An accident is rarely a simple at-fault evaluation. There are many factors to consider in determining fault, such as:
Consideration 1: Which party acted negligently or recklessly? More often than not, reckless and negligent drivers are held responsible in determining accident fault. What exactly IS a reckless or negligent driver? Typical examples include speeding, changing lanes without paying attention/signaling, running red lights, and driving while distracted, impaired, or exhausted.
Consideration 2: Was the driver an individual or agency? Individuals and companies alike can be held responsible in an accident claim. Additionally, city and state government agencies that do not properly design and/or maintain roads can be held accountable for crashes. Oftentimes, broken traffic signals or confusing signage can lead to driver confusion and injury. If you are injured in a shared vehicle (ride-share), such as Uber or Lyft, obtaining compensation for your injuries can be even more complicated (for more information, see “Injured in Las Vegas? Who to sue?“). Because of this, your best option is to hire an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney to get the compensation you are entitled to.