The majority of car accidents are caused by human error, which is generally the root of every injury case…who was at
1. Common Car Accident causes include:
Speeding: Drivers are anxious to make it to their destination on time; however, speeding is the second most common
cause of accidents, as driving over the speed limit can make it challenging to stop for slowed cars.
Alcohol:Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous causes of accident fatalities in Nevada, as impaired drivers can
take longer to react to road conditions, drift over into other lanes, and ignore important traffic signs.
Reckless driving:Reckless behavior includes speeding over the limit, changing lanes too quickly and/or without
signaling, tailgating other vehicles, and exiting off freeways at the last moment.
Distracted driving: With improvements in technology, distracted driving becomes more of a risk as drivers make calls
or text on their phones while driving.
2.Common types of car accidents include:
Rear-end collisions: This accident occurs when a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it, and can happen
typically due to distracted driving, as the driver may have reacted slowly and braked too late.
Side-impact collisions: Also known as T-bone collisions, these accidents commonly occur at intersections and in
parking lots and happen when the side of a vehicle is hit
Vehicle rollovers:These accidents occur when a vehicle rolls over onto its side or roof, and can cause catastrophic
injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 85% of all rollover-related fatalities
are the result of single-vehicle crashes
Head-on collisions:These crashes occur when vehicles heading in opposite directions collide with one another in the
front, often producing fatalities.
Single car accidents: These accidents involve only one vehicle and can happen after colliding with animals or other
3. How Long Does a Claim/Settlement Take?
Depending on your unique situation, a car accident claim can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. The
length of your case may vary based on factors including
When you file a claim: Nevada has a two-year statute of limitation for most personal injury cases, which means you
have two years to file a claim from the date of the accident
The injuries involved: Some health care providers may not initially know the extent of a victim’s injuries or how much
treatment is needed to help them recover, and personal injury attorneys need this information to provide an estimate
of damages needed to recover.
Legal proceedings: f an insurance company doesn’t offer a fair settlement for your accident, your attorney may help
you initiate the civil claims process within the two year statutory period, and if an agreement still isn’t reached, the
case may have to go to trial, taking additional time.