Common Personal Injury Claims Made in Nevada
The most common types of personal injury claims are the result of automobile, truck, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents and of injuries caused by the negligence of property owners.
Frank W. Thompson represents clients who have been injured in all forms of automobile accidents, including car, truck and motorcycle collisions. You should contact a lawyer immediately after a collision to determine your rights. You should not discuss your case with a representative of the other driver’s insurance company before you have contacted a lawyer.
The other driver’s insurance company is not interested in helping you but in unfairly obtaining information from you that it will use to undermine your case. Don’t be fooled by the appearance of concern or by the seeming desire to provide you with money in exchange for a signed release of all claims as this, too, is an attempt to draw you into a settlement that is not in your interest.
Truck and Big Rig Accidents
Tractor-trailer accidents often cause catastrophic injuries such as amputations, paralysis, brain damage or death. Frank has successfully prosecuted negligence claims against national trucking companies who go to great lengths to avoid liability for the injuries, property damage and wrongful deaths that they cause.
Traffic accidents kill or seriously injure many pedestrians. The truth is for the past 60 years, we have been designing cities and streets for automobiles and not for people. Consequently, drivers who hit pedestrians and those who investigate pedestrian accidents sometimes incorrectly look first to blame the pedestrian. For example, pedestrians who enter a crosswalk on a green “Walk” signal often do not have enough time to cross the street before the red “Don’t Walk” signal appears. They are often blamed for walking against a “Don’t Walk” signal. But pedestrians who have entered a crosswalk on a green “Walk” signal are fully protected by the law until they completely cross the street even if the “Don’t Walk" sign has begun flashing—a little-known fact outside of the legal community. Frank has represented many seriously injured pedestrians and has obtained for them fair and reasonable compensation for their injuries.
High-Voltage Electrical Accidents
Public utilities often do not comply with national or local safety standards intended to promote public safety. The safety measures that they do take are often inadequate and fail to produce an accident-free environment. High-voltage electrical accidents routinely cause severe third degree burns, amputations or death. Frank has successfully handled high-voltage injury and wrongful death cases in Nevada, California and Oregon.
Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall
Slip and fall cases are based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the slip or trip. Frank has successfully prosecuted many of these cases against large property owners, including retail stores and casinos.
You may have to pay the opposing party’s fees and costs in the event of a loss.