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Whether you are a visitor or a Las Vegas local, the last thing you want to worry about is getting into a car accident. Unfortunately, these incidents do occur, and the team at DiMarco Araujo Montevideo is ready to help when you need a Las Vegas car accident lawyer by your side. We will conduct a complete investigation into your case in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to. We are California attorneys licensed to practice law in Nevada, so we are here to help if you are a CA resident who was injured across state lines.

Choose DiMarco Araujo Montevideo for Your Case

If you have sustained a car accident injury during your trip to Vegas, the team at DiMarco Araujo Montevideo has the experience you need to get through this.

  • We maintain licenses to practice law in both California and Nevada. Few other firms In California can offer legal representation across state lines.
  • Our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience handling all types of personal injury cases.
  • We take Las Vegas car accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients pay no upfront or out-of-pocket costs for their case. We only collect legal fees after we win for our clients.

How Will an Attorney Help This Case?

A Las Vegas car accident lawyer is going to be an incredibly beneficial resource in these cases. An attorney has the resources necessary to:

  • Obtain any evidence needed to prove liability, including statements from eyewitnesses, accident reports, photo or video surveillance of the incident, and more.
  • Ensure their client is evaluated by a trusted medical professional who will help calculate total expected expenses.
  • Negotiate with every party involved, including aggressive insurance carriers, to obtain the compensation necessary.

How Do Las Vegas Car Accidents Occur?

Las Vegas is a hotspot for car accidents in the state of Nevada. With local traffic mixing with visitors from all over the country, the roadways in this area can get crowded. Unfortunately, those on the roadway in the Las Vegas area need to be wary of negligent driving behaviors. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, our car accident lawyers in Vegas regularly help clients who have been injured because another driver:

  • Operated while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Operated while distracted by a cell phone or other device
  • Failed to yield the right of way
  • Failed to follow traffic laws
  • Operated too fast for conditions

Data available from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety shows that thousands of people sustain injuries in traffic collisions in Las Vegas each year. Statewide, there are usually more than 300 total traffic fatalities each year across the state. The team at DiMarco Araujo Montevideo regularly helps clients have sustained the following injuries In Las Vegas traffic collisions:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash or other neck and back injuries
  • Severe lacerations
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • and more

What if You Were Partially Responsible for the Accident?

Rarely are car accident cases straightforward when it comes to determining liability for the incident. Yes, sometimes it is very clear that one driver was completely to blame for the incident. However, there are times when even an injury victim in a car accident was partially responsible for the incident.

According to Section 41.141 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), even those who are partially responsible for a car accident could still recover compensation. Under Nevada’s modified comparative negligence law, accident victims can recover compensation if they are 50% or less responsible for their injuries. Anyone more than 50% responsible for their injuries will not be able to recover any compensation.

Under the state’s modified comparative negligence laws, a victim will receive reduced compensation based on their percentage of fault. For example, if Rebecca is awarded $10,000 in compensation for her whiplash injury after a car accident, but it is determined that she was 10% at fault for the incident, she would receive $9,000 in total compensation.

Is There a Time Limit to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in Las Vegas?

Yes, there is a time limit that victims in car accidents need to be aware of for these cases. Nevada places a two-year statute of limitations on all personal injury claims. This means that car accident victims have a two-year window from the date the accident occurs with which to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent party. If a car accident victim fails to file a lawsuit within this statutory time limit, they will likely lose the ability to recover any compensation for their losses.

It is important to understand that this two-year limitation does not apply to insurance settlements or reporting. Most insurance companies require that accidents be reported as soon as possible after the incident occurs, usually within a day or two. Failing to notify the insurance carrier of the incident could result in a claim of denial or a delay in an eventual settlement.

What if You Were Struck by an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist?

Being involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist can immensely complicate the car accident settlement process. In some cases, it is discovered that an at-fault driver has no insurance at all. In accidents involving hit and run drivers, particularly if the at-fault driver is never found, this would be considered an uninsured motorist accident. In other instances, a driver may have insurance, but their policy limits may not cover the total expenses of the victim in the case.

In Nevada, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is not mandatory. However, this type of coverage is highly recommended. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage can provide victims of car accidents much-needed coverage in the aftermath of a crash.

A victim in a car accident may still be able to take the at-fault driver to court to recover compensation, but it is very unlikely that the other driver will have the assets or income to be able to pay for any damages awarded by a jury.

What Type of Compensation Is Available for a Las Vegas Car Accident?

If you have sustained a car accident injury caused by another person while visiting Las Vegas, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, our California attorneys are licensed to practice in Las Vegas and are ready to help you through this. We will work to secure compensation for the following on your behalf:

  • All crash-related medical bills
  • Lost income if you are unable to work
  • General household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages in cases of gross negligence

When you need a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling (714) 783-2205.

Covid 19 Update: We are accepting new cases and we handle everything electronically and remotely, so our clients never have to leave their homes.