Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Las Vegas and All of Nevada
Personal injury lawyer Jack DeGree is an experienced trial attorney who leads Burg Simpson Nevada. His practice is dedicated 100% to representing clients in personal injury claims.
If you have been seriously injured through no fault of your own, you should speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You have a limited time to pursue compensation for your injuries, and you do not want to lose your chance to hold those responsible to account.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Burg Simpson Nevada, we are committed to representing those who have been injured as a result of negligence. Our experience, knowledge, and resources enable us to handle complex cases involving serious injuries.
Pursuing compensation for a serious or catastrophic injury is more challenging than a “standard” personal injury case. Substantial medical records, proof of causation, and evidence of damages may all be required to prevail in these claims.
Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer has the experience to help those who have been injured as a result of:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Dangerous Premises (Premises Liability)
- Dog Bites
- Nursing Home Neglect
Burg Simpson is also equipped to handle accident claims where the victims do not survive their injuries. In this tragic situation, we can pursue compensation via a wrongful death claim on your family’s behalf.
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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
The fact that you were injured does not automatically mean that you are entitled to compensation. You need to prove that the negligence of one or more parties is what led to your injuries.
Negligence is the failure of an individual, company, or other entity to exercise reasonable care toward another. A careless driver running a red light is a very simple example of negligent behavior for which the motorist can be held liable in the event of an accident.
Proving that another party is at fault for your injuries is not always easy. This is especially the case if you had to be taken to the emergency room right away and you were unable to start documenting the scene on your own.
At Burg Simpson, our personal injury attorney will get started on your case immediately. Our team collects evidence at the scene, reviews your medical records, and consults with doctors and other experts to understand the seriousness of your injuries. These elements form the basis of your personal injury case, enabling us to determine what legal avenues may be pursued and the compensation to which you are entitled.
What Is Comparative Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim?
Comparative negligence or comparative fault is a legal threshold for recovery of damages in a personal injury case. In Nevada, plaintiffs can recover compensation for personal injury so long as their share of fault for an accident does not exceed 50%. The damages that may be recovered are reduced according to the percentage of fault attributed to the plaintiff (see Nevada Revised Statutes § 41.141).
Allegations of comparative negligence are common in personal injury claims. Defendants and their insurers alike will try to argue that you are at fault for your injuries in an effort to get “off the hook” for an accident. A personal injury attorney can protect your rights and hold the defendant(s) in your case accountable for your injuries and damages.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Nevada?
The Nevada statute of limitations for personal injury claims is 2 years from the date of the injury (see Nevada Revised Statutes § 11.190). Although there are limited circumstances where the statute may be extended because the injury was not or could not have been reasonably discovered within 2 years, it is important not to count on the courts to make an exception.
It is often possible to negotiate a settlement of your personal injury case before the statute of limitations expires, in which case it will not be necessary to file a lawsuit. However, if negotiations are not successful, it is crucial to file suit before the 2-year limitation period is up.
You should contact our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case. At Burg Simpson, we know time is of the essence. We start building your case right away, and we will handle all of the paperwork and court procedures to ensure that your lawsuit is filed on time.
Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
The compensation available for personal injury depends on your individual losses. A personal injury lawyer will closely evaluate the evidence and retain expert witnesses to develop a complete understanding of the ways your injuries have affected your life so far and will impact your life going forward.
Compensation you may be entitled to for a personal injury includes:
- Medical expenses
- The cost of future medical care, rehabilitation, and therapy
- Lost wages
- The loss of future income and benefits (loss of earning capacity)
- Medical-related travel expenses
- The cost of assistive devices, accessibility updates to your home and vehicle, etc.
- Household services and healthcare expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
As you can see, the recoverable damages in a personal injury claim may be substantial. However, the only way to know how much your case is worth is to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
As personal injury attorneys, we look at our clients’ cases much differently than insurance companies do. For the insurance company, your personal injury claim is a potential loss – a threat to the bottom line.
Insurers employ a number of tactics to prevent such a loss. These include hiring and training insurance adjusters to persuade claimants to act against their best interests, offering low-ball settlements in the hopes of making inconvenient claims go away, and even disputing liability and redirecting the blame back at the victim.
Personal injury lawyers, meanwhile, are focused on the needs of their clients and their right to compensation. Burg Simpson goes a step further, prioritizing the individual concerns and goals of each client while handling each case with the experience, knowledge, and resources of a large law firm.
Reasons to hire a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer for your case include:
- Dealing with the insurance companies. The victims of personal injury often have limited experience with insurance claims. Our team knows how to advance and protect your best interest when communicating with insurance adjusters.
- Comprehensive investigation. You might have taken a few photos and jotted down some other information at the scene, but this is typically not enough to prevail in your personal injury case. Our personal injury attorneys thoroughly investigate and gather all of the physical, documentary, photographic, and electronic evidence necessary to build a strong claim.
- Maximizing your compensation. Perhaps the most important reason to hire a personal injury attorney is the fact that retaining a lawyer tends to result in a larger recovery. Injury lawyers have an expansive understanding of the damages that may be recovered for personal injury, and they will fight for a favorable result on your behalf.
- Negotiating a fair settlement. You risk leaving money on the table if you try to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company on your own. Personal injury lawyers are skilled negotiators who can generally obtain much higher settlements. Often, this resolves the case without the need for further litigation.
- Preparing for and going to trial. Most personal injury claims end with a settlement between the claimant and the insurance company. However, if a fair settlement is not reached, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit and, ultimately, take the case to trial. It is essential to have a personal injury attorney handle this process on your behalf, especially if your case needs to be presented in court.
Burg Simpson has been repeatedly recognized as a leading trial law firm by multiple elite legal organizations. This recognition comes not only from our more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements but the high standards of ethics and professionalism with which we approach every case.
What Percentage Do Most Personal Injury Lawyers Take?
Personal injury claims are handled on a contingency fee basis. Instead of paying money upfront or being billed by the hour, clients pay a percentage of the recovered sum. This means that you only pay a personal injury lawyer if your claim is successful, which is a huge relief to individuals and families who are facing massive expenses after an accident.
The contingency fee may vary. Most personal injury attorneys take approximately 33% of a personal injury settlement.
At Burg Simpson, our fee structure is fully transparent. We recognize that you may be facing immense financial hardship, in addition to the other challenges related to a serious injury. You can count on us to tell you what you can expect to pay upfront, so there are no surprises when your case is resolved.
Contact a Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Burg Simpson Nevada represents clients in personal injury claims involving motor vehicle accidents, dangerous premises, and more. We will fight to maximize your recovery at the negotiating table and, if necessary, at trial.
The National Trial Lawyers has recognized personal injury attorney Jack F. DeGree as one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Nevada. He has achieved a number of additional accolades from state and national organizations for his representation of individuals who have been injured due to others’ negligence.
The sooner you seek legal counsel, the better your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve. You pay nothing upfront, and you will only be charged a fee if we achieve a result in your case.
Call Burg Simpson at 702-668-2070 today for a FREE case evaluation. Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer serves clients throughout Nevada.