Motor Vehicle Accident

What Are Emotional Distress Damages in a Personal Injury Claim?

The context surrounding most personal injury claims is rarely lighthearted in nature. Often, individuals suffer from emotional damages incurred by the incident and the physical injuries they sustain. Instead of discounting the emotional aspect of an accident, a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer offers plaintiffs the opportunity to seek compensation as a form of recovery. Are Emotional Damages t...

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What Are Nevada’s Dash Cam Laws?

Dash cams are a useful piece of technology that allows car drivers to actively record their journey. This game-changing device removes the ambiguity and hearsay involved in car accidents, especially when no witnesses are available or present to support either driver’s claims. In Nevada, dash cams are legal, but only if you use them correctly. If you've been in an accident involving a dash cam, ...

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I Was in an Accident Caused by Brake Checking… What Are My Options?

Road rage comes in many forms – one of them is brake checking. Brake checking is a dangerous practice some drivers use to influence, or even joke with, other passenger cars on the road. If done recklessly, brake checking can cause car accidents and rear-end collisions, posing serious threat to those involved. What is Brake Checking? Brake checking is the illegal action of suddenly activating ...

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to an Insurance Adjuster

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is difficult enough without navigating the tricky language of an insurance claims adjuster. Unfortunately, the claims adjuster will not be on your side during negotiations. It is the adjuster’s job to resolve the claim with as little liability to the insurance company as possible. During conversations with an insurance adjuster, be careful w...

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What You Need to Know About Car Accident Schemes

Not all car accidents are accidental. Some are collisions criminals orchestrate to commit insurance fraud. Car accident schemes aim to extort money from insurance companies and/or crash victims. Las Vegas city prosecutors charged 24 people for involvement in insurance fraud rings in 2017. Finding yourself at the center of a car accident scheme can require you to take legal action. A lawyer can...

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How to Write a Demand Letter

Every successful insurance claim starts with a demand letter. After you suffer serious injuries or other losses in an unexpected accident, you must seek restitution from an insurance company – either yours or the at-fault party’s. Requesting financial benefits from an insurance company takes writing and submitting an official demand letter. The strength of your demand letter can determine the ...

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What Is the Car Accident Claim Process Like?

After an auto accident, you may not know your rights or how to seek compensation for your damages. You know you were not at fault for the wreck, but where do you turn now for financial recovery? Can you trust car insurance companies to do what is best for you? Although each case is unique, the basic claims process remains essentially the same in Nevada. Knowing what to expect can help you prote...

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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Nevada gives certain personal injury accident victims and surviving family members the right to file lawsuits against the at-fault parties in pursuit of monetary damages. Personal injury lawsuits serve to compensate victims for losses they suffered because of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intent to harm. The goal of a personal injury case is to give the injured victim (the plaint...

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How Soon Should I File a Police Report After an Auto Accident?

Nevada law requires you to call the police after auto accidents that cause injuries or fatalities. If the crash caused personal injuries, deaths, or property damage exceeding $750, you legally have to submit a Report of Traffic Accident to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within 10 days of your accident. The police can submit this report for you, if you call 911 from the scene of y...

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If a Pothole Causes My Car Accident, Who Is Liable?

Roadway defects commonly cause car accidents in Nevada. Poorly maintained roads, heavy traffic, and lots of wear and tear can result in hazards such as cracks and potholes. These hazards can be dangerous for drivers, who may suffer property damage, an auto accident, or personal injuries from driving over or around them. If you or a loved one suffered damages from a pothole, contact a Las Vegas ...

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