Car Accident Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas
Skilled help when you’re hurt in a serious car crash
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision in Las Vegas, an experienced car accident lawyer can help. At Claggett & Sykes Law Firm, we understand how difficult recovering from a serious injury can be and just how important your claim is. Our car accident attorneys have significant experience handling car accident cases and have recovered millions of dollars for our injured clients.
Our Las Vegas car wreck lawyers will meet with you to go through your case details and talk about your options for a claim. We will also review your recollection of the crash, the other party’s information, any medical treatment needed, and police reports. We become your spokesperson for insurance companies and if we cannot reach an agreement, we’re always ready to go to trial. Insurance companies all around Nevada know of our formidable reputation, which is why we’re the right choice after a car accident.
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“I have used the services of this office twice now, once for a hit and run and when I was t-boned by another driver. They surprised me with the first case with getting funds back from my own insurance. They were just as helpful with my latest case. They stuck with me through the whole process and were always available to answer any questions or to assist with the person's insurance company.” – Lisa J.
- What types of car accident cases does your firm handle?
- What are the most common causes of car accidents?
- What types of injuries do car accidents cause?
- Is Nevada a no-fault car accident state?
- When should I call a Las Vegas car accident attorney?
- What’s my car accident claim worth?
- How can a Las Vegas car accident lawyer help?
- Can I afford a car accident attorney?
- Is there a car accident attorney near me?
What types of car accident cases does your firm handle?
At Claggett & Sykes Law Firm, our attorneys have experience in all types of car wreck claims, including:
Rear-end collisions. Rear-end collisions can bring with them great stress, anxiety, property damage and personal injuries. Even a low impact rear-end accident can leave you with a permanent, painful injury to your back or neck. You may assume the driver that struck you will take responsibility for your accident and injuries…until their insurance company disputes fault or fails to offer a just settlement.
Head-on crashes. All car accidents have the potential to be devastating, but head-on collisions often inflict catastrophic injuries on victims. Head-on collisions may involve factors such as speeding, red-light running or drunk driving. These factors can lead to higher-speed collisions and more serious injuries. From shattered bones and spinal cord injuries to internal organ damage and permanent disabilities, victims could suffer many different life-changing injuries in head-on collisions.
Hit and run incidents. It can be difficult enough to negotiate a typical car accident case in Nevada, in which you know the identity of the at-fault party and whether they have adequate insurance. When the responsible driver flees the scene before you can get their name – or perhaps even a description of the vehicle – it can be harder to get justice. Hiring a lawyer can open your eyes to the potential legal options at your disposal.
T-bone accidents. One of the worst types of auto accidents in Las Vegas is the T-bone accident, also called a side-impact or broadside collision. T-bone accidents often occur at intersections. They are usually high-speed crashes involving a driver a running red light or breaking traffic laws. These drivers are often drunk, speeding, reckless or distracted. The dynamics of a T-bone accident can cause catastrophic and life-threatening personal injuries.
Cab and taxi accidents. As a Las Vegas resident or someone who’s visiting the city, you know that there’s no shortage of taxi cabs on the roads. While taxis provide a convenient form of transportation, they are also just as likely to get into an accident as any other vehicle. Liability in a taxicab accident works slightly differently than a normal passenger car accident. Not only is the driver potentially liable for the accident, but you may also be able to recover damages from the taxi company as well.
Uber and Lyft crashes. Taking an Uber or Lyft is often a safer choice than driving in the city – especially if you plan on drinking. Yet not all rideshare experiences in Las Vegas are good ones. All too often, riders find themselves in insurance battles after Uber or Lyft accidents. These crashes are different from typical collisions because they involve companies and hired drivers.
Any of these crashes can result in injuries that could have a serious effect on your health and well-being. If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, reach out to a member of our legal team to find out your options.
What are the most common causes of car accidents?
If you’ve suffered an injury from a car crash in Las Vegas, you need an attorney who is both compassionate about your injuries and experienced in Nevada law. Car wrecks can occur for any number of reasons, but some are more common than others. There are also certain factors unique to Las Vegas; for example, the large number of tourists – people who are unfamiliar with the highways and often there to party – contribute to car accidents in our area.
Some of the most common causes of car crashes include:
Distracted driving. In Las Vegas, as well as around the nation, distracted driving plays a role in many car accidents. Example of distracted includes eating or drinking, adjusting the radio, vehicle controls or side view mirrors, texting, using social media, and personal grooming.
Drunk and impaired driving. 682 people died in impaired driving crashes on Nevada roads and highways between 2015 and 2019. Impaired driving is the leading cause of motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
Careless driving and speeding. As a metropolis with lots of traffic, Vegas commuters are in a hurry to get to their destination. And, there are a lot of tourists driving around in a city with which they’re not familiar. Accidents are more common when one party involved does not know the rules of the road.
Roadway hazards. Although most car accidents are caused by other drivers, it is possible to crash because of a road defect or hazard such as construction. If this is the case in your car accident claim, you may be able to hold the government or construction company responsible for your losses for failing to repair the defect.
