No one ever wants to need a personal injury lawyer. It means that something unfortunate has happened, something you would never wish for but need to deal with. And figuring out what to do can seem complicated.
How does one person sort out the options when there are so many law firms?
Answer: The right lawyer isn’t necessarily the one you see on billboards or in all the television commercials. The right lawyer is not just the one who will settle first.
You need an attorney who will listen carefully, understand all the details, and take your best interests to heart to get you the recovery you need and are entitled to, even when that includes going to court. The most important thing you can do for yourself is to make sure your attorney has significant trial experience, is ethical, and is a good communicator. Those factors will make all the difference in your experience throughout the personal injury process.
We know how to win for you
At Mazzeo Law, we prepare your case to go to trial and win. Why? When we show an insurance company that we are willing to fight for our clients all the way to trial, they are more likely to take us seriously and negotiate more reasonably. With more than two decades of trial experience and a winning reputation, Peter Mazzeo’s skills on the court room floor make him a top choice for case referrals by other attorneys.
As one of Nevada’s leading trial attorneys, Peter was awarded the 2018 “The National Trial Lawyers Top 100”; the 2016 and 2017 Las Vegas’s Top 100 Lawyers of the Year by MyVegas Magazine; and top Nevada Legal Elite lawyer in 2018 by Nevada Business Magazine. As a Legal Elite award-winner, Peter ranks among the top three percent of attorneys in Nevada. Peter has also favorably argued complex multiple issue appeals to the Nevada Supreme Court in Carson City, Nevada and has obtained multi-million dollar settlements, for clients even without a trial.
Why does this experience count in what you may feel is a “small” case in comparison? Because no case is small to you, which means no case is small to us.
There are many kinds of personal injury cases: pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle or car accidents (including Lyft and Uber), wrongful death, the failure of a product to do what it promised, a slip and fall, a vicious animal attack, even an accident that causes a spinal cord injury or death. Any of these circumstances can have a huge impact on your life – physically, financially, and emotionally – and if that is the case, you need the best representation.
How do we know what your personal injury claim is worth?
This depends on a lot of different things, and we are here to help you understand all the possibilities. The answer is based on the following aspects:
- How were you injured, and how severely were you hurt? (Some injuries are permanent and devastating; others are more temporary, but can still change your life. We have handled cases dealing with spinal cord injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injury, hip fractures, whiplash, leg and arm fractures, paralysis, lumbar (back) injuries, cervical (neck) injuries and even death.
- What were the circumstances around your injury? What or who was the cause?
- Have you suffered any kind of a permanent impairment?
- Have you experienced significant medical bills as a result?
- Have you suffered a loss of earnings? Has this affected your ability to pay your mortgage or other bills?
- What has been the nature of your pain and suffering?
We will go through all these topics with you so that we have a full understanding of your situation, and we’ll help you find all potential sources of compensation. If you were injured and it was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your past and future medical treatment, past and future lost income, pain and suffering and lost enjoyment of life. Your spouse may be entitled to recover loss of consortium.
According to the American Bar Association Journal, the top complaint consumers have about their attorneys is a failure to communicate consistently and effectively about their cases. At Mazzeo Law, we know that you need information, you need to understand the process from beginning to end, and you need to be able to speak to your attorney and know what is going on with your case. We do this with every client. We pride ourselves on keeping you in the loop every step of the way.