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Causes of Fender Bender Crashes

A fender bender refers to a minor and insignificant collision between two or more vehicles. Typically, fender bender accidents are dismissed as being insignificant and something that shouldn’t be fretted over. However, fender benders can cause damage, and can also lead to injuries in some cases, too. As such, there are times when filing a claim with an insurance company in Nevada following a fender bender accident is appropriate, and times when hiring an attorney for legal representation throughout the process is advised.

Fender bender crashes are one of the most common accident types, and occur for myriad reasons. Some of the most common causes of fender benders include:

  • Texting or using a mobile application while driving;
  • Talking on a cellphone;
  • Looking at something other than the road/objects ahead;
  • Backing up without checking mirrors first;
  • Operating a vehicle while impaired or intoxicated; and
  • Following too closely.

Fender bender crashes are not typically caused as a result of speeding, which is a top cause of many other accident types. When speed is involved in a car accident, the crash is typically much more serious than just a fender bender. In all fender bender crashes, however, negligence of one of the drivers is usually to blame. In some cases, negligence of another party may be the cause. For example, if a fender bender occurs because of defective brakes, then the brake manufacturer may be at fault. Or, if a fender bender occurs because of a road defect, such as a pothole, then the party responsible for maintaining the road (i.e. a city or state department of transportation) may be to blame.

Do I Need an Attorney for a Fender Bender Crash?

If you suffer damages in a fender bender accident, you will need to file a claim with your insurance company or the insurance company of the other driver. Some common fender bender damages include:

  • Property damage to a vehicle, particularly on the hood of a car or the bumpers, or scrapes or dents along the side;
  • Soft tissues injuries, such as whiplash, which is very common in rear-end crashes, one of the most frequent types of fender benders;
  • Facial injuries, which may be incurred when airbags explode;
  • Seatbelt related injuries;
  • Medical expenses;
  • Psychological injuries; and
  • Pain and suffering.

Of course, these are not the only injuries that a person may sustain. Injuries vary depending upon the force of impact involved, whether or not drivers/passengers were buckled at the time of collision, and the angle of impact.


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Can I File a Lawsuit?

When you suffer damages and file a claim with an insurance company following a fender bender crash, you no doubt expect the insurance company to settle your claim and pay you the compensation award that you deserve. Unfortunately, this is not always how it works. The insurance company may deny your claim based on allegations that you caused the accident (rather than the other driver) and are therefore ineligible for compensation, or may deny your claim based on disputes about the extent of damages you suffered. Further, an insurance company could low ball your claim, offer you less than you deserve in an attempt to save the insurance company money.

Because the above situations involving an insurance company are very possible, it is strongly recommended that you work with an attorney if the above issues arise, or if your claim has any particular complexities. For example, if there were multiple parties involved or your injuries and damages are particularly severe, hiring an attorney is advisable.

In Nevada, drivers who are not at fault for collisions are allowed to file a lawsuit against the at fault driver after a crash. However, keep in mind that:

  • Lawsuits are not filed until after settlement negotiations with an insurance company have been finalized;
  • Filing a lawsuit is typically not worth it unless your losses are significant, as lawsuits can take a lot of time and can be expensive to pursue; and
  • Filing a lawsuit is a legally intensive undertaking, and requires comprehensive knowledge of myriad laws associated with your claim.

While filing a lawsuit following a fender bender collision is rare, we want to assure you that if filing a lawsuit is appropriate in your case, our attorney will be there to aid you every step of the way. We have successfully litigated numerous car accident cases over the years, and know what we are doing.

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Our law firm’s founding attorney — Farhan Naqvi has handled hundreds of complicated auto accident cases, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Drunk driver accidents

He started his career as an insurance defense attorney many years ago and later joined one of the largest personal injury law firms in Nevada where he often litigated more than 200 cases simultaneously. His strong experience with insurance companies & accident law is the foundation of our boutique law firm. We devote ample resources & time to obtaining maximum compensation for accident victims.

What Should I Look for in an Attorney?

