When people can’t avoid accidents, the resulting injuries can come with high medical bills, lost income, and other costs that significantly stress people's lives.
Injured people should not have to shoulder the emotional and financial burden of preventable injuries due to another party's negligence or careless actions.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries because of someone else's actions or inaction, the law permits you to seek damages for losses related to the injuries.
The experienced legal team at Edward Bernstein and Associates advocates for victims of negligence to obtain the maximum compensation for their injuries and associated losses. Our skilled Summerlin personal injury lawyers can fight to recover compensation and seek justice after the harm you suffered.
Why Choose Edward Bernstein and Associates for Your Summerlin Personal Injury Claim?
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your Summerlin personal injury claim increases your case's chances of a positive outcome. Lawyers handle the paperwork and communicate with the insurance company and other relevant parties to free up your time so you can focus on recuperating.
Ed Bernstein and Associates has helped victims of negligence recover damages for more than four decades. The firm knows how to deal with insurance providers and anticipates their tactics to avoid financial liability for their policyholders. Their dedication to client service and advocacy has led to the recovery of millions of dollars in damages from settlements and jury awards.
Edward Bernstein and Associates' Summerlin office is conveniently located at 10161 West Park Run Drive, a couple of blocks north of West Charleston Boulevard between South Town Center Drive and South Hualapai Way.
We can meet potential clients in person, but severe injuries and other life circumstances don't always allow this. If you cannot visit us at our Summerlin office, we offer convenient virtual meetings to discuss your injuries and the events that led up to them. Contact us today online or call (702) 830-5233 for your free consultation to determine the viability of your claim and learn about your next steps.
Compensation in Summerlin Personal Injury Claims
If you bring a lawsuit against a person or business to recover damage from injuries caused by negligence, you could receive compensation from a settlement or jury verdict in your favor. Some damages are common across all personal injury claims, and others might only apply to specific claims. The total compensation someone receives also varies based on the severity of their injuries, their total losses, and their likelihood of a full recovery.
Examples of common damages victims of negligence recover in personal injury claims include compensation for:
- Medical treatment costs, including ambulance and emergency room services, hospitalization, surgery, doctor visits, diagnostic tests, aftercare, follow-up visits, and medication
- Estimated future medical treatment if a severe injury requires continued treatment and care, sometimes in a long-term nursing care facility
- Rehabilitation costs for therapy to help victims of negligence deal with the physical and emotional consequences of their injuries
- Costs for wheelchairs, canes, prosthetics, and other assistive devices
- Lost income from missing work because of an injury
- Estimated future lost income when an injury prevents someone from returning to work
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages if the injury was a result of gross negligence or intentional harm
If you've lost a loved one because of fatal injuries caused by negligence, you might be eligible to seek compensation for damages depending on your relationship with the deceased. Under Nevada law, some family members can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against a person or business responsible for the accident or other event that led to death.
Our Summerlin personal injury lawyers can review your case and advise you on the best course of action for you and your family during this difficult time.
Statute of Limitations for Summerlin Personal Injury Claims
Every state has laws limiting how long a victim of negligence has to bring a lawsuit after suffering injuries. In most cases, the time limit—called a statute of limitations in Nevada is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your injury to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. Although you have two years, it's in your best interest to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you miss your personal injury claim deadline, a Nevada court will not hear your case, and you will lose any leverage you had in settlement negotiations. By consulting with a Summerlin personal injury lawyer soon after your injuries, you allow enough time for your lawyer to meet all deadlines. This is crucial if you want the best chance of recovering damages related to your injuries.
Additionally, the quality of evidence to support your claim diminishes with time. Witnesses have trouble recalling details, and some die or move away. Without a lawyer, you might never obtain video evidence from security or traffic cameras. Once you hire a lawyer to help with your Summerlin personal injury claim, they can begin gathering evidence to support your case.
Edward Bernstein and Associates Handle Various Personal Injury Claims
Many situations can lead to serious injuries that serve as grounds for a Summerlin personal injury claim. The dedicated legal team at Edward Bernstein and Associates has the knowledge and resources to help injured people seek justice in most situations. However, some types of personal injury claims occur more frequently than others. Common personal injury claims our firm handles include:
Federal data shows that car accidents continue to rise in Nevada, with almost 400 fatal crashes occurring yearly. Most of these accidents occur in and around Las Vegas, including Summerlin. Distracted driving, drunk driving, drowsy driving, and other negligent driving behaviors lead to treacherous and preventable car accidents that cause debilitating and life-changing injuries.
