Car crashes destroy lives and tear families apart. Most people automatically refer to them as accidents, ignoring that crashes would not happen if everyone was doing what they should. Adam Smith Law is here to protect you and your loved ones from drivers who do not care about your safety.
At Adam Smith Law, we don’t believe in accidents. Someone is at fault and they must be held accountable. We take each case personally and we do not shy away from complex cases. If you were injured in a crash, Adam Smith Law is here to fight for the compensation that you deserve. If you are ready for top notch representation, we are only a call, text, or email away.
Why Choose Adam Smith Law to Handle Your Car Crash Case?
Adam Smith Law is known for award-winning legal work. Adam graduated from one of the top law schools on the country. We have won many awards for our results and excellent client service.
We believe in a personal approach. When you choose to hire our personal injury law firm, you will work directly with Adam Smith and will not be pushed off to a paralegal with no access to an attorney. Working closely with each client has been key to our success.
Negligence is the failure to use appropriate care. It is very rare for a driver to intentionally cause a car crash, but negligent drivers can still be held financially responsible for the harm they cause. The compensation you receive for your injuries is meant to give you money for pain and suffering, medical bills, missed work, and lost time with your family. There is no reason to avoid getting money you deserve.
Negligence typically comes down to bad decisions. These are decisions drivers should know put others at unnecessary risk. You should not have to foot the bill for another person’s carelessness or bad choices. Examples of driver negligence include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Impairment with prescription, over-the-counter (OTC), or recreational drugs
- Fatigued or drowsy driving
- Driving too fast for the conditions, even within the speed limit
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Failure to use turn signal
- Unsafe passing
- Following too closely
- Failure to use caution in construction or school zones
- Aggressive driving
All too often, people say it was just a “freak accident” when a crash resulted from a roadway defect. When the government entities responsible for the roads make mistakes, fail to address known dangers, or fail to properly maintain roadways, they can be held accountable for the injuries and deaths that they cause.
Defective roadway refers to a very wide range of defects that cause car crashes or cause additional injuries in a crash with another cause. Examples include:
- Excess sand or gravel on road
- Poorly placed construction cones or signs
- Debris or objects and other hazards left in roadway
- Malfunctioning traffic signal
- Inadequate or malfunctioning street lights
- Missing or defective guardrail
- Missing, obscured, or inaccurate signs
When a defective vehicle is the cause of a crash or causes injuries to be worse than they otherwise would have been, we will pursue the vehicle manufacturer, seller or someone else along the supply chain. In some cases, a repair shop or rental company may be held liable.
If You Were Not Wearing a Seat Belt
Of course we recommend wearing your seat belt. But make no mistake, failure to wear your seat belt did not cause your car crash. Insurance company representatives may try to intimidate you and convince you to take their low offer by telling you that you have no case if you weren’t wearing a seat belt. That is a lie. Nevada law prohibits using seat belt non-use against car crash victims in most cases. We will set the insurance company adjuster straight and get what you deserve.
The primary exception is taxi cab passengers. If you were injured as a taxi cab passenger, seat belt non-use can be used as evidence in an attempt to reduce compensation for your injuries, but it still does not relieve the at-fault driver of their responsibility for causing the crash. The exception does not apply to ride share services such as Uber and Lyft. If you are wondering whether you have a case, call us immediately.
If you have been injured in a Las Vegas car crash, Adam Smith Law is here for you. Please call us at 702-929-2289 or email us to schedule your free consultation.
We represent seriously injured victims in complex car wreck cases throughout Nevada and we fight for justice for our clients. Please call us today.