Comedian George Wallace recently won a personal injury lawsuit against a popular hotel-casino in Henderson. The jury awarded $1.3 million in damages for a leg injury he suffered while performing in the Henderson establishment sometime in 2007. The total value of the award compensates him for lost income in the amount of $1.2 million, pain and suffering in the amount of $100,000 and $8,500 for his medical expenses.
The award, however, is less than what the comedian sought from the jury, and hightlights the importance of experience and skills of personal injury attorneys in obtaining full and fair settlements for clients.
Understanding Personal Injury
Accidents happen everyday and can cause physical injuries such as:
- Head and traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Facial disfigurement
- Tissue damage
- And even death
You can also suffer non-physical injuries such as emotional distress, suffering and lost earnings.
“Personal injury” is a broad field of law that deals with a wide range of accidents such as:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Cosmetic surgery procedures
- Defective products
- Pharmaceutical products
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death
Setting a value for your injuries
The total amount of your personal injuries should cover the estimated values of:
- Temporary or permanent disability or loss of valuable skills
- Hospital expenses
- Therapy bills
- Lost time at work
- Lost income from work
- Costs of hiring help to perform daily chores at home
Fault of another party
If you or someone you love is involved in an injury accident, you may be entitled to compensation for as long as you can show that a person or company caused the accident and that your injuries are a direct result of the accident.
Nevada tort law provides a complex process for establishing a personal injury claim. Moreover, in most instances, an injured party may have to negotiate a settlement with the negligent party’s insurance company.
This adds to the difficulty of claiming personal injury compensation because insurance personnel represent their employers – whose main objective is to pay out the bare minimum in compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney can prevent this from happening and take appropriate steps for you to obtain the full value of the settlement that you deserve.
In Henderson, the law firm of David Boehrer has years of experience in a wide range of personal injury cases. We help clients by providing legal advice, gathering evidence, preparing claims and pursuing tort claims in court with dedication and passion.