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Vehicle traffic in and around the Summerlin area seems to always be bustling. With many residents and visitors alike traveling through this area, vehicle accidents are not uncommon. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, we are here to help when you need a Summerlin car accident lawyer. Our team has extensive experience handling these cases, and we pledge to conduct a full investigation in order to secure the compensation you need.
Anyone who sustains a serious car accident injury should turn to an attorney with trusted experience handling these cases. DiMarco Araujo Montevideo will stand by your side.
An attorney is going to be an invaluable resource in a Summerlin car accident case. While an injured individual may not have the resources necessary to obtain maximum compensation, a car accident attorney can:
Importantly, a Summerlin car accident lawyer will ensure that all claims are filed within the appropriate amount of time afforded under the law. The Nevada personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an accident occurs.
Due to its close proximity to Las Vegas, it is not uncommon for car accidents to occur in the Summerlin area. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo our attorneys have experience helping clients who have been injured on Summerlin roadways because another driver:
Regardless of how another driver causes an accident, victims can sustain severe injuries in these incidents. Our car accident lawyers in Summerlin frequently help clients who have sustained broken or dislocated bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, concussions, whiplash injuries, and more.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident in the Summerlin area, the team at DiMarco Araujo Montevideo is ready to help you secure the compensation you need. You may be entitled to some or all of the following types of compensation for your case:
Nevada has a time limit for how long victims in these cases have to file lawsuits against alleged negligent parties. The statute of limitations in the state for personal injury lawsuits is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means that car accident victims have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the person that caused the incident. Failing to file the lawsuit on time will result in the victim not being able to recover any compensation for their losses.
However, this statutory timeline does not regulate the deadlines in place by the insurance carriers involved in the car accident. Most insurance carriers require that accidents be reported as soon as possible after the incident occurs. Failing to do so can result in the claim being denied or delayed unnecessarily.
Getting struck by an uninsured driver can immensely complicate a car accident case. This can happen in a number of ways, including the at-fault driver simply not having insurance or even getting struck by a hit and run driver. If a hit and run driver is not apprehended, this will effectively be the same thing is getting struck by an uninsured driver.
Nevada does not require that drivers carry uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. However, both of these types of coverage are incredibly valuable in the event these situations arise. Uninsured motorist coverage can help pay an accident victim’s for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses arising due to the accident. Underinsured motorist coverage is beneficial if the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage policy limits are not adequate to cover all of the expenses.
You may have heard that you cannot recover any compensation in a car accident if you are partially to blame, but this is usually not true. When we turn to Section 41.141 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), we can see that this state operates under a “modified comparative negligence” system. This means that car accident injury victims can still recover compensation for an incident if they are 50% or less responsible. Victims that are partially at fault will see their compensation reduced based on the percentage of blame they share for the incident. Any person that is more than 50% responsible for an accident will not be able to recover any compensation from the other party.
For an example of how this works, suppose that Johnny is rear-ended by Steven. Johnny sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and incurred $100,000 worth of expenses. However, a jury determined that Johnny was 30% at fault for the incident because he had a malfunctioning tail light. In this situation, Johnny will only recover $70,000 in compensation from Steven.
Please be aware that insurance carriers and at-fault parties will often try to place some or all of the blame for an accident on the victim in an effort to get out of paying any compensation. That is why a skilled Summerlin car accident lawyer is necessary to help determine liability and ensure you are treated fairly.
If you need a Summerlin personal injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling (714) 783-2205. We are licensed to practice law in both California and Nevada, so we can assist clients across state lines.