Accidents can occur at any time, and the injuries from them can range from minor to devastating. If you were hurt in an accident, you might be facing an ever-growing stack of medical bills. You may be struggling to cope with chronic pain and or unable to work.
Your family may be falling behind on your mortgage, utilities, car loans, and other everyday living expenses. You may have already used up your emergency funds and may be trying to figure out where to go from here.
A Las Vegas personal injury lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC, might be able to help. Our team can investigate your case and might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against an individual, a company, or an institution to seek compensation for your losses. Call our office today at (800) 730-1331 to speak with a member of our staff about how we may be able to assist you.
Elements of a Personal Injury Case
You could recover compensation if someone else’s negligence led to your injuries. As the Legal Information Institute (LII) notes, negligence is “[a] failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.” A person or company that is negligent may take an action that endangers someone else or may fail to take an action that could have prevented harm.
A plaintiff who alleges negligence in a personal injury case must prove several elements to prevail in their case. The plaintiff must show the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. The standard of care that applies in the situation will depend on the relationship between the parties and the specific circumstances.
The plaintiff will have to demonstrate that the defendant breached the duty of care and that this breach led to or caused the plaintiff’s injuries. The plaintiff will also have to prove they suffered damages due to the accident. These damages could include medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among others.
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Types of Cases a Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer Can Handle
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, has represented clients in various kinds of personal injury cases. These are some of the most common.
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Motor vehicle crashes can cause serious and life-threatening injuries. An accident may occur because a driver is speeding, texting, driving while intoxicated, or violating some other traffic law.
If you were hurt in a collision, you could receive financial awards to cover your bills for medical treatment you have already received plus costs for the care you are likely going to need in the future. We may also be able to secure compensation for lost income and lost earning capacity if the injuries you suffered will limit your ability to work or will keep you from working.
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Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers are expected to meet a standard of care, but they sometimes fall short, and patients suffer harm as a result. A doctor could fail to consider a possible diagnosis, not order appropriate tests, or misinterpret test results. A misdiagnosis could lead to delayed treatment, or the patient could undergo treatments that are unnecessary and make things worse.
A physician might prescribe medication that a patient is allergic to or can interact with other drugs the patient takes. A pharmacist may dispense the wrong drug, or a nurse may administer it in the wrong amount.
A surgeon may cut too deep and cause severe bleeding or nerve damage. A doctor may leave a sponge, a surgical tool, or another object inside a patient’s body. An anesthesiologist may administer the wrong amount of medication. That may cause the patient to feel pain during surgery or may endanger the patient’s life.
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Consumers expect the products they buy and use to be safe, but unfortunately, they sometimes are not. Some products contain hazardous substances that can make people sick and cause life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer. Defective or poorly designed products may catch fire or electrocute people. Unsafe products, such as brakes in a car, may fail and endanger the lives of a driver and passengers in a car and others on the road.
If you are ready to start on your personal injury lawsuit, we are ready to help. Give Ben Crump Law, PLLC, a call today and set up a free consultation. You can share more with us about your situation and ask us questions you have as you consider your next steps.
How an Attorney Can Help You
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can investigate to learn more about what happened to you and figure out who was liable. Depending on the circumstances, we could review your medical records, a police report, studies related to product safety, and reports on similar accidents. We may consult independent experts to find out if a health care provider failed to meet the standard of care, if a product was unsafe because of a manufacturing defect or a dangerous design, or if a critical part in a vehicle failed and led to an accident.
Once we determine who is responsible for your injuries, we might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that individual, company, or institution. In some cases, we could sue multiple parties if they share the blame.
Work with a Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer
If you would like to seek compensation for your injuries but are concerned about legal costs, that is understandable. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, operates on contingency, which means we do not charge any upfront fees in personal injury cases. Our firm receives payment if we obtain a client’s financial award by negotiating a settlement or winning one at trial.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, might be able to help you obtain a financial award to cover the losses you have suffered, but you do not have much time to act. According to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) § 11.190, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years in most cases.
Under NRS § 41A.097, the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case is three years from the date of injury or one year from the date when the injury is discovered or, through reasonable diligence should have discovered the injury, whichever comes first.
A member of our staff can discuss the relevant statute of limitations and other laws that may apply to your case. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 730-1331 to schedule a free case evaluation so that we can begin working for you as soon as possible.
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