Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States, and of course, in Nevada. While many situations can lead to a collision, most share one common factor: human negligence. In 2015, 325 people lost their lives in Nevada traffic accidents, the highest number in seven years.
Suffering the consequences of an accident is never easy. If you sustained a severe injury in a car accident, you may feel overwhelmed by gigantic medical bills, missed work, and other damages. At Neahusan Law, our auto accident attorneys are here to help. We have years of experience representing clients who need and deserve compensation for an avoidable cat accident.
According to research, texting while driving is a prevalent threat to the safety of motorists across the nation. Not only is distracted driving careless, but it is also negligent and possibly deadly. If a distracted driver caused your injury, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages through a claim or lawsuit.
In other cases, negligence occurs when an automaker designs and manufactures a faulty vehicle. If you believe your accident was the result of a defective car, at Neahusan Law, we can help you get money for your medical bills, missed wages, and more. Common types of defective car parts include faulty tires, defective brakes, and seatbelt malfunctions.
Furthermore, besides being a crime, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is linked to many car accidents. Research estimates that, on average, two out of every three people will be involved in a DUI accident during their lives. If you sustained a DUI accident, our Neahusan Law car accident attorneys can help you fight for the financial compensation you need.
After you are injured in a car accident, it can be challenging to understand your rights to compensation, complex personal injury laws, and the legal process. At Neahusan Law, part of our job is to educate you on your legal position. Once you understand your options, it is easier for you to make informed decisions at each stage of the process.
By working diligently to investigate all aspects of your crash and prove that another’s negligence or wrongful acts more likely than not caused you harm, our injury team can put you in the best possible position to recover the financial compensation you need.
Seeking compensation in any collision involves proving that another party was largely at fault. Liability for a car accident injury rests on Nevada comparative negligence law. This law states that the plaintiff must show that the defendant was 50 percent or more at fault for causing the accident. Any cause the plaintiff had in the accident does not prevent pursuing a case as long as the plaintiff’s cause was less than 50 percent. However, recoverable compensation is reduced by the plaintiff’s percentage of fault. For example, if the plaintiff is 20 percent at fault, and damages are $1,000,000, then recoverable compensation is $800,000.
After a car accident, an important aspect of recovering damages is proof of insurance and having your attorney review the limitations of your insurance policy. Bring your insurance policy and proof of insurance to your Neahusan Law attorney along with a copy of the police report and witness testimonies, which are important for establishing civil liability.
In this new digital era, another distraction has become a more significant concern than texting and driving. Reports show that using apps while driving, like Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, could be more dangerous for drivers and others on the road. While 27% of teens admitted to texting and driving, 68% admitted to using apps while driving. Moreover, 80% of the teens who use apps while driving believed that this wasn’t considered a distraction. Dangers behind digital apps and driving have been showcased, yet fatal car accidents continue to occur at staggering rates all over the country.
Car accident injuries can have devastating consequences that may impact you for months, years or even the rest of your life. Some common injuries that occur due to an auto accident may include:
Car accidents can also lead to post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental and emotional injuries. You may be eligible for compensation for this, loss of wages, and more. Talk to an attorney today at Neahusan Law to see if you qualify for a claim.
Whether a slight fender-bender or a severe wreck, being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be frustrating. If you sustain injuries, it’s essential to seek medical attention right away.
Apart from ensuring your well-being, this is crucial because the defendant’s insurance may try to say that your injuries don’t deserve compensation if you wait to see a doctor for them.
After an accident, you’ll need to require the personal and contact information of the other driver. This includes name, address, driver’s license number, and insurance details. If injuries are present, a police officer will need to be there to file a report, and no detail should be overlooked when giving an account of the accident to the police. The more accurate the police report is, the stronger your case for compensation will be.
Documenting the circumstances that caused the accident will only help to shore up your case. Talk to witnesses, if there were any, who can corroborate your version of events if it becomes necessary, and if you are able, take pictures of the damage and the surrounding scene.
In Nevada, the statute of limitations dictates that you have two years to file a personal injury claim. This clock starts from when the accident occurred and not when the injury was discovered. You may seem like you do not have enough time to put together your claim, so hiring a Neahusan Law lawyer as soon as you can after the accident will help you gather evidence, keep track of paperwork, and document medical expenses that will ensure that you are compensated fairly.
As the number of accidents, injuries, and fatalities increase, so too do the economic costs associated with them. Auto accidents and the resulting injuries cost the state of Nevada almost $2 billion in lost wages and medical expenses.
Depending upon the case, you may be able to recover financial compensation for the following:
This can help resolve your financial difficulties so you can focus on recovery and being with your loved ones.
Contact Neahusan Law Today
Regardless of the specifics of your matter, the lawyers at Neahusan Law are ready to provide aggressive representation to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Neahusan Law attorneys will fight your legal battles and handle your case with the attention it deserves. Contact Neahusan Law today at 775-420-5142 or on the contact form on our website. We are your legal lifeline in Reno, Sparks, Fallon, Carson City, Fernley, and the surrounding communities of Nevada.