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 auto accident attorney 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 and the auto accident attorneys at his law firm are here to help. He will guide you through the entire process – from filing the claim to handling any insurance disputes and pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. Contact his office at (775) 312-5382 to schedule a free consultation with an accident lawyer to learn more about a possible personal injury claim.
Personal injuries and accidents may bring a few things to mind–car accidents, injuries in manufacturing and construction work, and slip-and-fall incidents. But personal injuries can happen at any time and in any place, for any number of reasons . What counts is who is responsible for the injury. If you have been injured but are not at fault for the injury, you may have a claim. In the Reno area, there is a higher likelihood for the following types of personal injuries to occur:
Personal injuries can occur at any time, in any place, and without warning. Some personal injuries occur and, in the moment, there doesn’t appear to be a clear party at fault. Examples of these types of injured include:
No matter what the injury, if possible, take pictures of the scene where the injuries or damages occurred to begin documenting evidence, which will help your attorney evaluate the strength of your 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:
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).
Before negotiating or settling a claim with an insurance company, it is critical to get the expertise of an attorney with your interests in mind. The value of your case depends on a variety of factors, including which parties are at fault, the severity of the injuries and damages sustained, medical bills (immediate and future), loss of work or financial security, and emotional strain and trauma.
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.
Pursuing a claim for your injuries is not something you have to do alone. 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.
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:
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.