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Personal Injury

If you or a loved one are injured, it can be difficult to understand your compensation rights and navigate the legal process. You can rely on the The O’Mara Law firm to efficiently prosecute your case to get you effective results.  Contact us for a consultation in any of the following areas:

  • Motor vehicles
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Motor vehicles

After you are injured in a car accident, it can be stressful and difficult to ensure you are protecting your rights while you heal.  Our attorneys will diligently prosecute your case and guide you through the legal process.   The O’Mara law firm has years of experience prosecuting automobile accidents and dealing with insurance companies in a wide variety of motor vehicle accidents, including:

  • Car accident
  • Truck accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Bicycle accident
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Boating accident

To obtain compensating in a collision, you must prove that the other party was largely at fault.  Nevada has a comparative negligence law, meaning that you must show that the other party was 50 percent or more at fault for causing the accident. Any cause the plaintiff had in the accident does not prevent pursuing a case, as long as the plaintiff’s cause was less than 50 percent. Compensation is reduced by the plaintiff’s percentage of fault. For example, if the plaintiff is 20 percent at fault, and damages are $100,000, then recoverable compensation is $80,000.

Sometimes, the at-fault party’s insurance company may try to settle a claim for a nominal amount.  It is not advisable to discuss settlement or to provide a statement to any insurance company until you have sought legal advice and representation.

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, we can help.  Contact the O’Mara law firm for a free consultation.

Premises Liability

Have You Been Injured Due To a Negligent Property Owner?

When property owners do not do regular maintenance or take care of their property, injuries can result.  Liability  for those injuries will hinge on whether the dangerous property condition that caused your fall was more than trivial and if the owner (or person responsible for maintaining the property) knew or should have known of the condition.

Common Causes of Premises Liability Cases:

  • Dangerous public property
  • Dangerous roadways and sidewalks
  • Falling objects
  • Animal attacks and bites
  • Slip, trip and fall
  • Third-party liability
  • Tourist injuries
  • Unsafe workplaces

Talk with a lawyer early — understand your rights to compensation.

What to Do if You’ve Been Injured on a Dangerous Property

  • Document the injury: If you have been injured because of the condition of someone’s property, it is important to document the condition in a way that will show the physical characteristics of the height, width, depth, nature of the substance, etc. before someone goes out and repairs the condition. There are a few things you should do:
  • Take photographs: Use a ruler to photograph the dimensions of the defect. Get pictures showing the approach that you made to the defect, including what direction you were walking in. Many defects are not visible to even the most careful pedestrians.
  • Put away your shoes: After you fall, do not wear the shoes that you had on at the time of your fall again. They may have evidence of oil or other debris on the bottom that can be lost by continued wear. We need to have these examined by an expert. The available traction on the bottom of your shoes at the time of your fall is also often a subject for expert review.
  • Statute of limitations: It is important to act quickly if you have suffered an injury, as the statute of limitations for most personal injury actions is two years from the date that you were injured if you are an adult.

Wrongful Death

When someone is killed by the wrongful conduct or gross negligence of another, it is called “wrongful death.”  These are especially tragic cases that need the skill and compassion that the O’Mara law firm provides.

The O’Mara law firm is experienced in both wrongful conduct and gross negligence cases.  While nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, if your family member was the victim in a fatal accident, you may have a right to seek financial compensation.

There are also a range of compensation types we may be able to pursue on your behalf, including damages for:

  • Medical, hospital, funeral and burial expenses;
  • Compensation for the decedent’s pain and suffering, during any period of consciousness between the time of injury and death;
  • Losses suffered by the decedent’s spouse, children or next of kin, including:
  • Loss of financial support/earning capacity
  • Loss of service
  • Loss of care and comfort
  • Loss of gifts or other valuable gratuities
  • Loss of parental training and guidance
  • Loss of society and companionship

We also understand that wrongful death claims are not always about the money, but are sometimes necessary to prevent others from being killed in the same manner.  Whether it’s to seek financial compensation or to effect changes that can save lives, the O’Mara law firm will advocate for you on behalf of your loved one.

Act Promptly

You must act promptly after someone dies if you believe the death was because of someone’s gross negligence. There are time limits for you to act, called statues of limitations, which require you to bring a lawsuit within a limited period or risk losing the right to seek recovery.

If you’ve lost a loved one to the wrongful conduct of someone else, contact the O’Mara law firm for representation that gets results. Like all information in this website, this information is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.  This information is subject to the disclaimer.