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Personal Injury

A severe personal injury can affect all aspects of an individual’s life, includingpersonal-injury employment, emotional well-being, quality of life, financial security, and family relationships. At the Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp, we understand this and are dedicated to helping victims of personal injury in Reno and surrounding areas obtain a fair legal resolution.

Defining Personal Injury

A person or corporation’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional harm can result in the personal injury of an individual. There are many circumstances in which a personal injury may arise. The following causes of personal injury are the most common:

It is important to note that all personal injury cases are unique. If you think you have a case, contact us today to discuss your circumstances.

Financial Compensation in Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury victims are entitled to recover financial compensation for all losses and costs they incur as a result of the accident or harm that caused the personal injury. The damages may include the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical disability
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Emotional trauma
  • Disfigurement
  • Property damage

Victims of personal injury should always consult an attorney before accepting any offers to settle from an insurance company or other negligent party. Sometimes an insurance company will make an offer much lower than what the victim deserves. An attorney can file a claim and either negotiate a fair settlement or take the claim to court.

Contact the Law Office of Matthew L. Sharp

If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury that is the result of another’s negligence or intent, please don’t hesitate to contact our law office to discuss your case. Bear in mind that there are statutes of limitations that may require that you act within a certain amount of time after the injury was incurred. We look forward to helping you.


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    March 31st, 2014

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