Frequently Asked Questions
After being injured by a negligent party, many victims have concerns and
questions about their legal options and rights. With medical bills piling
and your injuries affecting your everyday life, we know that this is a
stressful time for you. At the Law Offices of Steven J. Klearman &
Associates, our goal is to help you find the answers you need to secure
peace of mind. Our Reno personal injury attorney aims to guide you through
the legal process so you can focus on recovering. Discuss your case with
us today in a
free, initial consultation!
Over the course of our 28 years of experience, we have encountered a wide
range of questions from accident victims who are curious about their options.
Because we want our clients to feel informed, we have compiled a list
of the questions we are most frequently asked, and provided the answers below.
What constitutes as negligence in personal injury cases?
Negligence is a broad term that can vary depending on the specific type
of case. For instance, in auto accident cases, negligence can be blamed
on a distracted or drunk driver, or on a manufacturer of a defective part.
When it comes to personal injury cases, it is important to hire legal
counsel quickly in order to gather the necessary evidence. This will allow
you to determine if negligence was the cause of the accident, and who
exactly the negligent party may possibly be.
Why can't I handle my own personal injury case?
It is possible for you to represent yourself in your personal injury case,
but we must advise that doing so can result in an unfavorable outcome.
Some insurance companies are notorious for taking advantage of accident
victims, offering less than adequate compensation to protect their profits. Hiring a
personal injury attorney can go a long way in protecting your best interests in and out of court.
Who can be held liable for my injuries?
This depends on the specific accident. Negligence can arise in a number
of situations, and we can help you determine the exact cause.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, liability can be placed
on the following parties:
- Distracted, fatigued, or drunk drivers
- Manufacturers of defective products
- Premises owners - including state and government entities
- Medical professionals - including nursing home attendants
To which damages may I be entitled?
Personal injury claims are designed to help accident victims seek compensation
for a wide range of issues, including medical expenses, rehabilitation
care, lost income and earning capacity, and pain and suffering. In the
event a loved one was lost due to a negligence-related accident, a wrongful
death claim can be filed to seek damages related to funeral costs.
Why should I hire the Law Offices of Steven J. Klearman & Associates?
We recognize that there are a number of law firms to which you can turn.
Our firm is proud to provide representation that is specifically designed
to your individual needs. While some other firms are only looking for
a quick turnaround so they can take another case, we are meticulous, taking
our time to make sure we fully understand your situation and represent
your best interests. You're not a case number, and you shouldn't
be treated as such. With our commitment to fight for your rights and our
dedication to seeking the most favorable results possible, we are confident
that you will not regret choosing our firm to represent you.
If you have any questions that were not answered above, we encourage you to
call our office
at (775) 573-0229.