A car accident can change your life in an instant. If you were involved in a collision, you may have suffered serious injuries, such as broken bones, whiplash, one or more lost limbs, or paralysis. You may have spent days or weeks in the hospital and may have received follow-up treatment in a rehabilitation center or with a chiropractor or a physical therapist.
You could be struggling to put your life back together. Even if you have received excellent care, you may still be suffering from chronic pain. You may be unable to work and care for your children. It is true that you could eventually recover to some degree, but you may never be able to return to the life you enjoyed prior to the accident.
The medical bills may be overwhelming. Without income from your job, you and your spouse could struggle to make ends meet. You may be falling behind on essentials, such as your mortgage or rent. Dreams of taking a vacation and paying for your children’s college education may seem impossible when you are trying to figure out how to scrape by.
A Las Vegas car accident lawyer may be able to help. Ben Crump Law, PLLC has represented clients all over the country who were injured because of other people’s negligence or recklessness and helped them seek justice. We may be able to do the same for you. Call our office at (800) 598-7557 to speak with a member of our staff.
How We Can Figure Out Who Was Liable for the Accident
Sometimes it is easy to determine who was at fault for a car crash. If one driver was drunk when police officers arrived immediately after a collision, if a motorist admitted to speeding, or if a person was caught on camera running a red light, things may be clear cut.
In many cases, however, it is necessary to investigate to figure out exactly what happened. For example, an injured person may claim that another motorist was speeding or driving erratically, but the accused may deny that. One driver may claim that the other caused the crash, or that the second motorist at least contributed to the accident. If there were no eyewitnesses and there is no surveillance footage available, it may be necessary to seek help from an accident reconstruction specialist.
A driver may claim that he or she lost control of the vehicle because a key component did not work as it should have. For instance, a motorist may say that he or she pressed the brake pedal, but the car did not slow down, and that the brake failure caused the crash. In such an instance, we may have an independent mechanic inspect the vehicle to find out if there was, in fact, a problem with the brakes. If so, we will have to investigate further to pinpoint the source of the issue.
Our team may review the maintenance and repair records. We may learn that the owner failed to have the car inspected regularly or that the driver was told that the brakes needed to be repaired but failed to have them fixed. We may discover that the owner had the brakes repaired, but the mechanic made a mistake or a part that was used to fix the brakes failed because it was poorly designed or had a manufacturing defect.
We may learn that other owners of vehicles made by the same company experienced similar problems. That may point to a design flaw that affects every vehicle of that make and model or a manufacturing defect that affects a group of vehicles that were built at a particular factory during a limited period of time.
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How a Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer Can Pursue Justice for You
Once we have figured out who was liable for the crash, the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can work on seeking a financial award to compensate you for your losses. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to a settlement that will cover your past and future medical expenses related to the accident, as well as lost income, lost or reduced earning potential, and pain and suffering.
We may file a personal injury lawsuit against the party who was liable for the collision. That may be the other driver, a mechanic, or the company that manufactured the vehicle or a defective part.
The defendant may argue that you did or failed to do something that contributed to the crash. For instance, if the other driver lost control because the brakes failed, but you did not slow down or swerve to avoid a collision because you were distracted and took your eyes off the road, you may share some liability for the accident.
You may still be entitled to a financial award, however, because of Nevada’s comparative negligence law, Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) §41.141. You may be eligible for compensation as long as your amount of negligence is not greater than that of the defendant(s).
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Consult with a Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer
People who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle collisions are sometimes hesitant to hire an attorney to seek the compensation they deserve because they are worried about legal fees. That should not be a concern for you because Ben Crump Law, PLLC operates on a contingency basis. If you ask our firm to file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, you will not have to pay us any money unless we recover a financial award to compensate you for the losses you suffered because of the crash.
You do not have a lot of time to take action to seek a financial award. In most cases, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years, according to NRS §11.190. But there may be exceptions depending on the case.
Do not delay in your pursuit of justice. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 so we can get the process started. The initial consultation is free, and we do not shy away from the tough cases.