When car accidents happen in Las Vegas, the motorists involved are required by law to stop and render aid to anyone who is hurt. Motorists are also required to remain at the scene until law enforcement arrives if someone is injured or if there is extensive damage to property.
Sometimes a motorist who is involved in the crash will flee the scene. That motorist may be leaving behind someone who is severely injured and in need of first aid. At the very least, the motorist is leaving the other driver without the essential information they need. Contact information, driver’s license numbers, and insurance information is vital in the aftermath of a crash. A hit-and-run driver’s refusal to provide that information is illegal.
If you were hurt in a hit-and-run accident, you should not have to pay out of pocket for your medical bills, repairs to your vehicle, and other expenses. Fortunately, an experienced Las Vegas hit-and-run accident lawyer from Sam & Ash, LLP can help. Our team will work to identify the at-fault driver and uncover all possible sources of compensation for you.
Contact us now to get started with a free consultation.
Pursuing Compensation After a Hit-and-Run Accident
Compensation in a hit-and-run accident case will depend on many different factors. One crucial issue is whether police and investigators can track down the person who hit you. If that driver is located, that person’s insurance may cover your claim. The driver may also be subject to criminal charges. If the driver is not found, a hit-and-run lawyer from Sam & Ash, LLP can help you explore other options, such as coverage under your own existing insurance policies.
- If the driver is found ─ When someone flees an accident scene, police will use all available evidence to track that motorist down and hold the driver accountable. When the motorist is found, the driver’s insurance policies should cover damages from the accident.
- If the driver is not found ─ In some cases, investigators cannot locate the person or the vehicle that hit you. If that happens, the Las Vegas hit-and-run accident attorneys at Sam & Ash, LLP can help you explore coverage under your own insurance policies. Uninsured motorist, collision, and other insurance coverages you have may be used to cover your accident.
How Much Is My Hit-and-Run Accident Case Worth?
Compensation in a hit-and-run accident will depend on the facts of the case and your injuries. Common types of compensation that could be available include:
- Payment for your medical costs, including the treatment you need after an accident and any future treatment.
- Money that is lost because of your time away from work. If the accident damages your earning potential for the future, that could be part of the claim, too.
- Pain and suffering compensation. As part of a hit-and-run accident claim, you can seek compensation for the trauma you go through because of your injuries.
- Punitive damages are part of hit-and-run laws in Nevada and may be available in some cases. To understand whether punitive damages may be available in your case, speak with a hit-and-run accident lawyer in Las Vegas today.
How Long Do I Have To File a Hit-and-Run Accident Lawsuit in Nevada?
If you’re injured in a hit-and-run accident, you’ll usually have two years under Nevada law to bring an action in court. In rare instances, your case’s specific facts may give you more time to file your case in court. If you miss those deadlines, though, you will lose your right to bring a hit-and-run accident case.
Talk to a lawyer from Sam & Ash, LLP today about the specifics of your case. We can get started right away to make sure you do not miss any important deadlines.
Nevada Hit-and-Run Statute
Hit-and-run laws in Nevada are clear: Motorists who hit someone and flee the scene can face criminal charges, prison time, loss of license, and fines. Key Nevada hit-and-run statutes include:
- NRS 484E.010 – Duty to stop when the crash involves death or personal injury
- NRS 484E.020 – Duty to stop when the crash involves damage to a vehicle or property
- NRS 484E.030 – Duty to give help and share information after an accident
- NRS 484E.040 – Duty if property or an unattended vehicle is damaged
How Our Las Vegas Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers Can Help
The Las Vegas hit-and-run accident lawyers at Sam & Ash, LLP firmly believe that you deserve answers and justice when a motorist flees the scene. When you choose us to represent you, our attorneys will:
- Work with police and investigators to identify the person who hit you
- Explore all possible compensation options for you
- Deal with the insurance companies on your behalf
- Fight for What’s Right and serve as your voice throughout the process
- Answer any questions you have about your case and be available to talk anytime
Car accidents are traumatic, and not knowing who should be held accountable can make the experience even worse. We understand, and we’re ready to step up and help you in your time of need.
You deserve support, and you need compensation. Sam & Ash, LLP has you covered. For a free case review, call us today or contact us online.