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The Facts About Personal Injury

Personal injury is an area of the law that is frequently misunderstood by people who are not familiar with this complicated topic. Some people believe that you can "sue for anything" while others believe that you should never file a lawsuit. Both extremes are inaccurate; there are lawsuits that are well worth filing as well as those that are clearly unfounded. How do you know if you have a good personal injury case that is likely to settle or win an award that will pay your damages?

The attorneys at High Stakes Injury Law in Las Vegas offer some of the factors that make up a valid personal injury case and often lead to settlements or awards that pay the victim's damages.

1) Personal injury cases involve an injury. While you may be inconvenienced or upset, it does not necessarily follow that every bad act on the part of someone else is grounds for a lawsuit. Every day, people cut you off in traffic, speak disparagingly to you or mishandle your change at the store; none of these are grounds for a lawsuit. However, when someone causes you physical, mental or emotional injury that is substantial enough to interfere with your life, the chances are good that you may have a personal injury case.

2) Personal injury cases result in monetary awards. While you may want to punish someone for bad actions, personal injury cases are about monetary damages. Sometimes, the only way to hold someone accountable is to make him or her pay money for being negligent. However, if your purpose is to shame, embarrass or harass the person who hurt you, a personal injury lawsuit is not the way to handle that situation.

3) Personal injury cases hinge on "proof." The standard for a jury to make an award in a personal injury case is on "preponderance of evidence." That means that the jury must believe that there is enough evidence to show that the defendant was truly responsible for the injuries. While you never "prove" a case, you can convince a jury that your case is valid. Fortunately, most personal injury cases never go to trial. If the defendant's attorneys believe you can prove your case, they will often move to settle. If you have questions about personal injury cases or think you may be entitled to compensation from someone who hurt you, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney with years of experience. High Stakes Injury Law in Las Vegas is ready to help you with your personal injury case.

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“After being in an accident my friend told me to call High Stakes Injury Law. A lawyer named Brian came to my home to meet with me and started my claim immediately. The legal team was extremely efficient, responded back to me quickly, listened to my concerns, and handled everything with speed and accuracy. Every step of the way was communicated. I received my settlement in 10 months’ time. I highly recommend using Berstein and Poisson. Thank you for helping get my life back on track.”


“If you are in need of a wonderful law firm to handle your personal injury case please read this. Three years ago I was that person. I had never filed a lawsuit in the 30 years that I lived in Las Vegas Nevada… trust in this firm, they will not disappoint you and you will feel the confidence that you need to feel in your attorney.”


“Excellent service. I was in a car accident, and from the very beginning all the way to the end, they answered all my questions and guided me step by step. The communication was phenomenal. This firm really took care of me. I highly recommend High Stakes Injury Law.”


“Very professional and friendly. A hassle-free process from the beginning. Very easy to communicate with, unlike some law firms that won’t even return your calls. I would definitely use their services again if needed.”

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I Was Injured In An Accident. What Do I Do Now?

By Scott L. Poisson

  • Do I Have A Case?
  • Dealing With The Insurance Company
  • When a Lawsuit Is Filed
  • Overcoming Common Defense Themes
  • Special Considerations in Specific Types of Cases