If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. If you try to pursue a claim without an attorney, you are likely to receive far less compensation than you truly deserve. Here’s why:
- It Takes Legal Knowledge to Determine Who was at Fault
Personal injury and wrongful death claims are all about establishing fault on the part of the other party. If you can prove that the other party was at fault and that their fault caused you harm, you are entitled to financial compensation. In fact, under Nevada law, you may still be entitled to compensation even if you were partially at fault in the accident.
Unfortunately, many people assume that they were at fault or that some outside factor (such as the weather) is to blame for their injuries. As a result, they fail to pursue the compensation they are rightfully owed. An experienced accident lawyer will be able to identify the responsible parties and make sure that you seek the compensation you deserve.
- There are Important Steps You Need to Take to Protect Your Right to Compensation
Establishing fault requires proof of what happened in the accident, and this requires a certain amount of evidence. This includes evidence from the scene of the accident, evidence of your injuries, and evidence of your other losses. The longer you delay in seeking legal help after your accident, the harder it can become to collect the evidence you need in order to win your case.
- The Insurance Companies are Not on Your Side
Most accident claims are resolved through insurance settlements. Soon after your accident, you will begin receiving calls from the insurance companies seeking information, and maybe even offering money to settle your case.
You should avoid speaking to the insurance companies. While the representatives on the phone may seem helpful, they work for the insurance companies and do not have your best interests in mind. If you make a statement they can use against you, it can significantly harm your chances of winning maximum compensation. Worse, if you accept a settlement for less than you are owed, this will be the end of your case.
- Corporations have Teams of Lawyers Who will Fight to Keep You from Receiving Compensation
Many accidents involve claims against major corporations. For example, casino accidents, trucking accidents, defective product cases, and premises liability lawsuits all frequently involve claims against deep-pocketed companies. These companies have teams of lawyers on their side who will stop at nothing to keep you from receiving compensation. Having an experienced legal team on your side can turn the tables.
- Your Losses are Probably Greater than You Think
Part of the reason that people who don’t hire a lawyer often end up settling for less than they are owed is because they do not realize the full scope of their losses. By hiring an experienced attorney to represent you, you can ensure that your claim covers all of your losses.
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The Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at De Castroverde Law Group provide experienced and aggressive representation for accident victims in Nevada. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.