Why Choose Us?
We Know What to Do
The costs of a burn injury are significant and can be life changing. If your accident was a result of negligence, the compensation available through a personal injury lawsuit can be helpful. Engaging a reputable personal injury lawyer experienced in burn injury cases is the first step in preparing for your future.
You want to work with professionals who are not only well-versed in the law, but those whose approach matches your needs. Consider why many engage our firm:
- Experience: Led by attorney Patrick Leverty, our team has over 100 years of combined experience. We know Nevada personal injury law and are aware of the issues that arise in negotiating compensation for burn injury victims.
- Knowledge: For over 40 years we have been serving clients in the Reno and Las Vegas areas. We have hands-on experience working with local insurance companies and the court systems.
- Approach: We appreciate the stress a traumatic experience creates for injured victims and their families. The foundation of our service approach is compassionate communication. We are always available to address your concerns.
- Reputation: We are proud of our reputation for the successful service we provide and are grateful for the kind words our clients have shared.
We have what it takes to provide you with the quality service you need at this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost consultation and learn just how powerfully we can support you.
What We Do For You
We Handle Everything
As a client of Leverty & Associates you can rest assured that our team will manage every aspect of your personal injury case. You have your hands full; our team will handle your case from beginning to end. We will:
- Obtain an understanding of your accident and its impact on your life and that of your family.
- Conduct a thorough investigation of the incident that caused your injuries.
- Establish fault and prove negligence.
- Complete and file all paperwork.
- Identify, calculate, and substantiate your damages, including those costs that will extend far into the future.
- Manage all communication with attorneys and insurance companies.
- Negotiate a settlement to compensate you for your losses.
- Represent you in court, if necessary.
Pursuing appropriate compensation is challenging. We fight tirelessly for you, with our goals being guided by your best interests. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Fire and burn injuries are incredibly traumatic events. The confusing aftermath of hospital stays and medical procedures may overwhelm you as you contemplate a lawsuit. The following frequently asked questions and our responses are helpful for learning more about the civil process.
I’m unsure exactly what happened. How can a Reno burn injury lawyer help me?
Gather all information about the fire, including police reports and your medical records, and schedule a free case consultation. A Reno burn injury lawyer can determine if you qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit.
What if my injuries are due to an act of arson?
If the police determine that your injuries are due to a criminal act, you still have a right to pursue compensation with a civil claim and lawsuit.
I lost a loved one due to a fire caused by negligence. Can I sue?
You may sue if your relationship with the victim qualifies for legal action under Nevada law. A Reno burn injury lawyer can help you with a wrongful death claim and lawsuit.
How long do I have to pursue a Nevada burn injury lawsuit?
Nevada law sets a deadline of two years for filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. The two-year period starts the moment you suffer harm or a tragic loss.
A Reno burn injury lawsuit includes what types of damages?
Most burn injury claims and lawsuits include such damages as medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Should I accept a settlement offer for my Reno burn injuries?
Securing a lawyer before accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company protects your best interests. Initial settlement offers are typically less than most accident victims deserve.
Protecting your best interests immediately following your tragic accident or losing a close loved one is our priority. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost consultation during which we can address your more specific concerns.
Understanding Reno Fire and Burn Injuries
Fires can occur anywhere, at any time, and without warning. Unfortunately, many fires and their resulting burn injuries are the result of negligence. Consider some of the most common examples:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Defective fire-safety products
- Faulty wiring or electrical issues
- Scalding pipes or water issues
- Chemical burns in a workplace.
These and other forms of negligence can result in fire and burn injuries that are generally preventable. Be aware that those responsible may attempt to hide evidence. For these and other reasons, contacting a Reno burn injury lawyer immediately is vital for your case.
Types of Injuries
Fire and burn injuries cause physical, psychological, emotional, and financial stress for victims and their families. Some of the most common injuries include:
- First, second, and third-degree burns
- Lung damage
- Mental anguish.
Severe burns often require costly treatment in specialized burn centers and may include procedures like plastic surgery, skin grafts, counseling, and physical therapy. Burn victims face potentially life-threatening dangers, such as weakened immune systems.Our Results Contact Us
Reno Burn Injuries and Children
Children are frequent victims of burn injuries; the incidents and recoveries can be particularly traumatic. They may face a host of physical and psychological issues, including sleep problems and behavior changes.
Additionally, some children may suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, resulting in fear and avoidance of activities that caused the burn and reliving the accident through nightmares or daily memories. If your child suffered burn injuries due to someone else’s negligent actions, contact a Reno burn injury lawyer without delay.
Learning that your loved one died due to a negligent fire is heartbreaking. Some lose their lives immediately, while others pass away after suffering for days, months or even years. Compounding your grief is the anger caused by knowing their death could have been avoided.
While a wrongful death lawsuit cannot replace your loss, the compensation from a successful suit can help alleviate the financial stress associated with the loss of a family member. Wrongful death settlements may compensate for funeral costs, final medical bills, and other related damages. Noneconomic damages like emotional distress and loss of consortium may also be awarded.
Leverty & Associates offers free consultations to all of their clients, including those pursuing wrongful death settlements.
Leverty & Associates Helps Reno Fire and Burn Injury Victims
We Appreciate What Is at Stake
Burn injuries are painful, life changing, and costly. When they are the result of negligent action or inaction by another individual or entity, compensation may be available through a personal injury lawsuit.
At Leverty & Associates, we believe that when negligence is at the heart of an accident, those responsible should be held accountable. We have built our practice on this tenet. Over the past four decades we have represented countless individuals, many involving fire and burn injuries. Our Reno burn injury lawyer is a skilled negotiator and aggressive litigator. Maximizing your compensation is our ultimate goal.