Helping You After A Car Accident
Las Vegas has some of the most dangerous drivers in the nation.
The aftermath of a car accident is all too upsetting to your peace of mind. The sound of your car colliding with someone else's vehicle can be one of the most frightening things a person can experience. When you have been in a car accident, a million ideas may race through your mind. One of the biggest ones may be, “What should I do now?” We understand that your priority after a car accident is to get your life back in order, which is why our car accident lawyers are prepared to step in and handle the rest of the issues.
Las Vegas just seems to attract bad drivers and dangerous conditions. It is reported that over 30,000 car accidents happen in Clark County, and that number could be higher since many people fail to report car accidents. It is reported that from 2010-2014, over 1,000 drivers lost their lives in car accidents. But owning a car is a necessity in Las Vegas. Some of the causes of automobile accidents include road conditions, driver error, texting, alcohol influence, drugs, and just plain old mother nature. If you get into a car, bus, or motorcycle accident, Stovall & Associates' team of experienced attorneys will help you get the best possible outcome for your case, because we have over thirty years of trial experience fighting insurance companies and evaluating very difficult cases.
Many people who are seriously injured in an auto accident, or who suffer the devastating event of losing a loved one, have no idea what will happen next. There are so many legal issues that come up and so many questions to be answered, and frankly, people are unprepared for how suffering a serious injury will affect their lives and the lives of their families.
At Stovall & Associates our lawyers have spent their entire careers (over 35 years in Nevada) helping people who are victims of car accident and other personal injuries that were not their fault, or who were partially at fault. We also have superior knowledge of the court system, legal challenges, and insurance industry.
We will defend your rights and make sure you receive fair and full financial compensation for your injuries, future medical care, and lost wages.
Why Should I Hire Stovall & Associates To Handle My Car Accident Case?
We have the answers to all your legal troubles. Dealing with aggressive insurance claims adjusters and being bullied by insurance companies can be a nightmare. You see the insurance companies' goal is to pay as little as possible. You should retain the services of Stovall & Associates to make sure all of your legal rights are fully protected.
After a car accident in Las Vegas, Stovall & Associates is committed to treating you like family and assisting you in obtaining maximum compensation for your medical requirements, lost earnings, property damage, and future surgical or rehabilitative needs. Nobody should be forced to deal with their insurance company or the parties responsible for the disaster on their own.
After you've been in any type of motor vehicle accident, it does not cost a penny to sit down with us to review your situation and determine if you have a case for legal action.
Our lawyers bring decades of experience and knowledge to every case we handle. We will help you understand your options, walk you through every step of the process and fight to get you the best compensation award possible.
We are experienced personal injury attorneys who understand how insurance companies delay paying accident claims.
Common Causes of Automobile Accidents
Automobile accidents occur daily in Las Vegas. Auto accidents have a wide range of causes, but if you are involved in one that is caused by the other driver's negligence or reckless behavior, even if you are partially at fault, or there is a question as to who was at fault, you should be paid for the injuries they have caused you. There are a variety of factors that contribute to car accidents, including:
Drivers frequently engage in various activities while behind the wheel such as eating, texting, talking, putting on clothing or make up, and much more. As a result, the driver's attention is diverted from the task at hand. Distracted driving is careless because the driver's attention is diverted from the task at hand.
Drivers who are intoxicated are unable to concentrate and have a shorter attention span than sober drivers. Intoxicated drivers may engage in very dangerous behaviors such as hallucinate, fall asleep behind the wheel, lose control of the car, or operate it in an unsafe manner.
Car accidents are frequently caused by speeding. When a motorist drives too fast, he or she will not be able to stop in time if there is an emergency. Due to a lack of space and time to halt, speeders frequently collide with other vehicles. Rear-end and head-on crashes are common as a result of speeding, and these types of accidents frequently result in serious whiplash, spine, neck, and back injuries and sometime death or paralysis.
Reckless driving is a criminal offense. Speeding, swerving, failing to use turn signals, failing to obey traffic signs or lights, street racing, and operating a vehicle in an unusual and unsafe manner are all examples of reckless driving. Reckless drivers are careless drivers who may not realize their actions are dangerous and endanger others. Sometimes people who have been drinking alcohol or doing drugs, drive recklessly.
Nevada law allows people injured in car accidents to recover money from another party (usually their car insurance policy) if someone else was negligent or reckless and caused a car accident.