The lawyers at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm can investigate your car wreck to determine its cause. We work with experts such as crash reconstruction specialists to piece together how and why your accident occurred. From there, we can help you go up against the at-fault party seeking damages for your injuries and losses.
What types of injuries do car accidents cause?
A car accident can cause many different injuries, including catastrophic and life-altering ones. A car wreck exerts massive forces on the human body, leading to many different types of physical trauma, like:
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic brain injuries and brain damage
- Bone fractures and compound fractures
- Chest and ribcage injuries
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries or paralysis
- Burn injuries
- Lacerations, road rash and scarring
- Traumatic amputations
- Permanent disabilities or disfigurement
The lawyers at Claggett & Sykes can connect you to top doctors in Las Vegas so you can receive the best medical care while we handle your injury claim. You could be eligible for recovery from an at-fault driver for any type of physical injury after a car accident. You could also seek reimbursement for your emotional injuries, such as distress, mental anguish, lost quality of life, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Is Nevada a no-fault car accident state?
No, Nevada is not a no-fault state. The state follows a fault-based rule for car accident settlements. This means that a claimant seeking an insurance settlement for a car accident must prove that the other driver is responsible for causing the accident and accountable for the resulting damages.
When should I call a Las Vegas car accident attorney?
If you are involved in a car wreck resulting in any visit to a physician, contact a car accident lawyer for guidance. There is generally a two-year statute of limitations on these cases, so be sure to contact us as soon as you visit your doctor or when symptoms of an injury become apparent.
There may also be instances in which police reports inaccurately describe fault or injuries. In this case, you should also contact us to review the reports and provide legal options to consider. Contacting Claggett & Sykes Law Firm at the beginning of the process will ensure nothing happens that the insurance company will later use against you or use to deny your claim.
What’s my car accident claim worth?
We’ll work with experts to determine the true extent of your losses and take action to protect your claim. Typical damages available in car accident cases include things like:
- Property damage. Getting a car repaired is many times the first concern people have when contacting a lawyer. People rely on their vehicles to get to work and transport their kids. Property damage and loss of value in the vehicle are recoverable damages in car accident cases. .
- Medical bills. These include hospitalizations, surgeries, doctor visits, medications, prostheses, ongoing medical care, and rehabilitative therapy.
- Pain and suffering. When you suffer extensive or catastrophic injuries, you may also claim pain and suffering. This encompasses chronic pain, as well as physical and emotional trauma from your accident and injuries.
- Lost income. If an accident forces you to miss work, you’re eligible for wages lost during your recovery. In cases of disabling injury, you may also be eligible for future loss of income.
The attorneys at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm can explain the ins and outs of how the insurance process works, and when you’ll need to take legal action to get everything you need to move on from your accident feeling more secure.
How can a Las Vegas car accident lawyer help?
Many personal injury claims in Nevada and the United States are the result of motor vehicle accidents. Most of the time, auto accidents result in minor fender benders without injury that you can handle through your insurance company. However, some accidents result in significant injuries and damage to you and your vehicle. In those cases, hiring a car accident lawyer in Las Vegas can ensure your bills are paid, as well as hold the negligent party accountable.
An attorney can provide valuable help with several things including:
- Filing paperwork and dealing with insurance companies.
- Communicating with the insurance adjuster so you don’t have to.
- Answering all of your legal questions and concerns.
- Returning to the scene of the accident to gather physical evidence.
- Putting together a case against the at-fault driver on your behalf.
- Making sure you do not settle for less than you deserve from an insurer.
Remember – insurance companies work to reduce payouts and find reasons to deny claims. At Claggett & Sykes, we advocate on your behalf and protect your rights.
Our dedicated team of trial attorneys has secured millions of dollars in favorable settlements and verdicts for thousands of clients in car accident claims and personal injury cases. We have represented accident victims in every type of vehicle accident, including drunk driving, pedestrian, and 18-wheeler injuries. If you were injured in any type of auto accident, contact our firm for a free case evaluation. We will take a personalized approach to review your case and determine legal options available for you and your family.
Can I afford a car accident attorney?
Yes, you can. At Claggett & Sykes Law Firm, we take all car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we don’t charge any fees unless we recover damages on your behalf. If we are successful in handling your claim, our fees come as a percentage of your financial recovery. This process takes out the stress of worrying about costs during your car accident claim, so you can focus on healing and getting your life back in order.
Is there a car accident attorney near me?
You can find Claggett & Sykes Law Firm on Meadows Lane in Las Vegas at Valley View and 95 – right near Springs Preserve and Meadows Mall. However, if you’re more comfortable or if it’s more convenient to meet over the phone or via video, we’re happy to accommodate you!
Las Vegas car accident lawyers working for you
The car crash lawyers at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm have decades of combined experience serving the people of Las Vegas. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, we can help. We have a long history of successful resolution of accident cases for thousands of injured clients. Start your case with a free initial consultation by calling 702-333-7777 or fill out our contact form today.