Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer Explains
Car Crashes in Las Vegas
If someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident in Las Vegas, call us at 702-432-1000 to speak with a car accident lawyer directly.
Why Car Accidents Happen?
In Las Vegas, car accidents occur for a variety of reasons, but almost always they involve some degree of negligence.
Though driver's error is the most common source, car accidents are also caused by defective products, such as tires, air bags, seat belts or seat backs, negligently performed automotive repairs or negligent automobile maintenance.
Car accidents involving pedestrians can be some of the most dangerous. The pedestrian related car accident can destroy a victim's life just as a two car collision.
Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
Yes. If you were injured in a car accident, you need a personal injury lawyer to represent you. Personal injury law is complex and include nuances and details that are almost impossible to grasp by non-professionals. In addition, most victims do not measure the extent of the injuries and damages that they suffer as a result of a car accident.
The car accident lawyers at Heshmati & Associates have helped people injured because of:
- Drunk driving
- Distractive driving (cell phone use)
- Excessive speed
- Failure to adjust to conditions
- Hazards on roadway
Call us at 702-432-1000 with any questions you may have.
Initial consultation is always free.
What to Do After a Car Accident?
If you have been a victim a car accident, you first need to seek all necessary medical help. When possible, gather all relevant information about the accident:
- Date and time
- Driver’s and driver’s car information (including insurance)
- Police report
Take as many pictures as you can of the damaged cars, positions of the victims, and the surrounding area.
Next, you need to hire the best car accident lawyer you can find.
Who is Liable for an Accident?
In any car accident, there may be more than one defendant, including:
- The car driver
- The car owner
- The car manufacturer(s)
- The car parts manufacturer(s)
- The car repair shop
- The road construction company
Furthermore, sometimes more than one vehicle contributes to the car accident. It could have been two other cars, or a bus, truck, and motorcycle. Whatever the combination, in Nevada, you can file a claim against some or all of the defendants responsible for the crash.
Insurance and Car Accidents
If the car accident is not your fault, the at fault driver insurance company will pay for the damages caused by the accident up to the liability limit of the driver’s policy. If the at fault driver does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance to cover the claim, your own insurance will pay for damages - if you have uninsured motorist coverage (UM).
Car Accident Compensation
In the most cases you need the money to pay for your medical bills, auto repair, loss of work wages, pain and suffering. Medical bills can be some of the highest costs that a car accident victim can have.
How Much Medical Treatment is Enough After the Car Accident?
Often people don't feel like their injuries are a major issue right after an accident. And that's okay. Some of our strongest cases have started off this way. Only after car injury victims go back to their daily routine, do they start feeling the effects of the accident (for example, back pain, neck pain, leg pain, head pain, etc..)
How much medical treatment is enough and when should you start and end your medical treatment is very subjective. Only a medical doctor can provide these answers, however people often don’t realize - your car accident lawyer can only settle your case once with any given insurance company. After the case has settled, a car accident lawyer cannot go back and ask for more reimbursement, even if you clearly need more treatment.
You Get Reimbursed Only Once
You have only one shot to get reimbursed for your medical bills and then - the case is closed. This is why we advice our client to take all doctors’ recommendations very seriously and continue with the treatment until the doctor releases you.
Problem with Delays and Gaps in Treatment After the Car Accident
Any delay or gap in treatment sends a message to insurance company that you maybe didn't need the treatment to begin with. You should always consult with your doctor and discuss it with your car accident lawyer before deciding to end your medical treatment.
Missing Receipts Predicament
Sometimes medical bills are misplaced or even lost by the doctor’s office. Don’t hope that these bills will vanish for good – sooner or later they all will be found and send to you. It is an unfortunate situation and it causes a delay in getting a settlement, however, remember - your car accident lawyer can settle your case only once. If you received a bill after the case is settled and closed, you yourself are responsible for paying. As much as you need the settlement money now - and we understand it - you have to wait until ALL bills are found and submitted to the insurance company for reimbursement.
Finding the Best Car Accident Lawyer
You can bet that insurance companies have the best lawyers looking out for their interests; we believe that you should have the best car accident lawyer looking out for yours as well.
For that reason we don't recommend that you take an offer immediately after the accident without consulting with a knowledgeable doctor and the best car accident lawyer you can find in Las Vegas.
We can help. To speak with a car accident lawyer at Heshmati & Associates, call us at 702-432-1000 or visit our office in downtown Las Vegas at 515 S. 7th Street, between Bonneville and Clark Avenue.
All of our car accident lawsuits are taken on a contingency basis. You pay us only when we win your case.
We serve clients in Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, North Las Vegas and the surrounding area of Nevada. We also represent many tourists who are vacationing in Las Vegas.
Last updated on January 14, 2018.
Changes in Nevada’s Minimum Liability Car Insurance. The Nevada Senate approved a bill raising the minimum liability insurance for the bodily injury and property damages coverage effective July 1, 2017.