Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney

Nevada Personal Injury Law

At Blackburn Wirth, we realize that injuries often happen suddenly without warning, leaving you with unexpected pain, medical bills and lost income to pay your rent and bills. Our team of personal injury attorneys can help, so you can focus on a faster recovery. If you have been injured, contact a Las Vegas personal injury attorney at Blackburn Wirth for a free consultation. We don’t charge you a fee unless we collect.

Personal injury law deals with harm caused by one or more responsible parties to another person or persons. Injuries can be physical or emotional and result from a wide range of circumstances, both intentional and unintentional. Most personal injury cases involve negligence, or the failure to take reasonably safe action, but some involve defective products that cause injury. At Blackburn Wirth, we are dedicated to providing legal services that will protect your rights and help you recover fair damages for your injuries, whether minor or severe.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

Personal injuries involve a wide variety of accidents and injuries. Consequences can range from minor scrapes, cut and bruises to neck and spinal injuries, severe head trauma, and even death. Whatever the extent of your injuries, they can have a profound physical, emotional and financial impact on your life. At Blackburn Wirth, a Las Vegas personal injury attorney can help you with injuries that result from the following:

Damages in a Personal Injury Case

In a personal injury case, damages are intended to “make the plaintiff whole” again following an injury. In many cases that involve severe injuries, physical disfigurement, or disability, it’s often impossible to make the plaintiff whole or assign a dollar amount to pain and suffering or emotional distress. The goal is to return the injured person back to the life position he/she would have had if injuries had not occurred.

Damages can be awarded in personal injury cases to compensate for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress. If injuries are severe or result in long-term care, disability or physical disfigurement, you can be awarded damages for future medical expenses and lost wages as well. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party and discourage future harmful actions. In Nevada personal injury cases, a Las Vegas personal injury attorney at Blackburn Wirth can help you through the process of filing a personal injury claim and recovering fair damages for your injuries.

Time Limits to File a Nevada Personal Injury Lawsuit

Nevada sets a two-year time limit, the “statute of limitations,” on filing a personal injury lawsuit in the civil court system. This two-year time limit commences on the date of the accident in most cases. In some cases it may commence on the date you discovered the injury, the “discovery date,” rather than the actual date of the accident or injury. For injury claims against a city or county within the state, you have one year to file a lawsuit. If you choose to sue the state, the time limit to sue is two years, but you must file a formal claim within one year with a Las Vegas personal injury attorney.

If you or someone close to you has suffered personal injuries in Nevada due to the irresponsible or negligent behavior of another party, you need a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer to protect your legal rights. When going up against large insurance companies and their teams of lawyers, you need someone by your side that can help you win your case. At Blackburn Wirth, we have years of experience representing personal injury victims in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. We will help you win your case and receive a fair settlement for your injuries.