What is a Personal Injury Attorney and What Can they do for You?
WHAT IS "PERSONAL INJURY"?
Personal injury is the legal term for an injury to a person's physical body, their mind, or their emotions (as opposed to an injury to property). If you have suffered an injury caused by another person, it is important that you seek the legal representation of a qualified attorney who specializes in personal injury law so they can fight for the compensation that you deserve.
WHAT DOES A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY DO? A personal injury lawyer is a civil litigator who represents a client – commonly referred to as a "plaintiff" – who alleges either a they have suffered either physical or emotional injury as the result of negligence or careless acts by another person, entity, company, or organization. The goal of a personal injury lawyer is to help their clients secure compensation for losses incurred. These losses can include: - the loss of capacity to earn - no longer being able to perform normal duties - physical suffering and pain - any incurred costs due to the injury - legal costs and attorney fees WHAT AREAS DOES A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER COVER?
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS: Following an automobile accident, one of the most important things you need to do is to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. The other driver’s insurance company will use every resource they possibly can in order to deny your insurance claim. If you want to adequately protect your rights, seeking legal advice BEFORE speaking with the insurance company and providing a statement of the accident is imperative.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Injuries that are due to medical malpractice can be preventable and, unfortunately, these types of injuries are very common. When a doctor prescribes a patient the incorrect medication, makes a mistake during surgery, or fails to provide a correct diagnosis, patients can suffer serious and potentially deadly injuries. Referred to as “professional negligence” in Nevada, medical malpractice is negligence from a healthcare professional that results in the injury or death of a patient.
CONSTRUCTION INJURY: Construction accident lawsuits have a variety of complex liability issues that pertain to them, making it important to contact an attorney who has experience handling third-party injury claims and have the resources needed to go up against any insurance company who tries to deny the compensation that is rightfully owed to you.
OTHER PERSONAL INJURY PRACTICE AREAS: - Workers' Compensation - Premises Liability - Nursing Home Abuse - Product Liability - Pedestrian Accidents If you have any questions about a Personal Injury case or would like to set up a Free Consultation, please Contact Us.