Personal Injury

Reno Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injury law was developed in part to ensure that victims injured as the result of another's negligence have the legal avenues available to help them hold responsible parties liable for their actions. By pursuing the necessary legal action, victims and their families can also receive monetary compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial damages their injuries created.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, on another's property, or by a health care provider, Shook & Stone has the experience and determination needed to bring your case to a successful outcome. With more than $100 million in compensation recovered for clients since 1997, you can be confident that our firm has what it takes to win. Shook & Stone can be of assistance for any of the following situations.

Cases We Handle

Bicycle Accidents
Bicycling has become an increasingly popular form of exercise, recreation, and transportation. As bicycle riders must share the roads with motor vehicles, they are incredibly vulnerable to accidents and injuries. Driver negligence accounts for an overwhelming majority of bicycle accidents, and injured victims who file personal injury claims may be eligible to receive compensation for their damages.

Birth Injuries
Birth injuries to either a mother or newborn can be devastating and emotionally traumatizing. Although medical technology has eliminated many risks during pregnancy and delivery, birth injuries still occur. The negligence or failure to provide a reasonable standard of care by nurses, obstetricians, or hospitals are grounds for medical malpractice claims that can hold medical professionals liable for birth injuries.

Car Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of personal injury and death in America. Driver error, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and driving under the influence are common causes of car accidents. When driver negligence can be proven, victims have the right to file personal injury claims that can help them obtain compensation for their physical, emotional, and financial damages.

Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can be any serious physical damage resulting in extensive medical procedures, long-term treatment, and specialized care. As catastrophic injuries are life-changing experiences, emotional and financial damages can severely impact both victims and their families, making fair compensation a necessity.

Medical Malpractice
Nurses, doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers are required to uphold reasonable and accepted standards of practice for their patients. When negligence results in injuries or illnesses, injured patients can pursue medical malpractice claims that can allow them to obtain compensation for the damages that resulted. If you have been a victim of medication, surgical, or diagnostic error, you may be eligible to recover damages.

Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents have a high potential for resulting in injuries and fatalities. While motorcycle riders who were injured in accidents caused by another driver have the right to file personal injury claims, they commonly receive poor compensation. Highly disputed by insurance companies, determining fault in motorcycle accidents can pose difficulties during the claim process.

Nursing Home Abuse
Despite numerous regulations and public scrutiny, nursing home facilities continue to report many cases of abuse. Whether cases involve physical or emotional abuse or neglect, victims and families can take legal action to hold responsible caregivers liable for their actions, giving a voice to many who cannot speak up for themselves.

Pedestrian Accidents
Public safety is a big concern when it comes to enforcing traffic laws. Although many laws and regulations are in place to ensure that pedestrians are safe, auto accidents involving pedestrians still occur frequently. Personal injury claims can hold negligent drivers liable for their actions and can allow injured pedestrians to obtain compensation.

Premises Liability
If you or a loved one has been injured on another's property, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages you suffered. Premises owners are required to provide safe environments free from preventable harm. Their failure to do so can make them liable for injuries that occur on their property.

Train Accidents
Train accidents can be caused by a variety of situations, including malfunctioning traffic signs and signals, poorly maintained tracks and conductor negligence. Victims injured as the result of these and other similar circumstances can file personal injury claims in order to recover damages.

Truck Accidents
As massive machines with an inability to maneuver and stop quickly, 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and other large trucks can cause some of the most devastating injury causing accidents. Using our extensive knowledge of personal injury law and of the many federal truck regulations, our attorneys can help victims injured in trucking accidents obtain the compensation they deserve.

Wrongful Death
The death of a loved one is never an easy experience. When death is caused by the negligence of another, be it as a result of a car accident, medical malpractice or premises liability accident, families of victims can file wrongful death claims. By holding wrongdoers responsible for their actions, courts can award monetary compensation for the emotional and financial damages that occurred.

Comprehensive Legal Assistance

With 85 years of combined legal experience, our Reno injury attorneys have developed the strong analytical skills and knowledge of personal injury law that allows us to handle a variety of cases and personal circumstances. As a full service personal injury and disability firm, we provide our genuine support and experienced legal assistance during all facets of your case. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of another's negligence, contact Shook & Stone to learn more about the ways in which our dedicated and talented legal team can help.

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