Personal Injury

Personal Injury law encompasses a broad variety of negligent or intentional conduct which results in serious and, oftentimes, catastrophic injury. The offending conduct may occur in the form of Automobile/Motorcycle, Premises, Medical, Product, Security and/or Police misconduct and others.

While the circumstances may differ, one overriding similarity remains: In each case an innocent victim’s life and often that of his family, has been forever changed as they are caused to suffer the pain, emotional trauma and financial burden associated with being injured through no-fault of their own. Serious personal injuries can have catastrophic consequences. In addition to the physical pain and suffering and the mental anguish of the victim, the economic cost to a family can be devastating. Mounting medical bills, loss of household income, and resulting debt can quickly destroy a family financially.

The lawyers at Canepa Riedy Abele are highly experienced at evaluating the nuances of each case to ensure that all responsible parties and sources of recovery are identified. Thereafter our team works tirelessly to investigate and develop all available information and evidence to support the case.

Our attorneys at Canepa Riedy Abele have more than 70 years of collective experience. We take great pride in the fact that we do not represent insurance companies, hospitals or other large corporations. We have limited our law practice to the representation of the people and look forward to learning how we can help you.

Through these nearly seven decades of combined experience, our firm has set itself apart through the diverse types of personal injury claims our lawyers are able to pursue on clients’ behalf. These cases include:

  • Auto/Truck/Motorcycle
  • Bad drugs
  • Defective Products
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Dog Bite claims
  • Dangerous premises
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Construction accident claims
  • Boating accident claims
  • Aviation accidents
  • Drowning accidents
  • Electrocution

All personal injury claims are governed by statutes of limitation and other elements that are often very complex for the layperson. Delay in obtaining representation can be harmful to your legal rights and your attorney’s ability to recover damages for you and your family.

Those who are at fault for your injuries can and should be held accountable. At Canepa Riedy Abele we believe in fair, honest representation – there are no hidden fees and costs. We don’t collect fees unless you are compensated. Your initial consultation with us is completely free and comes with no obligation. If you prefer, our attorneys will come to your home, workplace or hospital room to discuss your case.

When you hire Canepa Riedy Abele our attorneys make themselves available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you can reach your attorney whenever the need arises.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: PERSONAL INJURY

1. I was involved in an accident but didn’t break any bones. Do I need a lawyer?

There are many significant injuries which can occur to the human body without breaking any bones. Known as “soft-tissue” injuries these injuries are insidious and can have long –lasting and sometimes permanent complications. The most serious involve micro-tears to the muscles and ligaments of the affected body parts. These tears can result in the formation of scar tissue, weakening the structures and putting you at risk for subsequent injuries.

It is extremely important that a complete medical work-up be performed as soon as possible by a competent physician, and that appropriate therapies and treatment be started without delay.

 At Canepa Riedy Abele we work with the most skilled physicians and therapists throughout the Las Vegas Valley.  Securing qualified medical care quickly, is necessary to achieve the best medical outcome for you, while at the same time evaluating and documenting the full extent of your injuries.

2. The insurance adjuster just called and offered me $500 to settle my claim. Why do I need a lawyer?

Under Nevada Personal Injury Law, if you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you are entitled to fair and just compensation for your injuries, which includes medical expenses, time-lost from work, pain, suffering and inconvenience and any other damages specific to your claim. Ultimately, the fair and reasonable value of your claim is what a Nevada jury would likely award you under similar facts.

Understandably, the average lay-person cannot begin to know what he would be entitled to under our laws. Insurance companies are keenly aware of this fact, and prey on victims by offering them extraordinarily low settlement money very early, in the hope the victim will not consult with a lawyer.
Without an experienced personal injury attorney on your side you are at serious risk of being victimized a second time, this time by the insurance company. Don’t be fooled. At Canepa Riedy Abele our attorneys have a combined 70 years of experience fighting insurance companies to secure just and fair compensation for our clients.

3. I was injured on the property of a local hotel/casino. How long do I have to seek a recovery?

In Nevada most general negligence actions must be filed within 2 years of the date of injury. However, depending on the circumstances of each case, these time frames may be more or less.

Personal injury actions can be varied and complex. They can involve dangerous conditions of property for example, or product liability in the case of a chair collapse. In any injury case elements of medical malpractice can be mixed in, and each of these potential claims can have a different time frame for seeking recovery.

 That is why, if you have suffered ANY injury through no fault of your own, you should immediately consult with an experienced personal injury attorney, to fully understand your rights and the critical time frames which can affect your ability to seek recovery.

The attorneys at Canepa Riedy Abele have the knowledge and experience to evaluate all aspects of your case, to ensure that all responsible parties, and theories of recovery, are identified.