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When you've been injured, you need an advocate who will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the justice you deserve. With Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith on your side, you have found that advocate.

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Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys

Representing Victims of Negligence Since 1985

At the law firm of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys provide quality legal representation for Nevada residents and clients throughout the world who have been victimized by negligence.

When someone’s negligent actions or inactions lead to injuries—or even the loss of life—our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers provide the support and guidance our clients need to seek financial recovery from the responsible party or insurance provider.

Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith works tirelessly to provide the best outcome available for each of our client’s unique cases and claims, so we are doing more than simply providing successful results; we are helping to change lives.

Our experienced attorneys have an impeccable track record of success in complex personal injury claims. We provide our clients with the opportunity to pursue compensation for their specific injuries, as well as their medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

Over the years, we have recovered substantial settlements and jury verdicts that allow individuals and families to face their recovery with the confidence they need to put their injuries behind them.

At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we fight for each of our client’s individual needs after an accident. If you were involved in a car accident, bitten by a dog, or otherwise injured by someone else’s negligence, we want to help you seek the results you need.

Our Client-First Approach

When you've been injured, you want more than a great lawyer. You want a whole team of great lawyers who are committed to treating you with the compassion, integrity and serious respect that you deserve.

Our Promise to You

Why You Can Count on Our Firm
  • Experience You Can Trust

    Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff leverage decades of experience across a diverse range of backgrounds on behalf of our clients.

  • Legacy of Client Satisfaction

    Word-of-mouth referrals and repeat clients account for more than 85% of our business, which is a testament to the level of service we provide.

  • Client-Centered Approach

    We strive to treat our clients with integrity, compassion, and respect and provide them with clear communication every step of the way.

  • Proven Record of Results

    We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.

  • Committed to the Community

    We are proud to support a number of charitable organizations as a way to give back to the community we are honored to serve.

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A Proven Record of Results

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients


Committed to Serving Our Community

Learn About the Organizations We're Proud to Support

At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we are dedicated to not only serving injured clients and their families but also to giving back to our community in a real, ongoing way. Our attorneys and staff regularly donate their time, efforts, and resources to a number of organizations, charities, and local events that provide a range of services to the community.

We invite you to learn more about the many ways in which we strive to give back to our Las Vegas community. At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we have been serving this area since 1985, and we are exceptionally proud to be a part of this amazing community.

Representation You Can Trust

Experienced. Dedicated. Reliable.
  • John L. Bertoldo
  • Steven M. Baker
  • Brett A. Carter
  • Lawrence J. Smith
  • Lindsay K. Cullen
  • Javier A. Arguello
  • Kevin P. King
  • Paul R.M. Cullen
  • John L. Bertoldo John L. Bertoldo


    John L. Bertoldo is a highly accomplished and skilled Las Vegas personal injury lawyer and a partner at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith. John has always devoted his practice solely to plaintiffs’ personal injury, speaking up for clients who otherwise would be intimidated, cheated, or taken advantage of by insurance companies.

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  • Steven M. Baker Steven M. Baker


    At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, where he is a partner, Steve brings this commitment to helping those who are unable to stand up for themselves to his practice of law. Steve’s career has been about representing injury clients. He’s taken cases all the way to the Nevada Supreme Court and fought for multi-million dollar verdicts. 

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  • Brett A. Carter Brett A. Carter


    In 1996, Brett joined John Bertoldo in practice and immediately devoted himself to the practice of personal injury and wrongful death law. Those who have suffered traumatic spinal and head injuries, who have lost limbs, who have endured disfigurement, disability and chronic pain, have found their advocate in Brett.

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  • Lawrence J. Smith Lawrence J. Smith


    Lawrence is a force of nature in the courtroom, and has been trial counsel in multiple cases that resulted in multimillion-dollar verdicts. He is a fighter, a believer in right over wrong, because, to him, a company that refuses to take responsibility for their actions has broken a contract—and that just won’t fly.

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  • Lindsay K. Cullen Lindsay K. Cullen


    Lindsay has dedicated her law practice to representing those who have experienced injury or loss as a result of the carelessness of others. Through tireless advocacy, she has successfully represented individuals and their families in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premise liability, and product defect cases.

