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As former insurance defense counsel attorneys, we have the insider knowledge on what it takes to win these types of cases. Therefore, we will use all possible resources at our disposal to get results, including our insider knowledge of insurance companies. Since we have formerly served as defense counsel for these insurers, we know how the “other side” thinks. This is a huge asset when handling a spinal injury case – we know exactly what questions to ask, and the right steps to take in order to get the compensation you deserve.
After a spine injury, every single detail can make or break a case. To cover all our bases, we make it a point to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident site, questioning witnesses and evaluating every detail that may contribute to your case. When you choose us to handle your spinal injury case, you choose lawyers that care about your personal and legal success.
Very profesional office , they do a very good job, I recommend them 1000%
15:37 28 Apr 21
Great lawyers know what they are doing. Tell them, Meisy send you.
04:08 20 Mar 21
I had 7 accidents my whole life and this law firm solve them all.
19:12 09 Mar 21
Gazda and Tadayon represented my father in a Personal Injury case. My father used their firm based on recommendations that they were both experienced trial attorneys with a reputation for achieving excellent results for their clients. Mr. Tadayon is a skillful negotiator with a great work ethic and respect for other’s integrity. Mr. Gazda’s combined experience and passion for litigating make this law firm the place where I discovered that other attorneys and doctors in town refer their cases. Highly recommended.
02:54 24 Jun 20
Mr. Tadayon is the best lawyer!! He helped me with a case I needed help with and walked me through everything I need and kept in contact with with everything!! I highly recommend him
17:57 27 Mar 20
Thank you to Mr. Gazda and his staff for their attention to my case. The staff were all so professional and they put my mind at ease. I am pleased with how they handled my case and I am completely satisfied with my outcome. I would recommend them to friends and family.
16:41 05 Mar 20
I had occasion to serve as a court appointed arbitrator of a few cases in which Lewis Gazda represented an injury victim in a claim for compensation. Mr. Gazda always represented his client very well by being totally in command of all of the facts of the case and presenting his client's claim in the best possible light.
00:38 05 Mar 20
I worked for Gazda & Tadayon for about four years. During that time, everyone I talked to who interacted with them as an employee, client, vendor or otherwise, had only the best things to say about them, and the firm. Afshin Tadayon and Lewis Gazda are first class attorneys who get results. I witnessed their ability of turning adversaries into lifelong referral sources. They have compassion for their clients and they care about their employees no matter what age or background they have. They are passionate and courteous. They always conducted themselves with professionalism and treated all parties with dignity and respect. Gazda and Tadayon was home to me.Mr. Gazda and Mr. Tadayon are committed to doing whatever is necessary to help their clients get the best outcome. They are not afraid to put in the hours and "walk the walk." I highly recommend Gazda And Tadayon.
00:47 14 Feb 20
Case was handled very professionally and the communication between attorney and us as the client were very well handled. They said they would handle it and that I wouldn't need to worry about anything and sure enough they were right.
17:18 07 Feb 20
They handled our case over the course of about 3 years and even as I was out of state they called and clarified lots of information over the phone and in person. The front office is exceptional
17:18 07 Feb 20
I was standing service treat you like family , Very knowledgeable and they treat you to the highes I am so proud being and then working for me.
18:56 27 Jan 20
Best service. Best everything all the way around. Very happy with all that has happened.
22:37 15 Jan 20
Great very friendly attorney he really met my expectations very professional staff
20:57 20 Dec 19
(Translated by Google) Excellent service, I would definitely recommend them, very professional, answer all your questions and solve your case quickly. Very savvy.(Original)Excelente servicio, definitivamente los recomendaría, muy profesionales, responden todas tus dudas y resuelven tu caso rápido. Muy sacdisfecha.
22:47 18 Dec 19
The service is very good and have solve my problems fast, I am very happy
00:05 18 Dec 19
I am grateful for the service I received and the painless experience , professionalism and caring staff.I will definitely recommend Gazda and Tadayon Law Firm .
