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Personal Injury Overview

No one ever asks to be injured in an accident. However, the reality is that millions of people in America experience significant harm and/or life-altering injuries every year due the reckless or negligent actions of others. At Paul Padda Law, our legal team see these tragedies unfold every day and bear witness to people just like you suffering needlessly. This often includes staggering medical expenses, an inability to return to a job, permanent pain or disfigurement, or immense feelings of hopelessness. Regardless of the type of accident or the loss you’ve endured, it’s important to remember that you have rights and deserve the chance to recover physically, financially, and emotionally. A personal injury event should always be taken seriously. Why? Because the effects can be long-reaching. And having the right legal team by your side can make the difference between achieving a recovery or suffering longer than necessary.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or experienced loss because of recklessness or negligence, we’re prepared to be your voice and act on your behalf. With several decades of legal experience and a passion for defending injured people across Nevada, we know what it takes to secure an outcome designed specifically for you. From fighting for the personal injury compensation and justice you’re entitled to under the law to helping you cope with life after the accident, we’re here to make your transition to recovery less painful.

We encourage you to reach out to us for a free, no-risk consultation to discuss your situation and how we can help. If you need help or you’re seeking more information on behalf of someone else, you’ve come to the right place. You can call us today or submit more information about your injury online. We handle all types of personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means there will never be an upfront cost to you. In other words, we only get paid when you win.

How Were You Injured And What Can We Do To Help?

We see past your injury and focus on your recovery.

Regardless of how you or your loved one came to be injured, you’re going to be dealing with complicated medical decisions, financial insecurity, significant pain and discomfort, and various emotions that virtually no one is prepared for. It can quickly become overwhelming, but that’s where Paul Padda Law and our personal injury legal team can offer some relief.

Our highly skilled and client driven team of case managers, paralegals, assistants, and attorneys combine an extensive trial background with a keen insight into how to achieve success in all manner of personal injury cases. If you or a loved one has been injured and need help, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

At Paul Padda Law, we realize that no matter the cause of your injury, you’ll undoubtedly have questions. From the very beginning, you can be sure that a dedicated professional will personally guide you through the process and answer any question you may have with the utmost compassion and honesty.

Overview of Nevada Laws

You have legal options and we’re here to help you assert every right under the law.

Under Nevada law, specifically section 41.130 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, an individual, company, or the employees of a business can be held legally liable for any damages that result due to their wrongful acts or negligence, as well as when they default on their duties to prevent and protect others against dangerous situations.

Examples of Negligence in cases that our personal injury lawyers handle include:

  • Casino and hotel owners, who fail to make needed repairs or to warn customers that dangerous conditions exist;
  • Restaurants, for failing to adhere to proper food handling and sanitation practices;
  • Attraction attendants, who fail to follow proper procedures for protecting visitors;
  • Store owners, who allow situations, such as wet, slippery floors, to exist;
  • Transportation officials and operators, for negligent actions which cause accidents to occur;
  • Dog owners, who fail to properly leash or control their pets;
  • Property owners and landlords, for failing to ensure the safety of residents or guests; and
  • Product manufacturers and distributors, for selling defective products or for failing to provide safety warnings.

In any of these situations you may be entitled to personal injury compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs involved. You may be able to recover this either by filing a personal injury claim with the at fault party’s insurance company, or by filing a personal injury lawsuit in the Nevada courts.

Comparative Fault In Nevada

Nevada follows a modified comparative fault rule, also known as the “50 percent” rule.

Essentially, under Nevada Revised Statute 41.141, as an injured victim, you can only recover compensation if your level of fault does not exceed 50 percent. If your fault is less than 50 percent, you may recover personal injury compensation, but it can be reduced by your degree of fault. However, if it is established that your fault was equal to or over the 50 percent limit, you’ll be denied compensation. This makes it critical to work with a skilled Nevada personal injury attorney to accurately assess liability, so you don’t lose out on the compensation you deserve.

Personal Injury Information And Resources

Take an important first step in your recovery by speaking to a legal professional dedicated to helping you.

