Las Vegas Personal Injury FAQs
Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about Personal Injury cases. If you have any additional questions, please contact our law firm at: (702) 987-0202.
I was just in an automobile accident. What should I do?
If anyone has been seriously injured, call 911. Getting immediate medical attention is the top priority. If there are no serious injuries but property has been damaged, you should contact the police and get a police report. In Las Vegas, you can dial 311. You should exchange personal and insurance information with all other drivers and take pictures of the accident scene, any property damage, and injuries.
Why do I need an attorney?
If you retain an attorney, you will have someone to fight for you and your rights. Insurance adjusters and representatives may seem like they are looking out for your best interests, but their job is to pay claimants as little as possible. It’s hard for a car accident victim to know exactly how much his or her claim is worth. Speak to an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney at Anthem Injury Lawyer for legal advice and an estimate of the value of your case.
The insurance company said I don’t need an attorney. Is that true?
Your interests and the interests of the insurance company are not the same. You should always speak to a personal injury attorney to get an unbiased legal opinion regarding your case and your rights.
Should I call my insurance company?
Yes. You or your attorney should let your insurance company know about the accident as soon as possible.
Should I talk to the other driver’s insurance company?
No. You should always get legal advice from a personal injury lawyer before speaking with another driver’s insurance company.
If the other driver’s insurance company calls you, tell them who your attorney is and how to contact them. If you haven’t retained an attorney yet, let them know that you plan on speaking with one and that you will have your attorney contact them. Don’t say anything else.
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Should I talk to the police?
Yes. You should always cooperate with the police. Answer their questions truthfully, sticking to the facts. Do not place blame or accept blame for the accident.
What if I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt?
In Nevada, whether you were wearing a seatbelt is irrelevant to whether you were at fault or suffered more injuries from the accident.
Should I cash a check from the other driver’s insurance company?
No. Do not cash any checks without first speaking with a personal injury attorney. By cashing a check, you may be accidentally waiving your right to bring a personal injury claim.
Will the information that I share with you be confidential?
Yes, any information that you share with us is protected by the attorney-client privilege and will remain confidential. This protects you even after our legal representation of you is over or if you do not retain our firm. It is important for you to fully disclose all the facts of the case related to your personal injury case so that we can represent you to the best of our ability and avoid any legal issues.
How soon after the accident do I need to file a lawsuit?
The timeframe to file a lawsuit is known as the statute of limitations. If you fail to file your personal injury lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, you will be barred from filing your case. In the state of Nevada, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit with a personal injury law firm.
What do I need to bring with me to my first meeting with my lawyer?
You should bring all the documents in your possession that are related to your injury. For example, if you’ve been in a car accident, you should bring: a copy of the police report, your insurance information, photographs of the accident scene and your vehicle, copies of your medical records, correspondence from the insurance companies, estimates and repair records, receipts for towing and car rental, and any wage loss information.
How much do you cost?
We work on a contingency fee, which means that if we do not win, we do not get paid. Our contingency fee is in line with other top-quality Las Vegas personal injury lawyers who handle serious personal injury matters.
Do I have to pay for my first meeting?
Your first consultation with Anthem Injury Lawyers is FREE. Contact our law office today at (702) 987-0202 if you or a loved one has experienced an accident injury recently and we will help you make an appointment.
What types of cases do you handle?
At Anthem Injury Lawyers we handle all forms of Personal Injury Cases, including: Auto Accidents and Collisions, Bicycle Accidents, Moto vehicle Accidents, Boat Accidents, Bus Accidents, Dog Bites, Drunk Driving Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Truck Accidents, Uber/Lyft/Rideshare Accidents and Wrongful Death.
Do I still have a claim if my health insurance paid my medical bills?
Yes. Some insurance companies will attempt to reduce an accident victim’s damages by offering to just pay their out-of-pocket expenses such as the copay or deductible. Do not accept any such offer without first speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney.
What is my case worth?
The value of each case depends on a lot of different variables including the types of injuries and damages, the method of the injury, and the insurance coverage that is available. The financial compensation that you receive may be a combination of past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and economic damages such as lost wages or reduced earning capacity. Our accident attorneys at Anthem Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas, NV have 50+ years of experience and we will quickly be able to provide you with an estimate of your case value.
How do I know who is the right person to represent me in my personal injury case?
Attorneys who have handled a large number of personal injury cases are usually the best choice. That attorney or firm has the experience to understand all the nuances of this very specialized area of law. Research the law firm online and check out their website to see what clients have said about them. The most important thing is to meet with the attorney and form your own opinion about them.
How long does this take?
Many personal injury cases get resolved within 90 days after the client completes treatment. Some cases require a lawsuit to make the insurance companies be more responsive. Those cases take anywhere from one month to twelve months after a lawsuit is filed. Some extraordinary cases go beyond that time frame.
If I use my uninsured motorist insurance will my rates go up?
No, it will not affect your insurance. This is insurance that you purchased to protect yourself in case you were injured by someone who did not have insurance, or they did not have enough to compensate you after an accident. Most car insurance rates are based on risk. This is not normally a factor that goes into evaluating the risk of insuring you.
What is mediation?
Mediation is a process where two parties work with a neutral third party to try to resolve their differences. Mediation is sometimes required by the court before a case goes to trial..
How long do I have to file a dog bite claim?
In Nevada, you generally have two years to file a dog bite claim. It’s important to contact us as soon as possible to discuss your dog bite case. We will provide you with the information you need to help you win your claim.
How long does a dog bite claim take to complete from start to finish?
Every dog bite case is different. Many cases can be completed in as little as 90 days after a victim finishes his or her medical treatment. If there is scarring involved after a dog bite, it is important to wait to determine how the wounds heal to see if further treatments are necessary such as cosmetic surgery.
What am I entitled to receive from my dog bite injuries?
You are entitled to compensation for all your medical bills, lost wages, and damaged personal items. You are also entitled to pain and suffering compensation for present and future pain. There is also an award for any disfigurement like scarring after a dog bite.
How long does a wrongful death lawsuit take?
Every wrongful death case has a different set of circumstances, so it is hard to estimate how long your case will take. Some settle quickly, in as little as a few months, others can take several years to resolve. When someone isn’t working with a lawyer and accepts the initial settlement offered by the insurance company, the process is faster. To receive the maximum compensation in your wrongful death case, you should file a lawsuit and let your attorney advocate on your behalf. The process may take longer, but your chances of receiving what you deserve are much higher.
As the most reliable Las Vegas and Henderson, NV lawyers, our attorneys are dedicated to helping you get the justice you deserve. To make an appointment, or for inquiries about Anthem Injury Lawyers legal services, contact us at (702) 987-0202 today.