Insurance companies are supposed to help you after a crash - that's why you make your payments to them every month. But the truth is, they are only concerned about the bottom line. Paying you the compensation you deserve means less profit for them. They will do whatever they can to deny your claim. And they have lawyers who will fight to keep any payments as low as possible. Car accident lawyer Al Lasso knows the tricks they play. He won't put up with them. He fights for you.
Here are some of the questions we’re most frequently asked by our clients:
Do I need a lawyer?
You don’t need a lawyer if you’re filing a claim for your car accident, but having one can make a big difference. The insurance company isn’t on your side, so they’ll try to deny your claim or reduce the amount they’ll pay you. A personal injury lawyer can determine the true amount of your damages and build a strong legal case that the insurance company won’t be able to ignore.
Should I talk to my insurance company?
Yes. In Nevada, you’re required to report the accident to your insurance company. Just tell them you were in an accident and share any information you have about the other driver or drivers. Don't tell them who was at fault or accept any responsibility for your accident.
If you are contacted by the other driver's insurance company, don't answer any questions. They’re trained to get you to say something that makes it seem like the accident was your fault. Tell them to talk to your lawyer.
Do I need to get medical attention if I feel OK?
Always seek medical attention after a crash, even if you feel fine. A crash can trigger the release of adrenaline within seconds. We don’t usually feel pain when adrenaline is released, so you may not be aware of any life-threatening internal injuries or that you may have suffered a concussion or a minor bone fracture. Sometimes, it can take days for injury symptoms to appear. Going for a medical exam will document any injuries you suffered. Without this documentation, an insurance company can question whether you were hurt in your accident.
What is my car accident claim worth?
Every car crash case is unique. The value of your claim will depend on many different factors. For example, in addition to the medical expenses for treating your injuries after the crash, you may need further treatment and more doctor visits for your injuries in the future. You may even need surgery. You may have lost wages while your injury kept you out of work. There are also other damages that can be suffered after an accident, such as pain and suffering.
Experienced representation that gets results
Our firm conducts an investigation of your accident to find out what really happened. We review all documents such as police reports and interview witnesses. Our team knows where to look for evidence of negligence in car accidents. For example, we will look for evidence that shows:
- The driver was operating recklessly
- The driver was distracted or under the influence of alcohol
- Tires or safety equipment were not functioning properly
- A vehicle was defective
Al will determine the negligent party or parties responsible for your accident, and determine the true damages you suffered as a result. These can include current and future medical expenses, lost income if you are unable to work, disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and other damages.
Then he will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve for these damages. We how to build strong cases insurance companies have to take seriously. He is often able to negotiate a favorable settlement. But if that's not possible, he will fight for you in court, where his litigation skills have won many sizable awards for clients.
Al knows how the insurance companies treat victims. He experienced it when his brother was permanently disabled in an accident as a young man. And Al is determined to make sure that the average person is treated fairly and receives just compensation for injuries they suffered in a motor vehicle accident.
Learn more about how Al can help you. We offer a free consultation. Al can meet with you in his office, at your home or in your hospital room - wherever's convenient for you. He'll review the details of your case and answer your questions, so you can make an informed decision about what to do next. Call us at 702-625-8777 or contact us online today.