Category: Personal Injury

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Wrongful Death

When someone dies due to the fault of another person or entity (like a car manufacturer), the survivors may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Such a lawsuit seeks compensation for the survivors’ loss, such as lost wages from the deceased, lost companionship, and funeral expenses. Here’s a primer on wrongful death claims — what they are, who can sue, who can be sued, and what damages may be recovered. These cases can become very difficult to handle. We at The Firm are experienced professionals, who will fight for the just compensation you deserve.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Husband and Wife Funeral FarewellA wrongful death claim exists when a person dies due to the legal fault of another person. The right to file a lawsuit for wrongful death is a relatively new concept. “Common law” (the laws brought to the United States from England) did not allow this kind of lawsuit. But during the last century, state and federal courts created the right to bring a wrongful death action. Every state in this country now has some kind of wrongful death law.

Wrongful death claims involve all types of fatal accidents from simple car accidents to complicated medical malpractice or product liability cases. Persons, companies, and governmental agencies can be legally at fault for acting negligently (failing to act as a reasonable person would have acted) and for acting intentionally.

Who May Sue for Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death claim must be filed by a representative on behalf of the survivors who suffer damage from the decedent’s death (they are called the “real parties in interest”). The representative is usually the executor of the decedent’s estate. The “real parties in interest” vary from state to state. Some of those people might include:

Immediate family members. In all states, immediate family members like spouses and children (including adopted children) and parents of unmarried children can recover under wrongful death actions.

Life partners, financial dependents, and putative spouses. In some states, a domestic or life partner, anyone who was financially dependent on the decedent, and a “putative spouse” (a person who had a good faith belief that he or she was married to the victim) have a right of recovery.

Distant family members. Some states allow more distant family members, such as brothers, sisters, and grandparents, to bring wrongful death lawsuits. For example, a grandparent who is raising a child may be able to bring an action.

All persons who suffer financially. Some states allow all persons who suffer financially from the death to bring a wrongful death action for lost care or support, even if they are not related by blood or marriage to the victim.

Parents of a deceased fetus. In some states, the death of a fetus can be the basis for a wrongful death suit. In several other states, parents cannot bring a wrongful death action to recover for financial and emotional losses resulting from the death of a fetus. In those states, the parents can bring a wrongful death action only if the child was born alive and then died. Check your state law and consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to find out if such an action is allowed in your state.

 Info from: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/wrongful-death-claims-overview-30141.html
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Spine Injuries

The vertebrae normally protect the soft tissues ofspine3 the spinal cord, but they can be broken or dislocated in a variety of ways that puts harmful pressure on the spinal cord. Injuries can occur at any level of the spinal cord. The segment of the cord that is injured, and the severity of the damage to the nervous tissue, will determine which body functions are compromised or lost. An injury to a part of the spinal cord causes physiological consequences to parts of the body controlled by nerves at and below the level of the injury.

Motor vehicle accidents and catastrophic falls are the most common causes of physical trauma that breaks, crushes, or presses on the vertebrae and can cause irreversible damage at the corresponding level of the spinal cord and below. Severe trauma to the cervical cord results in paralysis of most of the body, including the arms and legs, and is called tetraplegia (though the older term, quadriplegia, is still in common use). Trauma to the thoracic nerves in the upper, middle, or lower back results in paralysis of the trunk and lower extremities, called paraplegia.

Penetrating injuries, such as gunshot or knife wounds, damage the spinal cord; however, most traumatic injuries do not completely sever the spinal cord. Instead, an injury is more likely to cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae, which then crush and destroy the axons that carry signals up and down the spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can damage a few, many, or almost all of the axons that cross the site of injury. A variety of cells located in and around the injury site may also die. Some injuries in which there is little or no nerve cell death but only pressure-induced blockage of nerve signaling or only demyelination without axonal damage will allow almost complete recovery. Others in which there is complete cell death across even a thin horizontal level of the spinal cord will result in complete paralysis.

If you are injured and unable to work and you are the primary source of income, that loss is a great burden on you and your family. We understand that we need to help our clients recover physically and financially as soon as possible.

We make every effort to refer our clients to the most qualified medical team and do our best to help each client recover the most for their injuries and suffering.

Info from: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle AccidentsLas Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys at The Firm

When you have an injury, you need an excellent lawyer.  Finding the right Las Vegas personal injury attorneys to help you with your case can affect the outcome and the amount of money you will receive.

If you are ever involved in an accident that causes you personal injury in southern Nevada, we would like to extend to you a free consultation to help you with your case.  Unfortunately, accidents do happen and finding a professional personal injury lawyer to help you through the process is important.  We understand.

We know that being injured in an accident as the result of another individual’s negligence can be a devastatingly life-changing event. If this happens to you, will you know where to turn? Fortunately, we are a Las Vegas personal injury firm capable of fighting on your behalf to obtain the settlement that you deserve.

