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40+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR YOU

Facing the grim reality of a devastating injury can be acutely overwhelming. Expenses begin to multiply, increasing the anguish. Responsible parties may refuse to accept blame or insurance companies may offer inadequate compensation compounding the difficulties of an already stressful situation.

Why clients choose the Law Office of Steven M. Burris:

  • Our firm has an outstanding reputation
  • We offer free case evaluations
  • Attorney Steven M. Burris is considered a Las Vegas Life Top 5 Lawyer
  • We are backed by more than 40 years of legal experience

For more than 40 years, the Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven M. Burris has aggressively fought for individuals who have been significantly harmed by another's negligence. When others have pushed your claims and needs aside, our firm takes your case as seriously as you do.

We can provide award-winning representation to clients who have been injured. When you come to our firm, you can trust you'll receive the experienced and highly regarded legal counsel and formidable representation you need and deserve.

Answering Your Personal Injury Questions:

Q. What Is the Nevada Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases? When it comes to filing a personal injury lawsuit, it's important to pay attention to the statute of limitations for the state you're filing in. A statute of limitations is the time limit that a state puts on how long after your accident you are allowed to file a personal injury lawsuit. Statutes vary from state to state.

Nev. Rev. Stat. § 11.190(4)(e) (2016) states that individuals wishing to file a personal injury lawsuit must do so within 2 years of the date of their accident. However, there are certain exceptions that can be made depending on your circumstances. For example, if you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, you have up to 3 years to file your lawsuit after the date of your injury (Nevada Revised Statutes section 41A.097).

Statute of limitations can be complex, and if you fail to file your lawsuit within the allotted amount of time your case will most likely be dismissed. Don't put your compensation on the line! Contact our experienced attorneys today to schedule a free consultation and determine what your next steps should be.

Q. Do I have a personal injury case? It is often times said by attorneys that in order for there to be a viable personal injury case, there must be “three legs on the stool.” These legs are: liability (or fault); damages (or injury); and collectability (insurance). If any one of the “legs” is missing, then there is not a viable case.

  • Liability - A clear example of liability would be someone running through a red light. That person would be at fault. On the other hand, let us say that somebody is hit by a meteorite falling from the sky, and seriously hurt. In that case, although there is injury, there is no earthly entity at fault.
  • Damages - An example of damages would be someone getting hit in the nose by an airbag, which breaks their nose. That person has an injury caused by the collision. On the other hand, what if that same person is almost hit by a car running a red light, but by the grace of God is able to avoid the collision? That person might say “I was almost killed, but I didn’t get a scratch.” In that case, the person was not injured and there is no case.
  • Collectability - To give an example of collectability, imagine that a drunk driver runs through a red light, and the driver is Donald Trump. In that case, if Donald Trump hit and injured someone when he ran the red light, the victim will be able to collect upon any judgment that they receive. Imagine, on the other hand, that the drunk driver is someone who just got out of prison, and has no insurance and no property. Although that person will probably go to jail, there is no practical way to collect money from him, as he is a “scofflaw” living outside responsibilities of society.

Q. How much is my case worth? There are many factors that go into evaluating the settlement value of a personal injury case. It is not a simple matter of applying a formula. Typically, everyone thinks that their case is “simple” and “clear-cut”. Everyone tends to think that the amount of money they are seeking is “fair and reasonable”. That is human nature. However, the reality is that, in the end, a personal injury case is worth what a jury says it is worth. The job of the victim’s personal injury lawyer is to come up with a settlement that reflects the risk of going to trial (odds of winning vs. odds of losing), together with the range of what value a jury might actually return on the case.

In deciding settlement values, we need to consider the following:

  • Is fault clear, or contested?
  • Are the injuries severe or mild?
  • Is there an issue with insurance coverage?
  • Is the client a good communicator?
  • Is the defendant/wrongdoer likable or unlikable?

Normally, I am able to give a very general estimate range of settlement value and odds soon after taking on a case, with the understanding that these are just estimates and not guarantees. The longer the case goes on, the more definite I can be about the settlement value range.

Have more questions? Check our our FAQ page for more answers to common questions regarding personal injury lawsuits! Or call (702) 529-3101 today to learn how we can help. We're ready to hear from you!

Case Results

Choose an attorney with over 40 years of experience and numerous million dollar results.
  • $2 Million Sexual assault on cocktail waitress by a professional athlete.
  • $1 Million Slip and fall.
  • $982 Thousand Medical malpractice.
  • $700 Thousand Amusement park device causes severe shoulder injuries.
  • $650 Thousand Cab hits motorcyclist.
  • $600 Thousand Construction site neck injuries.
  • $500 Thousand Freeway side swipe.
  • $500 Thousand Slip and fall at apartment complex.
  • $456 Thousand Bad faith claim against the insurer.
  • $451 Thousand Car accident.
  • $418 Thousand Trip and fall at hotel.
  • $368 Thousand Motorcyclist hit on freeway on ramp.
  • $362 Thousand Car accident.
  • $350 Thousand Wrongful death of child.
  • $341 Thousand Dog bite.
  • $325 Thousand Pedestrian hit by distracted driver.
  • $325 Thousand Insurance bad faith.
  • $300 Thousand Shoulder injury.
  • $300 Thousand Injury at store

How Can We Help You?

Our Commitment to Excellence

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • State Bar of California
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Nevada and Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®

Highly Recognized Legal Skill

When you are fighting unscrupulous insurance companies or uncooperative corporations, you need a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas who has the highly recognized legal skill to work for your full and fair compensation.

The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Steven M. Burris have been recognized repeatedly by their peers and other legal professionals for their keen legal counsel and courtroom ability.

  • Award Winning Trial Attorneys
  • Contingency Fee Basis
  • Million Dollar Verdicts
  • 40 Years of Experience

Catastrophic Injuries Require Just Compensation

The aftermath of a serious accident can have sizable consequences. The Las Vegas personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Steven M. Burris can aggressively pursue your right for reimbursement for your damages and losses. Whether you have been the victim of a car accident, hospital malpractice, or environmental toxins, he can be the zealous advocate required to hold responsible parties liable for your pain and suffering.

How does liability work in Nevada personal injury claims?

For catastrophic injuries, holding the correct parties responsible is a complex process. The liability may be shared among more than one individual and / or with a business or corporation. To hold individuals accountable for an injury, negligence or a substandard of care must be proven. Complicating matters further, Nevada courts operate under a "modified comparative negligence rule" when determining liability.

If you are found partially at fault for your injury, the amount of compensation you are entitled to receive may be reduced or completely eliminated. Defendants in a personal injury lawsuit will often employ this statute in an effort to lessen their financial responsibilities.

Insightful Assessment of Your Personal Injury Claim

Personal injury claims are often complex, involving multiple parties and complicated legalities. The firm can assess your claim, identify available options and construct an effective legal strategy. Most personal injury cases have strict timetables for maximum compensation. If you are a serious accident victim in Nevada, including the cities of North Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, and Boulder City, don't delay!

Contact the Law Offices of Steven M. Burris today to request a free case evaluation!

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