Passenger Injury Accident Attorney in Las Vegas

If you or your loved one have been injured while you were a passenger in a vehicle, contact us today to see how our Las Vegas car accident attorneys can help you.

Why Are There Passenger Injury Accidents In Las Vegas?

There are several different ways car accidents could occur in Las Vegas, which could include:

Do I Need An Attorney If I Am A Passenger In A Car Accident In Las Vegas?

If you have been injured as a passenger in a car accident in Las Vegas, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the party who caused the accident. Whether the party was the driver of the vehicle you were in or a driver of another vehicle, you still have rights.

Generally, there are several good reasons why you should hire an attorney if you were a passenger in an accident. Reasons include:

  • An attorney will be able to investigate the accident to determine exactly who caused the accident. As a passenger, you probably were not aware of your surroundings just prior to the accident. Having an attorney represent you will assist you tremendously when determining fault.
  • An attorney will negotiate with insurance companies or other third parties to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve. Accidents could lead to devastating injuries, which may result in thousands of dollars in medical bills. You should not have to pay for those medical bills on your own.
  • In the event that all parties to the accident go to court, you most likely may be a witness. You will need an attorney to represent you in a trial. Trial attorneys must be very experienced and know their way around the court. Our  Las Vegas trial attorneys are available 24/7  to assist in any type of matter.
  •  An attorney will help you get the medical treatment you deserve. After an accident,  it may be difficult to think about the injuries that you have suffered, and the amount of money that you may have to put aside to treat those injuries. Our attorneys will help you find the right medical providers and negotiate with medical providers.

You should not have to go through the entire legal process alone. An accident is difficult for every party, including passengers who had nothing to do with the accident, but have suffered severe injuries. Contact our attorneys at Heidari Law today to see how we can help you get through the legal process and make sure that you assert your rights as a passenger that was involved in the accident.

What Are The Different Types Of Passenger Car Accident Injuries In Las Vegas?

Each accident is different from one another, and may result in different injuries. For example, T-Bone accidents may not have the same injuries as a side-swipe accident does. Some examples of injuries include:

  • Whiplash: Whiplash is very common for passengers to experience after an accident, and occurs when the passenger’s head abruptly moves forward and backward.
  • Broken bones: Broken bones are also very common, especially in the areas where the seat belt comes into contact with the body.
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI):  A traumatic brain injury is a very severe injury and should be treated right away. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include dizziness and nausea.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries could result in partial or complete paralysis.
  • Cuts and bruises: Cuts and bruises occur when shards of glass fly around during an accident.
  • Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissue injuries could result in permanent strains in ligaments, which could impact the way you move forever.

Each type of injury differs from one another, and each passenger suffers injuries differently. For example, broken bones are very common among the elderly. Regardless, physical injuries may lead to emotional trauma that the passenger will have to deal with. Our Las Vegas attorneys will ensure that we include pain and suffering damages in the amount of damages you should be compensated.

What Should I Do If I Am A Passenger In A Car Accident In Las Vegas?

If you are a passenger in a car accident in the city of Las Vegas, here are some steps you should take:

  • Seek medical attention: The first thing you should do is get evaluated by a medical professional. An accident could lead to severe internal injuries, such as internal bleeding, that must be treated immediately.
  • Contact the police:  When the police arrive at the scene, they will generate a police report about the specifics of the accident. One key thing that police reports help attorneys with is piecing together the story of how the accident happened, and all the information of the parties involved.
  • Exchange information:  After the accident, make sure that you get information on all the other parties involved, including their phone number, email address, and home address.
  • Take photos:  Take photos of the accident scene, along with any property damage to your vehicle or any other vehicle involved.
  • Contact an attorney:  If you are a passenger in a car accident that occurred in Las Vegas, our Las Vegas attorneys are here to help. Give us a call today to discuss how we can help you with your claim.
  • Cooperate with your insurance company: After being involved in an accident in Las Vegas, it is required that you contact your car insurance company to report the accident. Provide the insurance company with documentation, and also file a claim for your injuries. You will need the assistance of an attorney for this.

Where Do Passenger Accidents Happen In Las Vegas?

Passenger accidents can happen anywhere in Las Vegas, But there are certain locations in Las Vegas where accidents are more likely to occur.

  • Busy intersections: Intersections that have heavy traffic and multiple lanes could increase the risk of car accidents. The busiest intersections in Las Vegas are Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, this is because there are several pedestrians and cars that are trying to share the crosswalk.
  • Highways and freeways: High-speed collisions on highways and freeways can be dangerous for passengers. The most dangerous freeway in Las Vegas is the I-15, which is located next to Tropicana Avenue.
  • Construction zones: The Las Vegas Strip constantly has construction going on, which could be very difficult for pedestrians, and it could interfere with traffic patterns.
  • Tourist areas:  The strip in Las Vegas has about hundreds of car accidents each week. This number is at an all-time high, especially because of Uber and Lyft accidents.
  • Residential neighborhoods: Although not as common, residential neighborhoods in Las Vegas also experience their fair share of car accidents.

Call Heidari Law Today To Schedule A Free Consultation

If you are loved one have been involved in any type of car accident in Las Vegas, consider speaking to our experienced Las Vegas attorneys to discuss your potential case. We offer free initial consultations to discuss the circumstances of your accident and the injuries that you have suffered.

Our attorneys are available 24/7 to assist with any questions that you may have regarding your potential Las Vegas car accident case. Not many know that they could file a lawsuit even if they were a passenger involved in the accident. It takes a highly qualified Las Vegas attorney to represent you in order to become part of the lawsuit and get information from the other parties to determine who was at fault.