Experienced Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyers
Injury attorney, Brian Boyer has recovered millions for his clients. He began his career working for a high-volume personal injury law firm in Nevada where he’d often litigate upwards of 200 cases at any given time. However, his dedication and commitment to personal injury law and helping victims recover financially is what sparked his desire to join the Injury Firm. He promises to work hard for you and your loved ones. He will explore all resources available to get you the maximum settlement for your auto accident in as little time as possible. With over a decade of experience, he understands how to negotiate maximum compensation, and if the insurance companies refuse to offer a fair settlement, he has no problem fighting for you in trial.
Reaching out to our lawyers should be one of the first things you do after a motor vehicle wreck. Our car crash lawyer is available to you 24/7, and we will fight hard to secure the maximum compensation for your car accident case.
How A Las Vegas Auto Accident Attorney Can Help Fight Against The Insurance Companies
Following an automobile accident, the insurance company may try to argue that your injuries are not severe, and they may attempt to offer you an unfair settlement–a lowball settlement–as a “best offer.” Moreover, the defendant may dispute liability and try to place fault on you. These are all empty threats used to intimidate you into settling early or dropping the case entirely. If this happens, it is imperative that you speak with a Las Vegas car accident attorney before entertaining any settlement offer. During your initial consultation, we will paint a clear picture depicting fault and the actual value of your claim – a value that will likely be significantly lower than the initial settlement offer from the insurance company.
To collect an award for your injuries, we must be able to prove negligence. What this means is that we will need to build a case that proves the other driver was responsible for your auto accident, which is typically caused by drunk driving, distracted driving, and/or reckless driving.
Establishing negligence takes hard work, strategy, and time. All of which you can expect by hiring The Injury Firm. The Injury Firm will fight hard for you and your loved ones. From hiring experts, collecting evidence, investigating the accident scene, and intense negotiations, our dedicated car accident attorneys are committed to helping you recover financially for your injuries.
Common Reasons For Las Vegas Car Accidents
Although no two auto accidents are alike, there are several underlying causes for each. There are various reasons why an accident could happen on the busy Las Vegas streets; however, here are a few of the most common that our lawyers have handled:
- Reckless Driving: Aggressive driving including speeding, swerving in and out of passing lanes, failing to yield, and ignoring traffic signs.
- Drunk Driving; Driving While High: The State of Nevada recognizes the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or greater as drunk driving, and two nanograms per milliliter of delta 9 THC as driving under the influence of marijuana.
- Unsafe Road Conditions: From rainy weather to cluttered construction sites with stop and go traffic, unsafe road conditions are dangerous for both drivers and pedestrians alike.
- Manufacturing Defect: A manufacturing defect occurs when a car manufacturer sells a product with a faulty design, such as flawed brakes, engine issues, or power-steering errors.
- Distracted Driving: This is the leading cause of all car accidents in Las Vegas, NV. This occurs when a driver has become distracted and diverted their attention away from the road. Typical culprits for these types of auto accidents include cell phone use, eating and/or drinking while driving, fidgeting with navigation, and radio.
What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
Taking the appropriate steps immediately after an auto accident is critical. The police will not typically respond to a non-injury car crash. Therefore, if you find yourself involved in an auto accident without injury, you should have the following items readily available:
- Drivers License and Insurance Information
- A pen and paper or smartphone to take down important information, such as other drivers’ names, license plates, year, make, and model of the vehicles involved.
- A camera or video camera to document the accident scene.
- Access to a computer to complete the SR-1 form.
Most claimants do not understand how easily their award can be reduced by not taking the appropriate steps. The insurance companies will attempt to diminish payouts every way they can. Taking the following steps after an auto accident can help you achieve full compensation:
- Check for injuries. If anyone is injured, call 9-1-1 immediately.
- If the property damage is severe, request a police officer to arrive at the scene so they can fill out an SR-1 report.
- Do not admit fault for the car accident.
- Exchange information with all drivers involved. Take photos and video footage of the car wreck.
What Do You Do When You Get Hit By A Car?
What Should I Do If I’m Injured In A Car Accident? (Spoiler Alert: Hire A Car Accident Attorney)
If you have experienced injury following a car accident in Las Vegas, you should immediately call 9-1-1 to report the injury. The police will arrive to the scene and they will collect all of the above information. If you are injured, you should:
- Call 9-1-1 to report the accident injury.