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  • Javier A. Arguello Javier A. Arguello


    Javier is devoted to his clients. He is the one his clients meet with, he’s the one at court, and he’s there every step of way from beginning to end. He is always straightforward with his clients, offering clear and honest communication and consistent updates on the progress of their cases.

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  • Kevin P. King Kevin P. King


    Seeking a more personal connection to his work, Kevin joined Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith in 2016. After years on the defense side, he felt he could best serve his clients on the other side of the aisle. Kevin enjoys the firm’s collaborative spirit and values how the firm works together to develop the best possible strategy for clients.

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  • Paul R.M. Cullen Paul R.M. Cullen


    After years of helping those suffering from the financial crisis, Paul transitioned to personal injury, where he refocused his dedication and passion for helping others to assisting those harmed due to someone else’s negligence. He loves giving clients a voice and fighting for their rights. In 2017, Paul joined Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith.

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Awards & Accolades

Recognized for Exceptional Legal Advocacy

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real Clients
  • “Since day one of meeting Brett, I knew I was in good hands. Brett made sure to thoroughly explain and cover any/all question or concern that I had, and was able to ease my mind and get me an answer to the question/s I was seeking.”

    - Julie
  • “John Bertoldo spent hours with me explaining all legal matters and guiding me in this difficult time for me. The loyalty of this law firm was beyond my expectations. Great settlement and so happy with results!”

    - Mahir S.
  • “Lawrence Smith is a Godsend! He's a good man. Very nice & professional.”

    - Aaliyah R.
  • “John Bertoldo made us feel very at ease about the situation... They truly care about their clients and making them feel at ease through the entire process. Overall I think the process has been exceptional.”

    - Pete
  • “They were fast, caring, and always answered my questions and reassured me throughout the process. I highly recommend Lindsay Cullen as an attorney and the firm to represent you if you're seeking any legal guidance.”

    - Jay G.
  • “They made everything so seamless and easy for me and were always available for questions or reassurance. This law firm clearly not only cares about what they do, but the clients they do it for. Thank you, Javier and the whole team!”

    - Aimee W.
  • “I highly recommend Steve Baker and the entire team. Thank you again for always answering all of our questions and being so easy to work with, something I have not experienced with other firms here in town.”

    - Steven P.

Types of Financial Compensation You Can Expect from Your Injuries

Our personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas provide our clients with the confidence they need to pursue the best financial outcome available for their unique case. No two personal injury claims are the same, and each will require a different strategy to deliver favorable results.

At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys will focus on each aspect of your case and pursue financial recovery for:

  • Short- and long-term medical care
  • Treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation services
  • Lost wages
  • Partial or full disability

Your recovery is important to us. Allow us to pursue the compensation you deserve, so you can get your life back.

Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith: Your Personal Injury Attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada is home to more than restaurants and entertainment venues—it is home to our experienced personal injury lawyers who take pride in serving the communities of Clark County, Washoe County and all counties in between. We are proud to represent clients across the state of Nevada, and throughout the world, who have suffered harm and loss through no fault of their own.

If you have suffered from a personal injury, contact our accomplished Las Vegas, Nevada injury attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith today at (702) 505-8115 and learn how we can help you pursue the financial recovery you deserve to get back on your feet.

Bicycle Injury Attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada

Whether you are riding on the road or a trail, bicycle accidents can occur without notice and cause significant injuries to the rider. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 783 people were killed in bicycle accidents throughout the country last year, and thousands more were severely injured.

Our Las Vegas bicycle injury lawyers can help build your case by developing a strategy that allows our law office to:

  • Collect the necessary evidence to support our case inside the courtroom
  • Reconstruct the accident to show causation while building our claim
  • Partner with resourceful agencies that deliver expert testimonies on our behalf
  • Assess your full injuries — and the length of time you will require treatment — to ensure we are pursuing the best financial outcome available for your unique needs

Vehicles must share the roads with bicyclists, and when drivers are negligent while behind the wheel, serious injuries can occur. Our injury law firm Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith wants to help you hold the driver who caused your injuries responsible today.

