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.
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:
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.
See What Our Clients Say
“Chris works hard to get you the cash and care you deserve. His professional and friendly staff provide excellent support throughout the entire process. Chris supports veterans and made it his personal mission to help me and my family, thank you!”
“After getting knocked off my motorcycle by a careless driver, I knew I needed help. This was my first time being injured in an accident. Chris Burk and his team educated me on the process, kept me informed during my case, and got me way more than I ever expected. I can not thank them enough. If you are looking for a group of professionals that genuinely cares about their clients, will put your best interest first, and will work hard to get what you deserve, then you have found the perfect legal team to represent you.”
“Everyone at Burk Injury Lawyers was great with helping me with my case and keeping me informed on what was going on in the whole process. Chris was super efficient and helpful throughout the whole process. His case manager Mylee was awesome and followed up with me a lot via e-mail and over the phone to let me know how everything on their side was going as well as to see how my treatments were. Thank you Chris and everyone at Patriot!”
Mr. Burk did an amazing job when it came to my injury case. He even gave me his cell phone number. What other attorney does that? He followed up on a weekly basis, from Dr visits, to just checking on my well-being. I would highly recommend Mr. Burk to family, friends, & colleagues. Thank you again for all your help.
Mr. Burk handled my case with great professionalism and care. With his expertise he was able to save me medical expenses for unnecessary procedures as well as refer me to a great chiropractor. Knowledge and experience can be expected from Chris.
Chris’s passion for his clients and is beyond reproach. My needs were met from start to finish. If I could use one word to describe the experience ‘turnkey’ would best fit. After my accident and subsequent injuries I didn’t know how to approach insurance carriers to discuss my situation. Chris worked with me every step of the way in getting me the appropriate care needed for my injuries, damages and communicated regularly on all aspects of my case.
Chris was able to handle my case with ease. His office is set up so you can scan and email him your information. He took his time and he actually cared about my case! He gave me his personal cell phone and email. He was able to resolve the case quickly and efficiently. Chris and his staff are so easy to work with!
El Sr. Burk hizo un trabajo increíble en lo que respecta a mi caso de lesiones. Incluso me dio su número de teléfono celular. ¿Qué otro abogado hace eso? Él hacía un seguimiento semanal, desde las visitas del Dr., hasta simplemente verificar mi bienestar. Recomiendo encarecidamente al Sr. Burk a familiares, amigos y colegas. Gracias de nuevo por toda tu ayuda.
El Sr. Burk manejó mi caso con gran profesionalismo y cuidado. Con su experiencia, pudo ahorrarme gastos médicos para procedimientos innecesarios y recomendarme a un gran quiropráctico. Se puede esperar conocimiento y experiencia de Chris.
La pasión de Chris por sus clientes y está más allá de cualquier reproche. Mis necesidades fueron satisfechas de principio a fin. Si pudiera usar una palabra para describir la experiencia, “llave en mano” encajaría mejor. Después de mi accidente y lesiones posteriores, no sabía cómo acercarme a las compañías de seguros para discutir mi situación. Chris trabajó conmigo en cada paso del camino para obtener la atención adecuada necesaria para mis lesiones, daños y me comunicó regularmente sobre todos los aspectos de mi caso.
Chris pudo manejar mi caso con facilidad. Su oficina eatá configurada para que pueda escanear y enviarle su información por correo electrónico. ¡Se tomó su tiempo y realmente se preocupó por mi caso! Me dio su teléfono celular y correo electrónico personales. Pudo resolver el caso de manera rápida y eficiente. ¡Es muy fácil trabajar con Chris y su personal!
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:
- Nursing Home Negligence in Las Vegas
- Ride Share Negligence
- Slip and Fall Incidents
- Las Vegas car accident
- Premises liability (e.g., hotel injuries)
- Dog bites
- Daycare injuries
Christopher Burk has successfully helped our clients win personal injury cases involving:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken limbs
- 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.