Negligence in Nevada: When Accidents Are No Accident
Each year nearly 30 million Americans find themselves in emergency rooms due to accidental injuries. Over 120,000 Americans die of accidental causes every year. But even when not fatal, the personal injuries from a Nevada accident can be devastating.
Whether you sustained an injury in a Nevada slip-and-fall accident, a Las Vegas swimming pool accident, a Reno car accident or any other type of mishap, our caring Nevada personal injury lawyers may be able to help.
Many accidents in Clark County, Washoe County and elsewhere are preventable. And when accidents are caused by another person's negligence or recklessness, victims may be able to obtain compensation from the person or company responsible for the accident.
Our compassionate personal injury / accident lawyers at the Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C. fight for the rights of victims who have been hurt by the negligence of others—no matter where the accident happened.
Keep in mind that it is important to seek legal guidance sooner rather than later. This is because accident victims have only a limited amount of time to make a legal claim against the party who injured them.
Common types of Nevada accident lawsuits we handle include (but are not limited to):
Motor Vehicle Accidents/DUI Crashes in Nevada
The most common kind of accident in Clark County is a motor vehicle accident. Thousands of people are killed by drunk drivers each year in the United States, and many more are injured. The Las Vegas area's focus on tourism attracts out-of-town drivers, many of whom are distracted or intoxicated. If the driver who crashed into your vehicle was inebriated or negligent, he or she can be liable in civil court even if they were never subjected to criminal charges.
Some motor vehicle accidents are caused not by other drivers, but by defects in the design or manufacture of a car. If a defective vehicle caused an accident ... or caused the victim's injuries to be more severe than they otherwise would have been ... the vehicle's manufacturer may be liable for damages. Our Las Vegas automotive liability lawyers can help you hold them responsible and make them pay for your injuries and any damage to your vehicle.
Workplace Accidents in Nevada
Occupational injuries and illnesses can be devastating crises for working Nevadans. Worker's compensation is an option in many cases. But many people who are injured on the job in Las Vegas are often distressed to learn that their workers' compensation benefits are insufficient. After all, losses mean more than just hospital bills. Workers may become permanently or temporarily disabled in Nevada and suffer from lasting physical pain and emotional distress.
If you are injured at work in Nevada, contact our Las Vegas work injury lawyers to find out if you are entitled to money damages above and beyond your Nevada workers' compensation. There may be a third party who was also partly liable for your injuries. If so, we will fight to make sure you are fairly compensated for ALL of your workplace injury or workplace illness losses.
Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Nevada
Falling down is more than just embarrassing. For many people, a slip-and-fall accident can be life-changing, causing acute or chronic pain and big medical bills. Many Las Vegas slip-and-fall accidents stem from property owners failing to maintain adequate safety standards or make needed repairs. Common places for a slip and fall include casinos, hotels, grocery stores, restaurants and other high-traffic places where people spill drinks.
Under Nevada law, property owners can be held liable for failing to take safety precautions such as repairing hazards, cleaning up messes, and alerting people to dangerous conditions. If you slipped because a property owner failed to inform visitors of a slippery or wet floor, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Defective Product Accidents in Nevada
Designers and manufacturers are required to make their products reasonably safe, and to warn consumers of any dangers or hazards posed by their products. When people are hurt by defective products -- including those without sufficient warning labels or signs -- the manufacturer of the product can be held liable. It is important for Nevadans who have been hurt by consumer products to talk to a Nevada product liability attorney about their full range of legal options.
Injured in Nevada? Call Our Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers
Companies that are at fault for accidents often try to deny responsibility. Or else they or their insurance company plays on your plight and makes a lowball Nevada personal injury settlement offer.
If you have been in accident, we invite you to contact our caring Nevada accident lawyers to get a full picture of your rights. Even if you are unsure whether you have a valid claim, it is a good idea to call us. Our Nevada personal injury lawyers will listen to your situation and help you understand your options, including how to have the best chance of success with your Nevada accident claim.
To schedule your free consultation, fill out the form on this page, or call us at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673).