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Injuries can significantly disrupt your life, leaving you facing extended medical treatment, expensive bills, and a decreased quality of life. If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury or other neurological damage due to an accident or negligence, you have a right to pursue full compensation for all damages. Or, at the same time, if you are accused of negligence, a strong defense is necessary.

The Janda Law Firm Advantage

The Janda Law Firm offers a unique advantage over other law firms: Our founding partner, Dr. Paul Janda, is a licensed neurologist with expert knowledge in the medical field. As a result, we can help you navigate the complex legal matters associated with medical best practices.

Significant injuries are difficult, but with legal representation from The Janda Law Firm, you may be able to receive the quality of legal assistance you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Why Choose The Janda Law Firm to Help You?

Dr. Paul Janda is the first and only neurologist-attorney practicing in the state of Nevada. He is actively involved in numerous neurology research studies and serves on several medical advisory boards. His extensive medical background allows him to fully understand how trauma affects the brain and spinal cord and how to best handle complex medical evidence – a critical point in the success of an injury claim associated with neurological damage to the spine or brain. Our medical experience enables us to determine the exact costs associated with your injury and pursue full compensation, as you deserve. Dr. Janda is also a Certified Life Care Planner. This better allows him to defend against egregious economic damages.

Beyond his medical knowledge, Dr. Janda is aware of the tactics employed by defense experts and how to successfully counter these challenges either in court or in settlement negotiations. Our cases as prepared as if they are going to trial, well-researched and supported by evidence, and are built upon a comprehensive legal strategy geared to secure the maximum possible compensation.

Why Do I Need a Las Vegas Lawyer?

Cases of neurological damage are often complex, with difficulties determining liability impacting the investigation into the facts of the case and in negotiating successfully with insurance companies. These matters, without the highest level of legal professionalism, along with qualified medical expertise, may not produce a positive result. Dr. Janda, as a neurologist and attorney, has both the legal training and the medical credentials to help you pursue the compensatory damages that reflect the extent of your injuries, and the long-term impact on your life and earning capacity.

What Unique Experience Does The Janda Law Firm Offer in Las Vegas?

In injury cases involving significant neurological damage and injury, Dr. Paul Janda offers his clients both medical and legal knowledge. He is not only a Las Vegas attorney but is also a board-certified neurologist who also functions as an adjunct professor of neurology.

In the legal field, he testified at the State Assembly and State Senate as the first and only board-certified neurologist-attorney to support a bill that he worked on, Assembly Bill 424, to provide evidence-based guidelines in the determination of brain death pertaining to the Nevada Revised Statutes.

He is also the only attorney that is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the only attorney that is also a member of the American Medical Association and American Bar Association.

How Do Personal Injury Claims Work In Las Vegas?

In a personal injury claim for damages, an injured party seeks monetary compensation for injuries suffered through the negligence or wrongdoing of another. To receive compensation, the injured party must show that the responsible party acted negligently.

How Do I Know If I Have A Personal Injury Claim In Las Vegas?

Personal injury claims may arise due to motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, nursing home abuse, and in many other ways. In most cases, they involve negligence on the part of the defendant (responsible party). The main elements an injured party must prove to recover compensation in a personal injury claim are:

  • The at-fault party owed the injured party a duty of care.
  • The at-fault party breached that duty of care.
  • The actions of the at-fault party were the direct cause of the injured party’s losses or injuries.
  • Damages resulted from the actions of the at-fault party.

What Compensation Could I Receive In a Las Vegas Personal Injury Claim?

When filing a personal injury claim, one of your first questions maybe how much money you can expect to receive. The value of a personal injury settlement will depend on the individual losses that you experienced. As a result, it can be difficult to estimate your potential award without consulting with a personal injury attorney.

Damages you may be able to claim will depend on the circumstances surrounding your injuries and the nature of the losses you have suffered. Injured parties are allowed to claim:

  • Economic damages: Computed on actual monetary losses suffered by the claimant, these include past and future medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and any out-of-pocket expenses associated with the injury.
  • Noneconomic damages: These damages, which include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish, are harder to value. Like many other states, Nevada places a cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice claims.
  • Punitive damages: In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded. These damages are intended to punish a defendant as outlined in the Nevada Revised Statutes.

Past and Future Medical Expenses

Medical care will likely make up the majority of your personal injury settlement. In your lawsuit, you can hold the at-fault party accountable for the past and future medical expenses associated with your serious injuries. This treatment may include surgeries, prescription medication, hospital stays, and routine doctor’s visits.

