At Behzadi Law Offices, we understand that a personal injury can be traumatic and lead to other issues in your life, such as high medical expenses and lost wages due to time away from work. If someone else’s actions have resulted in a bodily injury to you in Las Vegas, you should consult a local attorney immediately.
Behzadi Law offices is experienced in not only handling automobile accidents, but also work accidents, slip and falls and other accidents resulting in injuries. Listed below are some things you should consider when hiring a Las Vegas lawyer to handle your personal injury claim.
Qualification and Experience
The first things you should consider when deciding on a Las Vegas personal injury attorney is qualification and experience. All lawyers are not created equal. A well educated lawyer with a degree from a respected institution is important, as is one experienced in personal injury. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be much more likely to strategize and negotiate a winning plan than an attorney without much practice in this area of the law. Your attorney at Behzadi Law Offices in Las Vegas has considerable qualification as well as experience in the field of personal injury.
Another factor to consider when hiring a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas is cost. You may be familiar with commercials for personal injury lawyers who promise no upfront fees, or no payment should you not be compensated. This is known as a contingent fee agreement in which the personal injury lawyer agrees to accept a fixed percentage of the amount he or she recovers. While most personal injury lawyers use this type of agreement, there may be hidden charges or fees so make sure you know the attorney’s rates and methods for charging you, including any liability in case of a loss. Behzadi Law Offices has a fair contingency agreement and you will know the fees and costs from a judgment or settlement up front.
Do not neglect to research the reputations of the personal injury lawyers you are considering. Behzadi Law Offices’ consistent track record of success has earned us a reputation as one of Nevada’s most successful and respected personal injury and workers’ compensation law firms. Please note our reviews and awards.
Finally, when it comes to legal matters, jurisdiction (typically the location of the accident) is a key factor to consider. Make sure the attorney you choose is familiar with local laws and statutes. A Las Vegas lawyer who is licensed in the same jurisdiction as the accident will be able to practice (appear and file documents) in the local courts. An experienced Las Vegas attorney will also have the knowledge to apply successful tactics used in similar cases in the past.
Should you hire a Las Vegas personal injury attorney?
If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas, call Behzadi Law Offices. Qumars Behzadi has won millions for our clients and treats each one with respect and integrity. Behzadi Law Offices will handle your claim without requiring you to pay one dollar out of pocket. Do not hesitate and contact us today to schedule a free legal consultation.
An employee injured on the job during a work-release program is not covered by the Nevada Department of Corrections program, but rather by his employer’s worker’s compensation insurance. Nev. Dep’t of Corr. v. York Claims Servs., 348 P.3d 1010, 131 Nev. Adv. Rep. 25 (2015).
Nevada attorneys have a duty to log in to the electronic filing system and check notifications for cases as often as is necessary to properly monitor pending cases, even if they do not receive electronic mail (e-mail) or other notice. Fulbrook v. Allstate Ins. Co., 350 P.3d 88, 131 Nev. Adv. Rep. 33 (2015).
Most are aware of the attorney client privilege, which protects the subject of communication between the lawyer and client made in furtherance of legal services. See NRS 49.095. However, the Nevada supreme court recently limited the privilege during discovery depositions. Although it appears that attorneys and witness/clients may freely confer during an unrequested recess in a deposition, an attorneys may not specifically request a break to confer with a witness in a deposition unless the purpose of the break is to determine whether to assert a privilege. Furthermore, the attorney must make a record of the confidential communications promptly after the deposition resumes in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege. See Coyote Springs Inv., LLC v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 347 P.3d 267, 273 (2015). This raises the possible scenario in which the opposing counsel could inquire as to the content of attorney-client communication if an unprepared lawyer or witness asks for a break during a pending question without properly noting the purpose is to assert a privilege and subsequently making the record in regards to the privilege.
Senate Bill 162 repeals NRS 690B.042. Effective May 28, 2015.
Under prior Nevada law, the insurer of the party against whom a personal injury claim was asserted had to disclose the insurance policy limits upon request by the claimant and receipt of records and bills from the claimant’s health care providers, or a written authorization from the claimant. This law was repealed. Therefore, claimants will not generally have the right to know whether the wrongdoer has the Nevada minimum required $15,000 per person policy limits or more.
The problem for many innocent claimants is they may not have health insurance and be treating pursuant to a lien or promise to pay back each medical provider regardless of recovery, all as a result of the other party’s negligence. Even with health insurance, the innocent victim may be stuck with expensive deductibles if the recovery is not sufficient.
Presently, the only way to force disclosure of the tortfeasor’s policy limits is through discovery after filing a personal injury lawsuit in court. The repeal of this law will very likely increase the time and costs of litigation and backlog the Nevada District Court calendar with unnecessary cases filed (to determine policy limits) that could have been settled without litigation.