Trial Attorney at Gina Corena & Associates

Practice Areas: Personal Injury

During 2019, Las Vegas had more than 42 million tourists arrive for a variety of reasons. When you combine entertainment, conventions, and vacations, people stream into Las Vegas on a regular basis. Unfortunately, in some cases, some cases, that will mean tourists will be involved in one of the thousands of car accidents which occur monthly on Las Vegas roadways. The problem is, not everyone understands what must be done if they live out of state and are injured in a car accident in Las Vegas.

Protecting Yourself Following a Las Vegas Car Accident

Use caution when speaking with police and the other driver at the scene of the accident. You do not want to appear to be admitting fault for the accident. Make sure you are safe from being injured by another vehicle by making sure you move your car out of the line of incoming traffic to the side of the road if possible.

If you are from out of state and you are involved in an accident, regardless of how minor your injuries are you must seek medical attention after you have finished with the police report. In addition, you must contact an auto accident attorney in Las Vegas to make sure your rights and interests are being addressed. Remember, an out-of-state attorney cannot help you following a Las Vegas car accident.

Injuries Following a Car Accident

Whether you were driving your own vehicle, or you were driving a rental car, you should contact the insurance company immediately after you have sought medical treatment. Since 2018, Nevada has required all drivers to carry insurance commonly called “25/50/20”. This means motorists must have $25,000 coverage for bodily injury, $50,000 per accident for bodily injury and $20,000 in property damage coverage.

With the rise of technology, there’s also an increasing concern about self-driving car accidents. While they promise a future of safer roads, incidents do occur, and understanding your rights in such situations is crucial. Similarly, single-vehicle accidents can be just as devastating, often resulting from factors beyond the driver’s control.

Another alarming trend on our roads is the occurrence of road rage incidents, which can escalate quickly and lead to severe injuries. It’s essential to be informed about the various insurance categories and, in particular, to understand how Nevada’s at-fault insurance works to protect you in these diverse scenarios.

These limits may be exceeded if you have suffered a serious injury. Accident injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises or may include head and neck injuries including whiplash, or concussion. Broken bones including fractured ribs, and legs or arms may also be a result of a car accident. These injuries can result in long-term problems and you may be forced to be out of work for an extended period of time while you are recovering from your injuries.

Documentation Pertaining to Accident and Recovery

Following any type of car accident, documentation matters. In addition to filing a police report, you should obtain photos of the scene, the names and contact information for the other driver as well as witnesses to the accident. When taking photos of the scene, it is important to document the type of damages which your vehicle sustained as well as surrounding traffic signals or signs. This may help your car accident attorney develop a fuller picture of the accident.

Once you have had an opportunity to be seen by a physician, you should write out your recollection of the accident. Think about the moments just prior to the car accident including anything you recall pertaining to other vehicles changing lanes, weather conditions, your speed, etc. This information can be extremely helpful when you meet with a personal injury attorney.

Your physical recovery following a car accident should also be documented. Along with keeping track of the visits to the doctor, tests ordered, and any prescriptions which are ordered, you will also want to keep track of how you feel both physically and mentally. These records will be used by your attorney in filing your claim.

Why Hire a Las Vegas Attorney?

There are several reasons to hire an attorney who has experience handling Las Vegas auto accident claims. First, you want someone who understands how the insurance companies treat auto accident claims in Nevada. Additionally, you want someone who can help you with your case and that means having someone who is licensed to practice in the state in the event your case ultimately winds up in court. You cannot have a lawyer from your own state represent you in the courts in Nevada.

Having a Nevada lawyer working on resolving your claim through the insurance companies is helpful because they understand the car insurance requirements in the state. In addition, chances are high the at-fault party is from Nevada which would mean you want someone who is familiar with local laws and statutes.

Keep in mind, you have only two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. However, it is never a good idea to wait until the last minute. We strongly recommend you have a complete evaluation by a doctor to determine the full extent of your injuries, an estimated recovery time, and an estimate of when you may be able to return to work. This will help you determine the best way to move forward after you have been informed by a trained attorney how much compensation you may be entitled to following a Las Vegas car accident.

Working With Your Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney

The last thing you need when recovering from your injuries is worrying about the added costs associated with seeking legal help. However, when you have a claim for injuries suffered because someone else behaved in a reckless or negligent manner, you want an attorney who works diligently to support their clients and help them get the compensation they deserve. The last thing you want to do is hire an attorney who sees every victim as just another case — you want someone who will care about the outcome of your case and has a proven track record of handling cases similar to yours.

Initially, you can get a free consultation following a car accident so you know what type of damages you may be entitled to recover. When you speak with an attorney at our office, we will help you understand what options are available to you how best to pursue a reasonable settlement for your injuries. For a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney in Las Vegas, contact Gina Corena & Associates today at 702-680-1111 or contact us online through our simple to use free consultation form.

As founder of Gina Corena & Associates, she is dedicated to fighting for the rights of the people who suffer life-changing personal injuries in car, truck and motorcycle accidents as well as other types of personal injury. Gina feels fortunate to serve the Nevada community and hold wrongdoers accountable for their harm to her clients.

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