If you’ve been through a Moapa car accident and you have any adverse effects – including injuries, pain, suffering, and financial costs – it’s time to talk to a lawyer. Even injuries that seem relatively minor can develop into more significant or permanent problems over time. The cost of treating them can add up. With severe injuries, costs start high and only go higher; medical bills totaling $100,000 or more are not uncommon. Insurance companies are not eager to pay bills like these, and many will work hard to pay you no more than they consider absolutely necessary. When you’ve suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault, don’t settle for less than you deserve. Consult with our Moapa car accident lawyers right away.
The Nettles Morris Law Firm is ready to help. Our mission has always been to help accident victims and their families secure the compensation they deserve. We have been doing this for more than two decades and have won a huge number of cases. We take pride in our reputation as one of Nevada’s most effective personal injury firms. We would be happy to discuss your case in a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us at 702-410-6239 today and make an appointment for your consultation.
How Does Fault Work In A Moapa Car Accident?
Nevada’s laws on car accidents make it a “fault state.” The driver that bears responsibility for causing an accident also takes responsibility for paying all of the costs incurred. In an ideal situation, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will pay these costs so that no one involved in the accident has to take on a financial burden. The insurance companies follow complex and sometimes debatable rules to establish fault in Nevada car accidents. Some cases are straightforward:
- In a rear-end collision, the rearmost driver is typically (but not always) at fault.
- In any accident where one of the drivers is DUI, he or she is virtually always found at fault.
- Drivers who violate traffic laws immediately before the accident (such as running a stop sign) are likely to be found at fault.
- Fault assignment may be influenced by distracted driving conditions (e.g texting or talking on the phone while driving).
Special circumstances can make fault judgments more complex. So can the interaction of multiple rules. If you were texting while stopped at a red light, for example, and another car hit you from behind, fault would more likely fall on the driver of the moving car.
Every claim for car accident compensation ultimately comes down to “negligence.” What the accident laws want to establish is which drivers were acting carelessly or negligently. The overwhelming majority of accidents would be preventable if one or more drivers were being more careful. Fault for an accident typically follows an affirmative answer to the question “Could this accident have been prevented if this person was driving carefully?”
What Costs Can Fall Under A Moapa Car Accident Claim?
The laws that apply in the city of Moapa allow a car accident victim who was not at fault to recover 100% of the costs incurred by the accident. That means that if you were not at fault for the accident, you should not have to take on any debt or be left with any out-of-pocket expenses.
In our experience, these are the most common costs included in car accident claims:
- Hospital bills and other treatment costs
- Prescription and over-the-counter medication costs
- Income lost due to being unable to work
- Rehabilitation costs (e.g. physical therapy)
- Repair or replacement of damaged cars
There are many other forms of damage to consider. Serious physical pain, fatalities, permanent disabilities, and other major losses deserve significant financial compensation. Money cannot, of course, make up for the negative effects of a car accident. You and your family still deserve financial support to help you deal with those effects.
Is My Car Accident Claim Valid?
You cannot be certain of the validity of your claim until you have spoken to an attorney. The number of variables at play in every car accident is huge. Only an attorney with a significant accident and personal injury experience can tell you how strong your claim is. Experienced personal injury lawyers are also good at helping you estimate how much money you should seek to recover. The Nettles Morris Law Firm strongly believes that everyone who suffers a car accident deserves trustworthy legal advice. This is why we never charge for your initial consultation.
A car accident claim can potentially be valid for any sort of accident. We have helped victims secure fair compensation in all of these types of cases:
- Head-on collisions
- Semi-truck accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- DUI accidents
- Accidents caused by environmental conditions (e.g. rain, ice, etc.)
- Tire failures
- Distracted driving
- Hit and run accidents
- Accidents involving uninsured motorists
If I Start A Car Accident Case In Moapa, Will I Have To Go To Trial?
You do not typically need to go to trial to reach a satisfactory settlement in a Moapa car accident claim. We may recommend going to trial in the unlikely event that the insurance company refuses to negotiate. We always tailor trial recommendations based on the specifics of your claim and the strength of your case. If you choose to go to trial, our litigation team will support you every step of the way.
The overwhelming majority of car accident cases are resolved through negotiation, without the need for court. The Nettles Morris Law Firm will investigate your accident on our own initiative and collect every possible piece of substantial evidence. This can dramatically improve your bargaining position with the insurance company, and in many cases, simply showing them the evidence we have collected is enough to win a much higher settlement offer.
What Will I Have To Pay To Hire A Lawyer For A Moapa Car Accident?
Our firm opinion is that you shouldn’t have to pay any legal fees out of pocket. The Nettles Morris Law Firm believes in making expert legal help accessible to all, regardless of your financial resources. This is why we do not charge hourly fees for car accident cases. Instead, this is how we handle compensation:
- All consultations are free
- We never ask for out-of-pocket costs
- We never ask for compensation unless and until we’re successful in winning you money
- We like this approach because we believe you should have access to trustworthy legal expertise without having to take on any financial risk.
Get A Free Consultation With A Moapa Car Accident Lawyer Now
Any injury-causing accident can be a painful, frustrating, and confusing experience. You don’t have to handle the recovery process on your own. The Nettles Morris Law Firm is here to explain your rights and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or call us at 702-410-6239 to arrange for a free, no-obligation consultation today.