In Las Vegas, there is definitely no shortage of personal injury lawyers. From radio ad’s, billboards, and social media, it seems as though you can’t escape the advertisements. But, what exactly does a personal injury lawyer handle?
In laments terms, they help those who have been physically or emotionally injured as a direct result of the negligent act of another person or entity.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers fall in the category of a civil lawyer. They handle negligence torts cases. Civil lawyers are usually retained by a person who has been injured and wishes to pursue compensation from the at-fault party. When a person brings a civil suit against another person, a civil lawyer is retained to initiate a lawsuit. Once they are retained, a personal injury lawyer will work diligently to structure a case that is favorable for a settlement. If negotiations are not met, a lawyer will then file a lawsuit to initiate a jury trial.
Your lawyer will handle alternative dispute resolution
Though there are many steps that can be taken prior to an actual trial, such as a Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). ADR is a pre-trial procedure that can involve mediation or arbitration. These types of processes mimic an actual trial, less a jury and a judge. An arbitrator or mediator will hear the facts of the case and assist the parties in reaching a mutually agreed upon verdict.
Your lawyer will handle the actual trial
If all forms of ADR are unsuccessful, a trial date will be set where a judge will make a final ruling on your personal injury case.
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What types of cases do personal injury lawyers handle?
Personal injury lawyers handle a variety of negligence cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, aviation accidents, medical malpractice, daycare neglect, nursing home neglect, wrongful death, and slip and fall cases. These cases all lie within the intentional torts realm and are handled on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless your attorney wins.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or entity and are in question of whether or not you have a claim, please contact our law firm at any time for a free consultation. (702) 514-1414.