Car Accident Lawyers in Henderson, Nevada
Nevada is a top ten state for car accidents in America. Every year Nevada sees around 50,000 car injuries in a calendar year. This translates to a rate of nearly 30,000 injuries yearly, or put another way, more than 500 injuries and 5 deaths a week. Given the proportion of Nevada’s population to this rate of car accidents, this is a serious issue. It is unfortunately not uncommon for you or someone you love to be involved or even injured in a car accident.
The David Boehrer Law Firm is stationed out of Henderson, Nevada, and serves the greater Henderson, NV area. Our firm has attorneys that specialize in litigating car related injuries.
Whether you have been in a car accident as a driver, passenger, bicycle, or pedestrian, we have a wealth of experience in litigating injuries and property damage that have come as the result of a car accident. If you are searching for representation, want to hear your options, or just aren’t sure what to do next, please call us as soon as possible. The sooner we hear your story, the quicker you can begin recovering more easily.
Car Accidents in Henderson, Nevada on the Rise
Nevada is a high destination spot for many out-of-state travelers looking to explore the scenic environments and take part of the famous nightlife. Unfortunately, the high rate of people unfamiliar with the roads, coupled with the environmental hazards unique to Nevada can often lead to accidents on the road, and sometimes even tragedy.
This high rate of incident reports already leaves Nevada drivers with larger than usual insurance rates. What this also means, however, is that Nevada drivers are required by law to carry auto insurance. The minimum amount of coverage required is $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident. However, this coverage is grossly inadequate, as most people have to purchase additional coverage from their providers for being hit by uninsured or underinsured motorists, as well as insurance coverage for medical payments. It’s also expected that insurance companies cannot penalize their customers for using this type of coverage.
Recently, the Henderson Metro Police announced that they will no longer be responding to fender bender accidents that don’t result in an injury. This means that Nevada drivers will need to take great care if they get into an accident and gather as much information as they can. Not all injuries will be obvious due to a surge of adrenaline from the event, making the need for an accident attorney much more urgent.
I was in a car accident and I’m not sure what to do next. Do I need a lawyer?
Because of the complexities involved in a car accident report, it is never wise to either take an immediate settlement from the at fault driver, nor should you needlessly attempt any litigation without expert help. The David Boehrer Law Firm can be the help that can get you the compensation that is rightfully yours that could otherwise get away from you.
How much do lawyers cost?
The David Boehrer Law Firm operates under a contingency fee basis. That means that we only collect a fee from you if we are able to get a settlement. While car accident cases can lead to a court appearance in some cases, we aim to get you the highest possible compensation out of court first. You need only invest a phone call so that we can hear your story as soon as possible.
I was riding a bike when a car struck me. Is this the same as a car accident?
Car accidents are defined by whether the incident features at least one motor vehicle that isn’t an oversized truck or otherwise. These incidents can include bicycles, pedestrians, or other cars, but are considered a car accident by nature. Being involved in an accident in which you are injured as a bicyclist or pedestrian brings about a special set of circumstances that requires expert attention, which we are able to provide.
Time Is Important
Car accidents have many different variables, which can include DUI’s, the environment, and damage to yourself and/or your property. The David Boehrer Law Firm has a history of helping car accident victims of all varieties on a daily basis, and you can be confident that we will work with you to help figure out your best options.
It is important not to wait. Both the health of yourself, and of your case, is time sensitive. We can help you today.
Henderson Car Accident Lawyers Explain the Importance of Automotive Crashworthiness
The roads and highways of Nevada can be extremely dangerous places. While there’s little we can do to personally prevent unsafe drivers from getting on the road or putting us at risk of harm through dangerous behavior, we can choose to drive vehicles that manufacturers claim will keep us safe. When those vehicles fail to provide the amount of protection claimed by manufacturers or salespeople, your life or the lives of loved ones could be placed at risk.
Vehicle defect lawsuit may provide critically-needed money damages after a crash
When vehicles fail to provide protection to occupants in a crash, injured victims may be entitled to money damages in a product liability lawsuit based on the car’s poor crashworthiness. These claims are often extremely complex, requiring that attorneys litigating these claims not only be adept litigators, but are also comfortable navigating the scientific reports and technical evidence of defective vehicle design and manufacture that arise. Find the skilled and knowledgeable representation you need for your Nevada automotive crashworthiness lawsuit by contacting the Henderson offices of the David Boehrer Law Firm for a free evaluation of your case.
How is automotive crashworthiness determined?
Safety experts define “crashworthiness” as a motor vehicle’s ability to reduce the chances of serious injury or death in an accident. A car or truck’s crashworthiness comes down to two issues:
- The vehicle’s structure: Experts look at whether designers and manufacturers chose materials with sufficient strength and flexibility to provide optimal protection to vehicle occupants. This can include whether the vehicle’s roof or side walls will crumple in and fail to preserve the occupant compartment in a rollover accident, or whether the vehicle can adequately absorb the force of another vehicle in a side-impact collision.
- The vehicle’s restraints: Safety evaluators will examine the vehicle’s seat belts, seats, and head rests to find out if they provide adequate protection in the event of an impact, or if their design might contribute to back, neck, and spinal injuries. Air bag design and deployment are also issues considered when looking at a vehicle’s restraints.
Even if a crash wasn’t caused by mechanical or design failings of a vehicle, when the victims’ injuries are made worse due to the poor crashworthiness of a vehicle, victims can seek money for their injuries from the car’s manufacturer or seller, as well as the negligent driver who caused the accident. Henderson car accident lawyer David Boehrer can help you assess whether defects in your vehicle’s crashworthiness contributed to your accident, and can pursue a claim on your behalf against the makers of a dangerous vehicle as part of a comprehensive plan to recover the maximum in compensation available.
After a Nevada motor vehicle accident, get help seeking the money you’re owed for your injuries by contacting the knowledgeable, seasoned, and trial-ready auto liability attorneys at the Henderson offices of the David Boehrer Law Firm at 702-750-0750.