Personal Injury Attorneys in Reno, NV

Reno's Top Personal Injury Attorneys

If you’ve been injured, you need Nevada’s top trial attorney. Hire a proven trial attorney to take on the insurance company. Recently, our personal injury attorney, Mathew A. Work, was honored as Nevada’s Top Trial Attorney by 100 National Registry. 

Your life shouldn’t be negatively impacted by the carelessness of someone else. You need a Reno attorney who is familiar with the courts, the system, and more importantly, a personal injury attorney who has the skills to take your personal injury case to trial. As a former criminal prosecutor, attorney Mathew A. Work has unmatched trial skills.

Call today to schedule to speak to one of our top personal injury attorneys. Carlson & Work is Northern Nevada’s #1 rated and reviewed law firm.

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Carlson & Work is a Reno-based personal injury law firm that has the ability to effectively litigate your case throughout Nevada. While no attorney can promise success, we aim to recover winning compensation for our clients. We invite you to meet with us and learn how our personal injury lawyers can help you make informed decisions about the legal representation you will need.  

Reputation & Results Matter

When you hire a personal injury attorney consider two things (1) their reputation and (2) the results they obtain. Carlson & Work is one of Nevada’s top-rated firms. Attorney Mathew Work is widely considered by his peers as one of Nevada’s top trial attorneys. Together, we have obtained the winning combination you need to obtain the best result and obtain the justice you deserve. From start to finish, you will be up to speed and informed as to the progress of your case. Should trial become necessary, together, we will be prepared as your personal injury attorney.

Accidents happen in the blink of an eye. They can often be life-changing. At Carlson & Work, we specialize in personal injury and accident cases throughout Nevada. We assist those injured by negligent or reckless behavior. We also assist families who have lost loved ones in cases of wrongful death. Our personal injury lawyers are here to support you during these trying times. 

Types of Personal Injury Cases

  • Vehicle Injury
  • Premise Liability
  • Motorcycle Injury
  • Bicycle Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Property Liability
  • Back injury
  • Car accidents & collisions
  • Construction accidents
  • Defamation
  • Drunk driving injury
  • False imprisonment
  • Product liability
  • Slip and fall
When you retain Carlson & Work you will have a dedicated attorney by your side.