After an injury, you will need large amounts of time and money to properly heal. If your injury takes you away from work, you are now missing a vital source of income that provides for you and your family, not to mention mounting medical bills.  For this reason specifically, it will be vitally important to have a legal representative fight for your full personal injury compensation.

If you have been in a vehicular accident where you believe you deserve compensation, make sure you select an expert in Personal Injury.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain InjuryApproximately 1.5 million Americans per year sustain a brain injury. Of those, 50,000 people will die as a result of brain injury, while 80,000 people per year will experience long-term disabilities as a result of their injury.

If you have sustained an injury where you believe you deserve compensation, make sure you select an expert in Personal Injury.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is a result of a direct blow to the head. The force is large enough to break through the skull and damage the soft brain, or to cause the brain to move within the skull. About 50 to 70 percent of all traumatic brain injuries are the result of car accidents. Other causes include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Violence
  • Sports-related accidents

Brain Injury Classifications

Brain injuries are classified as closed or open. A closed head injury is a trauma in which the brain is injured as a result of a blow to the head, or a sudden, violent motion that causes the brain to knock against the skull. Closed head injuries can be diffuse, meaning that they affect cells and tissues throughout the brain; or focal, meaning that the damage occurs in one area. Closed head injuries can range from mild to severe. These brain injuries can cause issues in many places like the occipital lobe or the parietal lobe.

An open head injury, sometimes also called a penetrating head injury, results when an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain. Open head injuries are usually focal, which means that they affect a specific area of brain tissue.

Prognosis of Brain Injury

The prognosis of a brain injury is determined by a variety of factors, including the severity of the damage, the length and the severity of the coma, and the location and the size of any traumas. The more severe the injury, the longer the recovery period. The longer the recovery period, the more long-term effects are likely.

Info from: http://brainandspinalcord.org/brain-injury/index.html
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Motorcycle Accidents

Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys at The Firm

Motorcycle AccidentsWhen you have an injury, you need an excellent lawyer.  Finding the right Las Vegas personal injury attorneys to help you with your case can affect the outcome and the amount of money you will receive.

If you are ever involved in an accident that causes you personal injury in southern Nevada, we would like to extend to you a free consultation to help you with your case.  Unfortunately, accidents do happen and finding a professional personal injury lawyer to help you through the process is important.  We understand.

We know that being injured in an accident as the result of another individual’s negligence can be a devastatingly life-changing event. If this happens to you, will you know where to turn? Fortunately, we are a Las Vegas personal injury firm capable of fighting on your behalf to obtain the settlement that you deserve.

After an injury, you will need large amounts of time and money to properly heal. If your injury takes you away from work, you are now missing a vital source of income that provides for you and your family, not to mention mounting medical bills.  For this reason specifically, it will be vitally important to have a legal representative fight for your full personal injury compensation.

If you have been in a vehicular accident where you believe you deserve compensation, make sure you select an expert in Personal Injury.

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Slip & Fall Injury

Slip & Fall InjuryLas Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys / Lawyer at The Firm

When you have an injury, you need an excellent lawyer.  Finding the right Las Vegas personal injury attorneys to help you with your case can affect the outcome and the amount of money you will receive.

If you are ever involved in an accident that causes you personal injury in southern Nevada, we would like to extend to you a free consultation to help you with your case.  Unfortunately, accidents do happen and finding a professional personal injury lawyer to help you through the process is important.  We understand.

We know that being injured in an accident as the result of another individual’s negligence can be a devastatingly life-changing event. If this happens to you, will you know where to turn? Fortunately, we are a Las Vegas personal injury firm capable of fighting on your behalf to obtain the settlement that you deserve.

After an injury, you will need large amounts of time and money to properly heal. If your injury takes you away from work, you are now missing a vital source of income that provides for you and your family, not to mention mounting medical bills.  For this reason specifically, it will be vitally important to have a legal representative fight for your full personal injury compensation.

If you have been in a vehicular accident where you believe you deserve compensation, make sure you select an expert in Personal Injury.

Contact Preston Rezaee, Esq. Today

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Car Accidents

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When you have an injury, you need an excellent lawyer.  Finding the right Las Vegas personal injury attorney to help you with your case can effect the outcome and the amount of money you will receive.

If you are ever involved in an accident that causes you personal injury in southern Nevada, we would like to extend to you a free consultation to help you with your case.  Unfortunately, accidents do happen and finding a professional personal injury lawyer to help you through the process is important.  We understand.

We know that being injured in an accident as the result of another individual’s negligence can be a devastatingly life-changing event. If this happens to you, will you know where to turn? Fortunately, we are a Las Vegas personal injury firm capable of fighting on your behalf to obtain the settlement that you deserve.

After an injury, you will need large amounts of time and money to properly heal. If your injury takes you away from work, you are now missing a vital source of income that provides for you and your family, not to mention mounting medical bills.  For this reason specifically, it will be vitally important to have a legal representative fight for your full personal injury compensation.

If you have been in a vehicular accident where you believe you deserve compensation, make sure you call an attorney specializing in personal injury at The Firm.