We, at Hale Injury Law in Henderson, Nevada, has helped countless injury cases over the years and even have auto accident lawyers who specialize in personal injury from vehicle collisions. It’s overwhelming how many people don’t know their rights when it comes to auto collisions. The process and procedures that come with the aftermath of it all is even more overwhelming and emotionally draining. Luckily, a large portion of the aftermath can be relieved by retaining an injury lawyer to help you get what you deserve, making life as painless as possible. We at Hale Injury Law would like to remind anyone thinking of going it alone of the potential hurdles they are about to face.
Statute of Limitations
So, whether you need immediate medical help after an accident or it takes a while to see the hindrance of a chronic injury you’ll have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in the state of Nevada. It is possible to start a lawsuit after this period of time but the chances of your case being taken significantly tapers. It is absolutely imperative that if you’re even considering thinking about your options that you contact an auto accident lawyer with more than enough time to spare within this two year limitation. The longer you wait to retain a Henderson auto accident lawyer from Hale Injury Law, the more likely it is for evidence to disappear, be manipulated, and possibly even used against you.
If It’s No One’s Fault, It’s Still Your Burden to Pay
Fault is not always clear in every auto accident. The state of Nevada is a Proportional Comparative Fault at 51 Percent State. What this comes down to meaning is after an accident occurs, a judge will decide how much at fault each driver has if it’s not clearly only one driver’s mistake. Each fault is measured by a percentage and if you are at 50% fault or less then you will not be awarded anything. An experienced Henderson auto accident lawyer from Hale Injury Law can help determine fault percentages before it’s too late. We know how to assess the accident and advocate for the lowest percentage of fault on your behalf.
Negotiating a Settlement
Even as a victim you’ll be attacked with questions from every direction possible. The insurance companies, the other driver(s), police officer(s), etc. will all ask you questions that you may not be prepared to answer. It is important for you to retain an auto accident lawyer to relay the negotiations and facts. Too often does a victim buckle under pressure and end up wrongly admitting guilt, settling for less than deserved, or lying to escape fault. These emotions are normal but make a bad situation worse. Remember, if the insurance companies and other parties are recommending you not retain an auto accident lawyer, it should be clear to you that you need one.
We hope you found this information useful and urges you or someone you know to contact us if you need help. A Henderson auto accident lawyer from Hale Injury Law can provide legal assistance in achieving the best possible compensation outcome for you. Visit Hale Injury Law, located at 2451 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Ste. 120, Henderson, NV 89052 (near the corner of Carnegie and Horizon Ridge), Monday through Friday for help. Can’t make it by the office? Then give us a call at (702) 736-5800 or contact us via our web form today.