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Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers have successfully represented thousands of clients, holding to the principle of thorough preparation, attention to detail and tenacious advocacy. We have recovered compensation for many clients after other firms told them, "You have no case," or attempted to get them to accept low, early settlement offers. Our personal injury practice includes cases stemming from a wide range of accidents and incidents of negligence, including motor vehicle accidents (car, truck, motorcycle, bus and taxicab accidents, as well as plane crashes, train collisions, boating accidents, and rollover accidents), construction and work site injuries, defective products, dog bites, pedestrian and bike accidents, premises liability, and nursing home abuse. We have successfully recovered large settlements and verdicts for victims of catastrophic injuries such as brain injury, back, neck and spinal cord injury, and burn and smoke inhalation injury, as well as for those who have lost family members to wrongful death. When you have suffered a serious injury, medical bills, lost wages and other financial burdens can be overwhelming. Our personal injury lawyers focus on maximizing your financial recovery by pursuing all available avenues of compensation. We determine if you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits or Social Security disability benefits in addition to any personal injury compensation. Obviously, from the get go of a personal injury claim, it is very important to determine its potential value. An even more important question is, how much can I recover on my personal injury auto accident claim? The value and the potential recovery of your personal injury claim are not the same. The first question that must be answered is, what is the maximum potential recovery of my personal injury claim? To determine what the maximum potential recovery of your personal injury claim, you must first know how much insurance is available. The first thing to determine is how much liability insurance does the adverse driver have? In the State of Nevada, this can be determined by the use of NRS 690B.042, which simply states that an adverse carrier must release proof of liability insurance upon receipt of a medical authorization and a list of your health care providers. Sometimes, we can get a general idea of how much insurance is available by taking a look at the adverse driver’s insurance company. Generally speaking, major insurance carriers like State Farm, Farmers, and Allstate, are companies that will write liability policies above the statutory minimum. The minimum liability insurance in the State of Nevada is $15,000.00 per person and $30,000.00 per accident. Other company’s only write minimum policies, because these company’s are not as financially solvent as the major carriers. These marginal insurance companies try to limit their exposure by only writing minimum liability coverage policies.

Another important factor increasing the value of your personal injury claim is egregious behavior on the part of the adverse driver. Was he drunk? Was he using drugs? Was he engaging in a speed contest or reckless driving at the time of your accident? Does he have a felony record? Egregious conduct on the part of the adverse driver can raise the value of your claim. Juries don’t like these Defendants.

Your pre-existing injury and prior treatment, if any, can effect the value of your claim. If you have no pre-existing conditions related to your injury and you had no prior treatment for a similar injury, your claim will be worth more. If you are claiming a neck or back injury and you have had prior treatment for conditions involving your neck and back, or if you had prior claims involving injury to these body parts, an insurance company will offer less money to settle these claims. if you have an injury that will cause you to have pain and suffering in the future and cause you to incur future medical bills, this will add value to your claim. (Caveat: insurance companies don’t like future damages and have a tendency to downplay them.―)

As you can see, calculating the total amount of the value of your personal injury auto accident claim is not easy. Juries struggle with placing a price on things that do not normally carry a monetary value.

Consider these things in your decision to litigate your personal injury claim. Some insurance adjuster’s will make a commission on your claim, in the event that they settle your claim for less than the authority provided to them by the insurance company. Therefore, adverse adjusters under certain circumstances may have a monetary stake in your claim. Most personal injury accident claims settle before litigation. In order for a personal injury attorney to successfully settle a personal injury claim, it is sometimes necessary for the attorney, the health care providers, and health insurance carriers to compromise their financial positions on a personal injury claim in order to provide adequate compensation to the injured party.

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Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Las Vegas focus on accidents, wrongful death and workers compensation in Las Vegas. At the law firm of Lasvegas personal injury lawyers, we focus our practice exclusively in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Our attorneys have been protecting the legal rights of accident victims throughout Las Vegas

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