If you were injured in a truck accident because of someone else’s reckless behavior, you likely have a claim to compensation. At Pacific West Injury Law, we believe in taking the hassle out of the legal process for our clients so they can focus on recovering from their accident. Our personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas are ready to protect and fight for your right to proper recovery of your damages, and obtain justice.
Next Steps After a Truck Accident
Your truck accident, which may have involved a commercial vehicle, a tractor-trailer, or standard motor vehicle, was likely overwhelming and possibly traumatic. The next steps you take could possibly help you regain what you lost.
- It’s important to seek medical care for evaluation following your accident. This doctor’s visit may be compensated by the defendant and this appointment will provide documentation of your injuries connected to the accident. This will later be used for negotiation with insurance companies.
- File your claim
- Gather evidence (our legal team can help with this). This includes police reports, traffic camera footage, receipts from out-of-pocket expenses, medical bills, testimonies from medical experts, and photos of the damage done to your vehicle.
- Calculate the value of your combined losses. Our truck accident attorneys have experience assigning a monetary value to clients’ non-economic damages.
- Let Pacific West Injury Law do the rest. As a courtesy to our clients, we handle the entire legal process from start to finish.
What a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do for You
As you focus your efforts on healing from your injuries, a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer from Pacific West Injury Law will coordinate all aspects of your case.
Our firm can:
- Explain your case, the laws that apply, and your options to help you decide on a legal strategy
- Answer your questions, give legal advice, and keep you updated on the progress of your claim
- Handle all communications and paperwork on your behalf
- Engage the responsible party’s insurance company in settlement negotiations
- Bring your case to trial if they refuse to make you a fair offer
- Hire an accident reconstructionist to put together the collision
Pacific West Injury Law Works for You
Our legal team works on a contingency-fee-basis. We do not require any upfront payments unless we win your personal injury case. We understand that your injury may have put a financial burden on you and your family and we insist this process be trouble-free.
Truck Accident Deadlines in Las Vegas
The statute of limitations, according to the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) §11.190, explains the deadlines for filing a truck accident injury. In Las Vegas, you have two years from the date of your injury to file your claim. If you are not able to file your claim within these time constraints, you may not be able to recover damages for your injuries.
Contact Pacific West Injury Law to discuss if your time frame has been adjusted because of the specifics of your case.
Determining Fault in a Truck Accident
There are four elements in proving negligence in a personal injury claim.
- Duty of care: the legal obligation an individual has to adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could potentially harm others.
- Breach of duty: failing to exercise reasonable care in fulfilling the duty and in the way we expect
- Injury causation: If the breach of duty leads to an accident and injuries, it can be considered the cause of those injuries.
- Damages: the losses and pain the victim goes through after the incident, can be economic or noneconomic.
Our Pacific Law attorneys will go over the circumstances of your truck accident to help you understand whether someone else’s negligence was responsible for your injury.
Comparative Negligence in Nevada
Comparative negligence found in the NRS §41.141 addresses instances where both parties are at fault for some portion of the accident. If you are partly to blame for your injuries, the total compensation you would otherwise be entitled would be reduced by the percentage of the injury you are responsible for.
For example, if you were 10% responsible, your initial compensation of $10,000 would be reduced to $9,000. Nevada’s modified comparative negligence rule, however, states that if the defendant is found guilty of being responsible for more than 50% of the accident, then you, the accident victim, will receive some compensation. But, if you are at fault for more than 50% of the crash, you are entitled to no compensation, regardless of how severe your injuries may be.
FREE Consultation with a Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney
Our skilled personal injury attorneys work within the Las Vegas area and have years of experience. Call Pacific West Injury Law at (702) 602-4878 or visit our law firm for your FREE consultation today. We are here to answer your questions and make this process stress-free for you.