Nevada Personal Injury Lawyers
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the unexpected and costly expenses related to your injury. It’s only fair that the at-fault party be responsible for compensating you for what you’ve been through.
In Nevada, the law allows you to pursue compensation if someone else’s careless or intentional actions harmed you. To have the best chance at recovering all that you are owed, you need to have an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your case.
The Nevada personal injury lawyers at Swenson & Shelley have the knowledge and experience to help you pursue the compensation you need to cover all your financial losses.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
What Do You Have to Prove in a Personal Injury Case?
To prove that you are entitled to compensation, you must first establish negligence. Just because you were injured in an accident doesn’t necessarily mean you have a personal injury claim. You must have been injured due to someone else’s misconduct to recover money.
To demonstrate that the other party was negligent, you will need to first establish that they had a responsibility to prevent you from being harmed and that they failed to uphold that responsibility through some form of negligence.
You will also need to show how the at-fault party’s negligence directly led to the accident and your injuries.
Finally, you must have suffered compensable losses. Losses can be financial (such as hospital bills) and non-financial (such as pain and suffering).
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Nevada
At Swenson & Shelley, our attorneys are equipped to handle many different types of personal injury cases, such as:
- Truck accidents – Truck crashes are among the most devastating traffic accidents, as they commonly cause catastrophic injuries. If you were injured in a truck accident and someone else was at fault, our team can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
- Car accidents – Our Nevada car accident attorneys have what it takes to help you recover financial relief after a car crash that you did not cause.
- Motorcycle accidents – Motorcyclists often suffer severe injuries when involved in an accident. If you were hurt in a motorcycle crash that was not your fault, our Nevada motorcycle accident attorneys can help you navigate every step of your motorcycle accident claim.
- Pedestrian accidents – Not all traffic accident victims are in a vehicle at the time of the crash. Many pedestrians are injured by negligent motorists when walking near roadways. If you were injured as a pedestrian in Nevada, get in touch with one of our dedicated pedestrian accident lawyers.
- Bicycle accidents – While motorists have airbags, seatbelts, and other safety features to protect themselves in a collision, bicyclists have no real safeguards apart from their helmets. If you were injured by a negligent motorist while cycling, our bike accident lawyers can help you seek the settlement you need to get your life back on track.
- Boat accidents – A fun day on the water can quickly turn tragic when boaters fail to exercise proper caution. If you were hurt on a boat, our team is here to help you understand your legal options and fight for your rights.
- Bus accidents – If you were injured in a bus accident, you might feel confused about who is responsible for compensating you. Rest assured, the Nevada bus accident lawyers at Swenson & Shelley have the skills to help you identify all possible sources of compensation and go after the money you deserve.
- Rideshare accidents – Were you injured while riding in an Uber, Lyft, or taxicab? Many rideshare drivers work as independent contractors, so liability can sometimes be hazy. Large corporations like Uber have armies of lawyers whose job is to help the company evade responsibility. You need an experienced rideshare accident lawyer who isn’t afraid to take on large rideshare companies.
- Construction accidents – If you are a construction worker who was injured in the workplace or simply a passerby of the site who was injured, you could be entitled to recover compensation. Our construction accident lawyers are ready to work tirelessly to help you seek the total amount you are entitled to.
- Slip and fall injuries – If you slip and fall due to a hazard on someone else’s property, you could hold the property owner liable for negligence. The premises liability lawyers at Swenson & Shelley have what it takes to help you pursue reimbursement for your losses.
- Dog bites – If you were injured when someone else’s dog attacked, you could pursue compensation from the dog’s owner if they failed to properly restrain the dog and keep you from being harmed. Reach out to our dog bite injury lawyers to discuss your case.
- Brain injuries – At Swenson & Shelley, we understand how brain injuries can affect a victim’s overall quality of life, especially if you suffer permanent brain damage. Our attorneys are committed to helping brain injury victims seek the relief they need.
- Spinal cord & neck injuries – The most serious spine and neck injuries can result in paralysis, and even minor injuries have the potential to affect mobility and quality of life. You could pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit if you suffered a spinal cord or neck injury because of another person’s carelessness.
