How to Respond to Fender-Benders in Nevada

It is not uncommon to think that minor fender-benders may not have met the level of grave danger to warrant a personal injury lawyer.  The reality is that even if you feel ok right after the crash, you could still have sustained very real injuries.  Natural “Fight or Flight” responses kick in when an individual is threatened as a form of self-defense.  The result is self-preservation where adrenaline along with other hormones is delivered throughout the body.

When that adrenaline is flowing, the natural high you feel can mask any underlying injuries or bodily damage and it may not be until much later that the ultimate effects of these injuries kick in.  Car crashes are synonymous with head injuries, and in some cases traumatic brain injuries because of the quick and often, severe back and forth motion that results from impact.  

Insurance Agents Are Not On Your Side

How to Respond to Fender-Benders in Las Vegas, NevadaInsurance companies aren’t in business to pay out claims and are going to try to avoid monetary losses to their bottom line.  Insurance agents will be professional and pleasant to you, but if you are seeking a claim against them, they are going to try to prevent it.

When you call the insurance agency of the individual or company that hit you, they will ask you many questions.  Be advised, these questions are designed to compile any detrimental information on you, the victim, that they can get.  Due to a loophole in the hearsay rule, the information you give the agent will be recorded to a tee and can be admissible in court to dispute your claim.

Your Rights

While your own policy may require the immediate reporting of an incident, you are under no obligation to give any statement to the other driver’s insurance company.  Giving a statement could end up in you jeopardizing your case. Your best bet is to have an experienced attorney speak with the driver’s insurance company instead.  Don’t be put off if this takes you a couple of days to get into contact with the right law firm that can help. The insurance company isn’t going anywhere. It is in your best interest to take the time to get the right protection before moving forward.

Aggressive Attorneys in Nevada Who Have Your Back

Should you sustain a serious injury, you are only doing yourself further harm by not having it treated.  Lag time in treatment may prolong your recovery time and could even exacerbate your health. This is where seeking the assistance of a seasoned attorney is invaluable.  These professionals can put you in contact with the right health specialists that have the know-how to correctly diagnose and treat your injuries and they can send the appropriate letters of protection to medical providers which will take the upfront expenses of treatment off your shoulders.

It is very common in Las Vegas that victims are compensated for any economic losses including medical bills or associated stressors such as pain and suffering. The Cottle Firm has the experience you need offering decades of work assisting individuals with their personal injury claims throughout Nevada.  They have obtained over a quarter of a billion dollars in compensation for victims in Nevada.

Call us today at 702-722-6111 to discuss your case with one of our accomplished attorneys.  We are here to help you get back on your feet and we will fight to get you the most compensation for your claim.