Client Testimonials

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Lauren R.
Kathleen is an exceptional attorney. Throughout my divorce, she provided unwavering support, sound advice, and showcased unmatched professionalism. Her expertise and compassion made a challenging time more manageable. Highly recommend her services to anyone in need of a diligent and understanding legal advocate.
Kimberly A.
Carlson and Work is absolutely top notch in everything they do, communication, preparation, honesty, everything about the way they operate their firm is top flight and refreshing. If you’re in a bind, give the a ring!
Fer A.
If you need someone in your corner, during the most challenging parts of your life, Mathew Work is the kind of guy you hope to have in your foxhole with you. He will fight tooth and nail for you like family and speak to you with bluntness lost in these times. He is simply the best.
Ana A.
I can’t thank Mathew, Rebecca and the team for everything they have accomplished in such a short amount of time, in a couple months, I went from hopeless to so hopeful about what my future and my family’s future holds!
Jacqueline
I had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Carlson and Nichole in my custody case. They were compassionate, professional, and always told me how it was, even when the news was difficult. I really respect their humble approach to dealing with clients and their willingness to explain things multiple times to make sure I understood exactly what was happening throughout the entire process of my Litigation, if you’re in a bind, these are your people!
Saira M.
The entire team at Carlson Work was communicative, kind, and very honest throughout my entire time with them. I was represented by a previous firm, and this firm was able to accomplish in four months with the other firm, couldn’t accomplish in nearly 2 years regarding my custody case five stars isn’t enough to express my gratitude to the team.
STEPHANY JACQUELINE SÁNCHEZ M.
Carlson & Work is made up of kind people with hearts of gold who are willing to go to battle for their clients! I am so grateful they still build business on principles!
SAMPEDRO HOYOS NOE R.
Kathleen fought for my family like she was part of it. I'll never forget the life changing impact attorney Mangan has made for the health and well being of my children.
Marco Antonio Zepeda G.
If you're dealing with family law stuff, you've got to check out Rebecca and her team at Carlson & Work. They really know their stuff and they get how tough these situations can be. Rebecca is super understanding and makes you feel like you're not just another case. Her team is all about making things clear and less overwhelming for you. They're really supportive and make a hard process a bit easier to handle. Seriously, for anything family law-related, Rebecca and her crew are the people you want on your side. They're awesome.
Paul A.
Matthew Work is a lawyer who's not just great at his job, but he's also super kind-hearted. He really listens and cares, making you feel supported and not just like another case. It's like talking to a friend who knows all about law. He makes the whole legal thing feel less scary and more human. It's awesome to have a lawyer who's not only smart but also genuinely cares about you.
Response from the owner: Thanks so much for the kind words.
MENDOZA OSEGUERA SAYURI Y.
The entire support staff was on top of communication and made working with the attorneys streamline. I really appreciated that I was always kept up to speed and given option to collaborate with the progress of the case. I can’t recommend this team enough. Five stars.
diana marlene salas S.
I was referring to Mathew Work for an injury case by my Barber, he was all the hype and more. Down to earth guy and spoke to me like a human throughout the process. Very happy with my settlement and the way my case was managed by Mathew.
Argut S.
I went through a very long child custody battle with Rebecca. She never gave up on me, never lost hope, and in the end I was awarded primary physical custody. Thanks to her hard work.
Kimberly C.
I am extremely pleased with the firm's handling of my case. Their expertise and support throughout the process were invaluable. Everything was conducted in a timely and professional manner. The outcome exceeded my expectations, and I highly recommend their services to anyone facing similar legal challenges.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for the kind words! We greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day.
Emmanuel G.
Five. Stars! This law firm is one of the best businesses and group of professionals I've ever worked with. Look no further it doesn't get better in Reno.
Response from the owner: Mr. Garcia, thank you for taking the time to share this. It means a ton to us.
jessica ramirez R.
Mathew and Lauren were the two attorneys I interfaced with during my case. They were both patient, dynamic and honest. They set expectations and kept me up to speed throughout the entire court process.
Response from the owner: Thank you Jessica! We agree, Lauren is an amazingly hardworking attorney.
EDWARDO “CK” H.
I can’t think you all enough. You were patient, kind, dedicated for the last six months, and we finally achieved the results. We set out too. If you’re like me and looking for honest and aggressive, legal assistance, this is your team.
Response from the owner: Thanks Ed! We are thankful for you.
Abbie
Mathew and his team were incredible to work with. Obviously, anytime you’re working with an attorney. It can be otherwise stressful but somehow this team makes it very stress-free and personal.
Response from the owner: Thans Abbie! We do our best to do what's right for our clients! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words.
Eren S.
I've got to give some real talk about my attorney, Mathew. At first, he might come off a bit rough around the edges, and I won't lie, it took me a minute to get used to it. But, as time went on, I started to truly appreciate that side of him. It's like his no-nonsense approach is actually one of his strengths. He cuts through the fluff, gets down to business, and genuinely has your back. Weirdly enough, I've come to love that about him. If you want someone straightforward and fiercely on your side, Mathew's the real deal.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to share this!
Louis D.
I've got to share about my experience with my custody attorney, Lauren. Going through a custody battle is never easy, but Lauren was a true anchor throughout. She didn't just feed me legal jargon or false promises. She was honest from the get-go, even when the truth was hard to swallow. And you know how sometimes it feels like you're in the dark with legal stuff? Not with Lauren. She made sure I was always in the loop and understood each step. It felt like I had a friend guiding me, someone genuinely on my side. If you're diving into the maze of custody battles and need a steady hand, Lauren is the one you'd want by your side. She's been a godsend.
Response from the owner: We agree, Lauren ROCKS!
Alessandro S.
Had to write this about Mathew Work – he's such a breath of fresh air in the legal world. I've met lawyers before, but none as approachable and genuine as him. The whole time we worked together, he kept things real and was straight-up honest, no sugarcoating. It felt like having a knowledgeable friend on my side, guiding me through everything. If you're looking for someone down-to-earth and trustworthy, Mathew's your guy. So glad I found him.
