Frequently Asked Questions
We have put together answers to questions we get asked the most.
If you can’t find the answer to your specific question, please feel free to contact us below.
How soon should I seek medical attention?
If you are injured due to a car accident or a fall, it is important that you seek medical treatment quickly. Delays in treatment can be very harmful to a case as it signals to the insurance company that the injuries are minor. I would advise people to have regular, consistent, reasonable treatment until they are better.
How do I prove my slip and fall incident was not from my own negligence?
Document the condition causing the fall, by obtaining photos of the condition and the surroundings. With any legal matter evidence is key. This same rule of thumb applies to motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, and all other personal injury matters.
Can social media hurt my case?
When it comes to social media, it is highly encouraged to refrain from posting ANYTHING related to your case, including incident description, photos, and/or treatment updates. Also, do not post about anything related to physical activity until your claim has been resolved.
Which auto insurance policy coverages should I consider to keep myself best protected?
Roughly every 1 of 8 drivers on the road are uninsured and the following policy coverages are recommended to protect you from having to pay for your physical injuries:
* Uninsured/Underinsured (UM/UIM) Motorist Coverage: UM/UIM coverage protects you if the at fault driver has no insurance or insufficient insurance to cover any related medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering claims.
* Medical Payments Coverage: Medical payments coverage will help with all related medical bills, even if the accident was your fault.
What happens if I pass away with no Estate Planning in place?
If you have no Trust or Will in place at the time of your passing, the legislature has put one in place for you. The Probate Court will look to these statutes to determine how your assets are distributed.
Is the cost of an Estate Plan worth it?
Estate Planning is one of the greatest gifts one can possibly provide to their loved ones. The cost of estate planning is minimal in comparison to the costs of probate. More importantly your loved ones will be able to reflect their memories with you in peace without being dragged through the probate court process.
I live out of state, how will this affect my case?
No worries at all, so do a majority of our probate and trust administration clients! We are able to use technology to minimize most potential delays due to clients being out of state.
Will I need to appear for the court hearings?
While you are always welcome to appear at your hearings, your appearance in general is not required. In the event that your appearance is required our office, we will notify you of such well in advance.
How long does probate take?
These cases are not cookie-cutter matters and the length of these cases depends on which type of probate matter you have. For small estate probate matters (for estates valued under $100k) they can be done possibly as soon as 30 days from filing. We will be happy to elaborate in greater detail during your initial consultation.
My loved one was not a resident of NV but has assets there, how do I probate those assets?
This situation is most often handled via an ancillary Probate matter. We will be happy to walk you through this process during your scheduled consultation.