There are usually a lot of things to consider and important decisions to make after a serious accident. For example, you’ll need to make determinations about your job, your medical care and even transportation. Insurance adjusters and other representatives may also be pressuring you to make quick decisions about settlement offers that might not in your long-term best interests. Without effective legal representation, you may not be able to recover sufficient compensation to aide in your recuperation or you may lose out on income that you or your loved one would have earned had it not been for the accident

It can be hard to know where to begin, but by working with Paul Padda Law, our experienced injury lawyers and support team of professionals will deliver a step-by-step guide to your recovery and will strive to keep you informed and put you at ease along the way.

We Focus On Winning From The Start

While this can be a complex and highly demanding process, from the very beginning our injury lawyers will prepare every case as if it will go to trial. This puts a great deal of pressure on insurance companies to negotiate for a result that truly helps. We are also not afraid of contending with large insurers and their legal teams. We have the skill and resources to handle anything an insurance company throws your way and are only interested in outcomes that set you on the road to a complete recovery.

The Steps to Take After an Accident

From getting immediate medical attention to evaluate and treat your injuries to properly notifying law enforcement and documenting all the evidence, how you react following an accident can have a significant impact on your claim. Let us explain your rights, responsibilities, and how to best handle every aspect of your recovery.

The Personal Injury Claim Process

We realize that many of the people that contact us have little to no experience with personal injury claims. They are not interested in some financial windfall – our clients simply want to be made whole again with the same chances they had before their injuries. Personal injury claims can be brought against businesses, individuals, governments, hospitals or various combinations. In many cases, claims are pursued against large insurance companies with a vested interest in limiting their liability. Additionally, the claim process is made up of complicated details, paperwork, and unexpected obstacles. Unfair denials are also all too common. With decades of experience, we know this process well and how to make this process as seamless as possible.

Personal Injury Settlements

Despite the common misconception that personal injury lawyers are constantly in the courtroom, the reality is that most claim are settled out of court. Depending on the facts of your case, it may be in your best interest to settle the case before it progresses too far. A personal injury settlement is usually reached when everyone involved waives their right to trial in favor of a monetary award. Insurance companies frequently offer settlements early in the process, to get you to agree to a lower settlement than your case warrants.

In these situations, it’s always beneficial to consult an experienced lawyer, who can properly evaluate the degree of your injuries and all your options. Once we consider your and your family’s current and future needs, including pain, suffering, your ability to work, and potential medical care, we will have the full scope of the damages you endured. From there, we will aggressively fight for the personal injury compensation that will appropriately meets your needs.

Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits in Nevada can be complicated, contentious, and incredibly stressful. The personal injury lawsuit timeline can also be difficult to gauge, sometimes taking weeks, months, or years to resolve. The lawsuit process mystifies most and sometimes scares legitimate victims from pursuing justice. However, if an appropriate settlement cannot be reached and your best chance at righting the wrong done to you or a loved one rests with a trial, Paul Padda Law is comprised of veteran trail attorneys and know what it takes to succeed in court.

Personal injury lawsuits begin with the formal filing of a complaint, which outlines your case and the legal arguments in support of your claim. Once received, the opposing party will respond to the complaint with their counter argument. The next step in a personal injury lawsuit is the discovery phase where evidence is collected. This will involve taking depositions, consulting with relevant experts, and developing a complete view of the facts. After the discovery phase, if no settlement or agreement can be reached, the case will likely progress to trial. This involves selecting a jury and each side presenting its evidence for their ultimate consideration, ending with a final verdict.

Let Paul Padda Law Help Your Recover

At Paul Padda Law, our mission is to help those who have been injured or wronged and who desire to truly recover. We’re committed to bringing every resource to bear, so you reclaim what you lost and gain every possible opportunity going forward. We offer a free, no-risk consultation where you can speak directly with a compassionate and knowledgeable Las Vegas personal injury lawyer about what can be done to address your situation. If we decide to pursue your claim for personal injury compensation, we will do so on a contingency basis with no upfront cost to you. Call (702) 707-3000 today or submit your details via our online form to schedule a free, initial consult.