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There are critical mistakes you should avoid after a truck accident in Las Vegas. Gina Corena and Associates are here to protect your rights and maximize your compensation with expert legal advice.

Due to its location in the desert, Las Vegas mostly depends on trucks for the daily food it needs. This creates a constant flow of trucks hauling commodities into and out of the city. Night and day, these trucks skillfully navigate the intricate network of the interstate highway system.

Unfortunately, this constant flow also increases the opportunity for accidents. Some of these trucks can have two or more trailers simultaneously. In such situations, even a minor collision might have disastrous results and cause severe injuries.

Fortunately, the Las Vegas truck accident attorneys at Gina Corena & Associates are here to explain Nevada’s personal injury legislation. If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident in Las Vegas, you can seek compensation for your incurred losses.

Avoiding Legal Mistakes

What you do following a truck collision might make or break your personal injury claim. Knowing exactly what to do and what not to do will help you keep organized and avoid any situations that might endanger your compensation claim.

Being aware of what not to do may protect important evidence that will become important in accident reports. Witness testimonies and photos can bolster your case and support your version of events. 

A more seamless claims procedure may be ensured by taking the appropriate actions and avoiding the wrong actions following a truck accident. Knowing exactly what to avoid can help you handle the aftermath of a truck collision more skillfully, giving you a sense of confidence and control.

Our knowledgeable truck accident lawyers at Gina Corena Law have compiled and outlined vital information regarding what to do and not do to eliminate the errors that sometimes occur following a truck collision. We want to ensure you have the right information to manage these types of problematic circumstances with assurance and comfort.

Let’s get started and look at some practical advice that can assist when it counts most.

Key Takeaways

Some key items to remember after a truck collision include:  

  • Stay at the accident scene
  • Contact the authorities to report the wreck as soon as possible
  • Exchange information with the others involved in the accident
  • Seek medical assistance immediately, even if you initially feel okay
  • Make sure photos of the scene and damage are taken
  • Gather the contact information of witnesses
  • Before interacting with insurance providers or signing any paperwork, get legal advice.
  • Keep track of any evidence found at the site, including pictures and witness contact information
  • Ensure all claims are filed before the statute of limitations expires
  • Make sure to keep all your scheduled medical visits

Things Your Attorney Can Help You With

Things Your Attorney Can Help You With

A qualified attorney can help figure out the logistics and plan for the future of a personal injury claim. These notable events are crucial when discussing a claim. These might include:

  • Investigating the accident to discover fault
  • Understanding of Damages 
  • Providing a comprehensive assessment of damages and losses
  • Determining the amount of compensation (settlement amounts are potentially higher with an attorney negotiating
  • Negotiating with the insurance companies’ legal teams
  • Taking on the stress and time commitment so you can get back to normal life as soon as possible

These situations are best handled by experienced professionals who know the full scope of a claim. If you try to oversee it yourself, you run a higher risk of self-incrimination. A skilled attorney can guide you through what to say to relieve your stress.

What to Avoid

So, what should you avoid doing after a truck accident in Las Vegas?

After a truck accident in Las Vegas, you should avoid:

  • Leaving the scene
  • Not notifying authorities
  • Speaking to insurance companies without an attorney
  • Signing any documents without a legal consultation 
  • Giving a recorded statement
  • Admitting fault
  • Not seeking medical attention
  • Forgetting to collect contact information and evidence
  • Relying solely on the insurance company’s investigation
  • Waiting too long to file a claim
  • Skipping medical appointments
  • Posting about the accident on social media. 

Always seek professional legal advice after a truck accident.

First Critical Mistake: Not Remaining at the Accident Scene

First Critical Mistake: Not Remaining at the Accident Scene

We understand how a severe vehicle collision might cause you to feel overwhelmed and panicked. Regardless of whether the collision is minor or severe, you should always stay on the scene, as doing so is illegal.

Nevada state law NRS 484E.010 states that you run the following risks if you leave the site of an accident after it happens:

  • Potentially facing a two-to-fifteen-year sentence in a state jail

Or 

  • Fines that run from $2,000 to $5,000

Remember, even if the other motorist seems uninterested in reporting the collision or proposes brushing it off, departing without sharing information may lead to unfounded claims of a hit-and-run. Instead, you should maintain your composure and wait for the arrival of tow trucks, law enforcement, and medical personnel.

Always err on the side of caution and ensure that all pertinent information is communicated correctly.

Second Critical Mistake: Not Seeking Expert Legal Advice Without Hesitation

After being hurt in a truck accident in Las Vegas, you should always get expert legal counsel. Typically, trucking company insurance claims are handled by large firms whose goal is to minimize losses or reject your injury claim.

Fortunately, a truck accident attorney knows the workings of the insurance company and can spot deception. Remember, an attorney is best suited to advise you on matters such as the statute of limitations, documentation, and other critical processes in filing a successful claim and succeeding with your claim to ensure that you are protected and compensated.

Experienced attorneys also ensure you encounter the least path of resistance during a problematic and trauma-induced period of your life.

Third Critical Mistake: Never Offer an Excuse, an Apology, or Accept Responsibility

Third Critical Mistake: Never Offer an Excuse, an Apology, or Accept Responsibility

We learn to be courteous at an early age. Unsurprisingly, even if you are not at fault, you may naturally desire to apologize after an accident. However, this often hurts personal injury claims.

Determining who is at fault in truck accidents is rarely straightforward. Several parties might have contributed to the wreck directly or indirectly. Many of these people may be responsible for compensating you.

You may want to say, “I’m sorry” is the right thing to do, but the simple phrase might be misinterpreted as you accept responsibility. With a truck accident lawyer on your side, we will compile further material and conduct an unbiased assessment of your case. The matter will be handled to ensure your rights are upheld.

Fourth Critical Mistake: Not Remembering to Gather Contact Information

After a truck accident in Las Vegas, remember to gather the driver’s and the employee’s contact information and any witness information. This might consist of:

  • The name of the truck driver
  • The number of their insurance policy
  • Their phone number
  • The trucking company’s name
  • The license plate number of the vehicle

Spend a few minutes recording all you can recall about the collision, even after you’ve left the scene. Details may disappear from memory relatively quickly, so writing them down now can aid you later when you’re assembling your case.

Don’t worry if your injuries keep you from collecting evidence at the accident scene. At Gina Corena Law, our skilled truck attorneys will intervene and begin our investigation to get the proof required to bolster your case.

Get the Legal Support You Need: Contact Gina Corena & Associates Today

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in Las Vegas, do not hesitate to seek the professional legal advice you need. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Gina Corena & Associates are here to help you every step of the way.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

Do not let the aftermath of a truck accident overwhelm you. Trust the committed team at Gina Corena & Associates to fight for your rights and help you secure the compensation you deserve. 

Contacting us now is the first step towards protecting your future.

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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