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.