Las Vegas Auto Accident Attorneys Seek Compensation for Victims
Nevada firm assists people hurt in serious car and truck crashes
In a given year, approximately 300 people die in accidents on Nevada roads, with injuries numbering in the tens of thousands. Whether you got hurt in a serious crash on the Strip or in a high-speed collision with a truck on I-15, O’Reilly Law Group can help you obtain suitable compensation for your injuries. Our experienced attorneys know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and won’t let you be lured into an inadequate settlement by a defendant motorist or their insurance company.
Common accident causes
As seasoned litigators, we offer high-level representation in auto accident cases, including matters where the collision was caused by:
- Alcohol and drug impairment — Even moderate alcohol consumption or drug use can compromise a driver’s reaction time enough to trigger a car accident. No matter what the police report says, our lawyers investigate to learn if the driver responsible for the collision was impaired.
- Distracted driving — Cell phones and other distractions frequently take a motorist’s focus off the road. When distracted driving is possibly to blame for a car wreck, we know how to make that case using physical evidence and witness testimony.
- Faulty parts — The failure of one car or truck part could cause a vehicle to go out of control. If faulty brakes or some other defective part played a role in your injury, our firm will take on the liable manufacturer.
- Moving violations — No matter how strictly traffic laws are enforced, many drivers get away with speeding, reckless driving and other types of vehicle offenses. Regardless of whether the police issued a ticket following your accident, we review the evidence to see if the other party’s unlawful behavior contributed to the crash.
Our firm also understands the special considerations associated with crashes involving motorcycles, trucks and other commercial vehicles, so you can rely on us no matter what type of vehicle accident caused your injury.
Common auto accident injuries
A car crash can result in any type of impact injury. As the size and speed of the vehicles increase, it is more likely that a collision victim will suffer a catastrophic injury that requires lengthy medical treatment, substantial rehabilitation and possibly results in permanent limitations. In these cases as well as those involving broken bones, ligament damage and traumatic brain injuries, we consult with medical experts to help our clients collect a payment that fully addresses their current and future harm.
What to do after a car accident
If there is no immediate medical danger to you or anyone else, you can take some steps that might improve your chances of a successful personal injury claim. After contacting the police and any other necessary emergency personnel, you should take photos of the accident scene and get contact information of any witnesses, as well as the other driver. You should also record your impressions of what led up to the crash and obtain a copy of the police report when it becomes available.
In Nevada, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver without first seeking relief from your own insurance company. The statute of limitations runs for two years following the crash. Should your case go to trial, your award can include reimbursement for medical bills, income lost due to your accident and rehabilitation costs. Noneconomic damages are also available to compensate you for pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement and the loss of enjoyment in your life. Even if you are partly responsible for the crash, you can receive damages as long as your share of the fault is not more than 50 percent.
Contact an aggressive Las Vegas car accident lawyer for a consultation
O’Reilly Law Group in Las Vegas represents victims of Nevada auto accidents. Please call 702-382-2500 or contact us online to discuss your legal options.