The roads of Boulder City, NV offer up a harvest of car accidents every year. For some of the people involved, the effects of an accident can linger for many years after. You can pick up serious injuries even in a relatively minor auto accident. Accidents can force you to deal with spiraling medical costs, time lost from your job, and all sorts of pain and suffering. When your injuries come from an accident that was the fault of someone else, there are steps you can take to minimize your financial burdens. This is where you need the services of our Boulder City car accident lawyers.
The attorneys and other professionals at the Nettles Morris Law Firm have been defending the rights of car accident victims for decades. We have grown from a small local firm to one of Nevada’s foremost personal injury firms. Our mission has stayed the same from day one: Helping injured people secure the compensation they deserve after an accident. If you need legal advice after an accident, we would be happy to provide a free consultation. Simply call the Nettles Morris Law Firm at 702-410-6239 to schedule your appointment today.
What Can A Boulder City Car Accident Lawyer Do For Me?
We’ve heard from far too many car accident victims who initially assume that all of the compensation issues arising from their accident will be handled by the insurance companies involved. In our extensive experience, insurance companies rarely have your best interests as their top priority. They are profit-oriented companies, and maximizing their profits means paying you no more than they absolutely have to after an accident. Here are just a few of the deceptive tactics commonly used by insurance companies:
Expressing concern to push you toward understating your problems. A polite inquiry about how you’re feeling, for instance, may turn into an excuse to reduce the amount they pay you if you say you are feeling better. Offering quick payouts fast. Such an offer may be extremely tempting — but it may come with strings attached that try to prevent you from claiming more money later.
Slowing your claim down. Insurance companies will intentionally move as slowly as possible, knowing that a few months’ delays may make you desperate and willing to settle for less than you deserve. Pushing blame onto you. Sometimes insurers will attempt to deny your claims partially or entirely by suggesting you were at least partly at fault for your accident. They may even say you are exaggerating your injuries.
Insurance companies invest a mind-blowing amount of money in training up lawyers and representatives specifically to minimize the amount of money they have to payout. A dispute with an insurance company can rapidly develop into a complicated legal battle calling for the expertise you don’t possess. Allying yourself to a good personal injury attorney can make an enormous difference. We have had multiple cases turn in the victim’s favor solely because they hired an effective law firm – our firm.
What Costs Can Be Covered By A Boulder City Car Accident Claim?
Under Nevada law, when you’re in a car accident and you were not at fault, you can recover any loss or expense the accident caused. We’ve recovered money for all of the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Prescription medication costs
- Wages lost due to an inability to go back to work
- Costs for repairing or replacing cars
If you or a loved one suffers an especially severe injury, you may be entitled to much more. Permanent disabilities, ongoing pain and suffering, or fatalities all call for significant financial compensation. Money is, of course, no substitute for the pain and loss you may experience in a serious car accident. In our experience, though, money is a considerable help in navigating the aftermath of an injury: Completing medical treatment, navigating financial challenges, and making new plans for life.
How Can I Tell Whether Or Not I Have A Valid Claim?
The rule of thumb is simple: Never assume you don’t have a claim until you speak to a personal injury lawyer. It is smart to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible after your accident, even if you aren’t yet clear on all the details. Legally speaking, the overwhelming majority of car accidents are preventable tragedies. They arise out of someone’s negligence or carelessness. The fault for an accident may be spread across multiple parties, and even the possibility that someone else contributed to making your accident happen can give you a valid claim.
We have helped victims make valid claims following accidents of all sorts:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end accidents
- Hazardous driving conditions (rain, fog, ice, etc.)
- T-Bone collisions
- Distracted driving incidents
- Defective tires
You may have a valid claim even if you’re involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist. You may still be able to recover money even if the other driver fled the scene of the accident.
Do I Have To Go To Court?
Most of the insurance claim cases we handle are settled out of court. The primary exception is if we are unable to negotiate a fair settlement with an insurance company; in such cases, the local courts are an excellent last resort. If we take your case, we will keep you constantly informed on all progress made in your negotiations and advise you on whether or not we feel going to trial would be beneficial. The final decision is always up to you. If you do go to court, we have a team of expert litigators ready to fight for you.
We’re proud of the number of cases we settle outside the courtroom because it is a testament to our tough and talented negotiation team. We arm ourselves for every case by conducting a thorough investigation and assembling all the best evidence we can find for our client. (Examples include collecting police reports, witness statements, and expert medical opinions.) Presenting insurance companies with a persuasive case that could easily win at trial tends to make their negotiating position much more generous.
How Much Will It Cost To Hire A Boulder City Accident Lawyer?
We firmly believe that a car accident presents you with enough challenges. We don’t want to burden you further with onerous legal fees. This is the Nettles Morris Law Firm’s approach to billing:
- Your initial consultation is always completely free of cost and obligation
- If we take your case, we will ask for no money out of pocket
- If we fail to secure a successful settlement or win your case in court, you pay nothing
- If we do make a financial recovery for you, we will take payment as a percentage of your total compensation. The rest of the award is yours.
This process allows us to offer our expert services to everyone, regardless of financial means, without any obligation to take on financial risk.
Do I Have A Time Limit For Filing A Boulder City Car Accident Claim?
Yes. There are deadlines applying to Boulder City claims set by state and federal law. The exact deadlines that apply to you will depend on the circumstances of your accident. In many cases, victims have up to years from the date of the accident to file a claim. At other times, though, victims have only a few weeks to file a claim. This is one of the most important reasons to seek out a personal injury attorney sooner rather than later.
Speak To A Boulder City Car Accident Lawyer Free Of Charge
When you’re injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. The Nettles Morris Law Firm has been helping victims in circumstances similar to years for over 20 years. We would be happy to provide a free consultation to hear about your accident and let you know what we can do for you. Fill out the contact form on this page or call us at 702-410-6239 to set up your free consultation now.