After being involved in a side-impact collision, you may be trying to figure out how you will heal from injuries and pay all your hospital and medical bills. You may be concerned about when you can return to work or if you ever will be able to return to work.
You also might consider whether you have a legal claim for compensation against the person or other parties who are responsible for causing your injuries. Consulting a Las Vegas side-impact collisions lawyer may be a means of learning about your legal rights and determining whether you have a valid claim.
We know the pressures that are on you in the immediate aftermath of a car accident. Your financial situation may be uncertain. Even if you do have a legal claim, you might worry about paying for a lawyer. Fortunately, this is exactly why Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you with your claim without your paying any money upfront. Once you receive payment for your injuries, we will receive payment for our services. Call (800) 598-7557 to see how we can help you through the legal issues that have arisen as a result of your car accident.
Side-Impact Collisions and Personal Injury Claims
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2018, 863,000 sideswipe motor vehicle accidents occurred, accounting for 12.8% of all motor vehicle crashes. Just over 900 of these crashes were fatal, and 129,000 resulted in injuries. Another 734,000 of this kind of collision caused property damage only.
Side-impact collisions can occur in different scenarios. Drivers who fail to maintain their lanes may strike the sides of other vehicles that are traveling in the same direction. Drivers who disobey stop signs and traffic lights, among other causes, may enter an intersection at the same time as a vehicle traveling horizontally to them, which can result in a T-bone crash. Side-impact collisions, depending on the point on the vehicle at which the other vehicle struck it, can injure drivers, passengers, or both.
For a free legal consultation with a side-impact collisions lawyer serving Las Vegas, call 800-959-1444
Steps to Building your Claim for Compensation
A Las Vegas side-impact collisions lawyer will go through several different steps to build a claim for compensation following a car accident. Establishing evidence of fault is critical to a car accident claim. Finding evidence requires some degree of investigation into the circumstances that led to the car accident.
For instance, obtaining police reports, witness statements, surveillance camera footage from homes or businesses near the accident scene, and pictures of the accident scene all can be critical to proving that another driver was at fault in causing the accident. If the responsible driver committed traffic violations, those traffic tickets or criminal charges can serve as additional evidence of fault or negligence in causing the car accident.
You must show that the accident directly led to your injuries. Medical records can be crucial in showing the injuries you suffered in the accident. You also may need evidence or testimony of your medical prognosis, the potential for your successful rehabilitation, and an evaluation by a vocational professional to determine whether you will be able to return to your previous line of work.
Once we have gathered this information, we must work to place the correct value on your claim. We want to make sure that you get every dime of compensation for which you are eligible following a catastrophic car accident. This compensation can include payment of your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future income, permanent disability, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more.
A lawyer can help you determine which damages you can claim. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC for more details.
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Statutes of Limitations for Car Accident Lawsuits
Accident victims who have suffered injuries in car accidents that others have caused have only a limited amount of time in which to file their claims for compensation. Every state puts time limits on the filing of all types of lawsuits.
In Nevada, car accident lawsuits have similar time limitations. NRS § 11.190 states that actions for damages for injuries or death to a person resulting from the wrongful or negligent actions of others are subject to a two-year statute of limitations.
Not filing your lawsuit within this two-year timeframe can be risky. That is, you may not have the opportunity to hold the negligent driver or other responsible parties accountable for their misconduct. You also will miss out on the opportunity to obtain compensation from the parties who caused your accident.
Likewise, surviving family members in fatal car accidents can file wrongful death lawsuits against the liable parties as long as they do so within two years of the death of their loved one. Again, if they fail to observe this timeline, they will be unable to seek justice for their deceased loved ones, no matter how egregious the situation was.
Get Protection and Guidance Throughout Your Legal Proceedings
When a negligent driver causes you injuries in a side-impact collision, you may be uncertain what to do first, as you attempt to get the medical care that you need and handle the financial effects of your crash. You should not have to bear these heavy burdens on your own. A Las Vegas side-impact collisions lawyer can help ensure the protection of your legal rights and guide you through every step of your legal proceedings to work toward getting compensation for your injuries.
The responsibility to pay your medical bills from a car accident that another caused should not be yours. You can hold negligent parties accountable for causing your injuries by making them financially responsible for the costs of your medical bills, lost income, and more. Call (800) 598-7557 right away to learn more about what Ben Crump Law, PLLC can do for you.