Have You Been a Victim of a Serious Accident?
What do we mean by a serious or catastrophic accident?
These types of accidents change the trajectory of your life. They leave you disabled, disfigured, or with chronic pain and new conditions that greatly affect your quality of life. They also destroy or radically alter your financial ability to support yourself or your family.
Serious and catastrophic injuries can happen for several reasons. Traumatic car accidents, construction site or workplace accidents, fires, recreational accidents, assault or abuse, flawed medical equipment, and many other situations can lead to injuries you’ll never be able to walk away from fully.
Here are just a few examples of serious injuries that you or your loved one may have experienced:
- Traumatic brain injuries — these often lead to permanent disabilities affecting memory, behavior, cognition, motor skills, and more.
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis — these can result in a permanent loss of sensation and function in the legs or arms.
- Other spine injuries — other injuries to the spine’s vertebrae or discs can result in a loss of mobility and chronic pain.
- Limb amputations — partial or full loss of an arm or leg significantly change how you live, move, and your ability to accomplish daily tasks.
- Blindness or deafness — a new loss of vision or hearing requires adapting to a new way of living and losing your established quality of life.
- Permanent disfigurement — sometimes due to fire, chemical burns, or severe injuries to the skin, disfigurement can cause long-term health complications in addition to emotional pain and suffering.
Most commonly, catastrophic accidents result in some types of traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. Because of the lasting and irreversible damage these injuries cause, your personal injury attorney must seek compensation to cover your current medical bills, daily living needs, and all future expenses these new conditions will incur.
How do you know if your accident qualifies for a personal injury case? Our attorneys explain the four requirements every personal injury case must meet below.
Here’s When to Pursue a Personal Injury Case
The situation surrounding every accident varies. But to seek compensation through a personal injury case, your accident must meet these four requirements:
- You experienced injuries — either physical or emotional.
- Another party’s negligence caused or contributed to those injuries.
- Your injuries led to personal or financial harm that financial compensation can help remedy.
- The statute of limitations in Oregon has not yet expired.
Don’t attempt to navigate the legal landscape of your case on your own; that’s why personal injury attorneys (or our Las Vegas serious car accident injury attorneys) are here. We will review your situation and let you know whether you have a case worth pursuing, how much you may expect to receive in compensation, and how long it may take to settle.
Hiring an attorney is critical for a successful outcome in your case. Learn why below.
Benefits of Experienced Legal Counsel
If someone’s negligence injured you or killed a loved one, you have every right to seek justice, and a lawyer will help you. Las Vegas serious car accident lawyers can work to prove your injuries were the fault of another party’s negligence. Using their experience in negotiations and court, they’ll find the best way to represent your case in front of the defendant’s legal team and, if necessary, a judge or jury.
Here are a few ways your attorney may help you navigate this emotional and overwhelming time following an accident. Your attorney will:
- Gather evidence that proves the negligence of the defendant. Your attorney will find experts who have a thorough and proven understanding of the situation you were involved in or the medical condition you now face. Depending on when, where, and how the accident occurred, your attorney will work with other experts to gather enough evidence that shows another person or party’s actions (or lack of action) were the cause of your current condition.
- Help determine the value of your damages. From medical bills and lost wages to emotional suffering or the wrongful death of a loved one, we help you determine the full and fair compensation you deserve for the pain you’ve endured.
- Draw from their experience in other Las Vegas serious accident cases. Choosing a personal injury attorney who has experience with the type of injuries you now face is essential. Their previous cases and knowledge of Nevada laws that pertain to your case will help them understand how to achieve the best outcome for you.
- Stand up to the defendant’s attorney and insurance company. Your defendant, their attorney, and their insurance company will do everything they can to avoid paying you the fair compensation you deserve. A personal injury attorney will know their tactics and make sure you — the victim — are never silenced.
- Be a trusted, confidential legal advocate. Having a trusted lawyer on your side is critical to protecting your rights. You don’t have to be a legal expert or skilled communicator to seek justice. They will give you the facts and offer advice based on what’s best for you. They will speak for you to give you the strongest and most compelling representation.
Understanding the Value of Your Case
An accident with this level of severity usually leads to higher settlements because of the enormous financial needs of the victim or their family. Facing a life-altering condition or injury requires thousands, if not millions, of dollars to sustain treatment and care over a lifetime.
Our settlement results for serious and catastrophic accidents show that we don’t stop until we receive full and fair compensation. For victims facing spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries, this can be well over a million dollars.
We believe your primary focus, now and in the future, is taking care of yourself or your injured loved one. With any personal injury case we take, we never ask for a dollar out of your own pocket. We never require you to dip into your savings or go into debt to pay for our legal counsel. Instead, the person or organization responsible for your pain and suffering covers our legal fees; we use a percentage of your total settlement to cover whatever costs we incur fighting your case. This means zero financial risk for your family. You don’t have to pay if we don’t win a settlement. That’s what we mean when we promise “no win, no fee.”
Help is Here with Henness & Haight
You’ve experienced life-altering pain and significant loss. But you have the power to take action and seek justice for yourself — or for the person you loved.
If you’ve been the victim of a serious or catastrophic accident, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys stand ready to help. Learn more about our Las Vegas serious car accident injury attorneys and see some of our case results, or contact us for a completely free, no-obligation consultation.