Personal Injury Attorney in Las Vegas

Helping Protect the Victims of Negligence and Intentional Misconduct

Personal injury law covers a wide range of accidents and injuries from auto accidents and slip and fall accidents to medical malpractice and dog bites. As a general rule, personal injury accidents are covered by an area of law called tort law, which provides that the party responsible for causing or contributing to an accident is liable for the resulting damages, injuries, or deaths.

For more than 30 years, Las Vegas personal injury lawyer Robert M. Apple has focused his practice on representing the legal rights and interests of personal injury accident victims. He represents clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including car accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and product liability claims.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Las Vegas personal injury accident, contact our office at (702) 646-0085 today to schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated Las Vegas accident and injury attorneys.

Personal Injury Negligence

Most personal injury claims involve allegations of negligence. Negligence occurs when a person acts or fails to act in a way that a reasonable person would act. The standard of care varies depending on the role of the person. For instance, doctors are held to a higher standard of care than a non-medical professional and may be liable for medical malpractice if he or she fails to adhere to the appropriate medical standard of care. Similarly, motorists are expected to obey the rules of the road and may be liable in an auto accident lawsuit for any resulting injuries or damages.

Intentional Tort Personal Injury

Some personal injury lawsuits do not involve claims of negligence; rather, they allege that an injurious act was committed intentionally. Intentional torts often include criminal violations, but they are also civil causes of action through which the injured party may be entitled to compensation. Examples of intentional torts include defamation, slander and libel, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, battery, and fraud.

Personal Injury Damages

If a party is found to be liable for negligence or intentional misconduct in a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff is generally entitled to compensation for his or her injuries and/or damages. Personal injury damages are calculated by taking into account a number of factors, including the specific legal claim, the circumstances of the accident, the victim’s injuries, any caps on damages, and other laws of the jurisdiction involved.  Personal injury damages often include compensatory damages for the following:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Household services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Property damages

Some personal injury claims may also allow for punitive damages to be awarded. Unlike compensatory damages, which are intended to reimburse an injured person for his or her financial and physical losses, punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer and deter future misconduct.

Call Now for a Free, No-Obligation Consultation

As a dedicated Las Vegas personal injury lawyer, Robert M. Apple prides himself on unsurpassed client service as evidenced by the high number of client referrals, repeat business, legal industry recommendations, and lengthy client relationships. He takes the time to listen to your concerns and discuss your legal options, and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured or a loved one has died as a result of negligence, contact Las Vegas accident and injury lawyer Robert M. Apple at (702) 646-0085 for a free, no-obligation consultation.