It’s the moment your tires deny traction on wet pavement. When stopping at a light is punctuated by the car behind you slamming into your bumper. The moment you crawl over broken glass and the ceiling of your car to safety. In these moments, your life is uprooted. You can’t just bounce back tomorrow and everything will be okay. You need the time and resources to recover.
Being in an auto accident is frightening and can leave you with severe injuries and mountains of medical bills. Your insurance company may cover some of the damage, and your health insurance may cover some treatment, but you need more. Hiring the right auto accident attorney can drastically influence the amount of coverage you receive from insurance and the compensation you get from the liable party.
Why hire an attorney for a car accident?
Often, car accidents result in physical injuries requiring medical treatment. An attorney can help you navigate insurance and personal injury law and help you get the critical medical treatment and compensation you need. Our firm can help you:
Recover damages to your car/property
Mitigate pestering calls with insurance companies
Help determine fault
Advise you when giving statements to your insurance and/or the police
Receive compensation for any medical expenses
Receive compensation for pain and suffering and lost wages during your recovery
Navigate the complex world of Uber/Lyft insurance
We are well-experienced in handling car accident cases where one or more parties are at fault.
We can guide you through the process and ensure you make the best choices moving forward.
What should I do after an auto accident?
Usually, when an accident has occurred you experience initial shock and confusion. If the accident is severe you likely are not immediately able to fully understand what has happened. This is normal. And even if you weren’t able to compile all of the information from the other driver or witnesses, you can still file a claim. Here are some things you should do immediately if you are in a car crash:
If there was no police officer at the scene, you must report it immediately to a law enforcement authority (such as Highway Patrol or the Police)
Seek medical attention for any wounds or injuries sustained from the crash
Keep ALL documents obtained by police, health providers, and insurance companies
Do NOT give a statement to the other party’s insurance company
Hire an experienced car accident attorney and do not give statements to police or your insurance company without consulting with your Attorney first
Turn over any pictures taken from the accident as well as all documents regarding the accident to your attorney
If you were not already able to take some or all of these steps, that’s okay. We can help you compile all the evidence and help you get the information you need to file a suit. Call us now!
Rideshare Car Accidents: What you should know getting into an Uber or Lyft vehicle.
With Uber and Lyft taking over the rideshare industry, it is important for you, as their customer, to know how rideshare accidents differ from conventional car accidents. To start, where a regular auto accident usually involves two drivers and their respective insurance companies, these are the common parties involved with rideshare accidents,
The two drivers (if the accident involves only two cars)
The rideshare company (i.e. Uber, Lyft, etc.)
The passenger(s) of the rideshare vehicle
Insurance companies have special policies for individuals using private cars for commercial purposes. However, because rideshare companies declare their drivers as individual contractors, the personal insurance of the rideshare driver can drop coverage due to the commercial use of the vehicle. Because of the complex and often confusing nature of rideshare insurance, it is best to consult with an experienced rideshare accident attorney to know who to file a claim against and how to get compensated for your injuries.
While some injuries sustained in a car accident are minor, other times injuries are severe, catastrophic, and can even end in death. It is very important you and the other passengers seek medical attention for any injury sustained as serious injuries may not be immediately apparent.
If you or someone you know has been in a car accident, don’t wait to begin seeking compensation for your losses. Contact a skilled personal injury attorney who specializes in auto accident injuries and claims. Call on our firm to help you get the compensation you deserve.
AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS SERVING LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Have you been in an auto accident? Is your insurance not paying claims under your protection plan? Are you struggling to communicate with the other party? Do you need help establishing fault? Here at LBC Law Group we have extensive experience with car accident cases and can help you. Give us a call!