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Mercedes Ortega

A bilingual Litigation Legal Assistant at The Bourassa Law Group (BLG) since 2018, brings a diverse background and a journey from Mexico City to Las Vegas to her professional life. She immigrated to the United States in 1996 at the age of 12, fostering her multicultural perspective. Her early career experiences in customer service and hospitality laid the foundation for her passion for law. At 28, she transitioned to a career in law, earning an Associates in Paralegal Studies.

Mercedes’ journey reflects her adaptability. Beyond her legal career, she enjoys makeup artistry, embraces Dia de Muertos traditions, indulges in horror movies, and eagerly anticipates Halloween. Mercedes Ortega embodies personal growth, versatility, and commitment, both in her profession and her passions, making her a dynamic member of the BLG team.


Personal injury compensation is calculated based on a variety of factors, including the severity of the injury, the extent of any medical expenses and lost income, the impact on quality of life, and other damages such as pain and suffering. The amount of compensation awarded in a personal injury case will depend on the facts and circumstances of each individual case.

A personal injury lawyer is a type of lawyer who provides legal representation to those who have suffered a physical or psychological injury as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which covers civil wrongs and damages that occur as a result of negligence or intentional acts. They typically handle cases involving car crashes, product liability, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and more.

The questions you should ask may vary depending on your claim, but in general, they include the following:

  1. How long have you been practicing personal injury law?
  2. What is your success rate in personal injury cases?
  3. How will my case be handled and what is the estimated timeline?
  4. What types of damages am I entitled to receive?
  5. Are there any potential risks or downsides to pursuing a personal injury claim?
  6. Do you have any references from past clients I can contact?
  7. How much do you charge for your services, and what payment options are available?

It is best to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident or injury. This will ensure that you have the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve. The at fault party’s insurance company has a whole team of people working against you as soon as they find out about your claim. Shouldn’t you have someone working on your side?

A personal injury claim can be brought on the grounds of negligence, breach of statutory duty, or breach of contract. Negligence is when a person or entity fails to take reasonable care to avoid causing harm to another person. Breach of statutory duty is when a person or entity fails to comply with a law or regulation that is meant to protect people from harm. Breach of contract is when a person or entity does not fulfill the terms of an agreement that was made between two parties.

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