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In Nevada, Legal Cases Can Take Years, and Then Years Again.

Here's an article about the Nevada Court system that we hope you will read, and share, because it's important.

Nevada Supreme Court Bogged Down.

NPR reports today that the Nevada Supreme Court is the busiest in the nation, and that's a very bad thing. Why? Because Nevada is one of just 10 states with no intermediate appeals court, our judges are simply overwhelmed by cases. It means that any time a case is appealed, whether divorce, probate,  personal injury, civil rights, or whatever, it has to go to the state supreme court rather than first passing through a mid-appellate court.

What does this mean for the citizens of Nevada? It means that results can take years to go through court, then even more years to go through appeals. The Nevada Supreme Court is just flooded by cases. Nevada has more than 330 cases filed per Supreme Court justice per year. To get a sense of how bad that is, Arizona, with a population three times that of Nevada, has around only 200, and Utah, with a very similar population to that of Nevada, has only about 100. Both of those states have appellate courts that help resolve many of the appellate cases.

Nevada Chief Justice James Hardesty asks "Do you want us working on precedential-setting cases, the most important cases... or do you want us to resolve drivers' license revocations or inmate disputes?" (source)

 

Why don't we have an appeals court?

Many states created appeals courts in the 60s and 70s, as state populations grew and court systems were re-worked. However, Nevada experienced most of its growth in the past 30 years, so we missed that wave of reform. Additionally, establishing an appeals court here requires a constitutional amendment to be approved by voters. Nevada voters have been suspicious of changes to the court system, and wary of the expense.

 

What do we need to do?

Nevada needs an appellate court. Our court system deserves to be free to face tough issues, and our population deserves quick justice for their legal issues. Right now we've got neither.

This election cycle, both political parties and the entire legal community are behind this change to the Nevada legal system. But there's no money to make people aware of how important this is.  That's why it's important you share this information.

The cost of an appeals court is only about 1.5 million dollars. That's less than one hundredth of one percent of our state budget, and it would mean years of relief for countless Nevada citizens, and it would take financial pressure off of programs such as the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

It's time Nevada moved forward on this important issue.

The stress of personal injury

The Stress of Injury

If you’ve been injured by another’s carelessness, you deserve reimbursement for your pain, suffering and expenses. Personal injury law is focused on getting you fair compensation.

Consequences of Injury

The most common side effect of an accident-related injury is stress. Whether dealing with the physical pain, the uncertainty of future finances, or the pressure placed on you by insurance companies and other corporations, the result is the same: lots of stress. Hiring a competent, capable and compassionate attorney can help. The proper attorney will alleviate your stress by helping you find solutions and guidance through the challenges.

The most common side effect of an accident-related injury is stress.

Your personal injury attorney can help you find the best medical resources, to get you through the pain and physical recovery. Your attorney will help you create a financial plan that will let you get back to the lifestyle you are accustomed to. And your attorney will stand up for you against the corporations which are only concerned with their bottom lines. This means that you can focus on the most important part of an accident: recovery.  Regardless of the injury’s severity, the proper attorney will ensure that the client has the best opportunity to retain his/her previous lifestyle, and be made whole again.

Clear Counsel Law Group: Personal Injury Lawyers.

Clear Counsel Law Group has the experienced attorneys to aide you in recovery.  Our attorneys will ensure that insurance companies live up to their promises, and give you the settlement that you deserve.  We minimize our clients’ obligations in the post-accident aftermath, and allow them to focus on recovery.

The severity of the injuries determines the costs of recovery.  As severity of the injury increases, costs increase, leaving a burdensome obligation to the injured party.  It is important to have a competent attorney to handle these matters and assist you in receiving adequate compensation.  Clear Counsel Law Group lifts the burden by managing the expenses and maximizing your compensation.  Our experienced attorneys have the settlement and litigation experience needed to maximize your likelihood of full recovery.

dealing with insurance companies

The Reality of Dealing with an Insurance Company

The Reality of Dealing With an Insurance Company.

When you are hurt, it’s common to expect an insurance company to take care of the costs. Whether it’s your own insurance company, or the insurance company of a responsible party, the cost of your injury needs to be taken care of. After all, it’s why insurance premiums are paid.

However, the reality is that an insurance company is a business. While you might think that it makes sense for the company to make good on the fact that someone (either you or the other party) has been paying premiums, the truth is that, as a business, it’s more about the shareholders and the bottom line. Paying out on your claim doesn’t really benefit the bottom line.

Instead of assuming that the insurance company is there to help, you might have to come to understand that the insurance company might try to convince you to accept a smaller payout than you deserve.

An Attorney Shows You’re Serious

Rather than accept what might not be fair compensation considering your injuries, it makes sense to question what the insurance company is offering. Since the insurer is going to have plenty of people to help back up its effort to avoid paying as much on your claim, it only makes sense for you to have the same sort of help on your side.

An attorney can be just the person to help you. An insurance company -- and sometimes your own insurance company is just as bad -- is going to look out for its own interests. Your interests are certainly not first on the list. Your attorney, though, is going to be on your side. You can usually trust your lawyer to act in your best interest.

Not only can a personal injury lawyer protect your interests, but he or she can also show the insurer that you are serious. You are more likely to get a more agreeable settlement (and get it in a shorter period of time) if you have an attorney. The insurance company knows that your lawyer has a good understanding of what’s normal and fair in situations like yours, and that he or she will be dedicated to getting that amount. The insurance company also knows that, when you have an attorney, you are more likely to sue if a suitable and reasonable settlement isn’t offered.

Even your own insurance company is mostly concerned with its bottom-line.

Your injury lawyer can also help you work through all the paperwork. When you’ve been injured, the last thing you want to do is try to make your way through tedious insurance paperwork, and you certainly don’t want to talk to pencil pushers who are trying to pressure you into dropping your claim, or accepting much less. A lawyer can take the pressure off. He or she can be your representative with the insurer, which means that he or she can act in your name to get things done. This leaves you free to concentrate on getting better, rather than trying to wrangle with the insurance company.

Bottom Line

It’s too bad that this is the reality of dealing with insurance companies. It would be nice if you could get the compensation you deserve without all of the difficulty. However, that’s not the way things work. As a result, it often makes sense to hire a personal injury attorney if you have been hurt. That way, you don’t have to do everything yourself. You can draw on the knowledge and experience of your attorney, and that is a powerful weapon when you are trying to get justice.

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