If you require specialized care, such as rehabilitation or physical therapy, your settlement will pay for that treatment as well. You can also hold the defendant accountable for any disability accommodations that you need, such as home or vehicle modifications and live-in care.

Lost Wages and Loss of Future Earnings

You can recover compensation for the wages that you lost during your recovery period, as well as any treatments that you need to miss work to complete. If your injuries cause you to take a lower-paying job or prevent you from returning to work at all, you can also recover compensation for a loss of future earnings and benefits.

To prove lost wages, your lawyer will use crucial pieces to gather evidence such as correspondence with your employer, pay stubs, and other financial documents. To calculate long-term costs, your lawyer may consult with expert witnesses who can testify on your behalf.

Pain and Suffering

You can recover compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering in a personal injury claim. Physical pain and suffering may include chronic pain, permanent disability, and disfigurement or scarring. Common types of emotional pain and suffering include the following.

  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Loss of quality of life

Pain and suffering damages are intangible and, as a result, can be difficult to calculate. Your personal injury attorney will have access to formulas so that he can calculate your estimated pain and suffering award. Typically, plaintiffs who have very severe injuries and require longer periods of time away from work recover a higher pain and suffering award.

Property Damage

As an accident victim, if you sustained any property damage during the accident, you could recover compensation to pay for repairs and replacements. Motor vehicles, electronics, bicycles, and motorcycles are among some of the most commonly damaged objects in personal injury claims. To calculate property damage, your lawyer will evaluate physical evidence records such as receipts, invoices, and repair estimates.

Punitive Damages in Nevada

In addition to economic and non-economic damages, your personal injury case may also qualify for the third category of compensation known as punitive damages. While compensatory damages are intended to reimburse you for your losses, punitive damages are intended to punish the at-fault party for his or her actions.

You may qualify for punitive damages if you can prove that the at-fault party’s actions involved fraud, malice, or oppression.

  • Fraud refers to an intentional deceptive act that intends to injure you or deprive you of your rights or property.
  • Malice refers to conduct that intends to cause injury, or that displays a conscious disregard for the safety or rights of others.
  • Oppression refers to conduct that subjects you to cruel and unjust hardship with a conscious disregard for your rights.

The state of Nevada limits punitive damages to three times the amount of compensatory damages that you receive if the amount is over $100,000. If you are claiming less than $100,000 in compensatory damages, you could recover $300,000 in punitive damages. In certain personal injury cases, you can claim any amount of punitive damages, such as defamation claims or cases involving intoxicated drivers.

The Las Vegas personal injury lawyers from The Janda Law Firm will work diligently to calculate your estimated claim value, reviewing all relevant records and consulting with expert witnesses who can testify on your behalf. Using his experience as a board-certified neurologist and attorney, your injury lawyer will help you identify all potential avenues to compensation and hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Las Vegas?

If you believe that you qualify for a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to speak with an injury attorney as soon as you can. According to the Nevada statute of limitations for injury claims, you have two years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit. If you do not file your lawsuit within this time period, the court will likely dismiss your personal injury case, preventing you from recovering compensation.

There are certain exceptions to the statute of limitations.

  • If you could not reasonably discover the injury until a later date, the clock will begin running on the date you discovered or should have discovered it.
  • If you were deemed mentally incompetent at the time of the injury, the deadline will be extended even further. The clock will begin running on the day that the period of incompetence ends.
  • If you were under the age of 18 at the time of the accident, the statute of limitations will not begin until the day that you turn 18 years old.

To protect your right to compensation, contact an attorney at The Janda Law Firm as soon as possible following your accident. Your Las Vegas personal injury attorney will evaluate your injury case and help you understand your appropriate filing deadline.

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The Janda Law Firm offers legal representation in a range of cases in Las Vegas, including:

