Frequently Asked Questions

What is insurance bad faith?

Insurance bad faith encompasses a lot of things. In a lot of states there are statutes which put duties on insurance companies when they deal with their insureds
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Can I still recover compensation if the Nevada car accident was my fault?

It depends on what type of coverage insurance coverage you have. For example MedPay is a no-fault coverage most the time and so if you’re injured in a car accident even.
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Should I take photos of my injuries and the accident scene?

Yes. It’s advisable that you take photos of anything and everything that is applicable to your injury both the accident scene itself any damages that are there at the accident including injuries if there they can be recognized in a photograph.
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Are there alternatives to going to court in a Nevada motorcycle/car accident case?

Yes there are alternatives to going to court. The majority of cases are settled outside of court before a lawsuit is even filed. There’s also other options for you.
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What if there are no witnesses to my accident?

If there’s no witnesses to your accident it’s really not a problem. You’re a witness to your own accident in most cases we can hire accident reconstruction as we can comb the area.
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Can I receive compensation from a Nevada store where I was injured in a slip and fall accident?

Yes you can receive compensation from a store or from the property owner where the store is located if you in a slip and fall accident.
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Should I try to settle directly with the other drivers insurance company?

No. I would suggest not trying to settle directly with the other driver’s insurance company. In almost every case the insurance company will attempt to settle your claims for less than they are worth.
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Must a settlement in a wrongful death case be shared with all relatives?

Settlement in a wrongful death case is to both the estate and the heirs. It could be either to the estate of the person who passed away or and/or to the heirs or both.
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What types of legal relief are available on behalf of the surviving family after a car accident?

There are lots of avenues family members of a person who’s passed away in a car accident or any type of accident have. Just to mention here briefly there could be several different types of insurance that apply both insurance for the person who caused the accident.
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After a Nevada car accident must I accept an offer for less than the repair costs from-the other driver?

No you don’t have to accept less than the property damage that is your car sits sustained in fact you don’t have to accept anything the insurance company that person the other person in the car accident.
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Can an insurance company cancel my policy in Nevada for any reason it chooses?

No. An insurance company cannot cancel your policy of insurance for ANY reason. There are a lot of reasons, more than I can enumerate here, that an insurance company can legally cancel your policy of insurance and there are even more reasons why they can exclude coverage and not cancel.
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I was injured using a consumer product but did not read the directions. Do I have a case?

Yes, you may still have a case. It would depend on the specific facts of your case but generally speaking products liability (which is what happens when you’re injured by a product that you purchased or sold) requires the manufacturer..
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I don't wish to hurt anyone financially should I still pursue a recovery settlement for my injuries?

Yes, you should still pursue settlement recovery for your injuries. More likely than not you will not be injuring the person financially that caused your damages. They likely have insurance and so they are paying for that coverage if they’ve caused you damages and they have insurance to cover it..
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What if a loved one has been killed in a Nevada motorcycle/car accident that was not their fault?

If a loved one’s been killed in a car accident or motorcycle accident in Nevada it’s extremely advisable that the surviving family members get an attorney in order to get proper recovery for the loss of their loved one.
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Will I have to pay to speak with an attorney about my Nevada personal injury case?

Typically most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation. You’re welcome to come in, bring all the information about your case, and look at the options available. If we accept the case we only get paid when we recover on your behalf.
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Can any attorney represent me in an accident case?

Technically yes, any attorney licensed in the state where you are can represent you, however you want to do your homework and make sure you get a qualified attorney.
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How quickly should I contact an attorney after an accident?

If you’re looking for maximum value on your claims you should contact an attorney right away. Insurance companies objective is to pay as little as possible on the and if you’re unrepresented they may try to take advantage of you.
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I was driving my car for work, during work hours, whose insurance should pay?

If you’re in an accident while you’re on the job then the company’s insurance that you work for should be involved in that process depending on whether it was your fault or other persons fault.
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Is there a time limit to file a Nevada wrongful death suit?

Yes. A time limit in legal terms is called the statute of limitations and in Nevada the statute of limitations, or the time limit for filing a wrongful death suit, is two years.
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What should I do if an insurance company approaches me about my wrongful death suit?

If someone in your family has been injured or killed as a result of someone else’s fault/neglect you should contact an attorney right away.
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What is underinsured motorists coverage in Nevada?

Underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage are optional in Nevada. They are the type of insurance that help protect yourself and your family members. If a vehicle that doesn’t have liability insurance hits you uninsured motorist is going to be what helps protect you and your family and helps you recover in an accident.
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What if the only survivors are minors? Can they sue for wrongful death in Nevada?

Whether a minor is bringing a wrongful death suit or a simple injury suit in Nevada the minor can bring a claim but it’s brought through their guardian. Then if settlement is achieved the court must approve it
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Is there a time limit to file a Nevada medical malpractice suit?

Yes, in Nevada the time limit to file a medical malpractice suit, including a medical malpractice suit wherein the patient died, is one year. So if it’s a wrongful death suit from medical malpractice.
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Do I need an attorney for my personal injury case in Nevada?

You don’t have to have an attorney to bring the claim but it’s advisable to hire an attorney who knows what they’re doing in the personal injury area to help you with your claim to make sure that you get maximum value.
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How soon must I bring an injury or death case based on a Nevada truck accident?

If you’ve been involved or you know somebody who’s been involved in Nevada truck accident and they’ve passed away or they’ve died then you need to bring a claim as soon as possible. You should get an attorney involved as soon as possible in order to start start building up a case.
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What is a slip and fall accident?

A slip and fall accident is when you are injured when you trip and fall on someone’s property. Here in Nevada you may experience an slip and fall accident at a casino or hotel property.
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Will I have to go to court for my Nevada personal injury case?

Not if you don’t want to. Typically cases settle without going into litigation but if litigation is required we will help you get the maximum recovery if that’s what you’d like to do.
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I was injured in a Nevada crash. Can I receive money for time I missed at work?

If you’re in an accident and your injuries make it so you’re unable to work then yes, part of your damages from the suit will include the money that you’ve lost for not being able to work. Lost wages is what it’s called.
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Do I need an attorney for my Nevada personal injury case?

No. Technically speaking you don’t need an attorney. You can always make a claim on the person who injured you. If they have insurance you can make a claim on their insurance by yourself without the assistance of attorney.
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I did not think I was hurt in the motorcycle/car accident but now I am. What should I do?

If you didn’t realize or recognize your injuries immediately after your car accident or motorcycle accident or any other type of accident, it’s not a problem. This is not uncommon. It happens often that people will not feel an injury until a day or several days after an accident occurs.
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Are punitive damages available in my accident case?

Generally punitive damages require malice or a bad act on behalf of the person that injured you. But in every case we try to recover all the images available so we look at the specific facts for each case and we can guide you to determine if that’s a claim that should be made in your case.
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Who has the right of way on sidewalks -- bikes or people?

In Las Vegas Nevada the pedestrian has the right away on the sidewalk. Bicycles if they’re being ridden belong on the street in the bike lane or on the street itself in which case the bicycle has to obey normal traffic laws.
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How quickly should I contact an attorney after I was injured by another person?

You should contact an attorney immediately, or as soon as possible, after being injured by another person because a lot of these claims end up being time-sensitive especially when you have to seek medical treatment.
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