This law applies whether the injured party was a driver or a passenger. So if you were a passenger involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you can recover money from your case.
If a driver (or sometimes passenger) caused a car accident, the injured party who was not at fault may be entitled to payment for:
- Medical bills,
- Lost Wages,
- Lost earning capacity,
- Physical and/or occupational therapy,
- Pain and suffering, and
- Court costs.
It takes an experienced lawyer to prove that someone else is it fault for your accident, even if it truly was the other party's fault. This is because insurance companies work very hard at lying and refusing to pay what they owe. Insurance companies will try many dirty tricks as they can to save themselves from having to pay.
It also takes the right lawyer for YOU to work with. We understand that you may be confused, scared, unable to work, and angry. We can alleviate a lot of your problems because we have the experience it takes to help you.
No matter What caused your accident
we are here to help YOU
We do all the work. We talk to the insurance company. WE prepare the demands. We will present the most compelling case possible to the insurance adjuster. And we will file a lawsuit if you do not get the right offer for your case.
Did you know many Las Vegas injury attorneys do not even want to go to trial?
Just knowing you are willing to fight back is often enough to make the insurance company offer what you deserve. And let's be honest. Sometimes its not. But we fight when the insurance companies want to play dirty.
We know what it takes to win a case at trial
If your case goes to trial, we use the following evidence to win your case:
- Official accident reports,
- Photographs and/or video footage of the accident
- Medical records, including x-rays and notes of treating doctors, nurses, chiropractors, specialists, and therapists,
- Doctor and therapist expert testimony,
- Testimony of eyewitnesses to the accident,
- Testimony of friends and families to show how the accident has affected your life and well-being,
- Documents and testimony showing lost wages (such as tax returns, pay stubs, and employer testimony), and
- If necessary, testimony by experts to show how the accident has resulted in lost earning capacity for the rest of your life
It may be tempting to accept the first settlement offer a car insurance company makes.
But remember: one of the conditions of accepting settlement funds in Nevada is that sign a contract that prevents you from making any future claims for damages -- even if you didn't know about them at the time you signed the paperwork.
Some things that an inexperienced lawyer will cost you in your case:
- Loss in compensation due to a failure to properly assess soft tissue injuries.
- Loss in compensation due to a failure to properly assess spinal and neck injuries.
- Loss in compensation because of settling too quickly.
- Loss in compensation due to a failure to properly file a lawsuit.
Top Five things to do if you have been in car accidents.
- If you get into a car accident, the first you need to do is to not leave! Yes, it is important that you stay at the place where the accident happened unless you or someone needs emergency care.
- Did anyone get hurt? If so, the next important thing to do is to call an ambulance so that either you or the other party can get medical help!
- The next important thing to do is to call the police! They will make a report of what happened and get the information of everyone involved.
- Get as much information as possible! In addition to the information gathered by the police, you need to get as much information as you can for yourself. Make sure to get the addresses, names, contact numbers, drivers' licenses,. Email addressees, license plate numbers, names of everyone's insurance providers and policy numbers.
- Make sure to take pictures of the damage to your car and the other car(s)! This is so that you have hard evidence of what happened in the accident.
What to expect after a car accident:
- Nausea- it is normal to feel sick after a car accident
- Difficulty sleeping
- Fatigue and listlessness
- Memory loss
- Concentration and focus problems
- Changes in appetite
- Mood swings
- Personality changes
- Difficulty controlling your emotions or responses
- Neck or shoulder pain or stiffness. Whiplash is the classic delayed symptom.
- Back pain.
- Abdominal pain or swelling
AFTER AN ACCIDENT SEE A DOCTOR WITHIN 72 HOURS. It is also very important to continue seeking medical treatment if you are injured!
If you do not have health insurance, car insurance, or money to seek medical treatment, our law firm may be able to help you get the medical treatment you need without upfront costs. Do not let lack of medical or car insurance keep you from seeking the legal representation that you need.
Because of our long history of handling all types of auto accident cases, we have the answers you need to help put your life back together.
There Are Time Limits On When You Can Take Legal Action.
Time is of the essence. Please contact Stovall & Associates today for a free, no risk consultation. Remember when you hire Stovall & Associates, we go all in with you, and you pay nothing until we win your case! You will always talk with an attorney when you call our firm, day or night. We are here for you.