Car Accidents

At the moment of an accident when you hear that loud impact of the other vehicle collapsing into yours. You might naturally start thinking about the unexpected bills like repairments, rental car fees, and even medical bills. It might feel devastating to think and dealing with insurance companies by yourself can be tricky. Most insurance companies don't care about your well being and would do whatever it takes to pay you the minimum. It is important that after an accident you consult with an attorney even if you were the one at fault to get you the best legal advice possible. 

why you should hire us?

Parke Law Firm is well experience in the field, they genuinely care about the wellbeing and recovery process of their clients. If you have been involved in a car accident that has been fabricated by the negligence or reckless behavior of the other driver then you should be compensated for the damages and personal injury that they have created.

 

Parke Law Firm is a friendly Law Firm who is committed to getting you back on your feet with access to health care, lost wages, and car repairments.  

We are committed to getting you back on your feet. Lets us handle the insurance companies for you. 

Common Causes of Automotive Accidents
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Driving Under the Influence 

Drivers intoxicated with drugs and alcohol can bring about serious accidents to other drivers on the road. We know that Las Vegas is a city full of entertainment and fun. If you been hit by an irresponsible drunk driver you are entitled for compensation. Driving with an alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher is consider driving under the influence and illegal in the state of Nevada along with the other 50 States in the U.S.

Driving intoxicated under the influence with drug substances like marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine or codeine. The crime is punished largely similarly to a DUI.

Reckless Driving 

Reckless Driving in Nevada is defined as NRS 484B. 653 operating a vehicle with willful or spiteful disregard of the safety of persons or property. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor crime punished by $250 to $1,000 in fines, 8 DMV points and a possible 6 month jail sentence.

The majority of reckless driving incidents cause a great deal of physical harm or in some cases death therefore it is charged as a felony.

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Speed Driving

Speeding is the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents in Nevada and it accounts for one third of traffic fatalities as stated by the Office of Traffic Safety’s Nevada Highway Strategic Safety Plan.   A motor vehicle traveling over 70 MPH and above is consider a fatal accident if it crashes with another vehicle or any other object.

 

According to Las Vegas Review Journal In 2020, the number of citations per year increased to 4,415 and then 5,137 in 2021, or about 14 drivers arrested every day on average.

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Distracted Driving 

Many times behind the wheel the driver could be engaged in other activities distracted and driving. As a result the distracted driver results into creating a car accident with another vulnerable party. Distracted driving is one of the top common leading car accidents in the United States. There are many different activities that the driver could be distracted with in most cases staring at a Cell Phone is one of them.

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Driving while Falling or Asleep

Driving while feeling drowsy fatigued or falling asleep is a dangerous combination. In some cases drivers who put themselves in a distracted situation while driving are not only putting themselves at risk for fatal accidents but also other pedestrians as well. Depending on the situation a person who falls asleep while driving could be guilty of reckless driving

What to do after an Accident?

  1. If possible for the safety of traffic move your car away from the road or pull over so traffic can keep proceeding.

  2. Contact law enforcement to inform them about the accident. Provide the location and any injuries for EMS to arrive if needed.

  3. Take documentation of the scene that includes the other person's Driver's License, insurance information and the impact of both vehicles.

  4. Seek Medical Help after the accident even if you think you don't need it.

  5. Notify insurance companies about the accident that includes information about the location, the other person’s name, insurance information and pictures of the vehicle damages.

  6. Lastly, contact a car accident attorney and inform them about the accident to get the maximum legal advice possible.

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