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.
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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.
Prior car accidents or other types of accidents may affect your car accident claim. First, insurance companies may blame prior accidents for a victim’s injuries. The more recent those accidents are, the more likely the insurance company will use those prior accidents against the victim. Second, auto insurers may use those prior accidents to test a victim’s credibility.
Whiplash From Car Accidents Whiplash is a non-medical term that refers to a neck or upper back injury from violent or forceful rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. The whipping motion overstretches the joints, muscles and ligaments of the neck and back beyond their normal range of motion. The most common cause of whiplash injuries …
People injured in an accident while working will generally have a claim for worker’s compensation. What many don’t realize is that they may also have a personal injury claim. There are important differences between a personal injury claim and a worker’s compensation claim. One of those important differences provides an important benefit to an accident victim who presents a personal injury claim and could amount to thousands of dollars.
Unfortunately, people can be victims of multiple car accidents a short time apart. In our combined 50+ years of experience, we have seen people injured in multiple crashes in less than a year. There is a right way to handle personal injury claims from multiple car accidents. Learn more here on the proper way to handle such cases.
Many clients are nervous, if not downright scared, of being in a deposition. Most people are never involved in a deposition until they get injured in an accident, and their accident case goes into litigation. Many don’t know what’s going to happen, what questions are going to be asked, and even if a judge is going to be there. With a combined total of 50+ years of experience, the Las Vegas car accident attorneys at D.R. Patti & Associates know that preparing the client for a deposition includes explaining the process, answering the client’s questions, and letting them know there is nothing to be scared about. This blog demystifies the deposition in a Las Vegas personal injury case.
The consequences of drunk driving accidents could be devastating to the victims and their families. Victims of drunk driving accidents may be unable to work and end up with piles of medical bills. They may be looking to see who they can hold responsible for their car accident-related injuries. This blog answers the question of whether a seller of alcohol in Las Vegas can be held responsible for a drunk driving accident.
One of the most frustrating parts of the personal injury claims process for clients is feeling as though they are left “in the dark” in that process. Clients often have questions about their case throughout the case. They aren’t the experts and they hired attorneys not just to win their case but also to guide them. To that, they need to be able to speak to the attorneys, and not just their staff.