Hurt In An Auto Accident? Call 702-605-3113.
At Ace Law Group, we are well aware of the fact that Las Vegas is a particularly dangerous location for drivers, and because it is a 24-hour town, the chances of being involved in an auto accident are greater than in many other areas. Because of this, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys concentrate a significant part of their personal injury practice on representing car accident victims and their loved ones, and we can help you too!
Compensation For Car Accident Victims
Victims of car accidents are eligible to recover compensation for:
- Medical treatment – present, past and future
- Missed wages
- Lost earning capacity (if you are disabled and cannot work)
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Las Vegas Auto Accident Statistics
Because Las Vegas is a “city that never sleeps,” we have a high percentage of people driving at all hours of the day and night, which not only drives insurance premiums upward but also the number of fatigued and drunk driving accidents.
In Las Vegas and across the nation, the most common causes of auto accidents include: drunk driving, speeding and distracted driving, with texting while driving being by far the most alarming form of driver distraction.
Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents
The legal issues stemming from auto accidents can be confusing. If you have questions, we have answers.
Who pays for my medical bills if I’m injured in an auto accident?
If your auto accident was caused by a negligent driver, then you have the right to pursue compensation through the at-fault party’s insurer.
What happens if the person who hit me was uninsured?
If the at-fault driver was uninsured, underinsured or cannot be located, you will need to pursue compensation through your own insurance. Nevada insurance companies are required to offer UM/UIM (uninsured/underinsured) coverage. Although it’s not mandatory for drivers to have that coverage, it’s a good idea.
What are the most important things to do right after the accident?
Here are some steps to take after a car accident:
- Call for help. The biggest priority is the safety and well-being of everyone involved. Additionally, getting a police report from the accident can help you with your case.
- Take photos. If you’re able to document the scene with photos, that can be a big help later.
- Get the contact and insurance information from everyone involved. The police should also take down this information.
- Get witnesses’ information. You should also get the contact information for any witnesses to the accident.
- Get a medical evaluation. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, it might be that you’ve suffered injuries such as whiplash or soft-tissue damage that take days to show up.
- Document everything. Keep good records so that you have a solid foundation of evidence for your claim.
Additionally, you should talk with a lawyer as soon as you can. Never give a recorded statement to the insurance company without an attorney present, and never accept an insurance offer without first talking to a lawyer.
What if I didn’t think I was injured at the scene but later started feeling pain and stiffness from the accident?
You should seek medical help as soon as you start to feel symptoms of an injury. Getting a swift medical diagnosis can not only help you get the right treatment, but also pursue maximum compensation that takes into account the full extent of your injuries.
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Unfortunately, the vast majority of auto accidents were not only caused by driver error or driver recklessness, but also most accidents are entirely preventable. If you were injured by a drunk driver, a tired driver or someone who was speeding or texting, you deserve to be fully compensated for all of your economic and noneconomic losses, including property damage, medical bills and loss of income.
Contact Ace Law Group Today
If you or someone you love was injured by an aggressive, drunk or otherwise negligent driver, we urge you to contact Ace Law Group right away for help. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we will work tirelessly to pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Contact our Las Vegas personal injury firm to schedule your free initial consultation. Dial 702-605-3113, or email our contact form.