Are you in pain from being injured in a car accident in Las Vegas and not sure what to do next? If so, you maybe you’re asking whether or not you should just try to forget about it and “get past it,” or if you should pursue your rightful compensation.
In many states, accident injury victims are eligible to seek fair compensation for their pain and suffering. Maybe, this applies to your case.
“Pain and suffering” is a legal term that includes physical and emotional problems that have occurred as a result of an accident or injury.
Some claims for damages include:
- Activity limitations
- Potential shortening of life
- Maybe scarring.
Physical problems resulting from accident or injury present fairly obviously, but many people ignore the signs of mental anguish. Mental distress can include:
- Loss of appetite;
- Mood swings;
- Sexual dysfunction;
- Shock; and,
- Sleep problems.
Nevada Pain and Suffering Laws
In Nevada, personal injury attorneys assist pain and suffering victims seek compensation by proving comparative negligence (when someone else is more at-fault for your accident than you) under NRS 41A.035.
Four of the questions an attorney could ask about your pain and injury claim:
- Has the injury affected relationships at home or at work?
- Does your daily routine change and alter because of your injury?
- Another they may ask: what lifestyle changes occur; are you having trouble sleeping or do you have loss of appetite?
- Lastly, will this injury leave lasting damage or scars to you or impact your lifestyle?
Nevada Pain and Suffering Laws Have Time Limits
The state of Nevada also sets a time limits for personal injury lawsuits; consequently, file within 2 years after the date of the injury or accident. That time limit is known as the “statute of limitations.” If you wait too long, the court will reject your case.
Some Injuries Involve ‘Shared Fault’
In some cases, your claim for pain and suffering damages is partly your fault. A finder of fact may decide that you were a certain percentage at-fault and the person(s) or company that caused the injury is another percentage at-fault.
Example: you cross the street and a driver hits you. But you were crossing the street when the “Don’t Walk” light was flashing. The court may find you 45% at-fault and the driver of the car 55% at-fault thus reducing the amount you may recieve.
In a Wreck? Need a Check?
In order to understand the complexities of Nevada Pain and Suffering Laws, you need an attorney who genuinely cares about your situation but who also has the experience, skill, and passion to represent you successfully.
Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys’ Las Vegas legal team is is available 24/7 to help you. Our office is open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., but our Live Chat representative is available whenever you need to connect! And to prove Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is invested in you, consultations are free and, there is no fee unless you win! Call 844-977-1900 or contact us now, because time is money and it’s time to end your pain and suffering.