Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, absolutely. You should contact an attorney immediately. The accident and post-accident events are most fresh in your memory immediately afterward, and you should consult with a personal injury attorney before speaking with any insurance company, including your own. Our team is on standby, and our attorney will assist you immediately.
- Call Emergency Responders
- Move to Safety
- Do not Admit Fault
- Collect Driver’s information
- If it is safe to do so, take pictures of the accident scene
- Obtain the contact information for any witnesses
- Seek medical attention
- Contact Ace Lakhani Law Firm
How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney? I Do Not Have The Funds To Hire A Lawyer. What Should I Do?
Do no stress out all. There is no cost the client has to pay up front. Our firm handles cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid when you get paid. We truly mean no fee unless we win.
Every personal injury case is unique. A number of factors affect the progression of the case, including how aggressively insurance companies and other possible defendants fight the matter. Your case may settle with your best possible outcome in just a few months, or we might have to take opposing parties to court to argue for the compensation that you deserve. The majority of the cases we handle settle outside of court.
Accepting the first settlement offer is usually never a good idea. Insurance companies are thrilled when they present you with an offer and you accept the first offer because they know they low balled you. Instead of accepting the first offer of settlement, you should contact our office and speak with an attorney. The best option is to usually to reject the initial settlement offer and allow us to negotiate on your behalf. Allowing us to negotiate your case could result in a difference of hundreds or thousand of more dollars to you.
The first step is a free, no-obligation initial consultation with one of our attorneys. Our attorney will discuss the circumstances of the accident that caused your injuries, your medical costs and your legal options. We will also go over your property damage claim and assist in getting your vehicle repaired. All communications with the defendant will be handled through our office, so you do not have to worry about the insurance companies bombarding your phone daily. Throughout the legal process, our team will keep you constantly informed and up to date on your case. Our team will seek favorable resolution from the defendant.
If the at-fault party does not have car insurance, you can file a compensation claim with your insurance company or file a lawsuit against the negligent party.
When you are in an accident, you may expect the other driver to have auto insurance, but this is not always the case. We cannot always count on other drivers to be insured, and it is important to know what your options are if you get into an accident with someone who lacks coverage.
You should also look at your own insurance policy to see what coverage you have. Many drivers have insurance called uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. This type of insurance is exactly what it sounds like. It pays you directly if an accident is the other driver’s fault, and they don’t have enough insurance.
If your car if totaled in an accident in the state of Nevada, you will have to option: to retain the vehicle with a salvages title or have the insurance company pay the lien holder any owed balance off. If you have equity in your vehicle, you will receive compensation for the difference of what you owe on the vehicle, compared to what you owe on the vehicle. If you owe more on the vehicle than it is worth, GAP insurance will usually cover this difference amount, so you will not owe anything out of pocket, if you have this type of coverage.
NRS 487.790 is the controlling law in Nevada for totaled vehicles and states: A totaled vehicle is one that has been wrecked, destroyed or otherwise damaged to such an extent that the cost of repair, not including any cost associated with painting any portion of the vehicle, is 65 percent or more of the fair market value of the vehicle immediately before it was wrecked, destroyed or otherwise damaged.
If your vehicle’s repair cost exceed 65% of the value of the vehicle, it will be considered a total loss in Nevada.
Nevada uses a modified comparative negligence system that says as long as you are not found to be 50% or more responsible for the crash, you can recover compensation when you sue someone after a car crash. Proving that the other driver or drivers are at fault is crucial to avoid having your claim denied. Our team lawyers will work to prove the other driver was at fault.
Nevada law requires owners and operators of motor vehicles to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance. Motorists must carry a minimum of $25,000 for bodily injury or death of one person in a collision, $50,000 for bodily injury or death of two or more persons, and $20,000 for damage to or destruction of property of others.