If you or your loved one has recently been involved in an accident, our hearts go out to you. At our firm, the majority of cases we represent involve collisions of some kind, whether they be car, truck, or motorcycle crashes. So, we understand how devastating an accident can be. After all, car wrecks often damage that which is most precious to you — your health, your vehicle, your finances, and your career. You may assume that your insurance company will go to bat for you, and they probably will, but the other party’s carrier will likely swing back. Having a trusted attorney on your side can be the variable you need in order to have a fair shot at recovering reasonable compensation.
WHAT TYPES OF COMPENSATION CAN I RECEIVE?
Because car accidents have such wide-reaching effects, you can be compensated for a variety of factors. First and foremost is your health. Car accidents can lead to serious injuries and rack up unimaginable medical bills. Someone will have to pay for these, and it should be the party at fault. Additionally, you may be paid for loss of earning capacity and time away from work, as well as pain and suffering.
HOW IS NEGLIGENCE PROVEN?
You may have heard that a driver must be found negligent in order to be held responsible for the other party’s injuries and damages. This is true, but it is important to remember that there are many types of negligence commonly at play in car accidents. Speeding is one example; drunk driving is another. More broadly speaking, anything that falls under the categories of aggressive or distracted driving can be considered negligence. This includes texting, talking on the phone, eating, applying makeup, and numerous other common distractions you probably witness on the road every day.
SO, WHAT NEXT?
First, take care of the basics. If at all possible, you should take photos of the collision, exchange contact and insurance information with the other party, and call the police before leaving the scene. Next, and most importantly, go to the hospital for a medical examination. Finally, file a claim with your insurance company.
If you’ve already left the scene and have skipped some of these steps or begun doing them out of order, do not worry. We are here to help. Regardless of what has already transpired, we will jump in and assist you where you are, but you must contact our office as soon as possible so that you do not miss any important deadlines. Both insurance companies and the police department often have strict timelines that must be met in order to successfully file claims and reports, so please, reach out to our office today.
CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
While most accidents do not cause significant damage to the vehicles involved, studies show that severe injuries can be caused by relatively minor auto collisions. Nevada law allows car accident victims to demand full compensation for these injuries, which includes lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. As car accidents are our primary area of practice, we have helped thousands of Nevada drivers recover full compensation as a result of driver negligence. Schedule a no-cost consultation today and see how we can do the same for you.