If you have been hurt in a Nevada accident due to the fault of another, the only thing you should be focusing on is recovering from your recent injuries. Unfortunately, having to deal with insurance companies and other at-fault parties who are trying to avoid financial liability is the last thing that should be on your or your loved ones’ minds. The goal of the insurance companies is to either avoid paying anything at all or, paying the bare minimum. For all of these reasons, you should have a skilled personal injury attorney who will zealously advocate on your behalf. An experienced attorney will not only look out for your best interests, but will also know the legal terrain, and will claim and negotiate the best possible compensation on your behalf.
Top Reasons to Hire an Attorney
Below are several reasons why you or someone you know should hire a Nevada personal injury attorney if you have been hurt in Las Vegas or anywhere else in the state.
They typically charge a contingency fee: This means that if there is no settlement, then you do not pay legal fees. When an attorney is hired on contingency, it places a much higher responsibility on the attorney to obtain the highest settlement possible because their pay is directly linked to your results;
Legal knowledge and experience: Local personal injury lawyers in Nevada deal with insurance companies on a daily basis and make thousands of claims annually. An experienced lawyer will know the paperwork that must be completed, when you can file a lawsuit, and the best way to present your case before a mediator, judge, or jury;
Proper investigation of your claim: Things like obtaining police or accident reports, seeking out video surveillance evidence (if available), analyzing insurance coverage terms in the policy, and even researching and finding assets of adverse parties are all taken care of by your attorney while building up your case;
Collection, organization, presentation, and negotiation: If you have been seriously injured, you may require significant and prolonged medical treatment for your injuries. An attorney will gather all relevant information, medical and otherwise, and consider damages available to you under applicable law. Once this information has been presented, the attorney will negotiate with all authorized parties to obtain a fair settlement for you;
Alternative dispute resolution: If negotiations with the insurance company are not successful, an attorney will be prepared to pursue other available ways to settlement short of a trial. Whether mediation or arbitration, a skilled attorney will know when to use these methods to seek your best interests;
Going to trial when necessary: Not all cases settle outside of court. When all other negotiation methods fail, an experienced attorney will take your Nevada personal injury case to court.
Attorneys get higher settlements: Statistics show that personal injury victims who are represented by competent legal counsel receive higher settlement amounts than those who try to represent themselves. This trend applies to all stages of a personal injury case.
Legal Help in Nevada
The attorneys at Parry & Pfau have the knowledge, skills, and dedication to properly represent you or your loved one in your Nevada personal injury case. Contact us today to speak with one of our attorneys.
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