Nevada Personal Injury Lawyer

Christopher D. Burk is a Nevada personal injury lawyer you can count on to deliver results. At Burk Injury Lawyers, we fight for the little guys and make the big corporations and faceless insurance companies pay for the harm they cause. Our law firm has earned a reputation for helping injured victims in our community win financial compensation, and we’re here to level the playing field for your personal injury case.

If you or someone you love suffered injuries because of someone else’s actions, call Burk Injury Lawyers today for a FREE, no obligation consultation.

Call: 702-620-2020

Why Hire Burk Injury Lawyers for Your Personal Injury Case?

Burk Injury Lawyers puts people over profits as a matter of practice. Unlike many larger injury law firms and settlement mills in Nevada, who will put their own bottom line ahead of your best interests, our law firm truly cares about your wellbeing and your financial future. Founded on the principles of honesty and honor, personal injury lawyer Christopher Burk understands that hard work and dedication deliver results.

What to expect when Christopher D. Burk handles your personal injury case:

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  • Attention to detail. Christopher D. Burk uses the knowledge and experience he has gained over the years to make sure critical details are not overlooked when he investigates your personal injury case.

  • Compassionate legal representation. During this difficult time, fighting with the insurance company should be the least of your worries. At Burk Injury Lawyers, we’re here to support you, handling the legal aspects of your case, so you can focus on healing.

  • Valuable resources: Christopher Burk has access to valuable resources that can increase your chances of winning your personal injury case. We often work with medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and vocational specialists to help victims like you recover.

  • Fearless representation in and out of the courtroom. Personal injury lawyer Christopher Burk is not afraid to go up against big insurance companies or powerful corporations to make sure the rights of his clients are protected.

Have Severe Injuries Left You Drowning in Debt?

The physical and emotional effects of severe personal injuries can take years before they heal. The visible and invisible scars can leave a lasting, or even lifelong, impression. All the while, the financial strain of an accident can bring you to the breaking point. Even the most careful of spenders can crumble under the weight of urgent medical bills and expenses. Pinching pennies may not be enough to help you stay afloat financially, especially if you’ve experienced a loss of income because of the accident. Unfortunately, insurance companies are in it for the profits. They offer quick-fix settlements, hoping that your desperate financial need will compel you to accept an amount of money far below what you need and to which you’re entitled.

Burk Injury Lawyers is no stranger to the tactics that insurance companies and wrongdoers use to minimize payouts. They will often try to cheat you out of compensation for:

  • Medical bills and expenses. You are entitled to receive money for emergency care, surgery, medications, medical treatment for regular and specialist care, medical devices, rehabilitative treatment (such as physical therapy), and mileage related to receiving medical care for your injuries.
  • Lost wages. If your injuries have prevented you from working, you can recover compensation for your lost past and future wages. Lost wages are typically calculated based on the amount of time you were unable to work, irrespective of any paid time off or sick leave you used.
  • Future medical costs. If your injuries require ongoing medical treatment, multiple surgeries, or in-home nursing care, you may receive compensation to cover these costs. In addition, you may receive payment for medical devices or necessary home or vehicle modifications.
  • Pain and suffering. Not every injury is visible. If your accident caused emotional trauma, significant physical pain, or the loss of enjoyment of life, you may be entitled to receive a financial award for your pain and suffering.

If the wrongdoer’s actions are egregious or intentional, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages serve to punish the wrongdoer and to help prevent similar behaviors in the future. Our Las Vegas car accident lawyers fight to ensure your recovery is maximized.

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Types of Personal Injury Claims Our Law Firm Handles

Since 2004, Nevada personal injury attorney Christopher D. Burk has fought for the rights of injured victims in a wide range of personal injury cases. Common types of personal injury claims we handle include:

Christopher Burk has successfully helped our clients win personal injury cases involving:

  • Bedsores
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken limbs
  • Amputations
  • Lacerations
  • Internal injuries

Understanding the Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

If another party’s actions or inaction caused your injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your losses. For your case to be viable, the following elements must exist.

  • Duty of Care. The wrongdoer must owe you a duty of care. Generally, everyone owes others in the community a duty of care, i.e., to act reasonably under the circumstances and avoid causing harm. For example, all drivers owe a duty to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians to drive responsibly and make reasonable choices when driving.
  • Breach of Duty. After we show that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, we must prove that the duty was breached. For example, if a hotel fails to maintain the sidewalks and parking lots, or fails to post caution signs near slippery floors, it may have breached its duty of care to the public.
  • Causation. Your Nevada personal injury lawyer will also need to show that the breach led to your injuries. It isn’t enough for you to have suffered injuries. We must demonstrate that the wrongdoer’s actions, or failure to act, caused your injuries.
  • Damages. We will need to prove that, because of the at-fault party’s conduct, you suffered physically, emotionally, or financially. Without actual losses, there is nothing to recover.

FAQs About Personal Injury Claims in Nevada

Here are some of the common questions people ask about personal injury lawsuits in Nevada.

Generally speaking, personal injury victims need to file a lawsuit within 2 years after the date of the accident. If this deadline is missed, you may not be able to recover compensation. An exception may apply to your situation, however. Speaking with a Nevada personal injury lawyer will help you determine your deadline and meet the requirements for filing a lawsuit against the negligent party.

Typically, personal injury lawyers do not charge you anything for legal services unless they win. Common practice is that the personal injury attorney may receive a set percentage of the total amount you recover when you receive your settlement or jury award. You and the attorney would discuss the percentage allocated to fees before you officially hire him or her. You may be responsible for paying legal costs, such as filing or record fees.

You should see a doctor after an accident, regardless of whether you think you are injured. This allows you to have a complete narrative of events. Some injuries appear minor, but develop into rather serious injuries later. Without this initial medical record to back up your claim, insurance companies and at-fault parties may attempt to dismiss your personal injury claim or blame you for the injury.