Compensation After A Car Accident
In the Las Vegas valley, auto accidents are an everyday event. However, those who are involved in an automobile accident might suffer serious injuries, such as damage to bones, organs, limbs or their brain. Life can change in an instant – and legal advice is essential.
At Hanratty Law Group, our experience and representation give each client the time and attention to deal with the life-changing injuries resulting from an automobile accident. We have experience navigating cases that involve drunk driving accidents, distracted driving and neglecting to obey traffic rules or signals.
Maximizing Your Chances Of A Successful Claim
After you are in an accident, it is vital to speak to a knowledgeable injury lawyer before discussing the crash with insurance companies. Your attorney can communicate on your behalf to avoid risking the common mistake of accidentally admitting fault. Even a sympathetic apology for a crash due to another driver’s negligence could undermine your personal injury claim.
Hanratty Law Group is experienced in determining the value of serious personal injury claims, identifying the parties responsible for those injuries and identifying any and all available sources of recovery. We can help you throughout the process – particularly if your case involves complex or unique issues. We can also help answer important questions like:
What Should I Do After An Accident?
After you get into an accident, you should report the crash to the police, your insurance and your personal injury lawyer. The police will help you get medical attention if you need it and provide you with a police report for your claim. But why call a lawyer? Your insurance provider may quickly offer you a settlement for your injuries, and your attorney can help you negotiate for a settlement that can cover the cost of your injuries.
Avoid These Three Personal Injury Claim Mistakes
While you are pursuing your compensation claim, there are mistakes that you can make that could cost you the money you need. While you are in the middle of your claim, do not post about your accident or anything related to it online, do not discuss your case with anyone other than your lawyer, and never talk to the defense in your case without your car accident lawyer present.
How Long Can An Injury Claim Take?
The length of a personal injury claim depends on a lot of factors. If we can resolve your case with negotiation, and things go smoothly, it may only take a few weeks or months to secure the compensation you need. If litigation is necessary, it can take months or over a year to earn the outcome you deserve. Our goal as your legal representation is to secure the money you need in as little time as possible.
What Costs Are Covered In A Car Accident Claim?
Collision insurance typically covers the cost of medical bills, physical therapy and other costs related to treating and recovering from a crash-related injury. It also covers the cost of repairing or replacing a damaged vehicle. Besides covering a driver’s own damages, it will also cover claims made by other parties if the insured driver was responsible for the wreck.
What Considerations Should Be Made For Long-Term Or Catastrophic Injuries?
A major injury can affect you for years and possibly the rest of your life. A car accident claim can cover both your past and future medical bills. A broad number of things can qualify for coverage, such as:
- Surgery, since your condition could require a series of operations to recover from, or at least ease your symptoms.
- Physical, occupational and cognitive therapy as needed. For example, a brain injury could require you to go through cognitive and occupational therapy to regain your ability to perform everyday tasks and do your job.
- Therapy with a qualified therapist or psychologist to deal with the emotional and mental fallout of the crash and your injuries.
- The cost of adapting your home to your disabilities, such as wheelchair ramps, lowered kitchen counters and fixtures, grip handles in the bathtub. These changes are often necessary to allow accident victims to stay in their home.
- Personal adaptive equipment like a wheelchair and wheelchair-friendly vehicle to help you keep your mobility and independence as much as possible.
Without reasonable compensation, many people in Las Vegas would have trouble affording any of these necessary expenses.
Why Choose Hanratty Law Group For Representation After A Car Crash In Las Vegas?
We have represented thousands of personal injury plaintiffs since founding the firm in 2005. Each client is an individual who deserves personal attention from one of our attorneys, not a case number to be passed off to a paralegal and closed as soon as possible at an inadequate settlement amount. We are a family-owned law firm, and when you retain our services, you are treated like family too.
How We Can Represent You
Our firm will also diligently pursue all potential avenues of recovery for your injuries, including:
- The responsible party’s auto insurance company
- Uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) insurance if the other driver lacks coverage
- Your personal health insurance
- Umbrella insurance
Our committed attorneys work with local medical professionals to determine the extent of your injuries and to aid your full recovery after a car crash. In addition, Hanratty Law Group will work to properly present the time and money you lost from employment due to the accident. We are ready to advocate for just compensation so that you can experience as minimal hardship as possible from your car accident.
Experienced Advocates For Your Recovery
Car wrecks can leave permanent physical and emotional scars. Hanratty Law Group takes pride in our ability to support our Summerlin area clients with sensible legal counsel. We want to see you get the money you need to be healthy again. If you have been in an auto accident in Las Vegas, call us for a consultation at 702-570-9287 or reach out to us online as soon after your accident as possible.