Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination for people from around the world on vacation who come to see the shows and play in the casinos. Some drive from their home states, others rent cars when they arrive, and yet others rely on the city’s many taxis. With so many out of state visitors, accidents are inevitable, especially when alcohol enters the equation. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, using a cell phone or texting, speeding, looking at the sights and becoming distracted are among the common driver behaviors in Las Vegas that cause accidents that injure or kill out-of-state visitors.
Local Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer
Anyone seriously injured while visiting Las Vegas or elsewhere in Nevada while visiting because of someone else’s wrongful act will benefit from having a local personal injury attorney familiar with Nevada law to represent them.
When you need a Nevada lawyer to handle your car accident injury case, Eric Woods has the experience out of state residents need in a local Las Vegas attorney. With a legal career spanning more than thirty years, Eric is among the most experienced and highly skilled personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas. When you hire the Woods law firm to handle your Nevada injury case, you can return home knowing that you’re in good hands, that your interests are being protected, and that you have done everything you can to maximize the chance that you will receive fair and adequate compensation for all of your economic and non-economic losses from the accident.
Negotiations with the Insurance Company
You will undoubtedly hear from an insurance adjuster who
- Wants a recorded statement
- Wants you to sign releases to obtain medical records
- Offers you a settlement and suggests that you don’t need a lawyer.
The insurance company hopes that since you live in another state, you will not get a Nevada lawyer and will forego legal representation altogether. The adjuster’s job is to save the company money by finding a reason to pay less than the value of the case or nothing at all, and these are devices they will frequently use to that end. But you should never write or record a statement or sign any paperwork unless directed to do so by your lawyer. It is almost never in your best interest. All inquiries from the insurance company for the at-fault driver should be directed to your lawyer.
Eric Woods will handle all negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf. He has honed his negotiating skills over his long career, and the insurance companies know that he will never settle a case for less than it’s worth. He has access to traffic safety experts and accident reconstructionists who can investigate the causes of the accident to prove the at-fault party’s liability. He will gather and analyze your medical and employment records and, when necessary, call upon medical professionals and other experts to assist in proving your damages.
Time to File is Limited
If you or a member of your family suffered serious injuries in an accident while you were visiting Las Vegas, call the law office of Eric Woods for a telephone consultation if you’ve already returned home, or if you are still in town, come into the office to discuss your case. We will always keep you up to date on the progress of your case and handle the necessary paperwork by telephone, email, and fax.
Remember, Nevada law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim to recover compensation, so don’t delay—call Eric Woods today.