Personal Injury Overview
No one ever asks to be injured in an accident. However, millions of people in America experience significant harm and life-altering injuries every year due the reckless or negligent actions of others. At Paul Padda Law, our Las Vegas lawyers see these tragedies unfold every day and witness people just like you suffer needlessly. This may include staggering medical expenses, an inability to return to the job you once depended on, permanent pain or disfigurement, or immense feelings of hopelessness as you deal with the aftermath. Regardless of the type of accident or the loss you’ve endured, it is important to remember that you have rights and deserve the chance to recover physically, financially, and emotionally. A personal injury should be taken seriously.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or experienced the loss of a loved one because of recklessness or negligence, we are prepared to be your voice and act on your behalf. With decades of legal experience and a passion for defending wronged 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 are entitled to under the law to helping you cope with life after the accident, we are here– so you get the chance to fully recover.
We encourage you to reach out to us for a free, no-risk consultation to discuss your situation and how we can help. Please call Paul Padda Law at 702-366-1888 or submit the details of your injury online. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means there will never be an upfront cost to you. We only get paid when you win.
How Were Your Injured & 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 will likely 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 or need help in any of the following ways, don’t hesitate to contact us today:
At Paul Padda Law, we realize that no matter the cause of your injury, you will 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 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 51 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 reach 51 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. If it is established that your fault was equal to or over the 51 percent limit, you will be denied compensation. This makes it critical to work with a skilled Nevada personal injury attorney to accurately assess liability, so you do not lose out on the compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Information & Resources
Take an important first step in your recovery by speaking with legal professionals dedicated to you.
There are usually a lot of things to consider and important decisions to make after a serious accident. You probably need to make determinations about your job and medical care. 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 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 will deliver a step-by-step guide to your recovery and will strive to keep you informed and at ease along the way.
Let us help you understand
- 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.
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.
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 are 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 we can do for you. 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 702-366-1888 today or submit your details via our online form to schedule a free, initial consult.