Understanding the Common Causes of Car Accidents

Driving is serious business. 

Stay safe by learning what causes accidents and taking steps to avoid them. 

Distractions, reckless driving, and stormy weather can all cause crashes. 

It’s essential to also know about Nevada laws for car accidents and who is responsible if there’s a crash. 

Read up so you know how to stay safe and learn your rights if a car accident happens.

The High Cost of Car Accidents

Car accidents can be very scary and cause a lot of damage. 

In some cases, people can get hurt or die in an accident. 

If you’re in a car crash, someone else may have caused the accident. To help with this, you should find legal help so everything can work out okay.

This is because they may have to pay for the damage they caused, like medical bills, car repair costs, etc. 

If you’ve been in an accident, hiring us can ensure the person who caused it pays their fair share. 

That way, you won’t have to spend your own money.

Common Causes of Driver Negligence

It’s essential to be careful when you drive. 

Driving without paying attention can lead to crashes, hurting people badly. 

Make sure you don’t text while driving, speed, or drink and drive.

Staying alert while driving is the best way to keep everyone safe.

Poor Road Conditions and Their Impact on Accidents

Poor road conditions can cause accidents. 

When roads have big cracks, potholes, and other dangerous bumps, car tires can get damaged, or a driver might lose control of their car. 

This causes car accidents that nobody wants. Drivers should always look out for these bumps in the road and slow down to be safe. 

But sometimes the roads are too bad, and you can do nothing. That’s why cities must repair the roads so drivers can get where they’re going safely.

Navigating Vehicle Defects and Liability

When you drive a car, you want it to be safe and work properly. But sometimes cars don’t work right and can cause accidents. 

It’s crucial to figure out who is responsible if that happens. Maybe the maker of the car or the person who sold it didn’t check to make sure it was in good condition. 

A lawyer can look into this and get whoever caused the problem to pay for damages or injuries.

Understanding Nevada's Comparative Negligence Laws

It would help to remember that two people could be at fault in a car accident. 

That means both of you have to share the responsibility. 

A lawyer will help explain the rules around comparative negligence so you can all make sure you get the money you deserve.

How Comparative Negligence Can Impact Your Case

Sometimes when car accidents happen, figuring out who did what wrong can be tricky. 

That’s why you need to know about comparative negligence. Comparative negligence is when more than one driver makes a mistake that leads to an accident. 

Nevada law says if both drivers are more than 50% at fault, neither can get money from the other for their damages. That means nobody wins any money if Driver A and Driver B both blew it.

It’s essential to figure out who is more at fault (or less at fault) in an auto accicdent.

That way, you know who needs to pay for the car or medical bills. 

So if you have an accident make sure you get help to figure out what happened and who is responsible.

Navigating Comparative Negligence Laws

If you get in a car accident, learning your rights is the first step. It might be a good idea to find an auto accident attorney. 

They are lawyers who know all these laws and can help you figure out what to do. They can also look for evidence to prove the accident wasn’t your fault and talk to insurance companies to ensure you get the money you deserve. 

Having an attorney on your side is vital to get the best results.

Types of Damages Available in Auto Accident Cases

When you’ve been in a car accident, it can feel like your life has been turned upside down. But sometimes, the law can help you make it right again.

In an auto accident case, you can get money for different damages. Damages mean what you lost because of the accident. 

You might get money for medical bills because of getting hurt in the accident. 

You might also get money for things like:

  • pain and suffering, 
  • lost wages if you had to miss work,
  •  or property damage if your car was damaged in the accident. 

An auto accident attorney can help you figure out what types of damages you may be able to get.

How an Attorney Can Help

If you’ve been in a car accident, getting the best result is important. 

Hiring an attorney can help you do that. 

We’re like special helpers who know precisely what to do. They have lots of experience and will use their smarts to ensure you get the most money back. 

Don’t worry about anything—we will be with you every step of the way, so you can relax knowing you’ll get the best outcome.

The Importance of Proving Negligence

Sometimes when you have a car accident, someone isn’t being careful. Your job is to prove who was responsible so the right person pays. 

To do this, you need to show evidence like police papers and what witnesses say they saw. 

You should also get help from a lawyer who knows about auto accidents to ensure you get the help you need.

Gathering Evidence to Support Your Claim

When you get into a car accident, it can be terrifying. 

But one crucial thing to do afterward is to make sure you have enough evidence to prove your case. 

It would help if you tried to take pictures of the accident scene and any damage done to the cars. If anyone saw the accident happen, you should also get their contact information so they can help support your story. 

It’s also crucial to get a copy of the police report. This can be essential proof for your case. 

Finally, save any medical bills or records related to the accident. 

All this evidence will help ensure you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve been in an accident.

Tips for Getting Fair Compensation

When you get into an accident, it’s important to remember that the insurance company is not looking out for you. 

They are trying to make money. 

