Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer

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

Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer

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 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 motor vehicle 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 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 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 no one is injured, 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.

How do you prove fault after a car accident?

If a police officer responds to the scene of the accident, he/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 important that you get the other driver’s information, including their car insurance. Also, 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.

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 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 physical injury; some cases involve emotional distress and/or psychological trauma.

“Enough Said, Call Ed!”

Here is a list of information you should exchange with the other party.
  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Insurance Company Name, Address, and Phone Number
  • Policy Number
  • License Plate Number
  • Driver’s License Number
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