If you were hurt in a crash on the congested roadways of Las Vegas, you need to take action right away. The phrase “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” doesn’t always apply to at-fault bus drivers, truckers who are desperate to get back behind the wheel, or tourists who are just passing through. Waiting to file your personal injury claim could create complications when witnesses or other motorists need to be contacted to build your case. Waiting also hurts your case when evidence is destroyed or when you do not seek medical attention right away. Give us a call today and let’s get started.
When you retain our firm to handle your accident case, we’ll work to make things as easy as possible for you so you can concentrate on getting better. You won’t need to worry about negotiating with the insurance company on your own- we’ll take care of that on your behalf. You won’t need to collect evidence, gather statements from witnesses, or obtain medical records or police reports- we’ll take care of those things too. Our team will handle all of the paperwork, keep track of important deadlines, and we’ll even help you access the care and resources you need to support you in your recovery.
Let us evaluate your situation and determine the best path to take to help you achieve your goals. Give us a call today at 702-529-1011.
Costs quickly add up in the aftermath of a crash. We strive to make sure that you recover money for the losses you’re dealing with now, as well as those you’ll likely face in the future. Before we begin negotiations with the insurance company, we’ll look at your overall health and the damages your accident caused. We’ll add up the medical bills, lost wages, and estimated damages for pain and suffering. But that’s just the beginning.
Next we’ll take a look at how your injuries will impact your life in the future. If your injuries are permanent, or serious enough to require long-term medical treatment and time away from work, we’ll make sure to add in those losses as well. We’ll consider your loss of enjoyment of life, the loss of use of any damaged body parts, and how your disability will affect your family’s future.
Once we have a ballpark figure of the damages you’ve truly sustained, that’s when we negotiate with the insurance company or other entity that caused your accident. In some cases, more than one party may be liable for your injuries, and when that happens, we’ll seek damages from them as well.
Increasing congestion, heavy truck traffic, partying tourists, and fatigued tour bus drivers all play a part in accidents on Interstate 15, State Route 215, State Route 95 and other busy roads around Las Vegas and Henderson. Regardless of the type of crash you’re involved in, we’re here to help. Some of the more common types of motor vehicle accidents in the area include:
In Nevada, you may be able to recover money after a crash even if you played a role in why the accident occurred. Nevada follows a modified comparative negligence system to determine liability in automobile wrecks. If you are less than 50% at fault for your accident, you can recover money from the other party.
There is a twist, however. When you are determined to be partially at fault, your award will be reduced according to the percentage of the accident attributable to you. If the court decides that you are 50% or more at fault, you can’t recover anything- even if your injuries are severe.
If the court determines that you should recover money for damages, the jury will return two verdicts. The first will be a general verdict that will indicate your total damages before your allocation of fault is considered. The second verdict allocates the percentage of fault attributable to each party in the crash. Your recovery award is then reduced by the percentage of fault you are assigned.
For instance, if it is determined that you suffered $100,000 in damages, but you were 20% at fault for the crash, you will likely only be able to recover $80,000 (80% of your total damages) from the defendant.
This is a simplified example of how Nevada’s comparative fault law works, and nothing is set in stone. There are a number of variables that can impact the amount you may be able to recover and Nevada’s modified comparative negligence law includes complexities in even the most straightforward cases.
Do not be tempted to accept low settlement offers from fast-talking insurance adjusters just to settle quickly when you’re hurt in a vehicle crash. We can help you realize the true impact of your injuries, negotiate with the liable parties, and maximize the money you receive. Before you sign that check, let’s talk.
No obligation consultations are always free. Call us today at 702-529-1011.