Being on a bicycle that is hit by a car can be extremely frightening for all people involved. Unfortunately, these sorts of accidents often lead to injuries for the cyclist, including severe injuries like broken bones, facial trauma, road rash, and spinal injuries.
Las Vegas Personal Injury
If you are injured after an accident, it’s not uncommon to miss work. If you have any injury that keeps you from working in Nevada, lost earning capacity is considered in your damages.
Do YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY AFTER A FENDER-BENDER? Call For A Free Consultation do you need an attorney after a fender-bender? Even if you can’t see any damage, or it appears to be to a small scratch, there may be minor damage underneath that has gone unnoticed. Not all vehicle damage is apparent right away. …
The car accident attorneys at D.R. Patti & Associates have over a combined total of 50 years of experience. In that time, we have seen some car accident victims harm their personal injury case. While often times these mistakes do not destroy a case, these mistakes can cause difficulties in negotiating adequate settlements.
Can I Get Attorney’s Fees From A Negligent Driver? Generally under Nevada law, the person at fault for a car accident is not obligated to pay for an accident victim’s attorney’s fees. If a car accident claim ends up in a lawsuit, however, it is possible that the at fault party may be responsible for …
If you get involved in a severe car accident, your insurance company may declare your car a total loss or, in other words, “totaled.” Under Nevada law, if the cost of the repair a car damaged in a car accident is at least 65% of the car’s fair market value before it was damaged, the insurance company can declare the car a total loss.
In many car accidents that occur in Las Vegas, who is at fault is usually determined by an investigating officer at the scene. In some other cases, who is at fault is so obvious even if a police officer wasn’t called to the scene. In some other cases, the police officer can’t determine who is at fault; even if a police officer did, the insurance company for the at fault driver may still dispute what happened. In the latter two cases, gathering certain evidence is the key to proving who is at fault. Next is determining the applicable rules of the road.
The owner of a vehicle can be responsible in some cases if they permitted someone to driver their car and that person gets into a car accident. This concept is called negligent entrustment. In essence under this concept, if an owner permits a person they know is unfit to operate a vehicle and that person causes a crash, the owner is responsible.
Obtaining video of a car accident in Las Vegas used to be difficult. Although traffic cameras are visible throughout Las Vegas, they only assisted in traffic control management. The public could view traffic conditions live but could not obtain videos in the event of a crash. Until recently. Read more to find out how those traffic camera videos can be obtained.
A hit-and-run crash can leave injured victims with medical bills piling up and unable to earn income to pay those bills. Some people think they may have no options if they were injured in a hit and run car accident. That is not necessarily so. In our combined 50+ years of experience as car accident attorneys in Las Vegas, we have successfully recovered compensation for those who initially thought they had no options. We recently recovered six figures for one of our clients injured in a hit and run accident in Las Vegas.