Whether on the Bruce Woodbury Beltway or a residential street in the area, Summerlin residents come into contact with all types of trucks. Truck accidents typically result in severe injuries and are more likely to cause fatal injuries. The size and weight of trucks increase the force during a crash. Motorists who share the road with negligent truckers face permanent, life-altering injuries.
We can also hold trucking companies liable for truck accidents when poor hiring practices, inadequate training, poor maintenance, and other dangerous practices lead to truck accidents.
Summerlin is the perfect location to ride a motorcycle. In addition to its balmy weather, Summerlin also lies near the Red Rock Canyon, creating the perfect backdrop for bikers.
Careless motorists who don't watch for motorcycles can cause deadly crashes. Even bikers who wear helmets and proper gear risk serious injury during a crash because they don't have the protection that other motorists in passenger vehicles have.
Construction Site Accidents
The continued development of Summerlin means the area is full of commercial and residential construction sites. Contractors and sub-contractors that don't prioritize safety put workers and others at risk for injuries if an accident occurs because of their negligence. Most construction workers must file a workers' compensation claim to receive benefits to help with medical expenses and lost income.
However, sometimes workers' compensation does not cover workers and they must seek compensation through other channels. The same is true for visitors who suffer injuries on a construction site. The personal injury lawyers at Ed Bernstein and Associates can review your case and determine the best strategy to recover damages after a Summerlin construction site accident.
Defective Product Claims
Product manufacturers and retailers are legally obligated to bring items to the market that are safe for public use. Design and manufacturing defects sometimes cause serious harm to consumers. Product manufacturers and retailers must also provide adequate instructions and safety information, including warning consumers about dangerous aspects of a product.
Under Nevada law, consumers who suffer injuries when using a product as recommended have the right to seek compensation in a defective product claim.
Summerlin is home to Las Vegas Ballpark, drawing spectators for minor league baseball games. Pedestrians from events and those that spend time exploring downtown shops and restaurants face the risk of an accident when negligent motorists are on the road.
Motorists have a legal duty to drive with care around pedestrians but distracted driving and other bad choices behind the wheel sometimes lead to dangerous accidents. Pedestrians often suffer severe injuries when a car strikes them because they have no protection.
Unfortunately, some events lead to fatal injuries that take away loved ones far too soon. A wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party will not undo the harm. However, recovering damages in a wrongful death lawsuit can help surviving family members cope with financial uncertainty and the burden related to their loss. If you lost a loved one due to negligence, you could be eligible to receive compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit.
Premises Liability Accidents
Summerlin land owners, property owners, and business owners have a legal duty to maintain safe premises for visitors. If they cannot fix a known danger, they must inform visitors of hazards that could lead to injury. Some owners fail to regularly inspect or maintain their buildings and properties.
Slip and fall are the most common premises liability accidents, but other events can also give rise to a Summerlin premises liability claim.
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Hotel/casino accidents
- Elevator/escalator accidents
Premises liability accidents are notoriously complex, especially compared to car, truck, motorcycle, and other traffic accident claims. They often include high-value homeowners or business insurance policies. Edward Bernstein and Associates have the experience to communicate with insurance providers and fight for maximum compensation for our clients.
Fighting the Insurance Company After a Summerlin Personal Injury Claim
Insurance companies aggressively protect their profits by trying to pay out as little as possible. If they cannot deny a claim, they will take every measure possible to devalue it. Once you, with the help of your Summerlin personal injury lawyer, file a claim against someone for injuries, the insurance company will assign a representative to your case. They will want you to give them a statement and gain access to your medical records.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer can protect you from questionable tactics. Your attorney can ensure the insurance provider only gets the information they need to process your claim promptly. This includes preventing them from recording your statement and gaining complete access to your entire medical history.
Insurance companies like to comb over recorded statements to find a way to devalue a claim. Additionally, they like to review entire medical histories to shift the blame for injuries to a previous event.
You can protect the value of the claim and make it easier for your lawyer to act for you by:
- Keeping all medical appointments and following your treatment plan
- Keeping all records of economic loss related to your injuries
- Keeping copies of financial records that show lost income due to injuries
- Keeping a daily journal to document physical, mental, and financial struggles related to your injuries
- Avoiding social media posts until your Summerlin personal injury case is resolved
During your initial consultation, provide as much information as possible to your lawyer, so they can accurately assess your situation and estimate damages for your injuries.
Get the Legal Help You Need From Edward Bernstein and Associates
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence, you might feel overwhelmed and unsure about your next steps. Consult a personal injury attorney in Summerlin. Edward Bernstein and Associates are here to help, starting with your free consultation.
Enough said. Call Ed!