Reno Car Accident Lawyer

Even the most careful drivers cannot always account for other people’s careless or reckless behavior on the road. Car crashes can be terrifying and lead to many physical, emotional, and financial losses. In the aftermath of a serious collision—one that leaves you with significant painful injuries, medical bills, property damage, and other burdens—you may be worried about providing for your family’s needs.

You should not have to pay for the consequences of another person’s negligence. Working with a seasoned personal injury lawyer gives you options for holding an irresponsible driver accountable for your injuries and damages as well as for pursuing the compensation you need to move forward with your life. John Arrascada is an experienced Reno car accident lawyer and will be the ally you need in this difficult time. John Arrascada  will guide and support you throughout your recovery and take the lead in your case.

Nevada Motorist Insurance Requirements

Nevada is an at-fault state regarding motor vehicle accidents, meaning an injured person relies on the responsible driver’s insurance company to settle a claim for physical and financial losses. Nevada sets minimum liability coverage at $25,000 for each person’s physical injuries, $50,000 for each accident, and $25,000 for property damage.

In a crash, though, these minimums might not be enough to cover someone’s severe injuries. Furthermore, insurance companies are known for stalling and lowballing claims to protect their profits. Working with a Reno car accident attorney is crucial when negotiating for a full and fair settlement. After reviewing the medical records, police reports and other evidence, if the responsible driver’s insurance company refuses to settle fairly, Mr. Arrascada will challenge them to go to court.

Car Accident Damage Awards Based on Negligence

Traffic accidents can result in severe, life-changing injuries. Damage to the brain, head, neck, spine, and back is slow to heal and could require long-term medical care.

John Arrascada will show the insurance company or a jury that by acting irresponsibly, the other driver caused the accident and all injuries,  so that his injured client receives fair compensation. Often, an insurer reconsiders an unfair settlement offer when it realizes the injured person’s attorney has engaged the jury with compelling evidence. Mr. Arrascada has over 30 years of experience fighting for those injured in Reno car crashes.

Partial Liability for a Car Collision

One party is not always fully responsible for a crash. Sometimes, the injured person contributes to the accident, and the jury must determine degrees of fault among the parties. Under the modified comparative negligence law, Nevada Revised Statute § 41.141, the state allows an injured person to be compensated if they are less responsible for the accident than the other driver. If the jury finds the injured person to be more than 50 percent at fault, they cannot receive compensation.

Also, an award can be reduced by the percentage of fault that the jury assigns to the injured person. For example, if a drunk driver crashes into another motorist who is speeding to make it through a yellow light, the jury may assign 80 percent of the blame to the drunk driver and 20 percent to the speeding driver. If the jury awards the injured driver $500,000, that award will be reduced by 20 percent, to $400,000, since the injured driver was found to be 20 percent responsible for the collision.

John Arrascada can further explain these laws and help protect an injured person’s right to full compensation for their car accident.

Call a Reno Car Accident Attorney to Handle Your Claim

Car accidents can be devastating. After seeking immediate medical care, your priority should be to contact a tenacious Reno car accident lawyer to discuss your situation.

Mr. Arrascada will stay by your side with you to seek justice and pursue compensation on your behalf. We can skillfully negotiate with the responsible driver’s insurer; if that driver is only minimally insured or the insurance adjuster offers an insulting settlement, we will take the case to court. Although you may be dealing with painful injuries, we are here to help make the legal process as painless as possible. Call us today to get started.