Liability Insurer Tactics and Why You Need An Attorney
For many people, their only exposure to an insurance company is signing some papers at the insurance agent’s office. They have no exposure to the dirty behind the scenes business dealings that make anyone in the know despise the insurance industry. You pay your premium, get an insurance card, and have no reason to know any different. Until you get into an accident. Continue reading “Liability Insurer Tactics and Why You Need An Attorney” »
State & Federal Court Jurisdiction in Las Vegas Personal Injury Cases
One of the unique qualities of the attorneys at Naimi & Dilbeck is that we are not afraid to go the extra mile for our personal injury clients. Sometimes this means filing lawsuits and litigating aggressively. We find that clients often refer to this as simply “taking the case to court” or “going to court.” If only it were that simple. Continue reading “State & Federal Court Jurisdiction in Las Vegas Personal Injury Cases” »
Punitive Damages – The Ultimate Justice in Nevada Personal Injury
One of the elements of a typical negligence claim in a Nevada personal injury case is the requirement that the injured person have suffered “damages.” This is just a legal term for “harm” or “injury.” Damages can take many forms, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. These are the types of damage often suffered by an injured person, and a money award is the common method of compensating a Nevada personal injury victim for these damages. A Las Vegas personal injury lawyer had better understand these damages and how to prove them. Continue reading “Punitive Damages – The Ultimate Justice in Nevada Personal Injury” »
Cell Phones and Las Vegas Automobile Accidents
Nevada recently joined several other states in enacting laws preventing many aspects of cell phone usage while operating an automobile. This reform was in response to the large number of Nevada car accidents that were resulting from the inattention caused by cell phone use. There are many aspects of cell phone usage that a Las Vegas personal injury attorney must be familiar with. This article will give the reader some insight on how cell phone use and regulation might affect a Nevada personal injury case, including some insight on how this new law can get you more money for your personal injury settlement!
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What is Negligence? – The Key to Your Nevada Personal Injury Case
Law students spend several weeks in their torts classes studying this question, and it is a major point of emphasis on bar exams. But any Las Vegas personal injury attorney better have studied hard, because this simple question dictates the outcome of every single Nevada personal injury case. For purposes of our personal injury blog, we’ll cover the basics so you can be informed and educated as to the big picture issues in your Nevada personal injury case.
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How to Prove, and Win, Your Nevada Personal Injury case
In another blog entry, we discussed the concept of negligence, which includes the elements of a duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. But it’s one thing to read about the definition of negligence and have a basic understanding of it. Proving it is a different story. Your Las Vegas personal injury attorney must be experienced in understanding what is required to prove your case. Continue reading “How to Prove, and Win, Your Nevada Personal Injury case” »
Income Taxation & Las Vegas Personal Injury Settlements
A very common question that we get from our Las Vegas personal injury clients is whether or not the money they got from their personal injury settlement, often very large sums, is taxable as income. A valid question…your income from work is taxed. Rental income is taxed. What’s the difference, right? Fortunately, the proceeds from Nevada personal injury settlements are not taxable. To anyone reading this blog who is pursuing a Las Vegas personal injury claim or even considering it, that last sentence should bring you a sigh of relief!
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Settling a Minor’s Personal Injury Claim – “The Minor’s Comp”
Unfortunately, personal injuries can happen to children just as easily as they can happen to adults. In fact, injuries to minors can often be more complicated, if not more serious, due to the fact that children are smaller, weaker, and in some cases incapable of expressing the location of pain or other symptoms.
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Choosing The Right Personal Injury Attorney is Critical
Despite what you may see or hear in advertisements, a personal injury case is not a “one call that’s all” type of legal matter. Maybe one call gets a traffic ticket taken care of, but it doesn’t resolve a personal injury matter. Las Vegas personal injury cases are not simple matters.
In fact, personal injury cases can be much more complex than you might have thought. Take a medical malpractice case for example. The medical records for every single facility or physician who treated the injury victim must be obtained. These can be voluminous, totaling hundred or even thousands of pages. And every single page must be reviewed to identify and scrutinize the treatment provided. And then experts must be retained to evaluate the treatment and offer an opinion on the standard of care. And then the all of the damages must be calculated, including past and future medical treatment and lost wages. And that’s only the short of it. Oh, and the case has to be put together in only 1 year! That’s right, medical malpractice personal injury cases only have a one-year statute of limitations.
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The Television Lawyer Trap – Be Sure You Can Trust Your Personal Injury Lawyer
Every law firm is a business. However, it is a very special kind of business, and the attorney rules of professional conduct are intended to ensure that when a client hires an attorney, they get an attorney who is competent and diligent. These rules are also intended to insure that no client gets misled or hires an attorney with whom that have a conflict. At Naimi & Dilbeck, we embrace these rules and strive to not only follow them to the letter, but exceed them and set the standard for other personal injury attorneys. Our attitude, sadly, is not the norm. In spite of the rules attorneys are supposed to observe, it is exceedingly easy to hire an attorney who can mishandle your case or even intentionally handle your case in a manner not consistent with your best interests.
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