Spring Valley Car Accident Lawyer
Most car crashes in Nevada are not “accidents.” The A-word implies that such incidents were inevitable and unavoidable. That’s simply not true. Driver error causes over 95 percent of the vehicle collisions in Clark County. Common driver errors include driving while distracted, speeding, driving while fatigued, running a stop light, and driving drunk. All these errors demonstrate negligence, or a lack of care.
Many Nevada drivers are careless and take unsafe shortcuts. But a diligent Spring Valley car accident lawyer from Cameron Law is always careful and never takes shortcuts. Our team turns over every stone when it comes to collecting evidence that supports your claim and refutes insurance company defenses. Then, when the case goes to court, we never look for the easy way out. Instead, we don’t quit until we obtain maximum compensation for your serious injuries.
What Causes Car Accidents?
We mentioned that driver error causes most of the car crashes in Nevada. Generally, this driver error is in one of three areas:
- Behavioral: Drunk driving is an example of behavioral negligence. People who have consumer alcohol, even one drink, know they shouldn’t get behind the wheel, but they do so anyway. Other behavioral negligence examples include driving while fatigued and driving with a serious medical condition.
- Environmental: Many people fail to adjust to adverse environmental conditions, like rain or high wind, even though the duty of reasonable care requires drivers to slow down and be more careful in these situations.
- Operational: Speeding and making an illegal turn are common examples of operational negligence. Basically, many people are in such a hurry to reach their destinations that they ignore the safety of other people on the road.
Defective products cause most of the other vehicle collisions in the United States. Common defective products include faulty brakes and unsafe tires.
Usually, manufacturers are strictly liable for the injuries their defective products cause. As for driver error, compensation is available if a Spring Valley car accident lawyer establishes negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.
To establish negligence, a Spring Valley car accident lawyer uses evidence like the police accident report, witness statements, the victim’s own testimony, and medical bills. Electronic evidence, like a vehicle’s Event Data Recorder, is often important as well.
Attorneys usually plug this evidence into one of two theories. Ordinary negligence is basically a lack of care, and negligence per se is basically a violation of a safety law.
Frequently, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is only legally responsible for the wreck. A third party is often financially responsible for the wreck. Common vicarious liability theories in Nevada include respondeat superior employer liability, which often applies in commercial driver collisions, and negligent entrustment owner liability, which sometimes applies in Enterprise and other rented vehicle collisions.
Comparative fault is perhaps the most common insurance company defense. This legal loophole, which a victim/plaintiff’s attorney must be able to close, shifts accident blame from the tortfeasor to the victim.
Reach Out to a Compassionate Spring Valley Car Accident Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Spring Valley car accident lawyer, contact Cameron Law PLLC. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.