Do not wait to contact a lawyer after being in a serious car accident.
A skilled and compassionate Las Vegas car accident lawyer can help ensure that you and your family have everything you need after a devastating wreck. At Paul Padda Law, our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers have helped countless victims, and we understand that an accident can affect every facet of your life. You might have been doing everything right, and your life can still be turned upside down by a reckless driver. Knowing when to get an attorney for a car accident is the first step in making sure that you receive all the compensation that you deserve and are given a real chance to completely recover. We have decades of experience working for injured car accident victims and helping them through the Nevada car accident legal process. We also approach every case with the mindset that you need a dedicated and aggressive voice to get results. For these reasons, Paul Padda Law has consistently been ranked as one of the premier car accident attorneys in Las Vegas.
Do not wait to contact a lawyer after being in a serious car accident. You need to start the recovery process as soon as possible, and the team at Paul Padda Law knows how to help you and your family. Call us today at (702) 366-1888 or submit the details of your car accident online. We will be in touch as soon as possible to schedule a free, initial consultation. We also handle car accidents on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t owe a dime until we win.
Car Accidents Are Very Common In Nevada
There are thousands of car accidents every year in the Las Vegas area. The Nevada Department of Transportation states that over 1,300 serious injuries result from motor vehicle wrecks every year and hundreds of these collisions result in death. A devastating accident can happen on a busy city street, rural road, or close to home in your neighborhood. Even though an accident on a slow road may seem less dangerous than those on a fast pace highway, these crashes are just as deadly. As veteran auto accident attorneys, we understand that each case is unique and that it’s important to investigate what exactly caused your wreck if you are to recover.
Paul Padda Law has decades of experience helping victims of car accidents all across Nevada. Our firm knows that you will not be able to recover the compensation that you deserve if we do not determine exactly what happened in your wreck.
The various types of car accidents that we have handled include:
In 2016, there were 6,296,000 police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes; 37,461 people died and 2,443,000 people were injured. An average of 96 people died each day in motor vehicle crashes. Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Your Car Accident Injuries Can Be Severe And Long Lasting
It can take months or years for you to physically recover from a bad car wreck, and many car accident injuries will affect a victim for life. Many minor collisions, such as fender-benders, will result in increasingly painful and debilitating ailments. Furthermore, your injuries might not be evident in the hours and days immediately following your accident. It is vital to work with an attorney who knows how to fully evaluate your situation and document the extent of your pain and suffering.
Some of the common car accident injuries people sustain may include:
- Broken and fractured bones
- Muscle and tendon tears, sprains, and strains
- Cuts and lacerations
- Damaged internal organs
- Back and neck injuries
- Head injuries and brain damage
- Spinal cord and nervous system injuries
The car accident attorneys at Paul Padda Law take the time to consult with medical professionals to fully understand how an injury will affect a victim. This gives us a clear understanding of all the needs someone will have over the years following a devastating wreck. Your medical professionals will be able to help you get better over the months and years after an accident, but your lawyer must be able to show how your injuries will impact your life if you are to recover what you need.
At Paul Padda Law, we help you get the compensation you deserve.
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Securing Compensation for All Your Damages
Many people think that the insurance companies involved in a car accident, especially their own insurance provider, are there to help them. However, this is typically not the case. Virtually, every insurance company with a client involved in an accident is trying to reduce their liability to pay damages. Therefore, we strongly urge you not to accept any payment or offer from an insurance company after your accident until you discuss your case with your Las Vegas car accident attorney.
You need a car accident settlement offer that is sufficient to cover all of your injuries and damages. The experienced team at Paul Padda Law knows how insurance adjusters will approach your case. Your car accident injury lawyer must clearly define all of your injuries and needs if you are to win the damages that you deserve. We know how to negotiate with insurance providers, and they understand that we will not shy away from going to court on your behalf if they do not offer you the compensation that you need.
