Have You Been Injured in Laughlin?
The attorneys at Dallas Horton & Associates may be able to help. We are a personal injury law firm serving clients in Laughlin and throughout Clark County. From auto accidents to nursing home abuse, we handle a wide range of personal injury claims, representing our clients with respect for their circumstances and a commitment to getting them the settlement they deserve.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt in an accident, there’s no harm in speaking with an attorney to get a clearer picture of your options. In fact, doing so can mean the difference between a long struggle back to health and a speedy, stress-free recovery.
What to Do After an Accident
An accident can be a traumatic event, whether it’s a car crash or slip and fall on private property. The first and most important thing you should do is get appropriate medical care. Even if your injuries aren’t readily apparent, or they seem minor, don’t wait to speak with a doctor — the sooner the appropriate tests are completed, the better chance you have of getting compensated for them.
If you are able to do so at the scene of the accident, collect as much information as possible. Write down exactly what happened so you have a clear sequence of events in mind. This will prevent you from accidentally giving conflicting statements. Take photos of the damage and the area surrounding the accident. You may also wish to get the contact information of any potential witnesses who can verify your version of events.
Failing to take any of these steps won’t necessarily prevent you from getting a fair settlement, but they can be invaluable if your claim is contested.
Know What You Are Entitled To
Talking to a lawyer is the first step in educating yourself about your rights following an accident. Many people think that a personal injury lawyer’s role is to initiate drawn-out legal battles. While our team is not afraid to go the distance for our clients, often a settlement can be negotiated out of court.
Most insurance companies expect their customers to accept the first payout they’re offered. Having an attorney represent you gives you leverage to fight for a better deal. Depending on the specifics of the incident, your settlement may include compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including hospital and ambulance bills, prescription medicines, physical therapy/rehabilitation and more.
- Lost wages or earning potential if your injury has caused you to miss work or limited your ability to advance in your career in any way.
- Pain and suffering, including the emotional distress associated with death, disability or a serious injury.
- Funeral expenses and other costs related to wrongful death claims.
The best way to know what your settlement can and should include is to speak with a lawyer. Laughlin residents can request a free consultation with the team at Dallas Horton & Associates. Call our office to schedule your appointment today.
Our Attorneys Serve Laughlin Residents
Dallas Horton & Associates is committed to providing knowledgeable, effective representation for accident victims in Laughlin and beyond. Several bilingual staff members are available to assist Spanish-speaking clients. Let us help you get the settlement you deserve.