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Nevada residents love their cars. From Henderson in the southern portion of the valley, to Centennial Hills in the northern portion, the Las Vegas valley is the scene of numerous serious car crashes every day of the year. Unfortunately, car crashes are simply a reality for Clark County. Many people drive so much they don’t think twice about getting behind the wheel. For too many Las Vegas and Henderson residents, that commute to work or return home from the grocery store becomes a life-altering event because of an accident. Serious car accident injuries or death may have occurred on what started as just an ordinary day.
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 due to a wreck, reach out to our team of experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers for help today. Call (702) 878-2889 today, or reach out through our online form to schedule a free initial consultation for your car accident case.
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DRUNK AND DISTRACTED DRIVING CAR ACCIDENTS
The local alcohol and entertainment industries dominate the Las Vegas economy and inevitably contribute to the disproportionately high number of car accidents in the Las Vegas area. Las Vegas’ unique brand of tourism offering easily accessible alcohol, twenty-four hours a day contributes to a very high number of drunk driving and distracted driving problems. The combination of high alcohol consumption and the non-stop entertainment culture in Las Vegas creates the prime environment for an increased number of automobile accidents related to these issues.
CABS AND LIMO DRIVER CAR ACCIDENTS
Cabs and limos are everywhere in Las Vegas. In 2016, close to 43 million people visited the Las Vegas valley. The overwhelming majority of these visitors relied upon either cabs or limos for their transportation needs during their stay in Las Vegas. Cab and limo drivers make their livings primarily in the form of tips. Therefore, the more passengers they transport in a given day means the more money they make. This reality financially encourages cab and limo drivers to speed and drive aggressively in an attempt to service the highest number of customers per day. Given the large number of cab and limo drivers on the streets at any given time, one can see how this combination of factors creates a very unsafe traffic environment in Las Vegas.
Motorcycle riders are victimized weekly on Las Vegas streets and highways. Careless drivers routinely cut them off or run into them on the road. The consequences for the rider are often devastating. It is a rare week in Las Vegas when a motorcycle rider is not killed in an accident caused by a careless driver.
LARGE TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Large trucks also cause many accidents in Las Vegas. For example, the interchange of the 95 freeway and I-15, commonly known as “The Spaghetti Bowl,” is a high-risk area for accidents involving large trucks because of the constant merging and lane changing that occurs. Likewise, other valley interchanges present the same problem. Frequently, accidents in Las Vegas involving large trucks result in catastrophic injuries and death.
How Does Car Insurance Affect Your Auto Accident Claim?
An Insurance Claim comes with many issues. Every competent car accident lawyer in Las Vegas understands that Nevada Revised Statute 485.185 – recently amended – provides that all Nevada motorists must carry a minimum bodily injury/death liability policy of $25,000 for the injury or death of one person and $50,000 for the injury or death of two or more persons in any one accident. This statute establishes the absolute minimum amount of liability insurance that a driver is required to carry by law. Of course, this amount is often insufficient to cover damages in cases involving significant injuries. When damages exceed the policy of the negligent driver, it is critical that attorneys determine if their client has Underinsured/Uninsured coverage. Frequently, an adequate UIM policy can save the day and enable the severely injured car accident victim to receive the compensation he or she deserves, but sometimes, sadly, coverage problems are present and other more complicated alternatives must be explored.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
If you are involved in a car accident, it is critically important to do a number of very important things immediately. First and foremost, do not do anything that will increase your danger after your accident. Often, people are rattled at best, or their brains have been injured by the force of the accident, and they are not thinking clearly in the immediate aftermath of a car accident. Whatever you do, take precautions not to increase your danger. Be aware of the surrounding traffic conditions. Be aware of the condition of your vehicle and the vehicle of the person who hit you. Be extremely careful not to increase the danger and make your situation worse. Second, call the police immediately. If the police refuse to come, exchange information – driver’s license and insurance card – at a safe location with the other driver. Third, do not admit fault. Be polite, but do not engage in a debate over who was at fault. The Las Vegas attorneys at Oronoz and Ericsson Injury Lawyers will prove the fault of the other driver, and you will have a cleaner case if you do not have a number of statements attributed to you that may not be entirely accurate. Fourth, take as many pictures as you can. This is hugely important. Pictures are critical in proving fault. Fifth, write down names and contact information of witnesses. The lawyers at Oronoz and Ericsson Injury Lawyers will need to speak to each of them. Independent witnesses can be enormously helpful in proving the elements of your car accident case. Sixth, make sure to get the medical treatment you need. Do not try to tough it out. If you are in pain, go to the doctor. Get yourself checked out. Do not take unnecessary risks with your health. Finally, call the team at Oronoz and Ericsson Injury Lawyers immediately. The sooner we are working on your case, the more we can do for you. These critical first steps can make or break a case. We hope you are not hurt in a car accident by the careless actions of another person, but if you are, it is essential that you remember to apply these steps.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident in Las Vegas?
Fatal car accidents have skyrocketed in the Las Vegas area. In 2018, more than two hundred people died as the result of car accidents in Clark County. That number, as terrible as it is, only reflects fatalities. The number of those injured in car accidents in Clark County in 2018 far exceeded those killed. The need for competent, aggressive, Las Vegas car accident attorneys have literally never been greater.
Our Attorneys Know How to Get Compensation for Car Accidents
All car accident cases, where two parties are involved, involve an element of fault. In other words, for you to recover, the attorneys at Oronoz and Ericsson Injury Lawyers will be required to prove the fault of the other party on your behalf in a court of law. That means actual, tangible proof is involved, not just accusations. The Las Vegas car accident attorneys at Oronoz and Ericsson Injury Lawyers are the best in Las Vegas at proving these types of cases. Many car accident lawyers in Las Vegas do not have significant if any, jury trial experience. That is not the case with the car accident lawyers at Oronoz and Ericsson Injury Lawyers. Our expertise with jury trials is virtually unmatched. Our Las Vegas car accident attorneys have the skills to maximize the chance that a Las Vegas jury will give your situation the consideration and compensation it deserves.
If you have sustained serious injuries as a result of a negligent or reckless driver, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional suffering. Oronoz and Ericsson Injury Lawyers is committed to helping you minimize the trauma caused by the careless conduct of others. When you hire our team of Las Vegas car accident attorneys, you can be confident you have made the right choice. We know how to maximize your compensation. Our attorneys will fight tooth and nail in order to obtain the most favorable case outcome possible.We