If you’ve been in Las Vegas recently, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ve seen at least a dozen of legal ads and personal injury lawyer commercials. At any given time, you’ll see a handful of billboards, television commercials, and radio advertisements. In fact, it is one of the most overwhelming categories of advertisements throughout all of Las Vegas. But have you ever stopped to wonder why that is?

Below we will outline a few of the most common reasons why we believe there is such an overwhelming amount of personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas.

Why personal injury overwhelms Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city that never sleeps. From our busy nightclubs that stay open until 5am, to the glistening lights that never shut off, with constant activity comes a constant risk of personal injury. With so many visitors and residents walking and driving through the city, they are more prone to falling victim to a slip and fall, car accident, or pedestrian accident.

Lawyers throughout the United States have caught wind of this idea and have actually relocated to Las Vegas to attempt to capitalize on its demanding market. Other local lawyers have expanded their law practice to include personal injury in their service offerings… which leads us to the next section.

Nevada is not a “no-fault” state for car accidents

The State of Nevada does not abide by the “no-fault” rule. We are considered a “fault” state. What that means is an injured victim retains the right to sue the negligent driver who caused a car accident for compensation. Hence another reason why personal injury lawyers flood our State. In a “no-fault” state, you’re responsible for collecting compensation from your own insurance company. So if you hired an attorney for a car accident, you’d essentially be suing yourself. Hence another reason why there are so many personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas, NV.

In a “fault” state, injury victims typically receive compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and so on. Most times, the compensation is collected directly from the negligent driver’s insurance company. If you are hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, unless you have UM/UIM insurance coverage, your chance of recovering maximum compensation are drastically reduced.

Finding the right personal injury lawyer for your case

Regardless of how you found them, whether it was a personal referral, social media, or search engine… with so many attorneys to choose from, it’s important to thoroughly evaluate the attorney and/or law firm you are hiring prior to signing any paperwork. Things to consider prior to hiring are as follows:

  • What is their fee? The average personal injury law firm in Nevada will take anywhere between 33 and 40 percent.
  • What area(s) of law do they practice? As a general rule of thumb, the more exclusive a law firm is to personal injury law, the better chance you have at achieving a full recovery. It’s better to be a master of one trade than a jack of them all, right?
  • What do their online reviews look like? Online reviews are a powerful tool that provide complete transparency to the general public regarding the quality of business a person or entity provides. Popular review sites like Google and Yelp! can be a great asset in helping you decide on a law firm.
    • Look at quality, not quantity: Just because a law firm has over 100 reviews does not mean they will provide better service than a law firm with, say, 25. You have to actually read through the reviews to gain a better understanding of who you are hiring. Filter through both the bad and the positive. See what the general consensus is. If even one thing feels alarming, continue on to the next.
  • Do they have any open disciplinary actions with the State BAR of Nevada?: The State BAR of Nevada is another great resource for investigating a potential law firm or lawyer. Simply go to the Nvbar.org and conduct a search by the attorney’s name and see whether or not there are any active complaints with the BAR. If there are, I’d suggest moving on to the next.

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