George T. Bochanis Law Offices

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Las Vegas Car Accidents Lawyer

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Answers to common injury questions

Car accidents occur all too frequently on American highways.  Although recent years have seen a decrease in fatal crashes, thousands of Americans sustain serious injuries in car accidents every day.  The Las Vegas auto accident lawyers at George T. Bochanis Law Offices can help.  Common questions we are asked about Las Vegas car accidents include:


Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without a Las Vegas personal injury attorney's help? It is in your best interests to only provide your contact information to an insurance company until you consult with a Las Vegas car accident lawyer.  The more serious your injuries, the more important it is to seek legal counsel before talking to the insurance company.
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Must I go to trial to recover damages?
Not necessarily.  About 95 percent of personal injury lawsuits filed, settle prior to trial.
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Can the insurance company refuse to pay my medical costs if my car was not damaged?
No.  Though an insurance company may try to make a connection between the degree of damage to your car and your injuries, the fact is you can sustain physical injuries without damage to your car.  Conversely, your car may sustain major impact and damages while drivers and passengers only suffer minor injuries.
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How is responsibility determined when more than one person caused my injuries?
In Nevada, a defendant is only responsible for the injuries he or she caused.  While some states make each defendant liable for all injuries sustained, Nevada abolished this practice.  If more than one person is responsible for your injuries, you should contact a Las Vegas car accident attorney immediately to ensure you receive legally entitled compensation.
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Can I recover anything if I am at fault too?
Nevada follows the modified comparative fault rule—meaning that the injured party can only recover if his or her fault is fifty percent or less.  If your fault for the injury reaches fifty-one percent, you recover nothing.  In the case of your being fifty percent responsible for your injuries where your damages are $15,000, your award is reduced by $7,500 and you would receive $7,500.
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Areas of Practice

  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
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