19:53 17 Dec 19
I am very pleased with the attention and service I received from the Office of Gazda & Tadayon Law Firm . I received great assistance on my case and will definitely recommend them to friends and family.
19:49 17 Dec 19
This was an amazing experience team was great and friendly Im am very pleased with everything
23:53 03 Dec 19
This was the best experience. My first accident and the front office staff and the professional personal went out of their way to make this run without stress on my part..Thank you so much
19:48 27 Nov 19
I got referred by my friends after my car incidents Mr. Afshin Tadayon was so helpful, professional and free initial consultation. My case was...
These two gentlemen were able to settle out of court for a considerable settlement....keep in mind it takes time..
00:43 15 Oct 19
After a few lawyers drop my case. My case was referred to gazda and tayadon. My case was really difficult because I had gotten into different car accidents within a day part of each. After a difficult 5 years fighting my case I can finally say it's almost finialzed. Not only did they take my cases but also won it. From the start I knew there was a possibility I wouldn't recieve a dime not only was my medical and lawyers fees covered but come to find out I'll be getting a settlement check as well. Not only are they great laywers but great negotiators. I would highly recommend them to anyone.Thank you to Gazda and Tadayon and team for all they're hard work they put into winning my cases.
21:47 22 Aug 19
I would highly recommend Lewis and Afshin.They got my bills paid and a lot more money in my pocket than I expected. They represented me for my car...
Great Lawyers very personable. Lewis is very funny and Afshin is a great person,. I can only say if you want a personal experience and not feel pressured I think these guys would be your best choice. Just dont bet Afshin on a Muhammid Ali question while driving he will win the bet ; )
21:13 22 Mar 19
These guys are the best!
14:01 27 Jun 18
Excellent service. Mr. Tadayon explained everything thoroughly in every step of my process and helped me get compensated fully for my injuries all in a timely manner. Also fantastic and helpful staff!
21:37 09 Nov 17
Ghazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. They are the best accident attorney and personal injury lowers in lasvegas. Thank you so much for everything. 🙏🙏
03:22 07 May 17
(Translated by Google) Very good lawyers very attentive(Original)Muy buenos abogados muy atentos
18:55 09 Dec 16
I would recommend them to anyone in Las Vegas! I was in a car accident about 2 years ago and was left with burns on my arms. Thanks to Afshin Tadayon I am receiving a nice settlement that is more than i thought id ever get. I was by far the worst client, I never answered my phone and was hard to get a hold of. Afshin went above and beyond to handle my case and I am beyond grateful for that.
22:09 25 Apr 16
I had a slip and fall accident while walking my dog. I broke my ankle and thought I had a legitimate lawsuit. I was paying for a pre-paid legal service, but they weren't interested. I then contacted several of the attorneys that advertise on local TV. I was amazed that they didn't want to discuss my case in person. They disqualified me over the phone. I was eventually referred to Afshin Tadayon. I met him at his office and he agreed that I had a case. I was impressed with Mr. Tadayon from the getgo. He was professional, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable and confident with the outcome. I would have to say that the process went smoothly and quickly. The settlement was more than I thought it would be. I can't think of any way that it could have been any better. I couldn't believe that I was turned away by so many other attorneys. I highly recommend Mr. Tadayon.
05:12 17 Feb 15
Gotta say these two guys were great I had used them during a difficult interstate law suit and the driver at fault was all about counter action. Gazda and Tadayon really put my recovery first, all the doctors and treatment never came out of my pocket great settlement.
16:24 22 Apr 14
My experiences with Gazda & Tadayon are truly amazing. These attorneys are highly skilled and very professional when it comes to handling cases. Lewis and Afshin are always prepared to take on any sort of case that comes their way.When I was involved in a car accident, I was slightly injured but my car was wrecked! I was more concerned about how I can manage fixing my car first. Then I was told to visit the offices of Gazda & Tadayon to get a FREE consultation. Money is tight for me so I can't be spending much when my car is totalled! After we spoke, it wasn't much later til my case had begun. Then in no time, my case had been settled and the amount of compensation that these personal injury attorneys had got for me was outstanding. My car was fixed! Most of all my medical bill was taken care of!I can't thank these two hard working men enough!Definitely give Gazda & Tadayon two thumbs up!!
