According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional injuries killed at least 130,000 people in 2011. More than 24 percent of those deaths happened in car accidents.
If you lost a family member or suffered an injury due to a drunk, distracted or otherwise negligent driver, then you may be entitled to compensation for economic, non-economic and punitive damages. A Las Vegas accident attorney from Ed Bernstein & Associates will help you pursue the maximum settlement.
Our office is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 702-240-0000 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Read on to learn the answers to four FAQs about car accident injury claims:
- How much is my case worth?
Every personal injury case is unique, and it is not possible to estimate the value of your particular case without knowing the details of your claim. Several factors will influence whether or not your claim is successful, and the amount you ultimately recover from a settlement or verdict. These include:
- The cost of your medical bills;
- The cost of your lost wages during recovery;
- Whether your injuries will prevent you from returning to work;
- And whether the person who caused your accident acted with intent, malice or gross negligence.
- How long does it take for a personal injury case to settle?
The amount of time it takes for a case to settle can vary dramatically from one case to another. If the defendant is not disputing liability, then your case may settle within a few months; after you finish with your medical treatment. However, if the at-fault party refuses to settle and your accident attorney recommends that you take your case to trial, then it could take several additional months – or well over a year – to finalize your case.
- How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident?
If you were injured in a motor vehicle crash in Nevada, then you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If the statute of limitations expires, then it is unlikely that the courts will hear your case.
- Should I hire a personal injury lawyer if I was injured in a car accident?
It is critical that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after a collision. Over time, witnesses may relocate or change their contact details, and other evidence may become unavailable.
Your accident attorney can help you avoid mistakes such as:
- Signing a general release;
- Giving recorded statements without legal guidance;
- Overlooking certain damages;
- Accepting a low settlement;
- Or unknowingly admitting fault to insurance adjusters.
Even if liability and negligence seem obvious, making a successful claim is a legally complicated process. Turn to the experienced legal team at Ed Bernstein & Associates.
We have been representing Nevadans for more than 40 years. Call 702-240-0000 today to schedule a free initial consultation with a personal-injury lawyer in Las Vegas.