Accident Attorneys with Proven Car Crash Experience in Las Vegas
Your Auto Wreck Case is Unique – and Your Lawyers Should Be Too!
Accidents may happen every day in Las Vegas, but each involves a completely different set of factors. Your attorney can sort out the necessary details that you wouldn’t be able to do on your own. There are specific Nevada laws and issues to consider with each case, which the average person simply won’t know or understand. What’s more, not all lawyers have the same experience to know how to fight accident cases equally. That’s why you need our lawyers to handle your vehicle accident.
Edward Bernstein & Associates are one of the largest personal injury law firms in Nevada. Ed Bernstein with his main office in Las Vegas has been in the business of helping others for almost 40 years. He and his experienced attorneys have handled tens of thousands of auto wreck and injury cases throughout the state. Ed’s firm has worked hard to earn a reputation for quality work and has successfully resolved cases as serious as wrongful death as well as wrecks with less severe injuries.
Our personal injury firm has obtained one of the highest jury verdicts ($104 Million) in Nevada’s history as a result of the expertise of our attorneys. Our clients quickly realize that we are unmatched when it comes to representing injured victims.
What Our Attorneys Advise After A Car Accident
After your collision, you may have been understandably upset. In such a state, it is easy to forget to get critical information and take appropriate steps. An experienced lawyer may be able to help deal with issues which may hinder your best settlement such as admitting fault, ignoring pain or failing to document evidence.
A lot of times, after a crash, people simply jot down the other driver’s phone number and move on. In reality, this can only get you so far. It’s best to be thorough because you never know what direction your case might end up taking. You might be taken by surprise and be blamed for the crash. Insurance companies might deny that you’re injured. The phone number they provide might even be wrong. Along with a police report, there is certain information you should gather for your claim.
Your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer is Right Here
The auto accident lawyers of Ed Bernstein & Associates have handled tens of thousands of vehicle accidents and personal injury cases throughout the state. We are unmatched when it comes to our lawyers and paralegal personnel, offering decades of experience in successfully helping injured clients like you.
We have an auto accident attorney available in your area right now. Get in touch for a free consultation at any time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Should You Look For When Deciding on a Las Vegas Accident Law Firm?
Las Vegas Law Firm Location.If your car accident happened in Las Vegas or Nevada you need an attorney who is licensed to practice in that state.
Their focus of practice.You'll want a consultation with a lawyer who understands and specializes in car accident cases. You want the right person for the job, there's no point in having a Las Vegas real estate lawyer handling your case!
Clear Communicators.You want a lawyer who is engaged and interested in your accident claim and can give you clear and concise answers to any questions you ask. They should explain the process to you and understand what you need from them.
Reputation & Years of Practice.There are literally hundreds of Las Vegas accident Lawyers to choose but before you lose your compensation claim to a law firm with limited experience and no reputation consider that we've been established nearly forty years and have maintained our reputation as a trusted law firm.
A Winning Record.Before you contact any Las Vegas accident lawyer. you'll want to establish if they have won plenty of cases and though many compensation claim decisions are settled out of court you want to make sure that they aren't afraid to go to trial. You probably read earlier that we had one of the highest jury verdicts in Nevada's history at 104 million dollars.
A Las Vegas Law Firm that plays tough with insurance companies.Car accidents and insurance companies go hand in hand. They will want to pay out as little as possible. A good accident attorney will sideswipe these low offers and press for a fair settlement.
If your Las Vegas accident attorney ticks all the boxes above then they should be able to ensure that you finish up with the fair compensation you deserve from your insurance company.
What are some common causes of auto accidents?
Although every car accident is unique, here are several common causes:
Distracted driving. Distracted driving has become one of the major causes of automobile accidents. Drivers are usually distracted by their mobile phone, but may also be distracted by the radio, passengers in their vehicle, or smoking/vaping.
Unsafe road conditions. With rainy weather, road conditions can change rapidly and lead to driver error. Construction zones and traffic jams can also lead to auto accidents.
