Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney

 

Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer

Do You Need Help Recovering Compensation for a Personal Injury?

At The Ammons Law Firm, our job is to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to under the law. When you are injured in an accident, the law gives you a right to recover compensation for the harm you have suffered. However, before recovering compensation, the law requires that you prove certain elements to ensure the appropriate party is held responsible. This is known as the litigation process.

While the litigation process can be very complex, the basic concept is simple: hold wrongdoers responsible for the harm they cause other people. To properly do this, you must first identify the person that caused your injury. This can be simple in a car accident claim where one car hits the other. However, even the most straightforward accident can become complicated quickly when your injury is compounded by a defect in the car or if more than one party shares in fault.

After determining liability, you must also prove the amount of money you are entitled to. Since the law cannot remedy an injured body, it seeks to substitute your injuries with money damages in proportion to your sustained harm. As a general rule, the more severe the injury, the more compensation you are likely to receive. Harm can include mental and emotional injuries stemming from your physical injuries. To properly account for these claims, it is often wise to consult a personal injury lawyer with a proven track record of success.

At The Ammons Law Firm, we have helped injured people across Nevada for over 20 years in complex injury cases. Our firm focuses on catastrophic, life-altering injuries that require skill to resolve. If you have suffered an injury that has a material impact on your life, call our firm today for a free consultation. We have the training and resources needed to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

What is Personal Injury Law?

Personal Injury law includes every variety of injury to a person's body, as distinguished from damage to a person’s property. Personal injury law (also known as "tort" law) allows an injured person to file a civil lawsuit in court and get a legal remedy ("damages") for all losses stemming from an accident or other incident. The purpose of the personal injury system is to allow the injured person to be compensated financially or "made whole" after they have suffered harm due to someone else's negligent or intentional conduct. Most of the time, this is accomplished through the negligent person’s insurance carrier – it is what insurance is for.

Theories of Recovery in Personal Injury Law

While the goal of all personal injury law is to compensate the injured party for the harm they have suffered, the manner of proving the right to recover compensation under the law depends on the facts and circumstances of the case.

Negligence Claims

Negligence is a theory that holds wrongdoers responsible for injury-causing actions that fall below a standard of reasonable care. Negligence can arise in any context, including car accidents, workplace accidents, premises liability claims, negligent security, and any other scenario resulting in an injury.

The legal concept of negligence is measured against what a reasonable person would have done under the circumstances. In determining fault, people are not expected to be perfect; they are expected to act as a reasonable person would act under the same conditions. However, when a person’s conduct falls below a standard of reasonable care, that person is responsible for all harm caused by such actions. To hold a wrongdoer liable for negligence, you must prove the following elements:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • They breached the duty of care by acting unreasonably under the circumstances
  • You suffered an injury
  • You would not have been injured had it not been for the actions of the defendant

An expert personal injury lawyer can determine when negligence is present under even the most difficult circumstances. For example, in rear-end collisions: you may think that you are automatically at fault if you rear-end someone else; however, while that is often the case, it is not always so. If the other vehicle was illegally parked or unlawfully stopped on the roadway, or their brake lights were not functioning, they may be responsible for your injuries. If you were injured and are unsure if you are entitled to compensation, it is generally wise to consult an attorney to help you understand your rights under the law.

Product Liability Claims

Product liability is a term used to describe the legal liability of manufacturers or sellers of goods to compensate buyers, users, and even bystanders for damages or injuries suffered because of defects in goods purchased. Product liability law is the area of law governing product liability litigation.

Product liability law provides the victims of dangerous products with legal recourse for any injuries suffered. Generally, a product is required to meet the ordinary expectations of a consumer. A product that has an unexpected defect or danger does not meet consumers' ordinary expectations. Contact trained experts like us at The Ammons Law Firm – we will evaluate your product liability case and represent you against manufacturers of defective products.

Wrongful Death Claims

A civil action against someone who can be held liable for a death. Any tortious injury that caused someone's death may be grounds for a wrongful death action. Under the common law, a claim for wrongful death had to be brought by the decedent's survivors (usually close relatives only); however, modern wrongful death statutes have modified that rule. Wrongful death lawsuits seek damages--compensation for the survivors' loss, such as lost wages from the deceased, lost companionship, and funeral expenses.

In a wrongful death claim, as opposed to other personal injury claims, the plaintiff is not physically injured. A wrongful death lawsuit allows surviving family members to seek justice on behalf of a loved one who passed away due to an act of carelessness or violence.

Properly Valuing Your Personal Injury Claim

If you've suffered an injury, property damage, or any other kind of loss, you may seek compensation from whoever caused or contributed to your harm. In most personal injury cases, the claimant will be entitled to compensation for two kinds of losses (called "damages"): economic and non-economic. Economic damages include expenses such as medical bills and lost income, while non-economic damages account for the intangible harms and human losses resulting from your injuries. A significant component of non-economic damages may involve compensation for your "pain and suffering." You are entitled to hold the at-fault party responsible for both your out-of-pocket expenses—such as medical care and expenses—and other intangible costs resulting from your injuries—such as loss of companionship or PTSD.

If you have suffered an injury that has greatly impacted your life, a personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for all your damages.

Contact a Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Taking the first step toward recovering your damages by calling a personal injury lawyer may seem like a daunting task. However, having a skilled attorney on your team will provide you with confidence that you will receive the compensation you need to move forward. It takes a skilled legal mind to challenge a large corporation and hold them responsible for damages. At The Ammons Law Firm, we will protect your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries. We have represented clients throughout the greater Las Vegas area for more than 20 years and can help you receive the compensation you need to move forward.

  • Ammons’ client was attempting to start a hot oil heater when the heater exploded. A day later, the man died, leaving behind a widow and three minor children.

  • The Ammons Law Firm secured settlements on behalf of families affected by a massive explosion that killed two construction workers and injured four others.

  • The Ammons Law Firm recovered $37,500,000 on behalf of a client who was seriously injured by a defective vehicle.

  • A defective tire resulted in a head-on collision that led to the death of a beloved community leader in 2013.

  • A vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck causing a vehicle to rollover.

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Why Choose Us?

Our Firm Will Fight for Your Right to Compensation
  • We Wrote the Book on Tire Defect Litigation

    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

  • Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case

    Unlike smaller law firms, we have the resources necessary to tackle even the most complex cases. To ensure our clients get the best possible results, we hire industry experts and other professionals to advise on any complex legal issues.

  • Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

    Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.

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