Being in a car accident can be stressful and anxiety-inducing. If you were injured, you may be wondering if you have a strong case against the other driver. While it is impossible to know for sure without consulting an attorney, there are certain signs that indicate that your case is likely to succeed.
Our Las Vegas traffic accident attorneys at H&P Law can help you prove your strong case after your accident and ensure that you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
Seven Signs You Have a Strong Legal Case After a Car Accident
Here are seven signs that you may have a strong car accident case.
1. You Contacted the Police After the Accident
When you file an official police report after the accident, it provides an impartial summary of what happened at the scene and who was at fault. This report will be invaluable when filing an insurance claim or taking legal action against the other driver.
Note: Nevada law requires drivers to report traffic accidents to the police if the accident caused injuries, deaths, or property damage exceeding $750. The report must be filed within 10 days (NRS § 484E.070).
2. You Gathered Evidence at the Scene of the Crash
Taking pictures of the vehicles involved in the crash as well as any physical evidence, such as skid marks on the road, can help strengthen your case by providing visual evidence of what happened during and after the crash.
3. There Were Witnesses (and You Have Their Contact Information)
Having witnesses who can testify to what happened is incredibly helpful when filing a claim or lawsuit against another driver. Make sure to get their contact information so they can be called upon later if needed.
4. You Sought Medical Attention Immediately After the Crash
Seeking medical attention right away demonstrates that your injuries are legitimate and not exaggerated for financial gain, which will go a long way towards strengthening your case against another driver who caused your injuries in an accident.
5. You Have Not Provided Recorded Statements to the Insurance Company
It is important not to provide recorded statements before consulting with an attorney because anything you say could potentially be used against you later down the line in court proceedings or settlement negotiations with insurance companies.
6. You are Following Your Doctor’s Orders
Following all instructions from your doctor regarding treatments and medications demonstrates that you are taking proper care of yourself following an accident and trying to make a full recovery from any injuries sustained in the accident, which strengthens your overall case against another driver who caused those injuries.
7. You Contacted an Attorney Right Away
An experienced attorney will help protect your rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for any damages sustained in a car accident involving another driver’s negligence or recklessness.
Consult With the Attorneys at H&P Law
No two cases are alike, but these seven signs indicate that yours may be particularly strong—which increases your chances of receiving fair compensation for damages incurred due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness. Working with an experienced attorney is key to helping build up your car accident case and making sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Reach out to our attorneys at H&P Law to schedule a free case evaluation. Call (702) 598-4529.