Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Auto Accident Lawyers serving Las Vegas, NV
A single moment on the road can change your entire life. There are plenty of drivers who aren’t paying attention or who make one reckless decision that puts others in danger. That’s why you’ll need an experienced attorney to help you get the compensation that you and your family deserve in the event you are injured in an auto accident.
Understanding Auto Accidents in Nevada
Whether fatal or not, car accidents are a serious issue across the country, costing $400 billion in loss of economic activity due to death and severe injuries. Alarmingly, 43,000 Americans die every year in car crashes, leaving 6 million others injured and in need of serious medical attention.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the rate for Nevadan car accidents in 2012 were:
- 258 fatal accidents
- 355 fatalities for drivers
- 147 fatalities for passengers
If you have been injured in an accident, you need someone who can help you manage the strain of medical bills, lost wages, and vehicle damage that a single terrifying moment on the road can bring to your life.
Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Accidents
1. What do I do if I’ve been involved in an auto accident?
First, seek immediate medical care and evaluation of any injuries that you and anyone else in the vehicle has sustained. Injuries that go untreated for too long can develop into serious health complications. Also report the incident to the police immediately, so that there’s an official report of the incident. Get information from any other drivers who were involved, including their names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance details, and the make and model of their cars. If possible, get the names and contact information from any witnesses as well. If you or someone you know has a camera available, take pictures of the scene where the accident took place, so that you have an objective record and don’t have to struggle with the trauma of trying to remember every detail yourself.
2. Why should I file an injury claim after an auto accident?
Victims of auto accidents may be entitled to benefits, but insurance companies are not always willing to extent compensation. That’s why you need the help of a dedicated law firm like Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith. We’ll fight to make sure that you receive all the compensation that you deserve.
3. What compensation can I get for this claim?
The compensation you may be entitled to depends on the extent of injuries: damages as well as liability. To make sure that you’re receiving fair compensation, you should consult with an attorney who has experience about Nevada vehicle law and rights to compensation.
How Our Auto Accident Lawyers can get you Compensation
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we make it our goal to treat every client with the utmost compassion and understanding. That care and attention we put into each case goes into giving you the highest level of legal representation. We work hard to provide personal attention during the entirely of your case.