Las Vegas Reckless Driving Attorneys

Small driving mistakes are an inevitable part of driving. But some drivers’ choices are propelled by road rage or a reckless disregard for human life and safety. That’s where reckless driving attorneys in Las Vegas and Henderson can help. If you’ve been involved in a car crash with a driver who completely disregarded road safety rules, we want to help you hold them accountable and seek damages.

Call Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers today at (702) 878-2889 or use our online contact form to reach out for a free consultation of your case.

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How a Reckless Driving Attorney Can Help After a Crash in Las Vegas

Some drivers have little or no respect for the rules of the road, other people’s safety, or their own. As you travel around the Las Vegas or Henderson areas, you’re likely to see drivers whipping in and out of traffic lanes, racing through yellow or red lights, and driving dangerously close to other vehicles.

In many situations, these actions don’t just frighten and intimidate other drivers—they can cause severe or even fatal accidents. When this happens, it is crucial to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Insurance companies are quick to try to cover for their at-fault drivers. They know they have to pay when one of their drivers causes an accident, but they want to pay as little as possible. This is true even if their client’s actions caused severe injuries, property damage, or fatalities.

Types of Damages in a Reckless Driving Case

The long-term effects of an accident often require expert medical care and analysis. When you work with Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers, we will help you explore different types of damages that may be available to you, such as:

  • Medical bills: You may need help paying ambulance fees, hospital stays, surgical expenses, and other medical treatment. If your injury is particularly severe or long-term, you may also need compensation for lifelong care.
  • Lost income and future wages: Your injuries may leave you unable to work or require you to switch careers. In a personal injury suit, we may be able to ask for money to cover time away from work and long-term changes in earnings.
  • Pain and suffering: Serious car accidents can leave victims with long-term or even lifelong pain. You may notice an overall decrease in your quality of life and an inability to enjoy activities you once looked forward to.
  • Punitive damages for extreme cases: If the other driver’s recklessness was particularly severe (such as excessive speeding or purposefully causing the crash), you might also be able to collect punitive damages.

We’ll Negotiate with the Insurance Company

The clock starts ticking once the other party’s insurance company finds out about the accident. They want to reach an agreement and minimize their payout. The sooner you secure legal representation, the easier it is for you to focus on healing while your reckless driving attorney negotiates on your behalf.

A personal injury case can go several different directions. Most personal injury cases never go to court. The involved parties reach an agreement that prevents the victim from suing while securing a fair settlement amount.

At Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers, we have negotiated with many insurance companies throughout our careers. We know what to expect from the other side at the negotiating table and how to build a strong case for you.

We Won’t Hesitate to Go to Court

We will begin preparing for court if we can’t reach a settlement agreement. We strive to get you the financial relief you deserve while minimizing your legal fees and allowing you to move on from the accident as quickly as possible.

In addition to a civil claim, you may be able to press criminal charges against the reckless driver. The outcome of a civil lawsuit won’t impact that of a criminal case and vice versa. While the reckless driver could face criminal penalties such as jail time for their conduct, a civil claim can help you recover compensation for your medical bills and other damages.

Know the Signs of Reckless Driving in Las Vegas

Some forms of reckless driving are easy to spot, while others aren’t immediately obvious. An accident caused by a reckless driver might be unavoidable in some cases, but recognizing the signs of a dangerous driver and driving defensively could help you escape serious injury. Here are some common indicators of reckless driving:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Weaving in and out of traffic without signaling
  • Distracted driving (texting or eating while driving, looking away from the road, etc.)
  • Erratic braking
  • Ignoring traffic rules, stoplights, or road signs

Common Injuries in a Reckless Driving Accident 

Reckless driving accidents can cause many serious injuries. As a victim, an accident could leave you with:

  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal damage can cause lifelong pain and leave you with limited mobility.
  • Broken bones: Even if broken bones fully heal, they still typically require months of recovery, which may leave you unable to work or take care of your family.
  • Neck injuries: Whiplash and other injuries can cause lifelong pain and suffering.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries can range from a mild concussion to a life-altering injury that leaves you unable to walk or speak.
  • Paralysis: Serious spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis, permanently altering your mobility and ability to care for yourself.

Call Us After a Reckless Driving Nevada Incident

Speed related accidents and other reckless driving crashes can forever change your family’s future. You deserve skilled legal representation that is dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve. Reach out to the team at Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers now to figure out your next step. Call us at (702) 878-2889 or fill out our online contact form to have someone from our team contact you.