Response from the owner: Mr. Work.. WORKS really hard to help all his clients. Thank you!
Welen E.
Lauren Driscoll stands out as an exemplary attorney in the realm of family law. Her intelligence and keen understanding of the intricacies of the legal system are commendable. More than her vast knowledge, it’s the way she took the time to meticulously explain the family law process to me that left a lasting impression. With Lauren, I felt informed, empowered, and confident at every turn. I can’t express enough gratitude for her guidance and support throughout the entire process. Highly recommended!
Response from the owner: Isn't she great! We are very grateful for your kind words.
Toby H.
Rebecca Carlson is an exceptional attorney. Her aggressive approach ensured we were always a step ahead, and her meticulous preparation before trial was evident. Meeting with Rebecca to discuss questions was invaluable; it not only showcased her commitment but also significantly eased my nerves. Truly grateful for her unparalleled dedication and expertise. Don’t wait, call this girl today!
Response from the owner: We couldn't agree more, Rebecca is one of the hardest working women you will ever meet. Thank you for recognizing her hard work.
Zhang A.
Rebecca was absolutely spectacular throughout my case. She exceeded at preparatory efforts and I felt reassured knowing what was coming next. What a pleasant surprise working with lawyers! Five stars!!!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your amazing review!
SOLIS CAMACHO MARIO A.
I was referred to Rebecca by a close friend, who had similar positive results. She is an absolute force to be reckoned with. Five stars!Thanks Becca!
Response from the owner: Thank you for the awesome review! We appreciate you!
Maria M.
Rebecca is an amazing lawyer who really gets it. She took the time to listen to all my custody concerns, showing she truly cared. Not only did she understand what I was going through, but she also worked wonders in court. Thanks to her, we got great results. It felt like having a friend in my corner who also happens to be a legal whiz!
Response from the owner: We always work hard to try to understand our clients at a personal level. Thank you for seeing that quality in us and sharing your opinion!
omar O.
What sets Mathew Work apart is not only his legal acumen but also his dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. He fought tirelessly on my behalf, and the results exceeded my expectations.If you're in search of an attorney who combines expertise, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to your case, I wholeheartedly recommend Mathew Work. He is a true advocate for justice, and I am grateful to have had him by my side.Thank you, Mathew , for your outstanding legal representation and for making a positive impact on my life.
Mauro T.
The entire team was patient and on top of tasks as the case progressed. If you're looking for a law firm that gets results, these are your people! Five stars!
Crystal W.
Rebecca’s dedication and expertise shine through in her tireless efforts. Her commitment to achieving favorable case outcomes is evident, making her a valuable asset to the firm.
Melania A.
Kathleen and the entire staff at Carlson & Work offer more than just friendliness. They provide unwavering support, standing by their clients throughout the legal challenges they face.
Mr. J.
Lauren’s standout attribute is her exceptional communication skills. She not only communicates promptly but also excels in simplifying complex legal jargon, ensuring clients fully comprehend their situations.
Patrick M.
Rebecca Carlson deserves nothing less than five stars. In court, her performance was unparalleled, clearly outshining the opposing attorney. Rebecca’s preparation was evident, showcasing her dedication and meticulous attention to every detail. What stood out even more was her passion, driving her to advocate fervently for my cause. She was unquestionably more prepared and passionate than her counterpart. Highly recommend Rebecca for anyone seeking top-notch legal representation.
Ago G.
Carlson & Work’s excellence in communication goes a long way. Their responsiveness and clarity in explaining legal matters instill confidence in their clients, ensuring you’re always in the loop and understand the process.
Fabio A.
Five stars aren't enough for Mathew Work! Prior to engaging him, I had another attorney where I only ever managed to speak with the supporting staff. The contrast was night and day when I switched to Mathew. He took charge of my personal injury case with an unparalleled personal touch. Every call, every query, every concern – it was always Mathew directly addressing them, ensuring I felt valued and informed. His deep commitment and passion for his clients' well-being is evident in his direct involvement. I can't express enough how much his hands-on approach made a world of difference in my case. Truly exceptional service!
Agata M.
Five stars for Kathleen and Lauren! Amidst a grueling family law trial, their tenacity, expertise, and unwavering support were invaluable. Their combined efforts and dedication ensured the best possible outcome. A dynamic duo that shines even in the toughest situations. Highly recommend!
Carolina L.
Mathew Work is remarkable! Navigated my personal injury case swiftly and thoroughly. His expertise made the process smooth and stress-free. Highly recommended for his efficiency and precision!
Alegría M.
Rebecca Carlson is a phenomenal attorney. Not only was her pricing remarkably affordable, but her patience and thorough explanations throughout my case were incredibly reassuring. Rebecca made a point to keep me informed about the billing and consistently updated me on the progress of my case, ensuring transparency and understanding at every step. I felt in safe and competent hands. Highly recommend her exemplary services!
Psic. Araceli B.
Working with Carlson & Work was truly a stress-free and positive experience. The entire team was super friendly and always ready to help. They made sure to keep me in the loop, ensuring I understood every step of the legal process. Communications were clear, and all my questions were answered promptly and simply. I felt supported and valued as a client. Their professional yet down-to-earth approach made them stand out. I highly recommend them!
Ara M.
Lauren has been an incredible impact on my life and my family. She is kind compassionate and sharp. Look no further if you can't risk the outcome of your case!
Sandra A.
Kathleen has been remarkably savvy and direct. She is firm, aggressive and smart beyond measure. If you are looking for one of the best, Kathleen is your girl!
Melissa C.
Kathleen has been a complete savior for my family and life. She is thoughtful and whenIt can to the day of trial, she exceeded and expectations. A true gift to my family and children.
SinCityCane
Carlson & Work is full of kind an compassionate professionals. Blown away by their empathy and dedication toMy family. Five stars!
Jose T.
I would always recommend this law firm, very professional, works with you in every level and always brings it. Rebecca brought justice and pictured it for the judge to see it clearly. I can't thank you enough, God bless you.Thank you,Jose
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Personal Injury Overview

