The Most Experienced Rear-End Accident Lawyer Las Vegas Has To Offer, On Your Side!
Rear end accidents are by far the most common types of car accidents that the Injury Firm (your favorite Las Vegas auto accident lawyer) handles. They are fairly easy in terms of determining liability unless there is more than two vehicles. The biggest issue in handling rear-end collisions is substantiating causation and damages. Insurance companies will do whatever it takes to avoid paying damages on behalf of their insured drivers. They will retain biomechanic experts to fabricate reports that the injuries sustained by accident victims could not have resulted from the collision that they were involved in. They will use some strange methodology disguised as science to tell the jury that you could not have been hurt in the accident that you were involved in. In doing this, the insurance companies are basically attempting to bypass the law of negligence, which basically states that a person is liability to the harm done to another individual if they were negligent.
This is why you need a highly trained and experienced attorney to represent you throughout the accident process because, from day one, the insurance company will attempt to build a case against you to avoid paying out on claims. Therefore, you need a lawyer that will be on your side from start to finish if you have been rear-ended.
Typical Causes For A Rear End Accident
A major contributing factor to rear-end collisions is failing to pay attention to the road. In these days, distracted driving is becoming a plague. With cell phones, fast food, advertisements, and other distractions at every turn, it is no wonder why certain people have a tough time paying attention to the road. Failing to pay full time attention to their surroundings is a very common description for the cause of an accident that is listed on police reports. Another cause of rear-end collisions is speeding.
People who drive too fast will inherently have difficulty decreasing their speed in order to avoid causing an accident. Speeding is also another common cause of rear-end accidents that is attributed to police reports. Following too closely is another contributing cause of rear-end collisions. Nevada law requires that vehicles maintain a reasonable safe distance behind other motor vehicles. Following too closely can be another citation provided to an at-fault driver involved in a motor vehicle collision.
Regardless of the cause of the accident, two issues that need to be addressed after an accident include causation and damages. Damages are easy to substantiate if there is a good mechanism of injury, in other words, if the impact from the accident is substantial. Difficulties arise however, if you were involved in a low property damage accident, also known as a fender bender. Insurance companies love to defend cases on the basis of causation. They will retain biomechanical engineers to opine that the likelihood of injury from a small accident is unlikely. A jury will pay attention to these types of opinions if they are not refuted by a hard hitting Las Vegas personal injury lawyer.
Penalties For The Negligent Driver
Most of the time the penalties for causing a collision are typically civil in nature. Which means that typically negligent drivers will not face jail time for causing an accident. Instead they will face potential fiscal liability, in other words will be financially liable to the other party for causing the accident. They may have to pay a fine if they are issued a citation, but the fines are relatively reasonable.
Insurance companies protect their insureds who are involved in accidents by investigating claims, assigning adjusters to evaluate the claims and pay the claims that their insureds are responsible for, and even retain attorneys to defend their insureds if they are sued by an injured party. Insurance companies choose defense attorneys that are cunning and will do whatever it takes to reach a defense verdict, even if their client admits to causing an accident.
This is why you need the best attorney possible to help you if you have been involved in an accident. An experienced lawyer will do whatever it takes to get you the damages and compensation that you are entitled to with results that you deserve.
I Was Injured In A Rear End Accident. What Do I Do Now?
If you were injured in a rear-end type of accident, then you should immediately hire the best lawyer possible. The Injury Firm serves the greater Las Vegas metropolitan areas, including, but not limited to, Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Green Valley, Henderson, and Boulder City. The Injury Firm has vast experience in handling personal injury cases with great success. Let us make you another one of our success stories by calling us and immediately speaking to one of our attorneys, who can give you immediate advice on how to pursue your potential personal injury claim.
The last thing that you want is an inexperienced attorney to handle your claim. We can also take over cases from other attorneys or law firms if you believe that your case is not getting the attention that it deserves. We pride ourselves on our willingness to help our clients even if that means jumping through hoops to get cases settled as quickly and for as much money as possible.