Las Vegas Accident Lawyers
What to Do If You Were Injured in an Accident
Accidents happen every day, and the injuries they cause can be significant. A serious injury can be disastrous, leading to a lifetime of pain, medical expenses, and a drop in your quality of living.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident in the Las Vegas area—be it from a car or truck crash or a slip and fall—you aren’t alone. With the help of a qualified accident attorney, you may be eligible to seek monetary compensation for the damages you’ve suffered.
Contact Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith online or at (702) 505-8115 for a free, no-obligation consultation with our accident lawyers in Las Vegas to learn how we can help you get back on your feet.
Understanding Nevada’s Accident Laws
A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that an estimated 29.3 million people in the USA are taken to the emergency room every year due to injuries caused by accidents and other unintentional events. Of these victims, over 120,000 die as a result of their injuries. Among the leading causes for these accidents include motor vehicle collisions (including those involving cars, trucks, and buses) and falling. Other common causes of accidents include bicyclists and pedestrians being hit by cars, construction and workplace accidents, and aviation incidents.
Under Nevada state law, victims have up to two years to file a personal injury claim and receive compensation after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. The state of Nevada also has a standard of “comparative negligence,” which means that a jury can decide if the fault of an accident is shared between multiple parties. In order to receive compensation, an injured party must establish that the other party was more than 50% at fault. If the injured party is determined to share some portion of the fault, their total recovery will be reduced by their at-fault percentage. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for a car accident, you can only recover up to 80% of the total award for your damages.
If you’ve been injured, you should never have to face the aftermath alone. Every victim of negligence deserves the attention and care of an experienced Las Vegas accident attorney who can help them get the compensation they need to move forward with their lives. Reach out to Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith today to discuss your unique situation with one of our experienced and compassionate accident lawyers.
Types of Accident Cases We Handle
Based on our many years spent serving the Las Vegas area, we’ve dealt with numerous kinds of accidents, including (but not limited to):
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- DUI accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Airplane accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Helicopter accidents
- Slip and falls
- Work-related accidents
After an accident, you may experience a number of serious, life-altering injuries. Some of the most common accident-related injuries include soft tissue damage, spinal injuries, head and brain injuries, broken bones, and severe burns. All of these and other injuries can lead to extensive medical treatment and, in some cases, lifelong care. This can place victims and their families under serious financial stress, particularly when a victim’s injuries prevent them from returning to work temporarily or permanently.
What Type of Compensation Is Available to Accident Victims?
First, in order to collect compensation for your injuries and other damages, you will need to establish that another person or party was at fault for the accident. You will need to show that this person/party owed you a duty of care, meaning they had a responsibility to ensure that you were not harmed (within reason), and that they failed to uphold this duty of care. You will then need to show that, as a result of this failure, you were injured and sustained measurable damages, such as medical expenses, lost income, and emotional distress.
The unique circumstances of your situation will play a role in what type of compensation, as well as how much, you are entitled to receive. Many accident victims are able to recover compensation for their:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages, present and future
- Future medical costs
- Household expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earning ability (disability)
When an accident leads to the death of a victim, whether the person dies immediately or as a result of their injuries, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim and recover compensation for medical bills associated with the deceased’s final treatment, funeral expenses, and other financial and emotional losses.
Why Choose Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith?
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we have a team of dedicated Las Vegas accident attorneys who are highly experienced in helping individuals and families who have endured terrible injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, severe burns, and facial disfigurement. We have helped numerous families achieve justice and financial recovery in the wake of a loved one’s tragic and untimely death. Here, we take your case seriously and personally.
Injured people and their families shouldn’t have to go through such an ordeal on their own. Our firm is ready to help you today. We offer a free initial consultation and are willing to visit victims who are unable to leave their home or the hospital. We also offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay any attorneys’ fees unless we are successful in your case.
Get started today with our accident attorneys in Las Vegas—call (702) 505-8115 or submit an online contact form to request your free initial consultation. Se habla español.
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