How to Deal With Insurance Companies After a Car Accident in Las Vegas

Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys
What to know about interacting with your insurance company following a Las Vegas auto accident

In a perfect world, there would be no motor vehicle accidents and no insurance companies do deal with. Unfortunately, that is far from the reality, and statistics show that the average driver will file a car accident insurance claim every eight to ten years.

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Knowing what steps to take beforehand can help ensure you receive the full amount of financial damages you are entitled to in these situations.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you will have to deal with the insurance company of the at-fault driver to obtain damages for your injuries.

It is in your best interest to speak with a Las Vegas car accident attorney before having any communications with the insurance company in order to protect your right to those damages.

It is important to gather as much information as possible immediately following the accident. In addition to the other driver’s information, you should also get the names and contact information of any witnesses to the crash and take photos of the damage and the area. Write down an account of what happened, noting weather and road conditions, as well as any traffic issues.

Following your crash, keep a detailed record of all your medical treatments and any other expenses association with the crash. Having all this information will assist your Las Nevada injury attorney in building a solid car accident claim for you.

At some point in the days following the accident, you will be notified by the other driver’s insurance company. The insurance company’s goal is to pay the least amount of damages possible – or attempt to deny the claim completely.

This is why you should never speak with their insurance adjuster without consulting with your own attorney first.

If you do have contact with the other party’s insurance company, keep it very limited.

Don’t:

  • Agree to give a recorded statement.
  • Discuss the details of the accident.
  • Disclose information regarding your injuries,
  • Tell them the names or contact information of any of the witnesses, and
  • Lastly, do not agree to sign any documents.

Instead, take down the contact information of the adjuster and contact your Nevada car accident attorney. We look forward to hearing from you, and remember, no fee unless you win!