Frequently Asked Questions about Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawsuits
Our compassionate and experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting victims' rights throughout Nevada. Trust in us to aggressively and efficiently pursue the money damages and other relief you are owed under Nevada's personal injury laws.
I have been injured. Can I get compensation in Nevada?
Nevada personal injury (PI) law permits victims of accidents and other wrongs to collect money for bodily or mental injuries caused by another person.
We work with top investigators and other professionals to track down all responsible parties and gather all the evidence so that we can fight for the highest financial award possible for our clients.
Types of cases for which you can recover monetary damages include (without limitation):
- dangerous products,
- wrongful death, and
- injuries to your reputation.
For a complete listing of the types of cases we handle, we invite you to browse our A-Z personal injury library.
How much money can I get from a personal injury lawsuit in Las Vegas?
The amount you can get in a Nevada settlement or lawsuit depends on the type of case and the specific facts. Rest assured, though we fight for every dime you may be entitled to, including "compensatory damages" for:
- medical bills,
- pain and suffering,
- physical and occupational therapy,
- long-term care,
- property damage,
- present and future lost wages,
- funeral expenses (in Nevada wrongful death cases),
- emotional distress, and
- other out-of-pocket costs.
We may even be able to recover hefty pu"punitive damages" in addition to any other money you are awarded.
How do personal injury cases work in Las Vegas?
In Nevada there are three main types of personal injury lawsuits in which a victim may be able to recover money:
- Negligent liability in Nevada. These are cases where another person's negligent behavior resulted in your injury. An example is a texting driver rear-ending your car.
- Intentional liability in Nevada. In these cases, an at-fault party deliberately hurts you. An example is a vengeful ex-spouse assaulting you.
- Strict liability in Nevada. Victims in strict liability cases are entitled to recover money whether or not the other party was negligent. An example is falling from a defective ladder...the ladder manufacturer may be liable for the fall even if they did nothing wrong.
During your free consultation, one of our caring Las Vegas or Reno personal injury lawyers will help you determine which kind of liabilities your case involves. Then we will craft a legal strategy of how best to obtain satisfaction from the people who injured you.
Can I settle a personal injury claim out of court in Nevada?
Most personal injury cases do settle out of court! Our personal injury lawyers at the Las Vegas Defense Group will tirelessly investigate and negotiate your case in an effort to achieve a generous settlement without a trial. But know that our attorneys are always ready to take your story to a jury and argue zealously for your rights.
I have no money. Will you still take my Las Vegas personal injury case?
If we believe we may be able to prevail in your case, then we do not charge a dime unless and until you settle or win at trial.
I was partly to blame for my accident. Can I still win a personal injury case in Nevada?
It depends on the case, but at-fault victims generally can recover monetary damages as long as they were not primarily responsible for the injury...this is called the Nevada doctrine of modified comparative negligence.
As long as you are less than 50% to blame for your accident or injury, you are entitled to recover -- albeit in an amount reduced by the percentage you were at fault.
Therefore, part of what our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys do is try to demonstrate to the court or the other party's lawyer that the other party was at least 51% responsible for your injury.
What if I do not live in Nevada?
At the Las Vegas Defense Group, we are devoted to providing exemplary representation whether you live in- or out-of-state.
Our Las Vegas or Reno accident attorneys can communicate with you over the telephone or through emails and letters.
In most cases we can even appear in court on your behalf without your ever having to come to Nevada.
Injured in Las Vegas or Reno? Call us for help…
If you or a loved one has been injured in Nevada, we invite you to contact our Las Vegas and Reno personal injury attorneys at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673).
We will be happy to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our compassionate Nevada personal injury lawyers. Why wait to get the compensation you need and the justice you deserve?