Receiving Compensation After a Car Accident

Receiving Compensation After a Car Accident

Car accidents have the power to be very devastating in some circumstances. They can cause very serious injuries and sometimes even death to individuals on the road. When this happens, injured individuals can sometimes find themselves at a great loss. This can be a financial loss or a loss of life. This is why it can be possible for those injured in car accidents to receive compensation for their losses. In the state of Nevada, the law permits individuals in car accidents to recover damages from another party involved if their negligence or recklessness caused the accident.

Compensation

When individuals are injured in a car accident, the first thing the should do is seek immediate medical attention. Treating injuries is very crucial. However, depending on the injury, these medical bills can build up and become very overwhelming for an individual. Certain injuries also have the power to keep a person from going back to work, whether it may be just for a period of time or indefinitely.

Because of this, those injured in car accidents may be able to receive monetary compensation for their injuries. This compensation can help to cover medical bills or lost wages as a result of the accident. It helps an injured individual relax and recover after the accident without having to worry about any expenses to pay. Compensation that an individual can be entitled to may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lose earning capacity
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Court costs

When an accident occurs and people become injured, they sometimes do not only suffer physically. Many times, individuals suffer emotionally and psychologically because of the trauma. It is because of this that injured individuals are not only entitled to financial compensation, but emotional as well. This compensation may cover pain and suffering or a loss of quality of life.

Proving Negligence

In order for an individual to receive compensation for their injuries, they are required to go through a personal injury lawsuit and prove the other party’s negligence. When this happens, the injured individual is responsible for satisfying what is known as the “burden of proof.” The burden of proof requires them to collect evidence that proves the accident and their injuries were a direct result of the party in question’s negligence. Evidence for a personal injury case may consist of the police report of the accident, any medical documentation of the injuries, pictures or a video of the accident, or anyone who witnessed the accident.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident and wishes to seek compensation, contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates, LTD. today.

When individuals in Las Vegas are injured due to the negligence of another party, they can turn to Lawrence C. Hill & Associates for quality legal assistance. Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, were injured by a negligent driver, or impacted by negligence in another way, we are here to help. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.