Nevada is a so-called “modified comparative negligence state.” This is good news if you may have been partially at-fault for your accident. Why? If your accident had occurred in a so-called “contributory negligence state,” you would have likely been barred from seeking compensation from others involved in your accident because you (may) bear some of the blame for your injurious circumstances as well. In Nevada, you may still hold others accountable for their reckless, negligent, or intentionally dangerous conduct – provided that you were less than 50% responsible for the events that led to the accident in question.
If you’re unsure of “how much” you may have been to blame, that’s okay. Determining fault in the wake of an automobile accident isn’t always a straightforward process. Our team may even have to engage in some investigative “digging” before we can uncover some or all of the blameworthy parties involved in your collision. Don’t shy away from exploring your legal options because you are concerned that you may have been partially to blame for your crash. Once our team evaluates your situation, we’ll be able to advise you of your options accordingly… no matter how much or little blame you may bear for your injuries.
What if My Teen Was Driving When the Wreck Occurred?
Teenagers are the drivers who are most likely to be involved in accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “teen drivers in this age group (16-19) are nearly three times as likely as drivers aged 20 or older to be in a fatal crash.” Therefore, if your teen was driving when your family’s recent accident occurred, they are certainly not alone. The best thing you can do in the wake of your teen’s accident is to seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Chances are that your teen is covered by your insurance, so filing claims and exploring legal options related to your teen’s accident will not be all that much different from the process that you’d go through if you were behind the wheel at the time of impact. Allow our team to learn more about your situation so that we can provide you with personalized guidance. Once you are empowered to make informed decisions about your situation, we’ll provide whatever support and guidance you and your family require moving forward.
Cars are Getting Safer – Right?
If you’re looking for a car wreck lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada, chances are you already know what kind of damage a car accident can cause. But how can this happen? If you pay attention to advertising, it looks like cars are getting safer and safer every year. You’d think injuries are rare – but unfortunately, that’s just not the case.
Paying attention to the advertising is one thing. Paying attention to the news is another. If you were recently in a car wreck and your vehicle didn’t keep you as safe as it should have, you might want to give Eric Roy Law Firm a call for some important legal advice. Read on to learn more about how cars are supposed to keep us safe – and learn what you should do if your own safety measures let you down.