01:01 30 Jul 13
Gazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. After my car accident took place I was referred to them from one my clients. I went to them and expained my situation and they took the reins. They are hands down the best personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas. Thank you so much!
05:01 29 Jul 13
What Should You Do After Sustaining a Spinal Cord Injury from an Accident
Whether it’s from a car accident or because of someone else’s reckless behavior, a spinal injury can come out of nowhere. The results can be devastating for the victim and their family. Spinal cord injuries, or SCIs, can severely limit the victim’s ability to conduct everyday activities, and they often require costly medical treatment and long-term rehabilitation. Severe cases can cause mobility issues and paralysis (paraplegia), and can prevent the victim from going back to work. If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury in Nevada, you deserve rightful compensation and strong legal support. We are Gazda & Tadayon, the top injury lawyers in Las Vegas, and with over 50 years of combined experience with some of the most challenging spinal injury cases, we know how to get you the maximum compensation possible.
Most personal injury cases are complicated, but spinal cord injuries are a special case. It takes detailed knowledge of the brain, spine, and nerves to build the best case possible. At Gazda & Tadayon, we have helped hundreds of clients with brain and spine injuries, so we know precisely how to navigate even the most tricky cases. We note every detail of your individual case and consult with medical experts, which helps us build a full picture of the injury and maximize your claim.
It’s easy to forget how vital the spinal cord is to our everyday activities. It’s just as important as the brain in helping us work, play, and move, and any trauma to the spinal cord can cause severe disability and mobility issues.
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves housed inside the spine, and it transmits information from the brain to the body’s muscles, tendons, and bones. These nerve impulses allow a full range of movement. As important as it is, the spinal cord is fragile and vulnerable to outside forces. When a victim sustains an impact to the back or neck, such as in a traffic accident, accidental fall, or head injury, the bones in the spine can shatter, dislocate, fracture, or become compressed, causing problems with the spinal cord.
little to no sensation, including the ability to feel touch, heat, and cold
loss of bodily movement
loss of coordination
severe stinging pain
There are two types of SCI based on the loss of sensation and motor control in the body: incomplete injuries, which occur when there is a partial loss of sensation and motor control below the site, and complete injuries, where the victim loses all motor function and sensation below the site of the injury.
The extent of the paralysis, as well as the location, depends on where the injury is sustained on the spine. Typically, victims lose sensation and motor control below the site of the injury. Paraplegia (where the victim loses feeling in the legs and torso) and quadriplegia (where the victim is paralyzed in both the legs and arms) is common in severe cases.
The most important step you can take to ensure you receive appropriate compensation for a spine, brain or other serious injury is retaining the right firm to handle your case. No law firm can guarantee a legal outcome, but an experienced, aggressive personal injury firm with a successful track record like Gazda & Tadayon is more likely to provide the results you need.
No two serious injuries are alike, and lawsuits for serious injuries often take time. Settling a severe injury case before the real extent of your injury is known is a mistake that can cost you substantial financial security. Though spinal injury matters are notoriously complicated, our firm meticulously prepares each case for the courtroom.
Anyone whose negligence causes your injury can be held responsible. Motor vehicle accidents account for nearly half of all spinal cord injuries, and if the other driver was negligent, they are legally responsible for compensating you for your injuries. Falling accidents are the second leading cause of spinal cord injuries, and if the fall was causes by a negligent property owner, the property owner is responsible.
Nevada is a comparative damage state, so even if the defendant was partially negligent, you may still have a case. Settlements (or verdicts) in such cases are determined by the percent of fault attributed to the defendant. For example, if you’re found 25% percent at fault and the defendant is found 75% percent at fault and you win your case, your settlement will be approximately 75% percent of what it would have been if you had no fault at all.
