Car accidents are life changing. Almost approximately 6.5 million motor vehicle crashes are reported per year to the police. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 70% of all motor vehicle accidents involving multiple vehicles result in injury or fatality. Men are more likely to be involved in fatal crashes. The COVID-19 pandemic actually showed an increased fatality rate despite the number of vehicle miles traveled.
A car crash itself is only the beginning of a long process: filing the claim, determining fault, factual disputes, medical treatment, recovery and ultimately closure.
Fighting an insurance company or the courthouse can be scary. You do not need to and should not do this alone. The Las Vegas car accident lawyers at Michael Hua Injury Law aggressively fights for victims of car accidents to get the full justice and compensation available by navigating confusing legal and insurance procedures. If you move forward with your case with us, you will have open communication with us. We provide consults through phone, in person, or online video conference. We are aggressive and we do not charge per hour and there is no fee til you win.
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Laws and safety rules were created to protect people from unnecessary harm. The Nevada rules of the road are extensive and are laid out in NRS 484b. Any violation of the Nevada’s rules of the road may result in needless danger resulting in injury or death and can make you at fault for a car crash. The DMV also provides considerable guidance on how people should reasonably and safely drive.
The most common driving behaviors that result in reported for drivers and motorcycle operators involved in fatal crashes were:
People can sustain injuries in any car accident, even those in cars traveling slowly or where low visible property damage exists on the vehicle. Common car accident injuries include:
Although these are labeled as “soft” with insurance companies, soft tissue injuries can actually be some of the most complex and lingering injuries a car accident victim can sustain. Any damage to tendons, ligaments, and tendons are commonly referred to as a soft tissue injury.
Types of soft tissue injuries differ; however, the most common that you see is whiplash. This typically occurs when the muscles and ligaments in the neck are overstretched from the sudden impact of a car accident. Although it is primarily involves just the neck, it can cause pain and tightness to your head, upper back, shoulders, and in some cases extend down to your low back.
Immediately consult your doctor and an attorney if you feel tingling down your arms. Your car accident lawyer will best give you the right advice for soft tissue injuries.
Chest injuries in a car accident commonly occur from seat belts or striking a steering wheel. This can result in bruising in the chest plate, sternum, and the ribs. This may also result in broken ribs as well.
The impact of a collision can cause your head to move at a high speed in many directions (your brain does not like this). Your head may also slam into the steering wheel, dash, door, or window. This may result in concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and skull fractions. Proving a head injury is complex and we’d best recommend consulting with a car accident lawyer if you struck your head in a car accident.
Back injuries are probably the most common injury resulting from a car accident. These may consist of soft tissue injuries that recover in a few weeks to severe spinal cord damage that can be permanent or even cause paralysis. Common back symptoms that may result from a car crash are sprained and strained muscles and numbness and tingling down your arms and legs. Back injuries are tricky and can be debilitating. We recommend talking to a car accident lawyer if you believe you suffered back injuries in a car accident.
Gather Initial Documents
Your car accident lawyer will first gather all relevant records to your claim such as: police slips, medical records, medical bills, photographs and videos that you have taken, insurance policy information so we can understand the gravity of your injuries and begin to build your case.
Investigate and Gather Evidence
Once your car accident lawyer has has the initial documents, they will investigate your accident with a fine comb. Your car accident lawyer will obtain police records, dash footage, security footage, and more of which may be available and related to your crash.
Your car accident lawyer will then present your case to the defense before we need to enter the courtroom. If the negotiations do not result in a successful settlement, we are prepared to file suit and take them to court to present your case in its fullest and most aggressive form.