Two vehicles crashed at the intersection of Henry Orr Parkway and Sparks Boulevard, leading to injuries for one passenger, according to recent reports. The driver of an SUV traveling north on Sparks collided with a sedan that was stopped at the stop sign on Henry Orr Parkway. Both vehicles were badly damaged, and one occupant of the sedan was transported to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the case.
I Have Been Injured in a Car Accident—What Should I Do?
When you have suffered injuries in a car crash, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Of course, you need to seek medical treatment for health reasons; it is critical that you receive the right care to address your injuries, no matter how minor or serious they are. This is even more important if you have a whiplash injury or some other type of problem that may not manifest symptoms immediately. Some injuries take days or weeks to appear, so having a thorough examination immediately after the crash becomes very important in those cases.
However, once you have seen a doctor and received treatment, you may find that the other driver’s insurance company is unwilling to pay your expenses. This often happens when the insurance company believes that they can blame you for the accident. It is also a tactic used by insurance companies to put fear into victims so that they will accept a very low settlement offer. Insurance company representatives have many psychological tricks that they use to convince victims to settle quickly and often for pennies on the dollar compared to what they could receive if they sought legal advice.
A personal injury attorney may be the best way to protect yourself from this tactic and ensure that you recover the amount to which you are entitled. Personal injury attorneys like those at Bernstein & Poisson in Las Vegas represent the victims of all types of accidents such as car, motorcycle, pedestrian and truck crashes; slip-and-fall accidents; dog bites; medical injuries; and injuries caused by defective products. They help these victims recover money to pay for their medical bills as well as other expenses such as lost wages or benefits. Victims may also be entitled to payment for temporary or permanent disability as well as pain and suffering.
Contact Bernstein & Poisson today for a free consultation.