Sierra Nevada Injury Lawyers


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If you have suffered an injury, you likely have a number of questions. Fortunately, our legal team is here to provide answers and help you navigate this difficult process.


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions From Our Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney

  1. Stop. Get your vehicle out of the way if possible, and call 911. Nevada law requires that you report an accident that has caused injuries, death, or property damage involving more than $750. You will need this police report to document the accident.
  2. Get medical attention even if you feel you were not harmed. You may have undetected trauma or injury that a doctor can document and that will require treatment.
  3. Exchange information with the other driver(s), such as your name, insurance, driver’s license, and phone numbers.
  4. If possible, use your cell phone to take photos of the scene, including pictures of your car, the surrounding area, and more.
  5. Try to get witness names and contact information from anyone who saw what happened.
  6. Call our firm to speak with our Las Vegas attorneys about the details of the accident to get professional help.
  7. Call your insurance company to report the accident or let us do it for you.

Proving fault involves an intensive investigation into the accident. Our firm will collect all necessary evidence that backs up your claim. This can include photos from the accident site, police reports, witness accounts, video surveillance footage, your medical records, and other documentation.

Yes. In Nevada, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. This is called the statute of limitations. Trying to file after the deadline has passed will cause your claim to be denied. You mustn’t wait to get started on the claims process. Your attorney will need time to investigate, gather evidence, and prepare your claim.

If you were less than 50 percent at fault, you can still file a claim and recover compensation. However, your compensation amount will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you were 20 percent at fault, your settlement will be reduced by 20 percent. At Sierra Nevada Injury Law, we will work to ensure that the insurance company does not try to shift more blame to you than what really occurred. That is one of their tactics for denying or reducing settlements.

First of all, injuries do not always show up immediately following an accident. It may take several days to fully realize their true extent. By getting medical attention, you will get the diagnosis and treatment that you need. Furthermore, it will be established by your medical records that the injuries you sustained were the direct result of the car crash. This is vital in proving your damages.

It is important to continue all treatments ordered by your doctor until you are declared recovered. The documentation from all of your appointments and treatment can then be used to substantiate your claim for coverage of these expenses. If you drop out of treatment, the insurance company may say you were not really injured.

Technically, you do not need a lawyer. However, bear in mind that it is a commonly-known fact that people represented by attorneys get much better results in securing fair compensation amounts than those who are not. Going up against savvy insurance companies and their representatives is challenging at best. Insurance adjusters work for their employers. Their employers are in business to make profits. Thus, their main objective is to pay out as little (or nothing) as possible. This leads to tactics in which you may be pressured to settle fast and for much less than what you will really need to cover expenses in the long run.

Insurance companies know when they are dealing with vulnerable victims who have little understanding of how the claims process works. That makes you an easy target for underhanded ways to devalue or deny your claim. Don’t let that happen. Hire a Las Vegas attorney at our firm to fully protect your rights and your future.

You must still follow all the steps you would do if you were in your home state. Get medical care even if you believe your injuries are minor. Injuries often do not manifest for days and you will want documented evidence that you were hurt. Take photos of the accident scene, your car, the other cars or vehicles involved, skid marks, and anything else that can document what happened. Get a police report and exchange information with the other driver as well as get contact information from any witnesses.

Do not make any recorded statements to insurance companies. Ensure you follow through on your medical care as directed by your doctor. Call a local attorney. You will need an attorney who is licensed in Nevada, trained in our laws, and familiar with our courts. At Sierra Nevada Injury Law, we can help you get medical care, prepare your claim, bring in local experts if needed to prove your claim, and handle all aspects of your case.

The state of Nevada gives you two years from the date of your accident to file your injury complaint. If you fail to file within that period, you will forfeit your right to compensation. However, it is recommended that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after you have been injured so that we have the time needed to gather all the details and evidence required to build a cohesive claim.

Nevada does not impose a cap on the amount of compensation that can be awarded in a personal injury claim unless it is a medical malpractice case. Therefore, your compensation will be based on the extent of your injuries and the damages you have suffered because of those injuries.

Sierra Nevada Injury Law takes your case on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing unless we win a settlement on your behalf. You can move forward with us without worrying about adding legal fees to the financial drain you may already be facing for lost wages, medical expenses, and other injury-related costs.


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