You may be entitled to compensation for many things such as:
- Medical expenses including future surgery and therapy costs
- Lost wages and future lost earnings
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
Winning With Nevada’s Negligence Laws
To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the other party failed to uphold their legal duty to take all reasonable precautions to prevent causing physical harm and that this failure caused your injury. All of the elements of your case must be proven “by a preponderance of the evidence.” This basically means that it’s more likely than not that your arguments are proven correct by the evidence presented.
Specifically, the following must be shown in a car accident case:
- The other person was acting negligently. Perhaps they were speeding or driving recklessly near you.
- Their negligence caused the accident in which you were involved. It must be shown that their acts were a specific cause of an accident which you suffered.
- The accident caused you harm. It must be shown that your injuries clearly happened in your accident, and are not part of a previous condition that you had which has no relation to the accident caused by the other person.
- The losses of your harm must be shown. This means arguing for every dollar you need due to things such as past medical bills, future medical needs, future career losses, and pain and suffering.
Many people wonder if they can recover damages after a car accident if they share some of the blame for the accident. The answer is yes, but your lawyer must understand how Nevada’s comparative negligence law will be applied to your case. This law requires that your financial recovery be reduced by what is found to be your share of blame for the accident. For example, if you are to be awarded $100,000, but are found to be 20 percent liable for the wreck, your award will be $80,000. However, this rule prohibits you from collecting any compensation if you are found to have been responsible for 50 percent or more of the blame for the accident.
At Paul Padda Law, we understand how this rule is applied by Nevada courts and how to craft arguments that present your case in the best possible way. Furthermore, we know how important it is for you to recover every dollar during this difficult time. We have a history of securing the necessary damages for our clients, and we will make sure you get all the help you need.
What To Do After A Car Accident
Your wreck may have completely caught you off guard, and your car crash injuries can significantly interrupt your life. It’s understandable for anyone to be uncertain about what to do after being in a car accident /personal-injury/car-accidents/what-to-do-after-a-car-accident/. The most important thing that you can do is to move to safety after your accident, and then call for emergency help. Be very careful when moving away from the scene of your accident, as there may still be moving traffic and the street may be littered with dangerous debris. After getting to a safe place, and calling for emergency police and medical help, be sure to do the following:
- Call your accident lawyer as soon as possible, and don’t sign anything with an insurance provider until you consult with your legal professional
- Give a complete statement to responding officers
- Record a list of all parties involved and possible witnesses, and get as much contact information as possible
- Write down a timeline of events as you remember them, and try to do this as soon as possible
Nevada statute of limitations law limits the amount of time someone has to file a legal claim after a car wreck. For injuries sustained due to the negligence of another, you must file within two years of the accident or incident that caused you harm. For a wrongful death suit filed by the survivors of a person killed in a car wreck, a claim must be filed within two years of their death. Additionally, you have up to two years to file suit for compensation for damage to your property after an accident. There are many exceptions to the statute of limitations law. For example, your window to file suit can be extended if you could not detect your physical damage for some time after your accident. These rules can become very complicated, and your lawyer must fully understand how they will come into play given the details of your case.
Recovering the compensation and peace of mind that you need can take time. Your lawyer must investigate your wreck, negotiate with the insurance companies, and take your case to court if you do not get a settlement offer that is sufficient to get your life back on track. Don’t take months to think about whether you should call a lawyer for your injuries. Instead, we encourage car accident victims to call a skilled lawyer without delay and discuss their options for going forward and getting better.
Paul Padda Law Can Help You
Car accidents create new victims every day in Nevada. Many of those who are hurt require extensive medical attention for months or years, and they cannot easily get back to work or other activities that they once took for granted. Paul Padda Law has years of experience recovering the necessary financial settlements or court awards that our clients need to move on with their lives. Our extensive knowledge of car accident investigations and the legal process has allowed us to get results that others may overlook.
Your road to a complete recovery can begin today. To speak with an understanding and knowledgeable Las Vegas car accident attorney, call Paul Padda Law today at (702) 366-1888 or online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.
There will never be an upfront cost and you won’t owe us anything until we win.