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  • Damages and Compensation

    Las Vegas Accident Attorney

    You were injured in an accident and now your medical bills are piling up and you have missed time from work.  If you decide to seek compensation for your pain and suffering, the burden of proof is on you to show your damages, and damages can include chiropractor or physical therapist visits, time missed from work, future medical bills that you may incur, and even compensation for emotional distress.  If your doctor says that it is likely that you may need surgery but you want to wait, you can also be compensated for a future operation as well as pain and suffering.

    Most cases do not have to go to trial to recover damages.  Generally, the insurance company for the person whose negligent or careless act caused the harm will step in to negotiate a settlement with all affected parties. There is no minimum or maximum potential settlement award.

    To determine the proper settlement value of a claim it is best to speak with an experienced lawyer.  There are many factors that are taken into account to determine a case’s value such as the amount of medical bills incurred, the amount of lost wages, the insurance limits of the parties, and the amount of damage inflicted.  It is important to understand what similar cases have settled for in the past and what a reasonable jury would award as fair and equitable compensation.  To get the full value for a claim it is vital to know all of the facts regarding the injuries and to negotiate from a position of strength.

    If you have a prior injury or condition that was not caused by the accident, you cannot recover damages for it.  However, if the accident made an injury or condition worse, you may be able to recover for the degree to which the condition was aggravated.   You should not seek to settle your case until the full extent of your injuries is known.  Once you have settled a case it will be difficult, if not impossible, to get compensation for additional medical attention that was not negotiated in the settlement.

    If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact Van and Associates at (702) 529-1011 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Las Vegas and Henderson Nevada car accident lawyers.