Compensation and Your Car Accident: How the Payment Process Typically Works

by Gina Corena

Last Updated on September 25,2023

Compensation and Your Car Accident: How the Payment Process Typically Works

A car accident involving serious injuries can create havoc on your finances. From continuous medical costs to missed time from work, anxiety can quickly build about managing your situation. Car accident victims who suffer harm due to another person’s careless actions can pursue a personal injury claim and lawsuit regarding their damages. Navigating this process takes time and is an easier road when you hire a Nevada personal injury lawyer to represent you and protect your best interests.

Proving Driver Negligence

Millions of licensed drivers take to Nevada highways and city streets every day. It takes just one driver to change your life forever.  Proving driver negligence typically involves the following types of evidence:

  • Police report: This report generally contains important information such as whether the driver was drunk or speeding.
  • Accident scene photos: Photographs and video from smartphones can serve as valuable documentation of the crash site.
  • Contact information for witnesses: Names and phone numbers of witnesses are important, especially for victims who experience severe injuries and experience trouble remembering the accident.
  • Medical records and expenses: Medical records detailing your injuries and bills related to your medical care are important evidence of how the accident impacted your life.
  • Information regarding your lost income: Information from your employer regarding your missed time from work can convey the financial hardship caused by the accident.

These and other important details are essential to building a strong case for compensation. A Nevada personal injury lawyer will work hard on your behalf to fight for fair compensation, which covers your damages, and protects your future medical needs.

Insurance Companies and Your Accident Injuries

A personal injury lawyer will generally begin pursuing compensation by negotiating with insurance companies out of court. This process involves understanding insurance company tactics and a firm resolve to not settle for less than you deserve.

The negotiation process requires skills, energy, and time — all things you may not possess as you deal with your injuries. At Gina Corena & Associates, we understand how overwhelmed you may feel and want to help you.

Our team will stand firm against insurance companies and aggressively fight for the best outcome possible. Avoiding a trial can save everyone time and money; however, if it is necessary, we have tough trial lawyers ready to represent you in court.

An insurance adjuster may contact you soon after the accident and pressure you to accept a settlement. Several of their key goals in doing so involve:

  • Wanting to settle for the least amount of compensation possible
  • The desire to deliver a settlement before you secure legal representation
  • Closing your claim so that you may not pursue further legal options

Protect your right by securing help from our team. Our work with accident victims provides us with experience for taking on insurance companies of all sizes. We excel at holding insurance companies accountable for the compensation our clients so desperately need due to their client’s actions.

Patience is Key to Your Case

The life-changing event of a car accident is sudden and traumatic. It only takes a second for such an event to occur, and yet there is nothing fast about your recovery or a civil case.

The pursuit of compensation depends upon various factors, including the cause of the accident, proving liability, and the extent of your injuries. The outcome of your case will differ from other cases, and compensation is never guaranteed.

If you do receive compensation, how you receive it is also dependent upon different factors. The civil process of a personal injury claim and lawsuit is a complex one that can confuse you if you attempt to manage your case alone.

A lawyer can explain the process, provide updates, and handle the details of your case so that you can focus on your recovery. Having a personal injury lawyer on your side means you can let go of the stress regarding the legal case.

If an aggressive insurance adjuster calls you, refer them to your lawyer. Our team will gladly handle the insurance company so that you do not have to. Resting during your time of recovery is crucial for your physical and emotional health. Let Gina Corena & Associates handle your recovery’s financial component by representing you in your fight for compensation.

Gina Corena & Associates: Helping Accident Victims Pursue Compensation 

No one should pay out of pocket for medical expenses that occur due to another person’s careless actions. Pursuing compensation is generally possible if the other driver was negligent.

You may qualify for compensation for final medical expenses, funeral costs, and more with cases involving wrongful death. Like a personal injury claim and lawsuit, each wrongful death case is unique to the details involved. Of special importance is your relationship with the victim. Surviving spouses, parents, and children are among the most common plaintiffs in a wrongful death case. A lawyer from our team can determine if you qualify for a wrongful death claim and lawsuit.

While there is no exact deadline for determining when you may receive your compensation — if awarded — there is a deadline for filing your civil lawsuit. Nevada law requires that you file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the accident. The time starts from the date of the accident.

The tight deadline for filing your case is important. Witness memories can fade or witnesses may move far away.  Evidence may become lost or other complications may arise that prevent your lawyer from presenting the best case possible. Pursuing your case while the accident remains fresh in everyone’s mind is difficult yet necessary for the best outcome possible.

Get the help you need now by contacting an experienced Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyers at Gina Correna & Associates for a free case evaluation. Call our friendly and professional team at (702) 680-1111 today. The sooner you start with a free case evaluation, the faster we can begin fighting for you.


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