Getting hurt can have a serious impact on your life. It can reduce your ability to work, it can lead to significant changes in the way you live, and it can take a major toll on your family as a whole.
When people are negligent or careless, innocent individuals can get hurt. If the careless actions of a person, business, or other organization seriously injured you or a loved one, you need experienced, hands-on legal assistance to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Raymond E. Areshenko has the skill and experience to handle your personal injury case. For a complimentary consultation with REA Law, please call 775-300-7594 today. Ray Areshenko serves clients in and around Reno, Sparks, and nearby areas of Nevada.
Please review the following sections to learn about our personal injury practice:
- What is personal injury law?
- How long do I have to pursue a personal injury case?
- Examples of personal injury
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Compensation in a personal injury case
- Why choose REA Law?
- Contact REA Law for a complimentary review of your personal injury case
An attorney who focuses his practice on personal injury law is dedicated to representing clients who have been hurt by the actions of others. However, simply being injured is not sufficient to receive compensation. Your attorney must prove that your injuries are the result of the liable party’s negligence or misconduct.
Personal injury cases occur in civil court. You, as the person bringing the lawsuit, are the plaintiff, while the person, business, or organization named in your suit is the defendant. Unlike criminal trials, the defendant does not face fines or prison time. Instead, should the jury find in your favor, the defendant will be responsible for monetary damages that compensate you for the injuries you have suffered.
REA Law has extensive experience with multiple types of personal injury cases. Common examples include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including those involving cars, motorcycles, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes
- Dog bites
- Slip and falls
- Injuries stemming from dangerous premises, such as negligent security and other unsafe conditions on the property
As you can see, personal injury law encompasses many different situations resulting in serious harm. If you’ve been hurt, it is crucial to act quickly and find an attorney with the knowledge and experience to build your case and pursue the just compensation you need to rebuild your life.
All personal injury claims are subject to time limits, known as statutes of limitations. These are laws governing the length of time you have to file suit against one or more liable parties for your injuries.
In Nevada, you only have 2 years to pursue an injury or wrongful death claim.
In the vast majority of cases, the clock is already ticking on your personal injury claim. Two years might seem like a long time, but delay might permanently prevent you from being able to attain the compensation you need and deserve.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, the best step you can take is to consult an attorney as soon as possible. Contact REA Law today for a complimentary evaluation of your case.
"Raymond helped me quickly and efficiently with my needs. I felt supported and he was very patient. Quick to respond. My family has used him twice now and would definitely trust Raymond with any future needs!!" - Amy, Avvo Review
Catastrophic injury can take many forms. Some of the most common examples of severe trauma encountered in injury cases include:
- Whiplash, soft tissue damage, and other injury to the neck and back
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal organ damage
- Bone fractures
- Scars and disfigurement
The most tragic outcome is the loss of your loved one. In the event that your family member dies as a result of injuries sustained in an accident caused by the negligence of another, REA Law can pursue damages on your behalf through a wrongful death claim.
Head injury is a common outcome of car accidents and other events caused by negligence. Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can negatively impact a victim’s life in many different ways, including:
- Physical: Persistent headache, insomnia or excess sleeping, loss of equilibrium, dizziness, loss of motor skills, seizures, sensory deficits
- Cognitive: Memory loss, disrupted focus, decline in higher-level mental function, speech difficulties
- Emotional: Changes in mood, aggressive behavior, loss of impulse control
If you sustained injury to your head in an accident, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention. Some incidents, such as a motorcycle accident, are more likely to result in a readily apparent wound (an “open head injury”). Oftentimes, though, TBI can go undetected without advanced imaging (a “closed head injury”). Without diagnosis or early intervention, this latter type of brain injury can lead to serious complications and even death.
Spanning from the base of the skull to the small of the back, the spinal cord serves a wide variety of functions. Therefore, injury to the spine can seriously impact quality of life, potentially resulting in:
- Full paralysis (quadriplegia)
- Partial paralysis (paraplegia)
- Diminished sensation in the extremities
- Sexual dysfunction
- Incontinence and digestive issues
- Problems with respiration
Being confined to a wheelchair is a tragic outcome of serious accidents. But, as you can see, it isn’t the only devastating complication that can occur in the event of an injury to the spine.
The lifetime costs of a spinal cord injury are staggering, and you and your family shouldn’t have to shoulder the burden when someone else is responsible for the harm you have suffered. At REA Law, Ray Areshenko takes action against all liable parties to ensure you get the compensation you deserve in your personal injury case.
Serious burns have both a physical and emotional component. In addition to the pain, scarring, and disfigurement commonly associated with burns, burn victims often experience depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other psychological issues.
Auto accidents are a leading cause of burn injuries, especially in truck accidents where the 18-wheeler is hauling flammable material. However, burns can also occur as a result of chemical exposure, scalding, and electrocution. Because burns have so many different causes, it’s important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney who can investigate the incident that caused your injury and take decisive steps to pursue the compensation you deserve.
In most personal injury cases, you will be pursuing compensation from an insurance company representing the defendant, rather than directly from the individual who caused the accident. Insurance companies don’t like to pay out, and they dedicate significant money and resources toward fighting legitimate claims. They may offer to settle your case, but the amount is usually much less than you could obtain should you take your case to court.
Raymond E. Areshenko knows how insurance companies work. They used to hire him to defend their insureds. Now he represents injured people in cases against the big corporations.
The type and amount of damages you may be eligible to receive will depend on the specific nature of your case. Generally, compensation in a personal injury case may be available for:
- Medical treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care costs
- Lost wages
- Future income you lose as a result of an inability to work
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
If you lost a loved one to the negligence of another, you may be eligible for damages covering economic expenses such as the cost of medical care and burial and loss of expected income, as well as non-economic damages for loss of companionship and support.
When you choose Ray Areshenko as your personal injury attorney, you will hire a lawyer who puts your needs and interests first. The time after an injury is stressful for you and your family. At REA Law, we pride ourselves on providing honest legal guidance informed by a sophisticated understanding of the way insurance companies operate in the event of a lawsuit.
Mr. Areshenko is licensed to practice in courts throughout Nevada. He has achieved an Excellent rating on prominent legal directory Avvo.
Clients of REA Law benefit directly from Mr. Areshenko’s experience. Your injury case is handled by our founding attorney himself, rather than being assigned to a paralegal, legal assistant, or other staff member who is not an attorney.
Start pursuing the compensation you deserve today. Call 775-300-7594 or email us for a free consultation to discuss your personal injury claim. REA Law serves clients in Reno, Sparks, and nearby Nevada.
Ray Areshenko also serves personal injury clients at his office in Sacramento, California. If you hurt in Northern California, call 916-800-6090 for your complimentary consultation.