  • Medical Malpractice Defense: Medical malpractice claims are an unfortunate reality for doctors, healthcare groups and hospitals in the United States. Patients often lay poor outcomes at their health care provider’s feet, even when negligence was not a factor.
  • Brain Injuries: TBI or traumatic brain injuries can lead to lifelong consequences, as serious as a person left in a vegetative state. The injury can be mild, moderate, or severe, and come with both physical and cognitive impairments.
  • Car Accidents: The injuries sustained in a vehicle accident can permanently impact your ability to earn a living, enjoy life, and care for your family. The result of an accident can be long-term, from broken bones to disfigurement, loss of limb, internal damage, or brain or spinal cord damage. 2017 was the deadliest year in a decade in Las Vegas, with 331 fatalities, as reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  • Truck Accidents: The Las Vegas area requires constant deliveries of food and products in commercial trucks entering the area on the I-15, I-515, the 215 Beltway, US 93, and Highway 11, as well as on busy city streets. Big rigs, when fully loaded, weigh up to 80,000 lbs. The driver and passengers in a regular vehicle are often seriously or fatally injured in a collision.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: The lack of protection provided by a motorcycle, other than clothing and a helmet, leaves riders at high risk of suffering a very serious injury, catastrophic injury, or fatal injury if hit by a negligent, drunk, or reckless driver.
  • Boat Accidents: Boating accidents in the Las Vegas area are often the result of inexperienced boaters in combination with alcohol consumption. Unfortunately, the injuries sustained in a water-related are often life-changing or fatal. Brain damage resulting from oxygen deprivation while submerged can leave an adult or child permanently impaired.
  • Pedestrian Accidents: Las Vegas has high numbers of pedestrians – and staggering numbers of serious or fatal pedestrian accidents. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a recent year was the deadliest ever, with 78 pedestrians fatally struck by vehicles.
  • Premises Liability: An injury sustained while visiting the premises of another party may allow you to file an injury claim to recover compensation for all damages.
  • Birth Injuries: When the birthing process goes wrong, it may be the result of a medical error or medical malpractice. At The Janda Law Firm, our physician-attorney offers professional support to parents facing this tragedy.
  • Wrongful death: The sudden loss of life resulting from an act of negligence can devastate a family. It is imperative that you engage legal representation to help you seek justice and full compensation.
  • Catastrophic injury: A catastrophic injury is defined as a severe spinal cord or brain injury, or skull and spinal fractures.
  • Nursing Home Abuse: Cases of nursing home abuse have reached staggering numbers. If your loved one has been injured, neglected, or died while under the care of a nursing home and you suspect abuse, it is critical that you seek legal help immediately.
  • Medical Device Malfunctions: Medical devices can fail, such as knee or hip implants, surgical mesh, or another device. To recover compensation requires extensive medical knowledge along with legal knowledge to resolve these cases professionally.
  • Dangerous Drugs: A drug prescribed to treat a health condition may have hidden side effects that are only discovered later. If you or a loved one suffered serious side effects from a dangerous medication, seek legal help at once.
  • DUI Accidents: Las Vegas is known as a party town, with tourists from around the world visiting every day of the year – often consuming an excess of alcohol. DUI accidents can leave an innocent person struggling to stay alive, requiring extensive medical treatment, permanently impaired, or fatally injured.
  • Distracted Driving: Texting, talking on the phone, adjusting in-vehicle systems, or just driving without focusing on the road ahead is the cause of many serious or fatal accidents in Las Vegas.
  • Head-On Collisions: The deadliest type of vehicle accident, a head-on collision often leads to severe head, brain, and spinal cord injuries, and long-term impairments. Contact The Janda Law Firm for immediate assistance.
  • Spinal Injury: Spinal cord injuries are some of the most difficult to successfully treat. Many people who suffer such an injury are impaired, unable to earn a living, and facing a lifetime of challenges. The compensation recovered must reflect the extent of the injuries, financially, personally, and emotionally.
  • Construction Accidents: The building boom on the Strip has provided steady work for many construction professionals – in the past, a construction worker died every six weeks due to safety violations and a cozy relationship between safety regulators and builders, as reported by the Las Vegas Sun. While the scene has improved, construction workers are injured at a higher rate than in any other industry.
  • Insurance Bad Faith: When an insurance company fails to act in good faith and pay compensation to an injured person, it is time to take legal action, with the help of a lawyer who is dedicated to you and your case – The Janda Law Firm.
  • Amputation Injuries: An amputation can occur in an auto accident, construction accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, or cycling accident. The loss of a limb is a life-altering injury. If another party was at fault, our attorney at The Janda Law Firm will pursue fair and full compensation.
  • Real Estate Law: A real estate attorney can help you document and review property transactions, resolve title and environmental issues and defend your interests in court. At The Janda Law Firm, we have a deep understanding of the complex property and real estate laws in Nevada and are able to guide you through any legal issue involving real estate.

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At The Janda Law Firm, we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront costs if you retain our Las Vegas personal injury law firm’s services, and you pay legal fees only if we win on your behalf. Call us today at (702) 758-8888 for a free case consultation – you deserve the help of a lawyer who is also a medical professional – it makes a difference.