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Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyers

Professional Motor Vehicle Accident Law Firm Since 1995

When you suffer an injury in a car crash, you need experienced representation to help you seek the financial compensation you need. At Christiansen Trial Lawyers, we’ve regularly represented clients suffering from minor and catastrophic injuries as a result of car wrecks in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada since 1995. We understand how difficult a sudden injury is. We are here to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, and when necessary, to litigate your claim to see that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and related losses.

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You do not have to face the insurance company alone. Contact our Las Vegas car accident lawyers to arrange for your free initial consultation online or at (702) 357-9977.

Types of Cases We Handle

Our personal injury firm has handled many car accident cases throughout the Las Vegas area, including cases that involve:

What Are Some Common Types of Car Accidents?

Head-On Collisions

A head-on collision is perhaps the most violent type of car accident, typically leading to severe injuries and fatalities. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a head-on collision due to another driver’s carelessness, you have the right to pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered.

Many head-on accidents are the result of one car crossing the median into oncoming traffic. Others happen when a negligent motorist drives the wrong way on a one-way road or freeway exit or entrance. Since these car accidents typically involve the front ends of two cars hitting each other at high speeds, the resulting injuries can be much worse than side-impact or rear-end collisions.

If you have been injured in a head-on collision, it is important to determine the type and amount of short-term and long-term medical care you will need. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident involving a head-on collision, it is important to determine the financial loss your family will incur as a result of the wrongful death.

Rollover Accidents

When a car, truck, or SUV rolls over, the passengers inside can suffer serious injuries to the head and spinal cord. The injuries resulting from a vehicle rollover can be severe and life-threatening. When a vehicle overturns, passengers are vulnerable to serious brain injuries and spinal cord injuries caused by the roof crashing down on them. These accidents can be caused by tire blowouts, cars rolling into ditches, side collisions, and a number of other factors.

Accidents with Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists

If you have been injured by a driver with little or no liability insurance coverage, where will you turn for financial relief? These claims carry particular challenges, and it is important to partner with an experienced personal injury firm that knows how to fight for adequate compensation for your injuries.

When seeking money from your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, you are dealing with your own insurance provider. Many cases resemble third-party claims, because the first-party insurance provider tries to limit, delay, or outright deny coverage to its insured. If you have been injured in an accident caused by an uninsured motorist, it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side.

What Are the Leading Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents?

Texting, Cellphones, and Other Distractions

Common sense tells us not to use a cellphone or send or receive text messages while driving. Yet, many people continue to do so and put innocent lives at risk. In modern times, cellphone use has increased dramatically across the United States. Unfortunately, a sharp surge in cellphone-related car accidents has accompanied this increase. When teen drivers and adults talk on the cellphone or send text messages while driving, it can result in innocent motorists and pedestrians suffering serious injuries and even wrongful death.

While Nevada has no law specifically outlawing cellphone use while driving, the laws are clear on careless and inattentive driving – and cellphone use and texting are considered as such.

Our attorneys can carefully examine your case to determine if texting or cellphone use was a factor in your accident. When such liability exists, it is typically easier to secure favorable settlements from insurance companies. We have handled numerous car accident lawsuits for clients throughout the Las Vegas area. We know how to find the facts and make them work for our injury victim clients.

Drunk Driving

When a drunk driver gets behind the wheel, innocent lives are put at risk. Drunk driving accident cases give rise to punitive damages. These damages are designed to punish the reckless person responsible for the accident and to deter others from taking these same destructive actions in the future. Additionally, punitive damages can significantly increase awards obtained by victims of drunk drivers.

Insurance companies know their prospects are grim when going to trial to defend against a drunk driving claim. Juries are often ready to punish the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.

In investigating your case, we can look for evidence in police reports, eyewitness testimony, Breathalyzer tests, and elsewhere to support your claim. Our attorneys are experienced courtroom advocates who know how to challenge the claims of the opposition and present compelling cases for our clients.

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive drivers risk not only their own lives but also the lives of everyone else on the road. Las Vegas highways, streets, and “the Strip” are made dangerous when aggressive drivers enter the scene. Their reckless and negligent behavior can result in brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even wrongful death.

Examples of Aggressive Driving

Some examples of aggressive driving include:

  • Tailgating
  • Changing lanes abruptly
  • Crowding the lanes of other cars
  • Passing in no-pass zones
  • Speeding through yellow or red lights
  • Failing to yield the right of way

If you were injured in a car accident caused by an aggressive driver, it is important to protect your legal rights. The other motorist’s insurance company will likely claim there was no aggressive driving involved – or that you, in fact, were at fault.

While many people focus on the ills of drunk and distracted driving, aggressive driving is also a dire threat to public safety. Drivers and their passengers should know and practice aggressive driver intervention and avoidance strategies as a precaution. In the event of an accident caused by aggressive driving, our car accident attorneys are experienced courtroom advocates who know how to challenge the claims of the opposition and present compelling cases for our clients.

Defective Road Design and Maintenance

Roads are designed to ensure maximum safety for the drivers. In the Las Vegas area, roads should be engineered to hold up against the extreme heat and other harsh elements of the desert. They should accommodate the heavy traffic in the city and the varying topography in the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, design defects do happen and serious accidents can occur.

Some of the road defects that can lead to serious auto accident injuries include:

  • Sinkholes
  • Blind corners
  • Failure to warn of bumps in the road
  • Incorrect or missing road markings
  • Shoulder drop-offs
  • Inadequate barriers

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident due to defective road design, you may be entitled to obtain compensation.

Fatal Car Accidents

Sometimes, the actions of careless motorists cannot be taken back. Cases in which a car accident leads to a fatality, surviving family members must find a way to cope with the loss and make ends meet while losing the income and support of the departed family member.

Helping Families After Loss

Losing a loved one in a car accident is a shocking, traumatizing experience that comes with many hardships. While nothing can ever make up for your personal loss, there are legal remedies available to help your family obtain financial compensation for your financial losses.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident, pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit can often achieve the following:

  • Help your family get the financial resources needed to make it through this difficult time
  • Help your family get answers as to how and why this accident took place
  • Hold the responsible party to account
  • Deter others from acting in this irresponsible and destructive manner

In pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit, you will likely encounter opposition from the negligent party’s insurance provider. The insurer will likely try to limit, delay, and outright deny the compensation to which you are entitled. Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident, who is liable, and the full extent of the financial damage your family has suffered. We have a proven track record of success winning favorable legal results for people like you.

How Our Team Can Help

Our personal injury attorneys are local and have access to local engineers, accident reconstructionists, and other experts who can help us understand the design defect. We use their expert testimony to strengthen a client’s claim against the negligent parties and their insurance companies. If we cannot reach a fair settlement through negotiations, we will not hesitate to aggressively represent a client in court. Our access to resources and commitment to go the distance for clients has led to several successful settlements and verdicts in car accident claims.

Automobile insurance laws are difficult to understand. Having a car accident lawyer representing you can help make sure you receive fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered. If you or your loved one is suffering from injuries sustained in an auto accident, contact our Law Vegas office at once.

We Have the Resources & Drive Needed to Win

Contact our Las Vegas firm today at (702) 357-9977 to learn how we may be able to get a favorable outcome for you. Our team is trial-ready and isn’t afraid to stand up to those responsible.

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