The general field personal injury encompasses several types of injuries and accidents. In Nevada, the severity and depth of a personal injury claim depends on the type of injury sustained from the given accident and other factors. While almost any kind of accident can develop into a personal injury case, not every incident will end in legal liability. The following will review some of the more common injuries in a personal injury case.

Car Accidents

Many personal injury cases locally involve Reno Reno car accidents. While some states follow a “no-fault” law where the driver who caused the car accident cannot be sued, Nevada is not a “no-fault” state, meaning that a person in the state of Nevada who was injured as a result of a car accident that was not their fault may be able to seek compensation for their injuries.

Slip and Fall Accidents

It is the legal duty of any property owner to keep their establishment free of any dangers that could result in the injury of an innocent person. For example, if a person slips and falls on a liquid substance on the floor of a grocery store, that person may be eligible for a personal injury claim.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death personal injury claims are a result of a person dying due to the negligent act of others. This would occur in any instance where someone has a legal duty of care towards someone and fails to uphold that duty. For example, a pedestrian fatality could likely result in a wrongful death claim.

Medical Malpractice

Doctors and health care professionals are responsible for upholding the same appropriate medical standard of care to each patient they treat. Failure to do so can result in serious injury of the patient. Medical malpractice personal injury claims can be complex and difficult to prove, so it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney if you believe you have a case

Nevada Personal Injury Law FAQs

Personal injury law is the process of enacting legal defense through civil lawsuits due to physical or emotional harm that arose from negligence. Also known as tort law, personal injury law allows the victim of a negligent act to receive compensation for their injuries. Compensation will only be rewarded when negligence, injury due to the failure to use reasonable care, has been established.

