The Las Vegas car accident lawyers at Howard Roitman & Associates work closely with clients to support them through the aftermath of a crash. We provide comprehensive physical injury and estate planning services to protect you and the people you love. Whether you need sound advice or dedicated representation, we are here to help. For over 20 years, Howard Roitman & Associates has helped injured victims recover the compensation they deserve.
Negligence on the Road
Any visitor or resident of Las Vegas can see why car accidents are common. From the bright lights on the strip to the stark beauty of the desert, Nevada is full of distractions. The throngs of tourists who are continually driving, crossing, or just taking in the sights in the streets only makes driving more complicated. Most of car crashes are preventable but for the negligence of others. When careless conduct results in an accident, at-fault parties are liable for damages caused by their negligence. Negligent driving often involves:
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to yield
- Pedestrian injury
- Talking or texting
- Unsafe lane changes
- Defective vehicle or part
- Construction, road hazard
- Distracted, impaired driving
- Dangerous property condition
Nevada law protects victims injured by negligence. Drunk drivers, big-rig operators, vehicle manufacturers, and government entities may all be held liable for negligence. This means they are all capable of breaching a legal duty to others, regardless of intention. The accident victim is entitled to recover compensation for property damage, bodily injury, lost wages, pain, suffering and wrongful death. These are all costs that negligent parties and their insurers must pay.
Drunk and Distracted Driving
Car accidents cause the greatest number of injuries and deaths in the United States. More than one-third of these accidents result from drunk or distracted driving. The DUI limit in Nevada for most drivers is a blood alcohol concentration of 0.8%. Alcohol and drugs impair driving ability, endangering the lives of others. The same is true of talking, texting, or surrendering to other distractions on the road. One careless mistake can cost a person’s life. Injuries may include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Paralysis, paraplegia
- Traumatic brain injury
- Permanent disfigurement
Because negligent driving spans a wide range of conduct from harmless error to vehicular homicide, the award of damages differs in every case. But drunk or distracted driving clearly breaches a legal duty to exercise care in operating a vehicle, resulting in liability to the victim.
Product Defect and Premises Liability
Manufacturers are liable for accidents caused by flaws in the vehicle. Frequent recalls expose common defects in the make, model, or design of a car. The outsourced construction of parts and vehicle assembly by many auto makers does not always guarantee quality control. If a flawed engine, airbag, or brake pedal causes an accident, the injured party may recover damages in a product liability suit.
Like manufacturers, municipalities and government employees are may also be liable in negligence. Broken lights, unmarked detours, and unpaved roads are only some of the premises liability issues causing accidents today. Cities, counties, and their respective contractors are liable for injuries caused by any failure to repair a known dangerous condition on their property.
Successfully Recovering Compensation
As an injured victim, you cannot fully recover from an accident while also trying to win compensation for your harm. That is where we step in. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law, our Las Vegas car accident attorneys take that burden off your shoulders while you properly heal. Rather than merely hoping for the best insurance payout or settlement, make sure you get it by seeking qualified counsel to handle adjusters and identify all liable parties. At Howard Roitman & Associates, we protect rights, maximize compensation, and help you build a solid future. If you were injured in a car accident, call our office at (702) 631-5650 for a free consultation or contact us online.