Valerie Gray

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Ms. Gray was born and raised in Nevada and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Lee Business School in 2014. Ms. Gray then continued her education earning her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Lee Business School in 2017.

Ms. Gray worked as a clerk for The Bourassa Law Group, and subsequently as a student attorney at the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic. She was admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 2018 and has joined The Bourassa Law Group as an associate attorney. In her spare time, Ms. Gray teaches dance classes and advocates for special needs foster children for the Clark County School District.

Frequently asked questions

The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.

The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.

No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.

It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.

Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.