How to Negotiate a Car Accident Settlement in Nevada

Car accidents are a fact of life. They happen every single day, but there’s a big difference between an accident that causes minimal damage and one that leaves you with serious injuries. If you’ve been injured in a car accident and want to get the fair compensation that you deserve, it’s important to know how much your case is worth and how to go about getting it.

The first step is knowing what kind of damages you can try to get from the at-fault party’s insurance company. In this article, we take a look at how you can negotiate for a car accident settlement in Nevada.

Hire an Attorney

If you’re deciding whether to hire an attorney, several factors must be considered. First, it’s important to understand that hiring an attorney is expensive, but often worth it. Sometimes, people think they don’t have enough money in their settlement to afford legal fees. However, attorneys often take cases on a contingency basis: they only get paid if they win your case!

If this sounds like something that might work for your situation, consider asking around among friends and family members who have been involved in car accidents. You may find someone who has experience with personal injury law and can recommend someone good at negotiating settlements for clients injured by other drivers’ negligence.

Try to Settle out of Court

Negotiating with the insurance company can be a long and frustrating process, but it’s worth it to get a deal that you’re happy with. You may have heard of other people who were able to settle out of court, or maybe you’ve even done it yourself in the past.

Know Your Rights

It’s important to know what kind of compensation you’re entitled to as a victim of an accident caused by another party’s negligence (e.g., driver error). Nevada has two main types of compensation: economic loss and noneconomic loss (pain and suffering).

You should also learn about how much damages are typically awarded in similar cases throughout Nevada.

Keep Track of All Medical and Physical Expenses

Keep receipts, documentation, and any other information related to your injuries. This can include copies of bills you’ve paid, prescriptions filled or refilled, doctors’ reports and letters from the doctor detailing your condition.

It’s also important to keep track of lost wages–if your work performance was affected by the accident and therefore caused you to miss work due to its effects on you physically or mentally. You may also want to keep track of other expenses related to this accident (for example, if someone else drove themself into another car after being hit by yours).

Accidents can be Avoided

Car accidents are common and often serious. These events can be avoided if people are more careful behind the wheel. While it’s important to understand that not all car accidents are someone’s fault, there are some ways you can reduce your risk of being involved in an incident.

As a rule of thumb, you should avoid distracted driving. This includes texting or talking on your phone while driving, using social media apps like Instagram or Facebook for any reason (even just checking notifications), and looking at maps or GPS systems.


We hope that you found this article helpful. If you have been injured in a car accident in Nevada, we encourage you to contact our office so that we can help guide you through the process of filing a claim and getting back on track with your life.

The Bourassa Law Group has extensive experience in dealing with car accidents in Nevada. Don’t wait—seek legal help today! So, call us at (800)870-8910 for a free consultation to learn about our legal services, and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

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