If you are planning to hire a car accident attorney following a fender bender, it is important that you know what you are looking for. Important characteristics in an attorney include:

  • Experience. You want to work with an attorney who has been representing car accident victims for many years, and has done so with success. Another bonus is choosing an attorney who is familiar with the specific type of car accident in which you have been involved. For example, if you are in a fender bender crash, you want an attorney who has handled fender bender crash cases in the past.
  • Recognition. Working with an attorney who has been recognized for their capabilities and rate of success is comforting; an attorney in this position surely has a track record of success. Look for an attorney who is registered with the Nevada State Bar, is in good standing, and has received state or nationwide recognitions or awards.
  • Compassion. Can you imagine working with an attorney who is only doing it for the money? Working with an attorney who isn’t passionate about what they do, and doesn’t have compassion for the clients they represent, may be a very unfortunate experience. You want to work with a lawyer who is good at what they do and who cares about you.

Why Work with Our Firm?

At the firm of Naqvi Injury Law, our attorneys meet all of the criteria listed above. We have gone to trial many times, and have never lost a trial. We have received multiple awards and recognitions, including “Best of Las Vegas” for a personal injury attorney. Further, and most importantly of all, we care about our clients.

If you are involved in a fender bender in Las Vegas, do not hesitate to contact us. You can schedule your free consultation online or in person today.

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Chris Hughes
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Great practice - settled my accident professionally and efficiently. Jason and Sabina are amazing - they both communicated and kept me updated on the status of my case throughout the duration. I really appreciate their time and efforts. Thank you again!
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Frank Lin
I am a client of Naqvi Injury Law since March, 2016. In the last few of years, I have been represented by Attorney Coats and Attorney Albright, and Mrs. Rachel Bounds for three automobile accidents. They were all incredible and very organized. They provided the best legal advice and customer services to me. I felt so welcomed every time I sit feet in their office. Both attorneys and Rachel were helpful in every step in the way. They helped me gone through the treatment and recovery process. I can’t thank them enough for their wonderful services that they have provided to me. In addition, I want to use this opportunity to thank Naqvi attorney, Meghan and her Legal Assistant, Maggie. They made sure no stones were left unturned during the legal proceeding to get the case resolved. Again, thank you for all the legal services from the best injury law firm in Southern Nevada, that is the Naqvi Injury Law.
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Andre Williams
Naqvi injury attorneys are the best I ever came across..first time I stepped in their office I was treated with the upmost respect and care from a team of attorneys case managers, and the front Desk..everyone is so amazing..Shaunda the Case Manager is awesome. She was so transparent Throughout my entire case, she went above and beyond and treated me like family…. i’m so grateful and thankful for an amazing team at Naqvi injury law… Melissa and Shawna and the rest of the staff. Keep up the good work I’m going to recommend you guys to the fullest. thank you so much.
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Absolutely AMAZING team Naqvi has with him, including the receptionist; they are patient, polite, considerate, and genuinely concerned about you as a client. They respond to you if not the same day, definitely within a 24 hour period. Paul and Arlene stayed in contact with throughout the process. If I’m ever needing a lawyer again Naqvi law office is it!
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Best law firm in Nevada!… Farhan, Paul Albright and their entire team worked endlessly on my case and walked me through every phase of the process. I couldn’t have been any happier with the resolution. They truly deserve every award they’ve received over the years. Thank you for everything Team Naqvi…
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What else could I say other than the best decision I made for my Health was switching attorneys to Paul at NAQVI. My case was complex and many things were NOT in my favor. Paul and Rachel delivered me an unbelievably generous settlement and all of my medical expenses FULLY covered. If you feel unsure about your legal representation, or have a case that seems hopeless, take a consultation with Paul at Naqvi.
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Barbara Balatbat
I was involved in an accident with someone driving a government vehicle. I chose to call Naqvi Injury law. The process was long, since my attorney Mariya Malkova was dealing with a government adjuster. Karla and Mariya always kept me updated during this whole process. This team was truly awesome and I will not hesitate to call Naqvi Law Injury again or recommend them to family & friends. Thank you to Mariya & Karla and anyone who helped on my case for all your help & support.
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