When you suffer an injury in a car crash, you need experienced representation to help you seek the financial compensation you need. At Christiansen Law Offices, we regularly represent clients suffering from minor and catastrophic injuries as a result of car wrecks. 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.
You do not have to face the insurance company alone! Contact our Las Vegas car accident lawyers to arrange for your free initial consultation.
Our personal injury firm has handled many car accident cases throughout the Las Vegas area, including cases that involve:
- Rear-end accidents
- Accidents caused by running a red light
- Uninsured motorists claims
- Accidents caused by dangerous roadways
- Accidents caused by road design defects
- Drunk driving accidents
- Accidents caused by defective product design
- Fatal car accidents
The Resources and Drive Needed to Win
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. Contact our firm today to learn how we may be able to get a favorable outcome for you.
Car Accidents and Wrongful Death
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.
We help people who have lost loved ones in car accidents and other wrongful death accidents. We will do everything in our power to help your family achieve these critical legal objectives.
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. 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; and
- 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 will 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.
Whiplash and Car Accident Injuries
Some car accidents result in whiplash, a neck injury caused by a sudden jerking motion. These injuries are often portrayed by defendants as minor, but in reality, the effects can be severe and last a lifetime.
Whiplash and other neck injuries typically result from rear-end collisions. Since whiplash is a “soft tissue injury,” there is no damage to the bone or spinal cord. Because of this, it is very important to have an MRI taken when you are seeking medical treatment.
Symptoms of whiplash can include:
- Neck pain
- Limited range of motion
- Trouble in sleeping
- Trouble in concentrating
The consequences of a whiplash injury can last for years. You may have to endure extensive physical therapy and undergo painful treatment. Our attorneys will help you determine your short-term and long-term medical needs, so we can pursue the appropriate amount of compensation.
Common Types of Car Accidents
Head-On Collisions and Serious Injuries
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.
Our experienced car accident attorneys are adept at handling complex car accident lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. We will work hard to identify who is at fault for the accident – a negligent driver or drunk driver – and to hold him or her responsible. We are equipped to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
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.
If you have been injured in a rollover accident caused by a negligent motorist or defective automobile, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your injuries and other losses. At Christiansen Law Offices, our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience handling complex car accident lawsuits. We know the law, and we are prepared to work for you.
SUV Rollovers and Defective Design
Many rollover accidents are a result of a fault in the vehicle itself. SUVs are especially prone to rollover because of their high center of gravity and a relatively short wheelbase. When drivers make sharp turns or swerve to avoid accidents, the vehicles can roll over, leading to serious injuries and fatalities. If your injury was a result of a design defect, our attorneys can help you pursue compensation through a product liability lawsuit.
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. At the Christiansen Law Offices, we handle a wide range of insurance issues for motor vehicle accident victims throughout the Las Vegas area. We are focused on helping you obtain full and fair compensation for your auto accident 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.
A hit-and-run accident will also draw upon your uninsured motorist coverage. Our attorneys can help you seek compensation from all available sources to make sure you have the resources you need to make it through this difficult time.
Underinsured motorist coverage is intended to make up the difference when the damages from an accident exceed the at-fault driver’s liability coverage. If you have suffered serious injuries in a car or truck accident, and the cost exceeds the coverage, we can help you draw upon your underinsured coverage, so you can get the financial relief you need.
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 will 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.
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 will look for evidence in police reports, eye witness 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 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 include:
- 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. We will do everything we can to help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other hardships.
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:
- 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.
Auto Accident Lawyers Focused on You
As your auto accident attorneys, we will provide you with sound, practical advice that is aimed to achieve the best possible results for your case. We give you personal attention and take the time to fully explain your situation and legal options. It is important to us that you understand what the probable outcome of your case is.
No Fee on Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Unless We Recover Compensation for You
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. Our Las Vegas car accident attorneys offer a free initial consultation and can be reached by phone at 702-570-9262.