Please review our frequently asked questions below.

  • General

    • Should I give the insurance company a recorded statement?
      The terms of most insurance policies require notification of your insurance agent following an accident. Your own insurance agent should receive an honest accounting of the facts of your accident, as soon as possible after an accident. Beyond providing notice and talking to your agent, however, do not provide a recorded statement to any insurance company without first consulting an attorney.
  • Accidents

    • When is the best time to contact an attorney if I am injured in a car accident?
      While there are time limits to file legal action after a personal injury in California, the best time to seek knowledgeable legal advice is immediately after the accident. Evidence disappears or can be destroyed, and memories can fade quickly, after a traumatic accident. Personal injury attorneys understand the rules of preservation of evidence and proof of negligence and can obtain fair compensation for you. Contact reputable legal counsel as soon as possible.
  • Injury

    • What Type of Case Is a Personal Injury?
      A personal injury is a civil case. It’s not a criminal case where someone can be convicted of a crime and go to jail. Instead, a civil lawsuit can result in a finding of responsibility that makes the responsible party pay money to the victim. There are lots of types of cases that are personal injury cases like car accidents, slip and falls, and defective product accidents.
    • Does Pain and Suffering Include Medical Bills?
      No, pain and suffering doesn’t include medical bills. But you have a right to claim full compensation for all of your medical bills as part of your injury case. In fact, your pain and suffering compensation is on top of and in addition to your compensation for medical bills.
  • General

    • How Much is my Personal Injury Case Worth?

      There’s no way to precisely value your claim, but you can guess the approximate value. The value of your claim includes your economic damages like costs for medical treatment, lost wages, paying for help you need around the home, and physical therapy.

      You total these losses and then apply a multiplier of 1-1.5 for moderate injuries and up to 5 for severe cases to account for pain and suffering. You should also evaluate the defendant’s resources and their ability to pay.

    • Will my Personal Injury Case go to Trial?

      The vast majority of personal injury cases don’t go to trial. Most resolve by settlement before the trial date arrives. A case is most likely to go to trial when the facts are in dispute or when there’s a contested legal issue, and the court may rule either way.

      The more carefully you build your case, the more likely it is that you and the other party can agree on the strength of your evidence and reach an appropriate settlement. If your case is in the minority of cases that go to trial, your attorney can help prepare you for what to expect.

  • Accidents

    • What to do after a personal injury accident?
      • Take photos of your injuries
      • Visit a doctor if you haven’t already
      • If you have visited a doctor, follow their care plan and attend all follow-up appointments
      • Write down a narrative of what happened while it’s still fresh in your head
      • Make a list of witnesses and their contact information if you know it
      • Follow any additional instructions from your attorney
  • General

    • What is the Personal Injury Claim Process?

      A personal injury case begins when you file a summons and complaint in the appropriate Nevada court. According to the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 4, you start a case by taking a summons and complaint to the court clerk of the court where you’re filing the case.

      The clerk accepts the filing and returns your copies so that you can serve the defendant with their copy of the filing documents. Your complaint must include all of the grounds to bring your case and all of your demands for recovery.