Imagine that you’ve been injured in an accident. You are stressed and possibly hurt, so you decide to contact a lawyer for a consultation. One of the questions you may ask is “How strong is my personal injury case?” A strong case does not guarantee a large amount of damages (financial compensation). However, a strong case does indicate that you may be entitled to damages and have a likelihood of receiving compensation. Lawyers meet with potential new clients frequently. During the initial consultation, a lawyer’s job is to identify certain factors that indicate the strength of the case. Each situation is unique and the below questions may indicate that you have a strong personal injury case.
The best way to know if you have a strong personal injury case is to contact a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will advise you of your rights and advocate your position. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers, serving the Las Vegas area, has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Were You Injured Through No Fault of Your Own?
Anthem Injury Lawyers are personal injury lawyers. A personal injury lawyer is a litigator who provides legal representation to someone who alleges a personal injury. The injury can be a physical or psychological injury. To have a strong case, you must be injured and the injury must be the result of negligence or careless acts of another. This means you did not cause the accident. During your initial consultation, a lawyer will ask you to tell them what happened. Below are some of the common questions that may indicate you have a strong personal injury case.
Was There an Accident?
For you to have a case, something must have happened. You cannot bring a personal injury case for every injury that occurs. If you are sitting at home and sprain your ankle, you probably do not have a personal injury case. There must be an event that caused the injury. There are many types of accident cases. The team at Anthem Injury Lawyers handles all types of accident cases including:
If you were involved in any of the above accidents, you may have a personal injury case.
Is Another Party Responsible for the Accident?
A strong personal injury case is one where another party is responsible. If you are involved in an accident and it is your fault, you may not have a strong case. The other party who caused the injury can be a:
- Government agency
The stronger personal injury cases are ones where the other party is clearly at fault. This varies by situation. A personal injury lawyer can advise you of how the law applies to your situation. There are many ways to prove another party was at fault. If you were in a motor vehicle accident, a personal injury lawyer may ask you the following questions about the accident:
- Did the other party admit it was their fault?
- Did you gather evidence at the accident?
- Were the police called?
- Was there a police report?
- Were there any witnesses to the accident?
- Do the witnesses support your version of events?
Can You Have a Strong Personal Injury Case If Both Parties Were Responsible for the Accident?
A person can have a strong case as long as their percentage of fault is less than 50 percent. Nevada is a comparative negligence state. This means that the amount of a personal injury award is reduced by your percentage of fault. If your fault is greater than 50 percent, you cannot win any damages. If you have suffered a personal injury that is not your fault, you may have a personal injury case. Don’t go it alone against insurance companies. You deserve just compensation for your injuries. Have our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers review the facts of your case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Were You Injured?
Car accidents are common personal injury cases. You may be involved in a car accident that is the fault of the other driver. However, if you were not injured, you may not have a personal injury case. Injuries are not just physical, an injury can be psychological as well. There are many types of injuries that can result from a car accident. A personal injury lawyer may ask if you received medical treatment after your accident. They may also ask if there is documentation of your injury. Not all injuries are immediate. However, the sooner you sought treatment for your injuries, the stronger your case may be.
After an accident it is important to contact the proper authorities and receive medical treatment as soon as possible. Once you have received proper medical care, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers has a team of experienced lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. We can tackle personal injury cases covering a range of causes, including car, motorcycle, truck, pedestrian and many more accident types. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Did the Accident Cause the Injury?
If you were the victim in an accident and the accident caused you injury, you may have a strong personal injury case. The strongest cases are those where the accident actually caused the injury. Imagine you are a healthy and happy driver on the road with no physical problems. Suddenly, you are the victim in a car accident that breaks bones or causes whiplash. The car accident was not your fault. You may have a strong personal injury case. Your case is stronger the easier it is to prove that the accident caused your injuries.
Was the Accident Recent?
The sooner you speak with a personal injury lawyer, the better. The strongest cases are those that are addressed immediately. The longer you wait to talk to a lawyer, the more difficult it will be to prove what happened. This is due to many factors. As time passes, you may forget details and witnesses may become unavailable. Waiting also makes it more difficult to prove that the accident actually caused your injuries.
Timeliness also matters because of Nevada’s statutes of limitations for actions. The statute of limitations means that if you were involved in an accident, you must bring your claim within a certain period of time. Once the statute of limitations passes, a victim may not be able to sue. The statute of limitations varies by action. Under some circumstances, the statute of limitations may get tolled (paused).
Under Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 11.190(4)(e) an action must be brought within two years if it is:
- To recover damages for injuries to a person caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.
In most instances, this time limit is two years after the victim discovers, or should have discovered, the injury. The longer you wait to bring a claim, the more you risk missing the filing deadline.
Experienced Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers
If another party injures you or a loved one, seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer. The personal injury lawyers at Anthem Injury Lawyers provide exceptional representation. From car accidents to dog bites, we have you covered. Some people think they can face insurance companies and try for a settlement on their own. When you want to push for the compensation you deserve you need an aggressive Las Vegas personal injury lawyer. Call us today.
Located in Henderson, Nevada, we work with clients all over the Las Vegas area. Call us at (702) 857-6000 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.