- Sex abuse – If you are a survivor of sex abuse, our attorneys are here for you. We understand how traumatizing sex abuse can be and the lingering effect it can have on your mental and emotional well-being. That’s why we strive to help survivors of sex abuse pursue justice through civil claims.
- Wrongful death – If your close family member died due to someone else’s negligent or intentional actions, you may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death case against them. Though no amount of money can ever make up for the death of a beloved family member, it can help ease the financial burden you and your family are facing.
Types of Damages You Could Recover in a Personal Injury Claim
Depending on the types of losses you suffered in the accident, you might be able to recover compensation for:
- Present and future medical care costs, including hospital bills, surgeries, and prescription medications
- Rehabilitative care, including physical therapy
- Lost income if you were forced to take time off work to recover from your injuries
- Reduced earning capacity if you were temporarily or permanently disabled and can’t carry out your regular job duties or have to be placed on light duty
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress, mental anguish, physical pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Lost quality of life
In rarer cases, victims may be entitled to claim exemplary and punitive damages. In Nevada, a jury might award exemplary and punitive damages if you can prove that your injury occurred due to an intentional act, fraud, or because someone acted with a conscious disregard for your rights.
Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Nevada
In Nevada, you must file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party within two years of the accident. The statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is also two years.
If you fail to take legal action within the statute of limitations, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case without hearing it, and you won’t be able to pursue the financial relief you need. Note that your case doesn’t need to be resolved within this time. You simply have to initiate legal proceedings within two years.
How Our Nevada Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help with Your Case
You need someone with extensive legal knowledge and experience handling personal injury cases to guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and advocate for your interests.
The Nevada personal injury lawyers at Swenson & Shelly have the resources to:
- Explain your rights and legal options.
- Investigate the accident to determine who caused it.
- Provide insightful legal advice.
- Fill out and submit all paperwork related to your case.
- Obtain your medical records and other documentation.
- Calculate your losses.
- Hire experts to provide testimony on your behalf.
- Get statements from witnesses who saw the accident.
- Aggressively negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf.
- Take your case to court, if necessary.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Nevada Personal Injury Lawyer?
The Nevada personal injury lawyers at Swenson & Shelley work on a contingency fee basis. That means you won’t owe us any upfront legal fees. Our attorneys will only collect a fee if we successfully secure compensation on your behalf. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
Steps to Take to Protect Your Rights After an Accident in Nevada
- Get medical attention. You should seek prompt medical attention after the accident, even if you initially don’t think you were seriously injured. Many injuries take hours, days, or even weeks to show up, but a doctor can detect them before symptoms appear.
- Report the accident. If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, call the police. The police will fill out an accident report, which will contain information that could be vital to your claim. If you were injured in the workplace, you should notify your supervisor right away. If you were injured on someone else’s property, including commercial property, notify the property owner or a manager, and request a copy of the accident report.
- Gather evidence. Take photos and videos at the scene, if possible. Having a visual record of your injuries, damage to your property, and the accident scene could significantly strengthen your case.
- Compile documents. Keep copies of your medical records, hospital bills, other expenses, records of missed work, accident reports, and other evidence related to your case.
- Keep a journal. You should make a daily written record about your recovery. Take notes about your physical pain each day, as well as your emotional and mental condition. A journal may help your attorney calculate your non-financial damages.
- Don’t post on social media. Don’t discuss your case on social media until it has been resolved. The insurance company or the defendant’s lawyer can take anything you say online and use it against you.
- Seek out the services of an experienced Nevada personal injury lawyer. By working with one of our personal injury lawyers at Swenson & Shelley, you could potentially improve your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
At Swenson & Shelley, our attorneys represent clients dealing with catastrophic injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Traumatic orthopedic injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Hearing or vision loss
- Facial injuries
- Crush injuries
- Accidental amputations
Talk to a Nevada Personal Injury Lawyer Now
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, reach out to the Nevada personal injury attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today. Our knowledgeable and skilled lawyers are committed to helping injured individuals pursue full and fair compensation.
Contact us for a free review of your claim.