Should Las Vegas Visitors Hire a Lawyer Back Home?

Many people injured in Vegas are visiting from some other state, whether California or Ohio or Vermont. Many come for vacation or their honeymoons, while others visit for business purposes. While here, they can get injured in a variety of accidents, including premises liability incidents like slip and falls or elevator accidents.

You might be tempted to wait until you return home to hire a personal injury lawyer. But there are important reasons to hire local counsel in Las Vegas. Give Ladah Law Firm a call to meet with an experienced Las Vegas premises liability lawyer.

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Evidence is Located Here

Your success at bringing a personal injury case will depend on finding evidence of fault. For example, if you fell in a casino because of uneven carpets, you need photographs of the defect or else have witnesses testify that they saw it. Without evidence, your claim will likely fail, and you’ll end up with no money.

When someone is hurt in Vegas, the relevant evidence is usually here in this city. It’s not back in Ohio or Virginia where you live. A lawyer back home can’t easily gain access to this evidence, so it would be unrealistic to hire someone in a different state. They would need to fly out to inspect the premises or talk to people, and valuable time will pass before they get out here.

In fact, any out-of-state lawyer will probably end up partnering with a Las Vegas law firm. You might as well cut out the middleman and quickly contact us directly. We can get started finding evidence to prove fault.

The Defendant is Here

Most businesses in Vegas have headquarters here, or at least major offices. These offices could have evidence that you need, like business records or inspection records. We also might ask the defendant questions under oath in a deposition. It’s convenient to have a Las Vegas lawyer handle the deposition, since we can easily attend and rescheduling isn’t a problem, as we are not traveling far.

Furthermore, state and federal law limit where you can sue a defendant. Chances are, you can’t sue a Las Vegas company in a different state unless they also have offices in your home state.

Las Vegas Defendants Usually Hire Vegas Lawyers

Whatever business you sue will probably hire local counsel. These are the lawyers we’ll negotiate with when trying to reach a settlement. The good news is that Ladah Law Firm has sat across the bargaining table from most of the law firms in this city. We know opposing counsel quite well, including their negotiation style, and we can use this knowledge to your advantage. A lawyer back home will not have this inside knowledge and will end up negotiating “blind.”

Your Trial Will Be Held Here

If you can’t settle a case, you’ll probably end up going to trial to determine liability and your damages. As mentioned above, you can’t sue a Las Vegas defendant anywhere. You can sue them where they have headquarters or where the accident occurred. Typically, that means a lawsuit in Clark County.

A lawyer can only represent you in court if they are admitted to the Nevada bar. A lawyer in a different state would need permission to handle your case in our state, and that often means partnering with a local firm.

As experienced Las Vegas lawyers, we know the state’s rules inside and out, including the Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure. It would take decades for an out-of-state lawyer to catch up on all the intricacies of these rules. Let us put our knowledge to work for you.

We Communicate Effectively with Clients

Many people hire a lawyer back home because they are worried about communication. If you live in Maine or Montana, you might fear you’ll never hear from us. We completely understand.

However, the fact is that technology has made it easier than ever to stay in touch. We can keep you in the loop on the status of your case regardless of where you reside. We have clients from around the country and communicate regularly via phone or email. If you have a question, someone on your legal team will be available to provide an answer within 24 hours.

Why Wait? Call Ladah Law Firm

After an accident, you might be eager to return home. But pick up the phone and call our office today, (702) 252-0055. The sooner we get started on your injury case, the more successful we can be. Call to schedule a free consultation.