Personal Injury Practice Overview
Personal Injury Representation
The personal injury lawyers at Heshmati & Associates provide expert legal representation to people who have been physically injured as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another.
The goal is to achieve maximum compensation. For more information or to discuss your case, call us at 702-432-1000.
Fees in Personal Injury Cases
All personal injury work at Heshmati & Associates is charged on a contingency basis which means - if the personal injury lawyer cannot settle your case or win at trial, you pay nothing.
Personal Injury and Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Nevada is generally limited to two (2) years. If you are planning to file a claim against your own insurance and use Uninsured Motorist(UM) coverage, the statute of limitations is six (6) years for the UM claim and still two (2) years for the underlying adverse driver claim.
Modified Comparative Negligence
Nevada uses the rule of modified comparative negligence which means that the plaintiff can collect compensation from all other at-fault parties as long as the plaintiff was less than 51% percent responsible for the accident.
New Tax Reform and Personal Injury Settlements
Many people ask us, if the Tax Reform 2017 in any way affects their personal injury settlements. The answer is - it doesn't. The pain and suffering part of your personal injury settlement is non-taxable.
Areas of Personal Injury
The attorneys at Heshmati & Associates litigate the following types of personal injury cases:
- Car Accidents
- Hit and Run Injury Claims
- Truck Accidents
- Slip & Fall
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Food Poisoning
- Wrongful Death
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Back Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Dog Bite Accidents
- Injuries to Children
- Negligent Security
- Bus Accident Claims
- RV Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Rear End Collision Accidents
- Accidental Shooting
- Pedestrian Accidents
Uber Accidents / Lyft Accidents
Representing victims of Uber, Lyft or other ride-sharing services accidents is big part of Heshmati & Associates personal injury practice. The insurance claim process for Lyft or Uber is very different comparing to the regular motor vehicle accidents and you need an attorney who has experience dealing with Uber or Lyft insurance.
If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft car accident, call us at 702-432-1000 with any questions you may have. We represent drivers and passengers involved in the ride-sharing companies’ auto accidents in Las Vegas.
When Multiple Parties Involved
Nevada law allows you to file a lawsuit against some or all of the defendants responsible for the accident. In addition, if multiple victims were involved, under Nevada law all victims who filed a claim must be compensated for damages.
Passenger Injury Claim
In most auto accident cases, passengers are not at fault and can collect in full from anyone.
Helping Accident Victims
The personal injury lawyers at Heshmati & Associates work hard to help people through difficult times. They understand the challenges you and your family face physically, emotionally and financially. To every client and every case they bring an extensive knowledge of Nevada law and dedication to protect the rights of injury victims.
The personal injury lawyers at Heshmati & Associates represent clients in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Summerlin South, Boulder City, Laughlin, Mesquite, Clark County and throughout the surrounding areas of Nevada.
Walk-ins are welcome!
If you have been injured or lost a family member in an accident and are planning on filing a lawsuit in Las Vegas, call to speak with a personal injury lawyer directly at 702-432-1000.
The initial consultation is always free.
Last updated on Feb 18, 2018.