If you’ve been injured and someone else was responsible, you might be trying to decide what to do. Maybe you were in an auto accident… The responsible driver let his insurance company know right away and you’ve already been contacted by an insurance adjuster. If that insurance adjuster has made you a settlement offer, should you just accept it? Or should you talk to a personal injury law firm? If these or other events in Las Vegas have led to you becoming a victim of an accident, then Anthem Injury Lawyers would like you to take advantage of our Free Consultation.
Is it worth getting a lawyer involved? YES. We highly advise that you get legal advice from an experienced lawyer with knowledge of the law before accepting any settlement offer.
Here are 10 reasons why we recommend setting up a consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. They can:
- Explain the legal process
- Give legal advice
- Answer your questions
- Investigate the accident
- Arrange for medical treatment, tests, specialists, other experts
- Develop a case strategy
- Help you complete and file paperwork
- Protect your potential legal claim
- Negotiate on your behalf
- Take your case to court
At Anthem Injury Lawyers we will do all of the above for you, and help you with many other issues involved in your Las Vegas area accident case. Read on for even more services you can receive from a personal injury law firm.
Explain the Legal Process
If this is your first time getting in an accident and having to deal with an insurance company, you may be confused about what to do next. A personal injury lawyer will explain the process to you and what to expect.
Most personal injury lawyers offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you can talk to the lawyer for free for the first time. And if you decide to hire them, you will not have to pay any upfront fees.
For more information about Contingency Fee Agreements, see our article: What You Should Know About Contingency Fee Agreements.
Give Legal Advice
You may have friends and family who have been in similar situations before and they might want to offer you advice about the best course of action. Don’t take legal advice from anyone who is not a lawyer. A lawyer attends law school and then studies for and takes a bar exam. To maintain a legal license, he or she has to meet certain requirements set by the State Bar Association and take continuing legal education courses. If you have a legal question, speak to a licensed attorney!
Answer your questions
It’s normal to have questions about what to expect. If you hire or “retain” a personal injury lawyer, you will have someone to call when you have questions about your case. Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations. There is no reason not to contact a lawyer who can give you actual legal advice about the specific facts of your case.
You can get started by calling Anthem Injury Lawyers now: (702) 857-6000.
Investigate the Accident
If you have been injured in an accident and file an insurance claim or lawsuit, there is a good chance that the other party’s insurer will investigate the claim. Shouldn’t you have a team on your side that does the same thing for you?
In addition to offering legal advice, a personal injury lawyer will be able to help you conduct any investigation that is necessary to help you prove your claim and receive the maximum possible compensation. This could include tracking down witnesses and interviewing them or “deposing” them on your behalf.
Arrange for Medical Treatment, Tests, Specialists, Other Experts
If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention. If you haven’t done so, your personal injury lawyer likely has a large network of medical providers and specialists that he or she can refer you to.
A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you find the right pain specialist, physical therapist, or orthopedic surgeon to diagnose and treat you. As an added benefit, a personal injury lawyer will often have an arrangement with these specialists that they do not charge you upfront for their services—instead they are paid out of any settlement check or favorable verdict that you receive as the result of your lawsuit. This can be an important benefit to you as you recover from the effects of your injuries. It’s a great reason to contact a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer, should you be involved in an accident in the Las Vegas area.
Develop Case Strategy
Every case is different. An experienced personal injury attorney will sit down with you, learn the details of exactly what happened, and develop a unique strategy for you based upon the facts of your particular case.
Help You Complete and File Paperwork
Filling out an insurance claim form is a lot of work. So is filing a lawsuit. If you hire a personal injury attorney to work on your case, you will have an experienced legal team on your side that can help you with completing and filing any necessary paperwork. They will also be able to explain things to you that you do not understand.
Protect your Potential Legal Claim
If you are unable to settle your case with the responsible party and his or her insurance company, you may have to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to be compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering.
When you file this claim, you have to follow a very specific set of rules. For example, if you file a lawsuit in Clark County, Nevada, you will need to follow the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure and the Rules of Practice for the Eighth Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada.
You will also have to file your claim within a certain amount of time known as the “statute of limitations.” In Nevada, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is two years. See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 11.190(4)(e). This means that you must file your lawsuit within two years of the date of injury, otherwise, the court will dismiss your claim as untimely.
When you work with an experienced personal injury law firm, they will have processes and procedures in place to ensure that your lawsuit is filed on time and that everything is done to protect your claim.
Negotiate on Your Behalf
Very few lawsuits actually make it to trial. Instead, many cases are settled along the way. Working with a personal injury lawyer means that you have someone who is looking out for your best interests and is there to handle negotiations on your behalf. Instead of having to talk to and negotiate with the other party and his or her attorney, your lawyer will handle that for you.
If you’re the victim of an accident in the Las Vegas area, it’s definitely a good idea to let an experienced personal injury attorney handle the negotiations. Call us now: (702) 857-6000.
Take Your Case to Court
If you are unable to come to a settlement agreement, you may have to take your case to court. This involves filing pleadings, discovery, mediation, pre-trial hearings, and an actual trial. While it is possible to represent yourself in all of these proceedings, we highly advise working with an experienced personal injury attorney who can guide you through this process.
For more information about the American Civil Court Process, read our article here: What Does it Mean to “Go to Court”?
Experienced Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured by another party, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you protect your rights and advise you if you have a valid personal injury claim.
Our personal injury lawyers are experienced at handling all types of personal injury cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, traumatic brain injuries, dog bites, wrongful death claims, and accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
If you are looking for a law firm with experienced personal injury and car accident attorneys, contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today to set up your Free Initial Consultation.
Don’t worry. Everything that you discuss with us is protected by the attorney-client relationship. Our phone number is (702) 857-6000. We offer Free Consultations. Our law office is located in Henderson, but our personal injury attorneys work with clients all over the Las Vegas Valley.