The Anatomy Of A Motor Vehicle Accident Case In Nevada
After you are injured in a car accident, it can be difficult to understand your rights to compensation, complex personal injury laws and the legal process. At Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney, part of our job is to educate you on your legal position. Once you understand your options, it is easier for you to make informed decisions at each stage of the process. Regardless of the specifics in your matter, our lawyers are ready to provide aggressive representation to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Types Of Vehicle Accidents
Our lawyers routinely handle a wide range of motor vehicle accident cases, including:
Establishing Negligence After A Car Accident
Seeking compensation in any collision involves proving that another party was largely at fault. Liability for a car accident injury rests on Nevada comparative negligence law. This law operates on the 50 percent rule, which means that the plaintiff must show that the defendant was 50 percent or more at fault for causing the accident. Any cause the plaintiff had in the accident does not prevent pursuing a case, as long as the plaintiff's cause was less than 50 percent. However, recoverable compensation is reduced by the plaintiff's percentage of fault. For example, if the plaintiff is 10 percent at fault, and damages are $100,000, then recoverable compensation is $90,000.
Types Of Compensation After A Motor Vehicle Accident Causes Injury
While the at-fault party's insurance company may try to settle a claim for a nominal amount, it is not advisable to discuss settlement or to provide a statement to any insurance company until you have sought legal advice and representation. When you work with our law firm, our responsibility is to make sure that your recovery is adequate to compensate you for all monetary damages that you may be entitled to under the applicable statutes. This includes reimbursement for medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses related to the incident. The insurance company should also reimburse you for storage and rental car expense until your vehicle has been fully repaired or until a settlement is reached. You may also be entitled to lost wages.
Documentation For A Lawsuit
After a car accident, an important aspect of recovering damages is proof of insurance and having your attorney review the limitations of your insurance policy. Bring your insurance policy and proof of insurance to your attorney along with a copy of the police report and any witness testimonies, which are important for establishing fault.
Contact Our Northern Nevada Car And Truck Accident Lawyers
After an accident, our Reno motor vehicle accident lawyers will fight your legal battles so you can focus on healing. Contact us today at 775-525-9164. We are ready to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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