Aggressive driving accidents

Unfortunately, car accidents happen throughout the country every day at alarming rates. Many of these accidents are caused by a driver’s negligence and could easily be avoided if they had been more careful. Sometimes these accidents result in serious injuries that alter a person’s entire life forever. When a crash occurs and someone is injured because of another party’s negligence, it is best for the victim to contact an experienced attorney. The legal team at Lawrence C. Hill & Associates is ready to take on any auto accident case and provide clients with quality representation when it matters most. While you worry about recovering from your injuries, we will worry about recovering maximum compensation on your behalf. If you have been injured in a Las Vegas car accident, contact our firm today.

One of the major causes of car accidents in Las Vegas is driver negligence. When a driver fails to operate his or her motor vehicle with the appropriate and expected standard of care, they can cause very serious harm to themselves and those around them. When drivers ignore the rules of the road, they are putting lives at risk. Some of the most common examples of driver negligence that result in crashes include the use of cell phones, intoxication, carelessness, and other distractions. But even without the use of phones, a car ride can be full of dangerous distractions:  eating, changing the radio station, inputting an address on a navigation system, searching for something in the car, or looking at something other than the road. Though this is one of the major reasons for accidents, it is is not the only thing that needs to be considered. For example, Las Vegas roads are frequently undergoing construction, which can create hazardous conditions to which drivers may be unfamiliar.

Understanding one’s insurance policy is very important, especially when they are injured in an accident. As of July 1, 2018, the state of Nevada has increased the minimum amount of coverage that drivers are required to have. Previously, drivers needed at least $15,000 per person for bodily injury coverage, $30,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $10,000 for property damage per accident. The new requirements are 25/50/20, meaning drivers must have:

  • $25,000 per person for bodily injury
  • $50,000 per accident for bodily injury
  • $20,000 for property damage per accident

Of course, if a person chooses to do so, they may purchase additional coverage. Nevada offers an option to purchase MedPay, which acts as a no-fault policy that covers injuries to drivers and their passengers. In addition, it pays the medical expenses for pedestrian accidents.

When individuals are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Las Vegas, it is important that they act quickly if they wish to pursue legal action. The statutes of limitations in the state of Nevada is 2 years from the date of the accident. This simply means that the individual will have to file their lawsuit within 2 years, otherwise, they will not be permitted to take legal action against the negligent party.

Anytime an individual makes the decision to use legal action to hold a negligent party accountable, they will be subject to the burden of proof. This means that the plaintiff (the injured party) will be responsible for proving that the other party was negligent. It is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney that can help you fulfill the burden of proof if it becomes necessary.