What to Do Following a Speed Related Injury Accident in Nevada
In 2020, the country saw a decrease of cars on the road during quarantines and lockdowns. But city after city, including Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis reported a spike in speed-related crashes during the spring of 2020. Las Vegas is no exception. On June 1st, the Las Vegas Review-Journal published an editorial titled Parents should prepare teen drivers for deadly stretch of summer, which highlighted risky behaviors on the road, with excessive speeding being # 1.
When Speeding is a Factor
The basic law of physics is simple: the faster a car is travelling, the greater the impact when it crashes. Although the argument can be made that speed plays a role in every crash (if everyone didn’t move, no one would crash), inappropriate speed is a factor in roughly one-third of fatal crashes. Speed limits exist to keep everyone on the roads safe, from people crossing busy intersections to children walking to school, and bicyclists sharing the road and other drivers on the highway. Speed-related accidents often result in very serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones, along with tragic fatalities.
If you are here because you were involved in a speed-related accident in Nevada, or have lost a loved one in an accident, we are here to support you.
We have worked with many victims of accidents caused by speeding and we understand the unique aspects of these accidents, and how to preserve evidence.
Getting Medical Care Following an Accident
It is critical that you seek medical care as soon as possible following an injury accident. Delaying medical care is bad for your health, and bad for your personal injury case. The first step following an accident should be getting medical care, and as soon as possible. Then, contact us to discuss your case. We can help you with evidence preservation and taking the right steps to protect your rights and maximize the value of your case. Compensation available to you may include medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Will Your Car Accident Case Go to Trial?
If you hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you, ideally, your car accident personal injury lawsuit will settle out of court and not go to trial. This saves both parties money and also results in a quicker resolution, as the process of going to trial can take months, sometimes even years.
For defendants, settlements also offer privacy, as the terms are negotiable, including keeping the amount of settlement private. Verdicts are not private. We always hope for a full settlement, but we prepare every case for trial in case the defendant is not willing to reach a fair resolution.
Get a Free Personal Injury Consultation Today
If you or a loved one was injured in a crash where speeding was a suspected factor, contact LV Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation. If we represent you in your Nevada personal injury claim, we will not charge any fees unless we recover money for you.
There are never any out-of pocket or up-front fees to get your case started, and phone and video consultations are always available.