If someone else acts wrongfully and harms your spinal cord, you could potentially have a claim for damages against them. The important thing that you must be able to identify is who actually caused your damages. If more than one person or entity did, then you could possibly bring the case against one or all of them for the entire amount of your injuries.
All four types of SCIs can be debilitating to the victim, but of the four types, cervical spinal cord injuries are regarded as the most critical form. These are caused by injuries to the cervical vertebrae, named C1 to C4, which are located in the neck at the topmost portion of the spine. They are thus responsible for almost all of the body’s nerve impulses, and any trauma to this area can result in complete and permanent paralysis. The patient can have trouble moving the head, and can even have issues breathing properly without assistance.
Thoracic Spinal Injuries
Thoracic spinal cord injuries are the second most severe. The T1 through to T2 vertebrae extend from the base of the neck down to the abdomen, and are considered the middle of the spine. Trauma to this area typically affects the lower body and legs and can cause sexual dysfunction and loss of bladder control.
Lumbar Spinal Injuries
In the lower back are the lumbar vertebrae, L1 through L5, which help control the bowel, hips, and legs. Lumbar spinal injuries to the area can cause mobility issues and a loss of control of the lower torso and legs (paraplegia).
Sacral Spinal Cord Injuries
Finally, the sacrum involves 5 vertebrae that are fused together, located above the tailbone. Trauma to this area, called sacral spinal cord injuries, typically causes sexual dysfunction, bowel issues, and bladder issues.
Many types of mishaps and accidents can result in spine injuries. Traffic accidents, like motorcycle crashes and car injuries, cause around 40% of SCIs every year. Falls are another leading cause of SCIs, and are more prevalent in the elderly. In some cases, unsafe working conditions and safety concerns in public spaces can cause SCIs due to falls, which can qualify as a premises liability case. Recreation and sports activities that include diving accidents typically account for around 10% of injuries to the spinal cord. Criminal acts and domestic violence can also lead to spinal cord injuries in the victim.
In any case, a spinal cord injury often involves a lengthy stay in a hospital which is then followed by many months or even years of rehabilitation. A survivor of a spinal cord injury might require on-going treatments and aid from different specialists as they try to recover. The costs of hospitalization and rehabilitation of a severe SCI, in addition to lost wages and emotional damages, can go into the millions of dollars over a lifetime.
Fortunately, victims can sue for damages as long as the injury was sustained because of the misconduct or negligence of another person, organization, or company. This even includes cases where the victim may be partially responsible for the incident. As long as the case can prove that the person at-fault was responsible for more than half the incident, they can be held liable for the injury. The percentage of fault is then reflected in the amount of compensation that can be collected.
As a result, there is a wide range of third party entities who can be sued for a spinal cord injury due to negligence. This includes drivers, boat operators, truckers and trucking companies, cab drivers and cab companies, cyclists, repair shops, manufacturers, homeowners, employers, teachers, caregivers, medical professionals and other healthcare providers.
Because of the complex nature of spinal injury law in Nevada, it’s critical that you explore your legal options and potentially file for damages as soon as possible. Our state law limits the amount of time after an accident that a victim can file for damages and claim compensation. Contact us today to assess your individual case in a timely manner.
With almost 30 years of experience, Attorney Lewis Gazda is one of the most respected lawyers in the Las Vegas community. Attorney Gazda specializes in both personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is recognized by his peers for his superior negotiation skills and extensive legal knowledge, earning the highest possible rating of AV Pre-eminent from Martindale-Hubbell.
Attorney Afshin Tadayon has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney in Las Vegas, with a diverse range of practice areas including personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and mass tort litigation. Attorney Tadayon formerly served as a defense lawyer for insurance companies; his insider knowledge of their legal tactics makes him a potent advocate for clients seeking the compensation they deserve after an accident.
Attorney Tadayon is ranked AV Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating reserved for only the top 10% of attorneys as designated by their peers.
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