A personal injury claim typically involves an injury to a person in one of three ways:

  • Physical bodily impairment
  • Emotional suffering
  • Pain and discomfort

Physical bodily impairment encompasses any injury that a person sustains on their actual body during an accident. For example, if someone were injured in a reckless car crash, they are considered to have sustained actual bodily harm. Emotional suffering involves a vast scope of injuries usually as a result of libel or a threat to the injured person. Pain and discomfort are concerned with how the accident has altered the injured person’s daily activities and lifestyle.

Negligence is established in a personal injury case once it is proved that:

  • The Defendant had a legal obligation of duty towards the injured person.
  • The Defendant did not uphold their duty of care.
  • Plaintiff’s sustained injury was a direct result of Defendant’s failure to uphold their duty of care.

The goal of personal injury law is to return the injured person back to the position that they were in before the accident. Oftentimes, it is not possible for this to happen, so instead, the injured person is compensated in other ways. This compensation usually comes in the form of money, whether it be to make up lost wages, medical expenses, funeral expenses, or pain and discomfort damages.

The process of filing a personal injury claim is oftentimes strenuous and complicated. A qualified personal injury attorney can significantly streamline and simplify a personal injury claim proceeding. Contact Carlson & Work at 775-386-2226 for personal injury law guidance in Reno, Nevada. 

In Nevada, personal injury law requires that a driver carry minimum coverage of $25,000 for bodily injury or even death of one victim in a single-vehicle accident. Personal injury law in Nevada further requires a minimum of $50,000 of motor vehicle coverage in the event that two or more victims are injured. Lastly, Nevada motorist must carry at least $20,000 for any property damage which occurs in a vehicle collision. Unfortunately, the policy details and limits are not always disclosed without a fight. That’s why you need an experienced, reliable, and proven personal injury attorney by your side.

Personal Injury Case Timeline

If you have been injured in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. This claim timeline can be confusing and long, especially if you have no prior knowledge of the format and logistics of the personal injury process. Below is a brief explanation of the timeline of a personal injury case. 

Evidence is a crucial aspect of a personal injury case. It important to gather as much evidence as possible about the accident that occurred and the injuries you sustained. The type of evidence that should be collected includes:

  • Multiple photos and videos at the scene of the accident from as many angles and perspectives as possible. These photos should include any damage that the accident caused before and after anything is moved.
  • Calls to emergency services for any medical treatment needed.
  • Calls to law enforcement to create a police report.
  • Contact, insurance, and vehicle information from everyone involved in a car accident.
  • Information from any witnesses of the accident, as well as the witnesses’ contact information.
  • Any documentation of the accident, including reports to those around the accident, medical expenses, lost wages due to the accident, and insurance letters.

Many minor personal injury claims can be settled before a lawsuit is filed. A lawyer can help negotiate with another attorney or the defendant’s insurance company to reach a settlement that is sufficient enough to compensate for the victim’s injuries. Normally, this will occur through a written demand letter where you and your lawyer will ask for a high amount of financial compensation from either the insurance company or the defendant. Negotiations over this demand will occur until the parties either come to an agreement or decide to file a lawsuit.

If the two parties cannot reach a settlement, a lawsuit will commence with the filing of court documents. Typically, an attorney will prepare and file a complaint that identifies the legal basis for the personal injury lawsuit. Within this complaint, the attorney will establish negligence using the gathered evidence from the accident. The complaint will also enclose the compensation that the injured person is requesting for their personal injury.

Before going to trial, the parties can attempt to reach a settlement on their claim through mediation. If a settlement is not reached at mediation, the case will go to trial. The length of a personal injury trial varies greatly due to the complexity of the case. The personal injury trial can be half a day, a full day, a week, or longer. At the trial, a judge will decide how much compensation the injured person should receive.

Once the judge has ordered the amount of compensation that the injured person should receive from the defendant, the case will be complete, and the injured person will be able to collect their compensation.

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