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Car Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Our local Las Vegas, Nevada streets can be dangerous, as other negligent drivers take to the Strip to sightsee and mingle with the locals and tourists under a very distracting backdrop of lights, music, and entertainment.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department lists two of our city’s most dangerous intersections as West Sahara Avenue and Arville Street and Paradise Road and East Tropicana Avenue, but often it is outside the city where the danger lies. U.S. Highway 93 has been called the most dangerous highway in the country, and if you are injured in an auto wreck with a negligent driver, your entire life can be turned upside down.

Our Las Vegas, Nevada car accident attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith want to help you face the responsible person or party who caused your injuries, so you are not left paying for your medical bills, lost wages, and property damage out of your pocket.

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Defective Product Attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, whether it was chemicals or tools or medical products and devices, our defective product lawyers in Las Vegas have the experience you need to face the organization that caused your harm.

Defective product cases are complex and require an accomplished Las Vegas law firm to produce results by pursuing the proper origin of the product’s liability including the:

  • Designer
  • Manufacturer
  • Party who failed to provide adequate instructions or warnings regarding the product’s proper use

If you have been injured using a defective product, do not try to take on the responsible party alone. Their team of lawyers and insurance providers will try to intimidate you from the start of your case, hoping you eventually give up. Our personal injury law firm, Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, will fight for real results, so you can focus on healing.

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Las Vegas, Nevada Dog Bite Lawyers

Whether you were bitten by a family member’s dog or a stranger’s dog who was left to roam without regard for the public’s safety, you deserve to have your dog bite claim taken seriously, so you can get the treatment you deserve without paying out of pocket for medical care.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly five million dog bites occur each year in the United States, and approximately one million of those people will require medical care, which can be lengthy and expensive to ensure they can fully heal from their injuries.

Children are more likely than adults to be bitten by a dog, which can lead to severe injuries requiring reconstructive surgery or extended care as they continue to grow. Dog bite injuries are complex, and our accomplished Las Vegas personal injury attorneys will determine the best strategy for your unique case.

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DUI Accident Attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada

With DUIs occurring in record numbers throughout Las Vegas and the State of Nevada, the LVMPD has developed the DUI Strike Team to take on the drunk drivers that are causing dozens of deaths each year throughout the state — a number that reached 99 fatalities over a twelve-month period.

Drunk or drugged driving is illegal, and when someone is injured by the purposeful act of an intoxicated person getting behind the wheel, our DUI accident lawyers in Las Vegas want to ensure our clients can get the medical care and time away from work they need to fully recover.

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Las Vegas, Nevada Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Medical malpractice is listed as the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Closer to home, in February 2019, Summerlin Hospital began notifying surgery patients about possible hospital-acquired infections that originated from prostate cancer treatment surgery devices used at their location. If you have been injured while receiving medical care, we can help you determine who was ultimately responsible, so you can focus on getting your life back.

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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada

The NHTSA reported motorcycle accident statistics that reached nearly 5,200 deaths over a single year.

Thousands of other riders suffered severe injuries during that time, including:

Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Las Vegas can help you focus on your recovery by pursuing the financial settlement or jury verdict you deserve.

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Las Vegas, Nevada Nursing Home Abuse Claim Attorneys

Nursing home abuse is becoming more prevalent throughout the country, as providers struggle to adequately staff their locations with qualified people to properly provide the care our aging population requires to maintain the quality of life they deserve.

The National Center of Elder Abuse lists common types of nursing home abuse in Las Vegas including:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Neglect

If you have entrusted your loved one’s care to a facility that is not providing adequate attention, and you believe their safety is compromised, contact our elder abuse lawyers in Las Vegas today to learn how we can approach your case to achieve the results you deserve — and to keep others from suffering the same harm.

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Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported close to 6,000 pedestrian deaths throughout the country last year, 91 of which occurred in Nevada.

In Las Vegas, pedestrian travel is common — and dangerous. The crowded streets and designated crossing areas that limit safety options for our community can lead to severe injuries when negligence plays a part on and off the Strip.