- Obtain medical treatment immediately. This is a very critical step. Even if your injuries do not seem critical, if left untreated, they can later develop into a more serious condition.
- Speak to the police, provide a statement of what happened, but do not, under any circumstance, admit fault.
- Contact a personal injury attorney IMMEDIATELY. You should do this before providing a statement to the insurance companies.
It is crucial that you consult with a car accident lawyer before providing any type of statement to the insurance companies. They will likely contact you within days or even hours following the accident in an attempt to collect a statement. If this happens, simply advise them that you are in the process of setting up a personal injury claim and your attorney will contact them.
Nevada’s Modified Comparative Negligence Rule
In all Nevada car accidents, if the accident involves more than one driver, the State of Nevada will distribute fault to each party involved in the crash. In other words, a judge will assign a portion of “blame” to each driver involved. NRS 41.1 indicates that, if you are more than 50 percent responsible for a wreck, your compensation award will be reduced by the percentage you are found liable for.
Auto Manufacturing Defect Injury
As reported by the Association for Safe International Road Safety, it is estimated that nearly 4.4 million drivers are injured in car accidents each year, while 38,000 die in car crashes. Although many of these accidents are caused by driving under the influence, distracted driving, and/or reckless driving, there is another culprit: automobile defects.
An auto defect is a design defect in an automobile that causes a vehicle to malfunction while being driven on the road. These types of injuries can be catastrophic or even fatal. If you or someone you know has died due to an automobile defect, contact our Las Vegas personal injury firm immediately so we can help build a case for maximum compensation. Some of the more common types of automobile defects include:
Rollover accidents: This is the most common in tall trucks, including semi-trucks, RV’s, and busses.
Fires and explosions: From engine fires to fuel tank fires, any type of sudden explosion is grounds for investigating.
Seatbelt malfunction: Seatbelts can fail in various ways. From fastening issues to tightening errors, these types of malfunctions are incredibly dangerous and can lead to death.
Airbag issues: From ejecting randomly to failure to eject.
If you have been injured in an auto defect crash, the manufacturer of the vehicle may be held responsible. Please contact our car accident attorney right away if you suspect your accident was caused by an automobile defect at (702) 800-0988.
How Long Do I Have To File A Claim For A Motor Vehicle Accident?
The most important rule to remember when filing a car crash claim is the Nevada Statute of Limitations. The Statute of Limitations rule is to protect both the victim and defendant in an injury claim. It outlines the timeline a victim has to file a claim in order to collect financial compensation. In Nevada, if you are injured in a car crash, accident injury victims have two years from the date of the crash to file an injury claim. Injury claims include economic and non-economic damages, which include lost wages, medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and so on. In some extreme cases, you may also be awarded punitive damages.
How Long Do I Have To Hire A Lawyer For A Personal Injury Claim?
How Can An Auto Accident Attorney Help Me?
An experienced Las Vegas car accident lawyer can help you in a number of ways. From insurance negotiations to receiving adequate medical care, our main concern is securing your maximum settlement offer in as little time as possible.
The Injury Firm has representatives available to speak with you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you are ever questioning whether or not you have an accident claim following a car wreck, the best thing you can do is consult with an experienced Las Vegas personal injury firm in a free consultation.
Although we advise that you consult with our law firm before speaking with the insurance company, if you’ve already spoken to the insurance companies, you can send any pre-settlement paperwork to The Injury Firm to ensure you are receiving the best automobile settlement offer possible.
Hire The Best Personal Injury Attorneys At The Injury Firm
The benefits of having an attorney represent you during the process outweigh any negatives. In fact, not having an attorney could prove fatal to the outcome of your personal injury case if you do not familiarize yourself with the requirements of a motor vehicle accident claim.
For example, let’s say you’re involved in a car crash on private property. At the time of the crash, there was video surveillance that captured the crash, and you feel it will be a straightforward injury claim. You decide to handle your claim alone. After a few months of being knocked around by the insurance companies, you decide it would be less of a headache to hire an attorney to represent you. By this time, video surveillance has magically disappeared and the evidence you needed to prove fault no longer exists. By hiring us immediately, we would have demanded the footage which would have strengthened your accident claim and helped you obtain maximum compensation. Despite all this, it is definitely possible to represent yourself during an auto accident case. We will provide you with just some of the ways a Las Vegas personal injury firm can help you to achieve the best possible result.