuries may arise due to defective products, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, professional malpractice, and nursing home abuse, to name a few. In most of these cases involving personal injury law, these accidents are not intentional. Still, they result from the negligent or careless actions of the liable party.

The primary elements of negligence you need to prove in a personal injury claim are as follows:

  • That the liable person who caused the injury owed you a duty of care
  • That this same person then failed to meet a required duty of care towards you
  • That your losses/injuries were a direct cause of the party at fault did

While the legal duty of a defendant can vary depending on jurisdiction and the specific circumstances, everyone is obligated to do everything that they can to avoid accidents; This means that drivers should not operate vehicles while drunk. Commercial buildings should have dry floor surfaces with no debris/clutter that could cause people to fall, and manufacturers should not distribute defective products. The most typical personal injury cases are car accidents, product liability, dog bites, and slip-and-fall accidents.

Compensation in Personal Injury Cases

There are two types of ways that you can classify damages personal injury cases; those are economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are financially based and can be calculated based on your actual monetary loss. They include the loss of wages, medical costs, out-of-pocket expenses, rehabilitation costs, etc. Economic damages are relatively easy to determine. Non-economic damages are difficult to quantify because of the emotional association that comes with them.

A classic example of non-economic damages is pain or suffering; this could be physical or emotional. Some states such as Nevada place caps on non-economic damages won in medical malpractice claims. The limit placed on non-economic damage awards in Nevada cases is $350,000. It is interesting to note that there is currently no cap on non-economic damages for other case types, including motor accidents. You might wonder about the average payout for a personal injury claim, and it’s not an easy one to quantify. That amount truly depends on the details of each case and the injuries that you sustained. In general, average personal injury settlements amount anywhere between $3,000 and $75,000. It is the job of an experienced accident injury lawyer to help you get the maximum amount for your damages.

How We Handle Personal Injury Cases

Our compassionate attorneys understand that the legal process can be daunting, which is why we strive to make the process as simple as possible for you.

You have already endured enough – while you focus on healing, allow us to handle the legal aspect of your case as smoothly and swiftly as possible. We pride ourselves on not only offering top-tier legal representation but also in providing you with the emotional understanding and support you need to get through a difficult time.

Each case we handle receives our full and personalized attention because we care about obtaining the very best result possible for you. If you or a loved one is seeking an attorney after an injury, rest assured that we are here to help you.

Our team at Shook & Stone has logged thousands of hours helping injured and disabled clients navigate their legal journeys. Although every case is unique, our team makes it a point to always be accessible for our clients, including those who need assistance with the following situations:

Car Accidents

Car accidents, even fender benders, lead the way when it comes to preventable injuries and death. Although they can happen for many different reasons, they always have the potential to change victims' lives, and the lives of their loved ones. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, the damages, and pain and suffering.

Medical Malpractice

When people visit doctors, dentists, chiropractors, and other types of physicians, they are putting their health in the hands of another, trusting that that individual is qualified to assist them. When that individual instead sustains an injury or becomes ill, the consequences can be traumatic. We believe negligent health care providers must be held responsible for the pain and suffering they caused.

Wrongful Death

In some cases, the negligence or wrongful acts of others lead to fatal accidents. When this happens, families must struggle with not only the untimely loss of their loved one, but also financial setbacks. Fortunately, the law enables families who have lost loved ones in preventable accidents to file wrongful death claims in hopes of securing justice and compensation for their losses.

Truck Accidents

Approximately every 16 seconds in the U.S., someone is injured or killed in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, semi truck or big rig. Although the trucking industry is heavily regulated, truck drivers may still run the risk of driving tired, under the influence, distracted, and recklessly. Any mistake made by truck drivers can lead to devastating consequences for victims, and the drivers must be held accountable for their actions.

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are defined by the life-changing consequences they create for victims and families. Extensive medical bills, diminished ability to work, and the need for expensive care commonly result from serious and catastrophic injuries. Not to mention, victims of catastrophic injuries and their families are often left to struggle with a markedly changed quality of life.

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be some of the most serious and fatal injuries an individual can sustain. The results of a traumatic brain injury can be life-altering, and we believe individuals are entitled to compensation for the pain they were forced to endure after a brain injury. Our team works diligently to help with hospital bills, medical costs, loss of wages, and any other expenses that were a direct result of a brain injury.

Result-Driven Injury Attorneys

No matter what your case may involve, our attorneys are available to review your case, explore your available options, and discuss how we can be of assistance in your particular case.

In addition to traffic accidents and cases involving serious injuries or wrongful death, our firm also handles the following:

At Shook & Stone, we feel that our record of success speaks volumes about the level of commitment, dedication, and personal attention that we bring into each and every case. Having more than 85 years of combined experience, our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers are equipped with astounding legal insight and routinely pool our efforts in order to provide clients with our collective experience and skills.

Shook & Stone also takes pride in the fact that we have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients since 1997, and we know it is because our goals are set on client satisfaction. Friendly, community-minded, and compassionate, our firm makes every effort to help victims and families gain the compensation they deserve. Schedule a Free consultation today.

Terry S.

Las Vegas, Nevada
I was at a loss for how to proceed after being rear ended in my car. I looked at many law firms in Vegas and I wasn't sure who to go to or who to trust. I went with Shook & Stone and I couldn't be more happier. The process, though stressful, was great and I received a great settlement.

Shook & Stone
710 South 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 570-0000

Las Vegas Personal Injury Law Firm

Las Vegas Injury Lawyer

At the law firm of Shook & Stone, our injury attorneys in Las Vegas pride themselves in holding others accountable for acts of negligence. Since 1997, we have been advocates for those who have suffered personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to another party’s negligence, call our Las Vegas Injury Attorneys today for your free case evaluation.

We are local attorneys in the Las Vegas Valley, who serve the greater Las Vegas metro area including North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, Boulder City and Clark County, Nevada.

If you are trying to find an aggressive injury attorney in Las Vegas, then Shook & Stone is there.

Shook & Stone
338 Ryland Street
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (775) 323-2200

Personal Injury Attorneys Reno

Reno Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in Reno, NV and are looking for one of the best injury law firms with a location near you.
Shook & Stone can help you recover compensation for your injuries sustained from car crashes, fender benders, motorcycle accidents and semi-truck accidents, slip and fall, and premises liability injuries as well as workplace injuries. Our injury lawyers can help you seek damages and recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain pain and suffering.

We are local attorneys in Reno, who serve the Greater Reno area including Carson City, and the counties of Washoe, Storey, and Lyon.

If you are trying to find an aggressive injury attorney in Reno, then Shook & Stone is there.

We provide clients representation in the following cities and counties near Las Vegas, NV:

Areas & Cities: Las Vegas, Downtown Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Enterprise, Desert Shores, Wann, Spring Valley, Summerlin, The Lakes, West Sahara, Eastland Heights, Rhodes Ranch, Arden, Silverado Ranch, Gibson Springs, Sunrise Manor, Seven Hills, McCullough Hills, Black Mountain

Counties: Clark County

We also provide clients legal representation in the following cities and counties near Reno, NV:

Cities: Reno, Sparks, Cason City, Washoe City

Counties: Washoe County, Storey County, Cason City, Lyon County