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When Is an Injury Serious Enough To Speak With a Lawyer?

Suffering a serious injury due to someone else’s conduct is a major life event that can create lasting physical and emotional trauma. Sadly too many people lack an awareness of their legal rights when it comes to compensation from those responsible. Or even if they know they have rights, they feel like it is too much trouble to pursue, are intimidated by rude insurance adjusters, or don’t want anything to do with the inside of a courtroom.

Another hindrance to seeking fair compensation is when victims don’t believe that their injuries are “serious enough” to merit consulting an attorney about a personal injury claim. This is a mindset that minimizes their injuries, minimizes their experience, and can lead to depression. Nevada has strong personal injury laws that hold negligent people and companies financially responsible when they are at fault for a victim’s injuries. This compensation includes “damages” that are designed to compensate medical expenses and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering, lost future earnings, and other negative impacts that your injuries have on a victim’s life and livelihood.

Every Injury Is Different and Deserves Attention

If you have been injured in a car or truck accident, but don’t believe your injuries are “serious enough” to contact an attorney, we would urge you to reconsider. There is no picture or pre-conceived notion of what an injury has to look like to merit compensation. For example, whiplash may not be visibly apparent to the naked eye but can have debilitating physical and emotional effects. Concussions are another common injury that can lead to headaches, blurred vision, light sensitivity, ringing ears, and other problems which are compensable. Our point is that every injury is different and you should not deny yourself the opportunity to explore your options.

If another person or company has injured you and any of the following apply, it is in your immediate interest to contact a personal injury attorney:

  1. If you incurred medical expenses as a result of the accident. This includes emergency medical services, doctor’s appointments, medical testing, specialists, surgery, and/or physical therapy.
  2. If you have missed work due to your injuries, or can no longer perform your same job functions due to your injuries.
  3. If you suffered any injury impacting your head, neck, or spine.
  4. If your physical appearance has been altered by your injury.
  5. If you have had to seek psychological, therapeutic, or psychiatric care due to your injury.
  6. If your injury has impacted your relationship with your intimate partner.

It does you no harm to speak with a personal injury lawyer to determine whether you have a claim for financial compensation. We offer a free case consultation and will give you an honest, no-nonsense assessment of whether you have a claim that is worth pursuing.

Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is Here for You

If you have suffered an injury that has required medical care, there is no harm in contacting a personal injury attorney. At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., our award-winning attorneys have decades of combined legal experience and a track record of success. We will listen to you and help you determine whether you have a claim for damages. We want to hear from you. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.