Our Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorneys have pursued financial recovery options for our clients who were injured by drivers who were:

  • Distracted
  • Impaired
  • Reckless
  • Speeding
  • Texting

If you were hurt while walking the streets of Las Vegas, or anywhere in Nevada, we can help you determine who is at fault, and pursue them for your unique financial recovery options.

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Premises Liability & Slip and Fall Attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada

Have you been hurt in a restaurant, night club, or another entertainment venue in Las Vegas because someone’s negligence compromised your safety? Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. Slippery floors ripped rugs and floor mats, and even obstacles that are left for guests to trip over can cause serious injuries to the public.

The sudden and unexpected occurrence can lead to even more severe injuries because they happen without notice. When you are unable to work or require extensive medical care because of a neck, back, or head injury, you may be eligible to pursue a settlement — and we can help you seek the best financial outcome available for your case.

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Las Vegas, Nevada Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is responsible for maintaining the guidelines for truck drivers throughout the country, including licensing requirements and hours of service regulations that are designed to keep other drivers on the roadways safe from harm.

Unfortunately, negligence continues to play a large role in truck accidents in Nevada.

The NHTSA truck injury crash stats reported that last year throughout the U.S.:

  • Over 3900 people were killed
  • More than 111,000 people were injured
  • Approximately 73% of those killed in truck injury were occupants of other vehicles

When negligent truck drivers operate vehicles that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, other drivers — in much smaller vehicles — are at an incredible disadvantage and can be seriously injured or lose their lives as the result of a collision.

Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer wants to help you and your family recover fully by holding the truck’s driver, trucking company, manufacturer, or another third-party responsible for our clients’ damages.

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Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada

The State of Nevada requires all employers — except for sole proprietors who serve as their only employee — to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect workers who are injured while at work.

Unfortunately, just because the no-fault insurance is required by the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, our Las Vegas workers' compensation attorneys know that not all employers hold up their end of the coverage when workers are hurt.

Whether you work on a construction site or in a restaurant, in an office or as an entertainer, your safety should be your employer’s priority. And when you are hurt at work, you should have access to medical care, wages, and the time away from work you need to heal fully.

Our personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas can help get you there faster by holding your employer responsible for your complete needs — not just the portion they decide to pay.

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Las Vegas, Nevada Wrongful Death Attorneys Helping Families Recover From Their Loss

At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys who focus on wrongful death are committed to delivering solutions that allow families to grieve fully from their loss of a loved one while we focus on the details of their unique case, so no aspect of the claim is left to chance.

Our personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas understand that a car accident, work-related injuries, defective products, and even medical malpractice claims can all lead to the loss of your loved one. And when someone’s negligent actions or inactions lead to the death of another, we want to help hold them accountable in civil court.

Personal Injury FAQ

  • Q:How Do I Know If I Have A Personal Injury Case?

    A:If you have been hurt because of another person’s negligent actions or inactions, you may have a personal injury case that will allow you to pursue financial compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages, which is why you should hire a Las Vegas personal injury attorney to review your injuries and the negligent circumstances that caused them.

  • Q:How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

    A:Determining how much your Nevada personal injury case is worth requires a complete evaluation of your injuries and the medical care you will need now and going forward. We will also determine the complete extent of your economic damages, including lost wages and property damage, so you are not left paying for any expenses out of pocket. Each personal injury case is unique and requires a full investigation to ensure no detail is left to chance.

  • Q:How Long Does A Personal Injury Lawsuit Take To Reach A Settlement?

    A:Since all personal injury cases are unique, your personal injury claim will produce results once all the facts are available to begin negotiations. Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers will work directly with the negligent party’s insurance company to reach a quick resolution through a settlement negotiation or pursue your claim at trial.

  • Q:Will My Personal Injury Case Go To Trial?

    A:Most personal injury cases do not proceed to trial. Most personal injury cases can be resolved through settlement negotiations. When those negotiations break down or our attorneys do not believe our clients are getting the best outcome, we have decades of legal experience to succeed inside the courtroom.

  • Q:How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

    A:In the State of Nevada, personal injury victims have two years from the date their injury occurred to file a personal injury claim. It is important to file a claim within the allotted time, or the courts will almost certainly – in nearly all cases – refuse an extension.