Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are a far too common occurrence in the Las Vegas area.
According to the Nevada’s Office of Traffic Safety, 311 people were killed in fatal car accidents in 2017. Those who were killed included 101 pedestrians, 49 motorcyclists, 9 bicyclists, and 6 others.
If you or a family member has been in one of the many serious car crashes that occur each year in Nevada, here is what you should do.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
First and foremost, you should seek medical attention for any serious injuries. Even if you don’t think that your injuries are serious at first, it’s still a good idea to have them checked out. Some accident injuries become worse as time goes by. Other injuries may not be easy to detect, such as traumatic brain injuries. The best thing you can do is get your injuries checked out by a medical professional.
Document the Accident
If there have been injuries or property damage, you should contact the police and obtain a police report. In Las Vegas, you can dial 311 to reach the police if it is not an emergency.
Be sure to obtain the personal contact information and insurance company information for the other driver. You should also take the information for any potential witnesses. Take note is the other driver appears to be intoxicated or if you suspect that he or she was distracted driving.
Photograph the accident scene, any property damage, and any injuries.
Keep copies of all documents related to the automobile accident, such as: police reports, medical bills, lost wages, and repair estimates.
Contact a Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer
Once you’ve gotten medical attention and documented the accident, you should seek legal advice from an experienced Las Vegas, NV auto accident attorney. An experienced personal injury law firm will be able to walk you through the process of dealing with your claim.
The insurance companies have claim representatives who work for them whose job is to pay claimants as little as possible. Speak with a lawyer who has experience working with car crash victims to have someone to advocate for you and your rights.
Experienced Las Vegas Car Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident in the State of Nevada, you should should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney right away. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of car accident lawyers and staff who are ready to help you with your car accident case.
We offer free evaluations. Our office is conveniently located in Henderson, but we work with clients all over the Las Vegas Valley, including North Las Vegas, Summerlin, Spring Valley, Anthem, and the Strip. Contact us today for a free consultation at (702) 745-8167.