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Accident At Work? You May Have A Personal Injury Claim

People injured in an accident while working will generally have a claim for worker’s compensation. What many don’t realize is that they may also have a personal injury claim. There are important differences between a personal injury claim and a worker’s compensation claim. One of those important differences provides an important benefit to an accident victim who presents a personal injury claim and could amount to thousands of dollars.

The Right Way To Handle Injury Claims From Multiple Car Accidents

Unfortunately, people can be victims of multiple car accidents a short time apart. In our combined 50+ years of experience, we have seen people injured in multiple crashes in less than a year. There is a right way to handle personal injury claims from multiple car accidents. Learn more here on the proper way to handle such cases.

Punitive Damages In Las Vegas Personal Injury Cases

Many people have heard the term “punitive damages” and want to know how it applies to their personal injury or car accident claim in Las Vegas. “Punitive damages” is an amount that is awarded by a jury to punish a party in a civil lawsuit. This term is also sometimes called “exemplary damages,” as the award is intended to set an example. Punitive or exemplary damages is usually contrasted with compensatory damages, which are intended to make an accident victim whole again. Learn more on when punitive damages are awarded.

What to Expect in a Deposition in a Personal Injury Case?

Many clients are nervous, if not downright scared, of being in a deposition. Most people are never involved in a deposition until they get injured in an accident, and their accident case goes into litigation. Many don’t know what’s going to happen, what questions are going to be asked, and even if a judge is going to be there. With a combined total of 50+ years of experience, the Las Vegas car accident attorneys at D.R. Patti & Associates know that preparing the client for a deposition includes explaining the process, answering the client’s questions, and letting them know there is nothing to be scared about. This blog demystifies the deposition in a Las Vegas personal injury case.

Liability Of Alcohol Sellers for Drunk Driving Accidents in Las Vegas

The consequences of drunk driving accidents could be devastating to the victims and their families. Victims of drunk driving accidents may be unable to work and end up with piles of medical bills. They may be looking to see who they can hold responsible for their car accident-related injuries. This blog answers the question of whether a seller of alcohol in Las Vegas can be held responsible for a drunk driving accident.

How Often Should I Be Able To Talk to My Car Accident Attorney?

One of the most frustrating parts of the personal injury claims process for clients is feeling as though they are left “in the dark” in that process. Clients often have questions about their case throughout the case. They aren’t the experts and they hired attorneys not just to win their case but also to guide them. To that, they need to be able to speak to the attorneys, and not just their staff.

Discovery in Personal Injury Lawsuits

We’ve seen them. Trial in movies or tv shows where one of the parties produces a surprise witness or evidence. Such surprises make for an exciting movie or tv show but is not realistic. In real life trials, surprises are disfavored. Any new evidence not previously disclosed to other parties will likely be excluded. In litigation, discovery is the process during which the parties disclose the evidence they intend to use at trial. Learn more how discovery works.

Trust Your Attorney: Confidentiality of Client Communications

Clients may feel scared about telling their attorneys about things that they may not be proud of. Or a client may feel that a small bit of information is unimportant to the attorney. However, successful representation of clients, even in car accident cases, may depend on the client’s attorney knowing that information. Like good attorneys, the experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at D.R. Patti & Associates know how to encourage clients to disclose information, regardless of how embarrassing. We let our clients know that, except in exceptional circumstances, the law protects communications between clients and attorneys.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance In Nevada

Don’t bet your life that other drivers will have car insurance to compensate you if you are injured in a car accident in Las Vegas. Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) Insurance is what you need to protect yourself in the event you are injured in a car accident. Learn more about UM and UIM insurance from trusted Las Vegas car accident attorneys.

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