Here are some tips for dealing with insurance companies to make sure you get fair compensation:

  1. Don’t agree to a settlement right away – it won’t be the best deal you can get.
  2. Provide proof of your losses and injuries from the accident.
  3. Make sure you understand all parts of the contract before signing it.
  4. Keep records of all correspondence with the insurance company.
  5. Hire a lawyer, if necessary, to help protect your rights.


When you are in a car accident, it’s essential to get help from a lawyer. A lawyer can help you ensure you get the money you deserve for any damages or injuries. 

They know the legal stuff and can help you get what’s fair. Don’t try it yourself, because it can be very complicated. 

Call us at (702) 433-2889, we’re ready to help you get what you’re owed.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the common causes of car accidents?

Driving distractions, reckless driving, and stormy weather are common causes of car accidents. Other causes can include driver negligence, such as texting while driving, speeding, or driving under the influence. Poor road conditions and vehicle defects can also contribute to accidents.

What is driver negligence?

Driver negligence refers to the failure to act with the level of care that a reasonable person would have exercised under the same circumstances. This can include texting while driving, speeding, or driving under the influence.

How do poor road conditions impact accidents?

Poor road conditions, such as potholes, large cracks, and other dangerous bumps, can damage car tires or cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle, leading to accidents.

Who is liable in the case of vehicle defects causing accidents?

In the case of a vehicle defect causing an accident, the manufacturer or seller of the vehicle could be held liable if they failed to ensure the car was in safe working condition.

What are Nevada’s comparative negligence laws?

Nevada’s comparative negligence laws state that fault may be shared between multiple parties in a car accident. If both drivers are found to be more than 50% at fault, neither can claim damages from the other.

How can comparative negligence impact my car accident case?

Comparative negligence can impact your case by reducing the damages you can claim. If you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, the amount you can claim may be reduced.

What types of damages can I claim in a car accident case?

You can claim damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage. The specific types of damages you can claim will depend on the circumstances of your case.

How can an attorney help me with my car accident case?

An attorney can help you understand your rights, gather evidence to support your claim, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. They can guide you through the legal process and work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Why is it essential to prove negligence in a car accident case?

Proving negligence is vital because it determines who is legally responsible for the accident. The party found to be negligent may be required to pay for damages.

How can I gather evidence to support my claim?

You can gather evidence by taking photos of the accident scene and any vehicle damage, collecting contact information from witnesses, obtaining a copy of the police report, and keeping track of any medical bills or records related to the accident.

What are some tips for getting fair compensation from an insurance company after a car accident?

To ensure you get fair compensation, you should not agree to a settlement immediately, provide proof of your losses and injuries, understand all parts of any contract before signing, keep records of all correspondence with the insurance company, and consider hiring a lawyer to protect your rights.

How can I contact you for help with my car accident case?

You can reach us at (702) 433-2889 for legal assistance with your car accident case. We’re ready to help you get the compensation you’re owed.


Car Accident: An unexpected event involving a motor vehicle that leads to damage, injury, or loss.

Comparative Negligence: A principle of law that evaluates the fault of all parties involved in an accident and assigns a percentage of responsibility to each.

Damages: Monetary compensation a court orders to be paid to a person as compensation for loss or injury.

Defects: Faults or imperfections in a vehicle that can cause an accident.

Driver Negligence: Failure of a driver to act with the level of care that an ordinary, prudent person would under the same circumstances, often leading to accidents.

Evidence: Anything that can be used to prove what happened in a case. It might include photographs, witness testimony, official reports, or medical records.

Insurance Company: A business that provides coverage in the form of compensation resulting from loss, damages, injury, treatment, or hardship in exchange for premium payments.

Liability: A person or entity’s legal responsibility for their actions or failure to act, often involving financial compensation to the injured party.

Loss of Wages: The total or partial loss of income resulting from an inability to work after an accident.

Medical Bills: Costs incurred for medical treatment and care related to injuries from an accident.

Negligence: The failure to exercise the level of care that a reasonable person would under the same circumstances.

Pain and Suffering: A type of damage that may be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit, which refers to the physical and emotional distress caused by an injury.

Property Damage: Damage or harm caused to property, such as a car, house, or personal belongings.

Reckless Driving: Driving behavior disregards the safety rules and laws, often resulting in accidents.

Settlement: An agreement between disputing parties about a legal case, reached either before or after court action begins. In the context of car accidents, this usually involves the payment of damages from one party to another.

Texting While Driving: The act of composing, sending, reading text messages, email, or using the web on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle.

Vehicle Defects: Imperfections or faults in a vehicle’s design or function can lead to accidents.

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A Special Message from the Author, Our Lead Attorney

Molly Rosenblum, Esq

I appreciate your time and interest in exploring these resources.
I understand how challenging it can be to navigate the aftermath of an accident, and it’s my goal to provide as much information and support as possible during these difficult times.
Please remember: you don’t have to go through this alone.
Legal complexities can be daunting, but with the proper guidance, they become manageable.
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