Car accident injury claims – After a collision on the road, injured drivers or passengers can claim damages for costs of hospital visits, medical bills, rehabilitation, and medication, as well as for emotional damages (like PTSD) as a result of the car crash. Some common injuries that can be covered by auto accident claims include whiplash, brain and head injuries, spinal injury, and paralysis. Even if the injured driver or passenger is partially at fault, they can still file a claim as long as the other driver is held more than 50% responsible. Insurance often cannot cover all the costs of the accident, making it critical to pursue legal action after the traffic accident.
Truck accident claims – No one wants to be injured in a truck accident. Trucks can be 20 to 30 times more heavy than most vehicles, and truck collisions often result in severe and sometimes fatal injuries. In truck accident claims it is usually the trucking company that is held responsible. It is crucial not to communicate or accept direct settlements from the trucking company’s insurance, as they will often attempt to minimize the truck accident injury claim.
Motorcycle accident claims – Car drivers are often at fault for these accidents, as they fail to check their blind spots or make wide turns, injuring the motorcyclist. Motorbike accidents often lead to severe and sometimes fatal injuries, with a significant percentage of paralysis, disability, spine injury, and traumatic brain injury reported in these crashes. Insurance rarely covers all the costs of the motorcycle collision, making it necessary to pursue legal action and demand compensation after the bike accident.
Public transportation injury claims – After a traffic accident involving an airport shuttle, hotel shuttle, limousine, taxi, or other form of public transportation in Las Vegas, the operating company can be held liable for any injuries caused to passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, or other motorists. Many of these companies will attempt to minimize the claim and settle out of court with a small payout, but it is crucial to avoid these offers and instead pursue full and complete compensation for the public transit injuries.
Bus accident injury claims – Poor maintenance or reckless driving can cause a serious bus crash or collision, injuring the bus rider, pedestrians, or other motorists. This can happen on an RTC transit bus, school bus, or any other private or public bus in Las Vegas. It is the operating company that is usually held responsible for these bus collisions, but note that they will often try to avoid the claim and/or settle with a small payout which often neglect to cover all the damages owed to the victims. Legal action is often pursued instead.
Roll over accident claims – If a driver or passenger is injured in a roll over accident in their car, they can pursue legal action against the car manufacturer for defective products or other manufacturing defects and safety issues in the vehicle, or against a negligent or reckless driver at fault who caused the accident. Rollover accident injuries are some of the most serious traffic accidents in Southern Nevada. While they make up a small percentage of the vehicular accidents in Las Vegas, they are the most likely to cause severe injury, disability, or even death. The high medical costs and intense emotional damages from these rollover incidents can be covered by compensation won in an injury claim.
Pedestrian accident injury claims – Negligent and reckless drivers, including drunk drivers (DUI) and those texting while driving, can hit a pedestrian at a crosswalk or on the road and cause severe injury. It is almost always the fault of the driver in these situations, but even if the pedestrian is partially liable for the accident, they can still be eligible to file a claim. If the at fault driver has not been identified, the case is classified as a hit and run, but the driver can still be found and held liable with efforts from law enforcement and an experienced injury law firm who can help collect evidence and interview witnesses.
Bicycle accident claims – Bike accidents are unfortunately quite common in Nevada, since many drivers and even pedestrians neglect to share the road with cyclists. These bicycle crashes can be complicated by poorly marked roadways or bike lanes. Even when wearing a helmet and appropriate safety gear, riders injured in a bicycle collision often suffer severe injuries that require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. In cases there the bicycle rider is partially responsible for the accident, they can still file a claim and receive damages as long as the other party is more liable for the accident.