Driving under the influence.Drivers who have consumed alcohol or drugs are unsafe drivers. Poor decision-making skills and sluggish reaction times often result in car accidents involving death or serious bodily injury.
Reckless DrivingOther drivers may drive in a dangerous or reckless manner, including speeding, unsafe passing of other vehicles or tail-gating vehicles.
Regardless of the cause of the automobile accident, it is important to know exactly what to do after an accident.
What should you do if you are in a car accident?
When a car accident happens, it is important to remain calm and take steps to protect your legal rights. If you are injured, you should immediately call 911. If there is no report of injury, the police may not come to the scene of the accident. In those cases, you should be prepared to document evidence at the scene of the accident. It is recommended that all drivers have the following items in their vehicle:
Pen and paper
Disposable camera (or photo capability on your cell phone)
Your vehicle registration and insurance card
Emergency contact numbers
Towing company phone number
If an accident occurs and there is no bodily injury, you should move the car out of traffic, if feasible. Make sure to use your camera to photograph the entire accident scene before pulling the car out of traffic. Take additional precautions if traffic is moving nearby. You should exchange information with the other driver once you have moved the vehicles out of traffic.
What Should I do regarding the property damage to my car?
Don't attempt to get the car fixed or give a body shop authorization to carry out repairs until after an insurance adjuster estimates the damages.
What should I do regarding medical bills?
Every bodily injury and patient is different. The patient will be responsible for their own medical treatment after the car accident. You may be able to recover these medical expenses if the other driver is at fault.
How do you prove fault after a car accident?
If a police officer responds to the scene of the automobile accident, he or she will issue a citation or traffic ticket to whomever they believe to be at fault in the car accident. They will use several factors to decide who is at fault, including statements of the drivers, statements of other witnesses, physical evidence (including damage to the vehicles and debris on the roadway) and any traffic lights or signs.
If a police officer does not respond to the scene, it is very important that you get the other driver’s information, including their car insurance details. Also, if possible take photos of the scene and all vehicles involved in the accident. You should also try to obtain contact information for all witnesses to the accident if you can.
Immediately after my accident, should I contact my insurance company?
It is recommended that you contact your insurance provider and let them know that you've been involved in a car crash. Take detailed notes if you speak to your insurance company, including who you spoke with and when. In addition, you should never sign anything without first speaking to an attorney.
What should I do if I am offered a settlement from the insurance company?
If you are offered money by the insurance company, it will probably be less than you deserve. You should never agree to settle your claim without first meeting with a lawyer.
I suffered injuries after being involved in an accident. Do I have a compensation claim?
Whether you are entitled to a settlement, and the amount of the settlement will depend on several factors. First, liability against the other driver will need to be established. Then you will need to prove that all of your injuries and medical treatment are directly related to the collision. Finally, you will have to establish the value of your compensation claim, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future damages. Each step requires legal analysis and you should seek the advice of a personal injury attorney.
What is considered a personal injury case?
Personal injury law covers a wide range of legal cases, including car accidents, slip-and-falls, unsafe products, dangerous drugs, and dog bites. Since personal injury is a matter of civil law, it involves negligence and damages. Generally speaking, you may be able to sue or seek monetary damages from another party if they caused you to be injured. Not all personal injuries cases require bodily injury; some cases involve emotional distress and/or psychological trauma.
What is the Time Frame after an Accident to file for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Personal injury cases must be filed within two years of the date that the injury occurred this time frame is known as a 'statute of limitations'. For a wrongful death claim, the family of the deceased has the same two-year time frame to file it. If you weren't injured but want to file a claim for property damage you have a time frame of three years in which to take action on a claim.
How long does a car accident claim take to get resolved?
Each car accident case will be very different and can take anywhere to resolve from a few months to years. Our focus is on building up a strong case so that you receive fair compensation from your insurance company. Often the claim will be settled out of court but if the claim does go to court we have the required experience.
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Here is a list of information you should exchange with the other party.