Nevada Personal Injury Lawyer

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A personal injury lawyer can be retained to represent clients in a variety of cases. Personal injury law covers any circumstance that damages someone's property or harms a person, either physically or mentally. Car accidents constitute the majority of personal injury cases.
A personal injury is defined as an injury to the emotions, mind, or body, juxtaposed to an injury to a piece of property. It usually is referred to a lawsuit that involves a plaintiff who has been injured due to another person's carelessness. There are many different types of personal injuries, including assault claims, dog bites, accidents at work, accidents in the home, holiday accidents, medical and dental accidents, and defective product accidents. A personal injury is not only physical in nature, but it can be industrial disease cases. These include occupational stress, contact dermititis, mesothelioma and asbestosis, chest diseases, vibration white fingers, and repetitive strain injuries.

Personal injury cases can vary from simple car accidents with clear fault to cancer resulting from asbestos exposure which may have taken place thirty years before. Obviously, your personal injury lawyer needs to have experience in your type of case. Even though every case is different, an attorney who specializes in asbestos cases knows the roadblocks involved and thus is better prepared to face them. Similarly, some attorneys specialize in slip-and-fall injuries, product malfunction or liability, auto accidents, medical malpractice or worker's compensation cases. There are some attorneys who have more than one specialty.
Personal injury attorneys also handle wrongful death cases, in which a spouse, domestic partner, or other relative or dependent sues for the loss of income or loss of consortium incurred as a result of an untimely death. The attorney in these cases must prove that the death was caused as a result of a person's or company's negligence.
Most personal injury attorneys will take your case on a contingency basis. This means that you do not need to pay a retainer or pay any fees up front, not even court fees or witness fees. A personal injury lawyer will also be able to help you find a doctor who can provide the care you need, but let you pay them after your case has been decided. If the attorney does not win your case, he or she does not get paid, although you may still be responsible for some court costs and fees. If you do win your case, your attorney will receive a portion of your award as payment, in addition to paying any accumulated fees on your behalf. Make sure that you understand the terms of your agreement with the attorney, and the schedule of payment.
In a recent case in Nevada, a student at a university filed a lawsuit against the school for his alleged false arrest. The student had complained to an Assistant Resident Life Coordinator about her roommate, who then told the roommate about the complaints. This resulted in the roommate fabricating a story about being attacked by the student with a weapon, causing her to be arrested and kicked off campus. The charges were dropped, and she is now seeking damages of $75,000 for violation of her constitutional rights and emotional distress.
Your attorney must, of course, be a member in good standing of the Nevada Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Any attorney you contact will likely arrange for a complimentary consultation and, if necessary, come to your home or hospital to discuss your case.
An important part of choosing a lawyer is making sure you trust them and are comfortable with them. They will be alleviating a lot of the stress of going through the legal procedures that are associated with personal injuries, and let you focus on your recovery.


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