After getting into a car accident I called Barbara and it was the best decision I ever made. She is amazing! I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer to represent me. She got me the best settlement to pay back my medi...
The fight with insurance companies is just as hard as fighting for your life after an accident. As long as you dont give up on yourself Barbara will fight for you. The staff at Kidwell and Gallagher were great as well. I...
These two are specialists in two related fields, personal injury and workmen’s comp. Both they and their staff were VERY responsive to me and my questions, and handled my case with patience and competence. I would,...
I feel like kidwell & Gallagher went above and beyond for me. Craig himself and his staff are so nice and helpful. I would highly recommend this law office for your workmans comp/injury needs. You will not be disappo...
The best place to go if you need good hometown lawyers. They are very informative and kept us updated on what was going to happen through out our case.
Was the best experience, we told them the problem and they took over everything, was such a relief. Always there to answer any questions and help is fast is possible.
I was at my job mountain crew changes there in the basement of kidwell and Gallagher
They weren’t able to help with my case, but they directed me to someone who could.
If you were injured in an accident, you might be desperate for answers. You want to focus on healing and recovery, but you don’t know where to turn for help. Get guidance from a lawyer at Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd.
With extensive experience working in Reno, Nevada, we know what it takes to get you fair compensation for your injury.
With more than 20 years of experience both in the courtroom and in negotiations, our lawyers can build a winning case that gets you results.
Pursuing a claim may seem overwhelming. We offer guidance throughout the legal process, explaining complex legal matters and ensuring your voice is heard.
If you were recently in an accident at work, in the community, or on the road, follow these steps:
By following these steps, you can gather evidence to help your injury case.
Each personal injury attorney at Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd. uses this evidence and other resources to fight for your rights.
Our personal injury legal team has represented clients at all court levels, from Reno and Elko district courts to the state supreme court.
Despite our extensive trial experience, we are a smaller firm that aims to stay personable and approachable.
When Should I Hire An Attorney?
It is advisable to hire an attorney as soon as possible to handle your case. Often times, your employer or insurance provider will not be looking out for your best interest. For this reason, it is essential to seek professional legal counsel and representation from a team who can help you protect your interests as soon as possible.
What Benefits Am I Entitled to in Nevada?
The State of Nevada’s workers’ compensation department provides three major types of compensation. These are:
1. Medical benefits to treat an injury
2. Lost wages benefits in the event that an employee is unable to work or can only work reduced hours.
3. Permanent disability benefits to compensate for a permanent physical injury or impairment.
Who Pays for My Benefits?
An insurance company hired by your employer or the employer itself will pay for your benefits should they be awarded.
How Much Will I Be Paid When I Am Off Work?
In the state of Nevada, injured persons must be compensated after missing more than 5 days of work as instructed by a doctor. If your doctor decides that you are totally unable to work, you are entitled to 66 2/3% of your average weekly wage. This type of compensation is called total disability (TTD) benefits.
In circumstances where you can still partially work, you are entitled to receive 2/3 of the difference between what you actually earn, and what you would have made if you had not been injured. This type of compensation is called temporary partial disability (TPD).
I Have an Old Work Injury. Can I Reopen My Claim for More Medical Treatment?
In the State of Nevada, yes. However, the right to reopen an old work injury case for more medical treatment is only applicable to injured employees who missed work due to their injuries or received a Permanent Partial Disability award for the claim.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire Kidwell & Gallagher?
Our team only charges legal fees if your case is successful. If our personal injury attorneys do not recover for you, we will not charge you attorney’s fees.
Will You Give Me a Preliminary Evaluation of My Case Before You Are Retained?
Our injury attorneys will be glad to give you a preliminary assessment of your case free of charge. However, our preliminary evaluation is limited as your case develops and we become aware of more facts and values concerning your case.
How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action?
The time window for taking legal action depends greatly on the specific facts of your case. To ensure that you aren’t too late in taking legal action, we strongly advise that you contact our firm as soon as possible for more information regarding your case.
How Do I Know How Much My Case Is Worth?
The worth of a specific case will always vary. Case worth is determined by a wide range of factors, including the nature and extent of the injury in question, lost wages, whether there is “comparative fault” and many other factors.
If I Miss Work Due to Case-Related Injuries, Will I Be Compensated?
In the state of Nevada, injured persons must be compensated after missing more than 5 days of work as instructed by a doctor. If your doctor decides that you are totally unable to work, you are entitled to 66 2/3% of your average weekly wage. This type of compensation is called total disability (TTD) benefits. In circumstances where you can still partially work, you are entitled to receive 2/3 of the difference between what you actually earn, and what you would have made if you had not been injured. This type of compensation is called temporary partial disability (TPD).
What Other Damages Am I Entitled To?
In the event of an auto accident, workplace injury, personal injury, or other accident, you may be entitled to receive damages in the form of medical bills, lost wages, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.
The damages you receive and the extent of these damages are determined by the specifics of your case.
Can I Still Get Medical Attention if I Don’t Have Medical Insurance?
If you have medical insurance, we recommend using it to get medical attention.
However, if you have no medical insurance there still may be ways of getting the medical care you need.
Our legal team would be happy to sit down with you to discuss these alternate avenues.
How Long Will My Case Take?
In cases involving injury, resolution is greatly dependent on the time it takes for you, the victim, to be properly treated. Only then can the value of your case be determined.
Once a case is resolved, the injured person must sign a release of liability agreeing to longer attempt to recover money from the insurance company or the party responsible for causing the injury.
For this reason, it is important to know just how much treatment you will need to recover fully before your case is resolved.
If Both Myself and the Other Driver are at Fault, How Much Can I Recover In Damages?
Nevada state law stipulates that each driver is responsible for his or her own fault. In an auto accident where each of you is 50% at fault, you can recover 50% of your total damages.
Can I Recover Damages if the Person Who Caused the Accident is Uninsured?
In most cases, yes. Most insurance providers have a stipulation for such instances, and will cover damages caused by an insured party to their policyholder.
If I am the Victim of a Hit and Run, Can I Recover?
Most insurance policies will cover their policyholders in the event of a hit and run or accident with an unidentified vehicle.
Can I Recover Damages Against a Drunk Driver in Addition to the Usual Damages?
You can argue punitive damages against a drunk driver. As their name suggests, punitive damages serve to punish a person whose conduct deserves punishment and can be very substantial. Punitive damages are typically limited to intentional acts; however, in certain circumstances, they may also be recovered against drunk drivers.
With more than 21 years of experience in complex litigation cases in Nevada, we have helped personal injury victims receive a fair compensation for the damage inflicted.