Las Vegas Car Accident Attorneys

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Nevada residents love their cars. For too many Las Vegas and Henderson residents, commuting to work down Interstate-15 or driving home from the Vegas Strip is a life-altering event because of someone’s reckless or negligent act.

Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers represent those injured in traffic accidents and the families of those killed due to the negligence of others. If you are suffering from a wreck, reach out to our team of experienced personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas for help today.

Call 702-878-2889 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation.

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You Could Recover Compensation

To recover compensation for a car accident that was not your fault, you must prove negligence. A Las Vegas car accident attorney determines 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.

A Record of Success

We have helped many Las Vegas residents and visitors successfully pursue compensation after a car crash, slip and fall, and other serious incidents.

Though each case is different, we’ve recovered millions of dollars for our client’s physical, psychological, and financial injuries.

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

Following an accident in Las Vegas, it’s important to take several steps to ensure you’re in the best position to pursue an insurance or personal injury claim. Make sure to avoid common mistakes after a car accident by adhering to the following advice.

Stay Safe

First, stay safe. Don’t do anything that increases your danger and puts your safety at risk. Often, people are rattled after a crash and not thinking clearly.

Call 911

After you make sure you’re in a safe place, call the police and other emergency personnel. Whether you feel “okay” or think the accident is “minor,” it is essential that you get law enforcement to the scene and get the medical evaluation you need. Do not try to tough it out. If you are in pain, go to the doctor.

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.

Try to Document Your Surroundings

Be aware of the surrounding traffic conditions, the condition of your vehicle, and the other person’s vehicle. You need to document as much as possible. The position of the cars, your injuries, the damage to the cars, and anything else that seems necessary. At the crash scene, take as many pictures as you can. These photos are critical in proving fault.

Also, write down names and contact information of witnesses who might have seen the wreck occur. These people can be enormously helpful in confirming the facts of your car accident case. If you hire an attorney, a crash reconstructionist can use evidence to help prove fault.

File an Accident Report

Once the police arrive on the scene, make sure you request an accident report. This report is helpful when we file insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits.

Exchange Information With the Other Driver

Don’t forget to exchange information with the other driver. Get their driver’s license, insurance, and any other relevant facts so that you can provide this information to the appropriate parties.

A Note on Fault in Car Accidents in Las Vegas

Do not discuss fault at the accident site or with the insurance company. Let our car accident attorneys at Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers prove the other driver’s fault. Even an innocent remark could jeopardize how much money you might recover.

Once you report the accident to the police and get medical care, there’s one final thing to do after a car accident. Call an experienced lawyer at Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers. The sooner we start on your case, the more we can do for you. Check out some of our blogs to learn more about how our personal injury lawyers can help prepare your case and trial.

Common Causes of Las Vegas Car Accidents

In Las Vegas, car crashes are mainly caused by driver error, but each accident is unique. Here are some of the most common types of driver negligence that cause car accidents in Las Vegas.

Speeding

Two people may have gotten into two separate crashes – each caused by speed – but the parties involved were each traveling at different miles per hour. Someone driving over the speed limit would almost certainly share fault for causing the car accident.

Drunk or Drowsy Driving

People sometimes get behind the wheel when intoxicated or when they haven’t gotten enough sleep. Both conditions are dangerous. Drunk or drowsy drivers have slower reaction times and impaired reflexes.

Lack of Driving Experience

Less experienced drivers might drive too recklessly, fail to yield the right of way, or follow too closely and cause a rear-end collision. Inexperienced drivers lack the insight to drive defensively and fail to anticipate another driver’s actions.

Medical Conditions

Other car accidents in Las Vegas are caused by older people who have medical conditions that make it challenging to react quickly or make safe judgments. If an elderly driver caused you harm, contact Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers immediately.

Failure to Complete Routine Maintenance

Las Vegas drivers could forget to complete routine car maintenance tasks, despite recalls and defective/malfunctioning parts. You could recover compensation when they fail to take care of their vehicles and cause an accident.

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

You have a limited time to take legal action under Nevada law. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. You should also file an insurance claim as soon as possible.

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 lawsuit for a car wreck that caused property damage, you must do so within three years. Legal actions filed after the statute of limitations expires will be dismissed.

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 Injury Lawyers 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. You can pursue compensation for the many ways your life has been negatively affected by your car accident.

These losses include economic and emotional damage, such as:

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 are going to be looking for chances 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 take action 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. Cases range from a few weeks to years.

Contact Our Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyers Today

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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