If you have been hurt in a Nevada car accident, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim related to harm suffered due to the collision. When someone is hurt in a car crash, he or she may attempt to figure out the claim process alone. Hiring an attorney who is knowledgeable in this area of law, however, will usually bring about the best result. Below are reasons why you should get help from legal counsel:
Reason #1: Investigation Help
When you are involved in a car accident, you are likely not in the mental nor physical state to go around the accident scene collecting evidence. If you have injuries, you may need on-site medical attention or need to be transported to a local hospital. Cognitively, your mind is going to be racing and you will not be able to think clearly enough to take photos and/or videos of the crash scene, evaluate property damage, determine your injuries, and take witness statements. A skilled personal injury attorney will handle the investigation process of the accident and collect the evidence needed to prove fault. This will include interviewing witnesses to the collision, obtaining video surveillance footage of the accident, requesting the police report, and partnering with experts.
Reason #2: Calculation of Your Damages
If mathematics is not your strength, know that an experienced personal injury attorney can calculate the potential damages available to you based on the facts of your case and the applicable law. This includes estimating your medical bills, loss of income, property damage, and other future costs. Any negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company and/or legal counsel should accurately account for all losses — current or future — the accident causes.
Reason #3 – Filing Your Insurance Claim
Completing claim paperwork is tedious, complicated, and can be confusing. A lawyer can put your claim together, help you complete paperwork, and submit evidence to the insurance company on your behalf. Then, he or she will negotiate directly with the insurance company to push for a fair settlement. If negotiation talks are unsuccessful, your attorney can file a lawsuit in court.
Reason #4 – Knowledge of the Law
Car accident victims should be more concerned with getting medical treatment for their injuries and moving on from the crash. Without a thorough understanding of applicable laws, crash victims are likely unaware of the legal options available. An experienced attorney will understand the applicable law, know the statute of limitations, and be abreast of any changes to insurance claims.
Reason #5 – Proving Fault
Nevada law requires that a crash victim prove the at-fault party was careless or negligent in causing the collision. Drivers have a general obligation to operate vehicles in a reasonable manner by following traffic laws to protect themselves and others. This applies to drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.
Nevada Accident Attorneys
If you were hurt in a Nevada car accident the experienced personal injury attorneys at H&P Law can explain your rights and obligations. Our lawyers will fight for the monetary compensation you deserve. Call our Las Vegas or Henderson office to schedule an initial consultation.