Q. Las Vegas Personal Injury FAQs
A. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about Personal Injury cases. If you have any additional questions, please contact our office at: (702) 987-0202.
Q. I was just in an automobile accident. What do I do?
A. If anyone has been seriously injured, call 911. Getting immediate medical attention is the top priority. If there are no serious injuries but property has been damaged, you should contact the police and get a police report. In Las Vegas, you can dial 311. You should exchange personal and insurance information with all other drivers and take pictures of the accident scene, any property damage, and injuries.
Q. Why do I need an attorney?
A. If you retain an attorney, you will have someone to fight for you and your rights. Insurance adjusters and representatives may seem like they are looking out for your best interests, but their job is to pay claimants as little as possible. It’s hard for a car accident victim to know exactly how much his or her claim is worth. Speak to an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney at Anthem Injury Lawyer for legal advice and an estimate of the value of your case.
Q. The insurance company said I don’t need an attorney. Is that true?
A. Your interests and the interests of the insurance company are not the same. You should always speak to an personal injury attorney to get an unbiased legal opinion regarding your case and your rights.
Q. Should I call my insurance company?
A. Yes. You or your attorney should let your insurance company know about the accident as soon as possible.
Q. Should I talk to the other driver’s insurance company?
A. No. You should always get legal advice from a personal injury lawyer before speaking with another driver’s insurance company.
If the other driver’s insurance company calls you, tell them who your attorney is and how to contact them. If you haven’t retained an attorney yet, let them know that you plan on speaking with one and that you will have your attorney contact them. Don’t say anything else.
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Q. Should I talk to the police?
A. Yes. You should alway cooperate with the police. Answer their questions truthfully, sticking to the facts. Do not place blame or accept blame for the accident.
Q. What if I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt?
In Nevada, whether you were wearing a seatbelt is irrelevant to whether you were at fault or suffered more injuries from the accident.
Q. Should I cash a check from the other driver’s insurance company?
A. No. Do not cash any checks without first speaking with a personal injury attorney. By cashing a check, you may be accidentally waiving your right to bring a personal injury claim.
Q. Will the information that I share with you be confidential?
A. Yes, any information that you share with us is protected by the attorney-client privilege and will remain confidential. This protects you even after our legal representation of you is over or if you do not retain our firm. It is important for you to fully disclose all the facts of the case related to your personal injury case so that we can represent you to the best of our ability.
Q. How soon after the accident do I need to file a lawsuit?
A. The timeframe to file a lawsuit is known as the statute of limitations. If you fail to file your personal injury lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, you will be barred from filing your case. In Nevada, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit.
Q. What do I need to bring with me to my first meeting with my lawyer?
A. You should bring all the documents in your possession that are related to your injury. For example, if you’ve been in a car accident, you should bring: a copy of the police report, your insurance information, photographs of the accident scene and your vehicle, copies of your medical records, correspondence from the insurance companies, estimates and repair records, receipts for towing and car rental, and any wage loss information.
Q. How much do you cost?
A. We work on a contingency fee, which means that if we do not win, we do not get paid. Our contingency fee is in line with other top-quality lawyers who handle serious personal injury matters.
Q. Do I have to pay for my first meeting?
A. Your first consultation with Anthem Injury Lawyers is FREE. Contact us today at (702) 987-0202 to make an appointment.
Q. What types of cases do you handle?
A. At Anthem Injury Lawyers we handle all forms of Personal Injury Cases, including: Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Boat Accidents, Bus Accidents, Dog Bites, Drunk Driving Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Truck Accidents, Uber/Lyft/Rideshare Accidents and Wrongful Death.
Our practice areas also include Employment Law issues such as Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination/Failure to Accommodate, FMLA, Independent Contractor Misclassification, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, and Unpaid Overtime/Unpaid Minimum Wage.
Q. Do I still have a claim if my health insurance paid my medical bills?
A. Yes. Some insurance companies will attempt to reduce an accident victim’s damages by offering to just pay their out-of-pocket expenses such as the co-pay or deductible. Do not accept any such offer without first speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Q. What is my case worth?
A. The value of each case depends on a lot of different variables including the types of injuries and damages, the method of the injury, and the insurance coverage that is available. The compensation that you receive may be a combination of past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and economic damages such as lost wages or reduced earning capacity. If you speak with an experienced accident attorney at Anthem Injury Lawyers, we will be able to provide you with an estimate of your case value. Contact us today at (702) 987-0202 to make an appointment.