Las Vegas Car Accident Attorneys

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If you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost pay, and other losses. Our Las Vegas car accident lawyers build a compelling case and negotiate for maximum compensation. We’re skilled negotiators and trial lawyers who stand up to insurance companies to get you every dollar you deserve.

Our car accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. We represent injured individuals and those who lost a loved one due to negligence or wrongdoing.

Contact O&E Injury Lawyers for a free consultation to learn how much your injury case is worth. You pay nothing unless we recover compensation. Call 702-878-2889 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation.

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How We Can Help

Our Las Vegas car accident attorneys are trial-tested and highly motivated to get you the money you need after a crash.

We Establish Negligence

Nevada is an at-fault state for car accidents. To recover compensation for a car accident that was not your fault, you must prove negligence by showing that:

  • The other driver owed you a duty of care – obeying speed limits, yielding the right of way, and other expected behaviors.
  • The other driver failed to uphold this duty of care in some manner, such as speeding or running a red light.
  • This breach of duty caused you to suffer bodily injuries.
  • You have economic and emotional damages due to your injuries.

We File Your Claim

You shouldn’t have to worry about insurance claims when you’re injured. A Las Vegas car accident lawyer takes care of everything, from compiling evidence to filing your claim.

We aggressively pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. If negotiations break down, we can take the defendant to court.

Potential Compensation

You deserve compensation for all the ways that the accident affected your life. We pursue economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earning potential
  • Loss of comfort and support
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional distress
  • Skin scarring
  • Punitive damages

A Record of Success In Las Vegas

Our car crash lawyers have obtained millions of dollars to cover our client’s physical, psychological, and financial injuries in Las Vegas.

Here are some recent case results. You also can call us to discuss the potential value of your claim and recent outcomes of similar cases.

Case Results

$2,200,000

Settlement for our client’s injuries after a Las Vegas car crash.

Topic // Car Accident

$5,500,000

Settlement for the tragic loss of a loved one.

Topic // Wrongful Death

$1,800,000

Recovered for a severely injured client after a motorcycle crash.

Topic // Motorcycle Accident
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What To Do After a Car Crash in Las Vegas

Car accidents are traumatic and disorienting. Make sure to avoid these five mistakes after a car accident.

  • Stay safe. Don’t do anything that increases your danger and puts your safety at risk. If possible, move your damaged car out of traffic.
  • Call the police. Bringing law enforcement to the scene ensures that the police document the crash. Get medical care, whether at the emergency room, walk-in clinic, or your doctor’s office.
  • Get medical attention immediately. If you delay seeking the treatment you need, an insurer could deny your claim, stating that your injuries are not as severe as you say they are.
  • Document your surroundings. Take pictures or videos of the scene. Write down witnesses’ names and contact information. Later on, a crash reconstructionist can use evidence to support your case further.
  • Get an accident report. Once the police arrive on the scene, make sure you request an accident report. This report is helpful when filing insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits.
  • Exchange information with the other driver. Get their driver’s license and proof of insurance. Take a picture of their license and insurance card if you don’t want to write it down.
  • Do not discuss fault at the accident site or with the insurance company. Let our car accident attorneys prove the other driver’s fault. Even an innocent remark could jeopardize how much money you might recover.
  • Call a Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney. The sooner we can start on your case, the more we can do for you. Check out some of our blogs to learn more about how our injury lawyers can help prepare your case and trial.

Common Causes of Las Vegas Car Accidents

Most traffic accidents are the result of driver error and negligence. Here are some of the most common types of driver negligence.

  • Speeding is driving over the posted speed limit or going too fast for traffic, weather, or road conditions.
  • Driving while intoxicated or drowsy has the same impairment on your reaction and reflexes.
  • Less experienced drivers might drive too recklessly, fail to yield the right of way, or follow too closely and cause a rear-end collision.
  • Certain medical conditions contribute to car accidents, including cognitive impairment from dementia and other disorders.
  • Las Vegas drivers often forget to complete routine car maintenance tasks, despite recalls and defective/malfunctioning parts.

Las Vegas Car Accident Attorneys

Car accidents cause injuries ranging from minor to fatal. Always wear your seat belts and use approved car seats for infants and children. These safety precautions reduce your risk of severe injury or death.

Traumatic Brain Damage

Car accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury. A concussion is a type of brain injury.

Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury may cause paralysis, including total, partial, temporary, or permanent. Car crashes also cause painful herniated discs.

Chest Injuries

Chest injuries range from bruises to broken ribs to internal injuries. Any blow to the chest endangers internal organs, which could be life-threatening.

Severe Burn Injuries

You could suffer severe burn injuries. Depending on the location and degree of burn, these injuries could be permanent and debilitating.

Las Vegas Car Accident Injuries

Traumatic Brain Damage

One injury you might suffer in a Las Vegas car accident is damage to your brain or head. When another vehicle hits yours, your head could violently shake or snap back and forth, causing whiplash, a traumatic brain injury, or concussion.

Learn more about Traumatic Brain Damage

Spinal Cord Injuries

A person's spinal cord can also be crushed in an accident. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, you could suffer different types of paralysis, including total, partial, temporary, or permanent. When this occurs, you lose feeling and function below the waist, below the neck, or somewhere in between.

