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Car Accident Attorneys In Nevada

Car accidents are frightening and potentially traumatizing experiences, and you may not know what to do after you’re in one. At Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP, our Las Vegas attorneys offer personalized attention to make sure you receive the settlement you deserve.

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may be dealing with medical expenses, lost wages, or a permanent disability as a result of your accident. You deserve strong legal representation and to rest easy knowing that your case is in capable hands.

Common Causes Of Car Accidents

Although every accident is different, there are several common causes of car accidents, including:

  • Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. This refers to any activity that causes the driver to take their eyes off the road while they’re driving, including texting, using the radio or GPS, or talking to other people in the car.
  • Driving under the influence refers to driving after consuming alcohol or other mind-altering substances. In Nevada, the legal blood alcohol concentration limit (BAC) is 0.02 percent for drivers under 21, 0.04 percent for drivers with commercial licenses, and 0.08 percent for all other drivers.
  • Reckless driving, such as weaving in and out of traffic or speeding.
  • Product liability, in which malfunctioning equipment causes an accident.
  • Unsafe road conditions, such as poorly maintained roads, severe weather, construction zones or even traffic jams.

Regardless of the cause of your accident, our personal injury attorneys are here to ensure that you receive fair compensation.

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Types Of Damages

If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, you’re likely to experience a combination of economic and non-economic damages. This can put a tremendous amount of strain on you and your family, so our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys are here to help you determine the proper monetary amount to seek for recovery. Economic damages include medical bills such as emergency transportation from the scene of the accident, emergency department treatment, medications, medical equipment, hospitalization, physical therapy, and inpatient rehabilitation treatment.

If your accident affects your ability to work, you may also be entitled to recover lost wages and salary during the time that you are unable to work due to your injuries. Additionally, you may be entitled to compensation for lost property, such as your car. Non-economic damages encompass pain and suffering that you’ve experienced as a result of your accident. This includes loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, or mental anguish.

If your car accident results in a loss of life, you may be eligible to file for a wrongful death suit. At Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP, we understand the devastation that a fatal accident leaves behind and the importance of receiving fair compensation. We make it our mission to provide gentle, compassionate guidance through the complex legal process of a wrongful death suit to help you receive the settlement your family deserves.

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What To Do If You Are In A Car Accident

In Las Vegas, NV, the police only respond to the scene of an accident if there are reported injuries. For this reason, it’s important for Las Vegas drivers to be prepared for the possibility of a non-emergency accident. Good items to have on hand include:

  • Pen and paper
  • Camera
  • Your vehicle registration and insurance card
  • Phone number for a local towing company
  • A list of emergency contact numbers
  • A copy of the Las Vegas Police accident protocol form

If no one is injured in the accident, it is important to move the vehicle out of traffic. If possible, take pictures of the entire scene of the accident before you move the car, taking extra care if there is moving traffic nearby. Once you have moved the vehicles, exchange the following information with the other driver:

  • Name, address, and phone number
  • Name and contact information of any witnesses
  • Driver’s license number
  • Insurance company name, contact number, and policy number
  • Make, model, and year of the cars
  • License plate numbers
  • VIN numbers, if possible

If the cars cannot be moved out of traffic, you will need to notify the police. You should also contact the Las Vegas police department if the other driver is intoxicated; cannot provide a driver’s license, registration, or insurance card; or becomes threatening or violent.

After exchanging information, it is safe to leave the scene and fill out a report with your insurance company as soon as possible.

If You Are Injured In A Car Accident

If you are injured, call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance. It is important to seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries seem minor. Many car accident injuries, such as neck injuries, may not present right away and become more serious over time.

Provide the police with only the information they need to file their report, and never admit to being at fault, even partial fault. Nevada is considered an at-fault state, which means that the person who is deemed the most responsible for the accident is under obligation to pay for any losses and damages.

Before you speak to an insurance company, it is best to speak with a qualified accident lawyer in Las Vegas. The civil litigators at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP are experienced in gathering evidence and handling insurance companies on behalf of your clients. It is in your best interest to allow a qualified accident lawyer to act as a go-between with any insurance companies. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation.

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