Reno Personal Attorney
A personal injury accident can leave the injured party – and his or her family – facing significant medical bills, lost wages, emotional challenges, and a loss of quality of life. Depending on the type and severity of the injuries involved, a personal injury accident can have immediate, as well as long-term or even lifelong, consequences.
Reno personal injury lawyer Matthew L. Sharp helps the victims of personal injury accidents – including auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and traumatic brain injuries – obtain maximum financial recovery. He focuses on handling the legal aspect of a personal injury claim so that the injured party can focus on his or her physical and emotional recovery.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving negligence or recklessness, personal injury attorney Matthew Sharp is here to help. He will guide you through the entire process – from filing the claim to handling any insurance disputes and pursing a personal injury lawsuit. Contact his office at (775) 324-1500 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury claim.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury, or tort, law is a legal principle that governs claims of negligence or recklessness that result in injury or death. Personal injury lawsuits can happen in a number of settings and situations, but the following are some of the most common personal injury accidents:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Auto Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Elder Abuse
- Unsafe Pharmaceuticals
- Defective Products
- Wrongful Death
- Workplace Accidents
What Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury victims are entitled to recover money damages for all losses and costs they incur as a result of the accident or harm that caused by the defendant’s negligent or reckless conduct. Personal injury damages may include money for the following:
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disability
- Rehabilitation costs
- Emotional trauma
- Property damages
In some situations, an injured party may be offered a settlement by an insurance company (whether their own insurance company or the insurance company of the negligent party). It is important to carefully consider whether to accept the insurance settlement or to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Insurance companies often seek to settle personal injury claims as quickly as possible and for as little money as possible, so an insurance settlement offer may not offer adequate compensation for the injuries and other damages. A personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options, negotiate on your behalf with the insurance companies, and fight to get you maximum money damages in a court of law, if necessary.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one was injured in a personal injury accident involving negligence or recklessness, do not delay. You may be able to recover financial compensation, but there are time limitations on when you can file a personal injury claim. Contact Reno personal injury attorney Matthew Sharp at (775) 324-1500 to learn more about a possible personal injury lawsuit.