Learn more about Spinal Cord Injuries

Chest Injuries

Another injury you might incur in a Las Vegas car crash is damage to your chest. Chest injuries range from bruises to broken ribs to internal injuries. When you're thrust forward due to impact with another vehicle, you might strike the dashboard or steering wheel if you're not using a seat belt.

Learn more about Chest Injuries

Severe Burn Injuries

If the car wreck causes a fire, then you may suffer severe burn injuries. Airbags may also cause burns. Depending on the location and degree of burn, these injuries could be permanent and debilitating.

Learn more about Severe Burn Injuries

Statute of Limitations in Nevada

Under Nevada law, you have two years from the date of your injury accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. The same statute applies if you lost a loved one in a fatal car wreck and wish to bring a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages.

If you want to file a property damage lawsuit for a car wreck, you must do so within three years.

Las Vegas Car Crash FAQs

It’s normal to have questions about your car accident and what to expect next. Here are answers to frequently asked questions. Call Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC if you have additional questions or want a free case review.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

It is difficult to say how much your claim is worth without reviewing your case’s details. Generally, the more extensive your injuries, the more your claim is potentially worth. An attorney assigns a value to your losses based on how your injuries prevent you from returning to normal daily activities and employment.

How Can I Get My Car Fixed? Who Pays for my Car Repairs?

O&E Injury Lawyers can connect you with local body shops and mechanics. We know it’s frustrating not to have your vehicle, so we also help you with car rentals.

The person who caused the crash should pay for your repairs. Suppose the estimate to repair your car exceeds what your vehicle is worth. In that case, the insurance company will consider your vehicle totaled.

We file a claim for property damage with the at-fault driver’s insurance.

How Is Fault Proven in a Car Accident?

When someone fails to act or acts recklessly, injuries usually occur. An attorney reviews the circumstances of your case to determine how the other party breached their duty of care or legal responsibility. Evidence such as a failed DUI test, skid marks, or a red-light camera can help establish fault in a car accident.

What If the At-Fault Driver Is Uninsured?

Your uninsured or underinsured insurance coverage pays for your medical bills, property damage, and other expenses. You’ll also file a claim with your uninsured coverage if you’re involved in a hit-and-run accident.

If you don’t have this coverage, you could file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Although they don’t have insurance, they could have other financial assets. There might be a third-party, such as an employer, with whom you can file a claim or a lawsuit.

A car accident attorney helps you understand your legal options.

What Are the Minimum Car Insurance Requirements in Nevada?

The minimum car requirements for car insurance are:

  • $25,000 for bodily injury or death of one person in an accident
  • $50,000 for total bodily injury or death liability in an accident
  • $20,000 for property damage per accident

Although the state doesn’t require uninsured motorists or collision insurance, it’s a good idea to add this extra level of protection.

What if I Can’t Work after a Car Accident?

When an accident prevents you from working, you can pursue lost wages from the at-fault driver. Liability insurance often covers lost pay. You can also file a lawsuit to recover lost income. An attorney helps calculate lost revenue using your pay stubs or timesheets.

How Do I File an Auto Insurance Claim in Las Vegas?

There are two ways to file an auto insurance claim: by yourself or with help from a car accident attorney. To file a claim, you’ll need to obtain:

  • The at-fault party’s insurance information
  • Copy of the crash report
  • Proof of liability (photos, witness statements, moving violations)
  • Medical documentation (X-rays, scans, and examination notes)
  • Copies of bills and invoices

Once you’ve compiled the information, you’ll send it either by mail or through the insurer’s electronic portal.

Many people prefer to have an experienced car accident lawyer file their claim. They enjoy the peace of mind of legal protection and professional negotiating skills when it’s time to discuss a settlement.

Will I Have To Go To Court?

Going to court is certainly a possibility. It’s often one of the best ways to ensure you get the most out of your car accident claim. It may be possible to avoid going to court if you obtain a fair and full injury settlement from the insurance company. Since insurers don’t typically compensate for non-economic damages, going to court might be your best option for pain and suffering compensation.

Should I Give the Insurance Company a Statement?

It is never a good idea to give the insurance company a statement. Insurers look for excuses to reduce your injury settlement. If they can place blame on you, they can get away with reducing the amount they compensate you. Give the insurance company your Las Vegas car accident lawyer’s contact information and let us handle them on your behalf.

Can I File a Claim for My Child’s Injuries?

Yes, even though children cannot advocate for themselves, they still have the same rights to compensation as adults do. As their parent or legal guardian, it’s up to you to act and fight for the money they deserve.

How Long Does the Car Accident Claims Process Take in Las Vegas?

Unfortunately, the length of time it takes to settle a car accident claim can vary widely. Several factors can play into how long it will take to complete the claims process. Some cases can take as few as a few weeks, while others can take years.

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Las Vegas

Car accidents bring devastating physical, emotional, and financial injuries. When you've suffered critical injuries and need help figuring out what your next steps should be, contact O&E Injury Lawyers.

Your Las Vegas car accident lawyer guides you through the process and helps you rebuild your life. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.

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