Nevada Snow Accidents Page
Las Vegas may not experience heavy snow accumulation, but winter weather still creates a variety of dangerous conditions that increase the risk for potentially serious car accidents across the state of Nevada. At Naqvi Injury Law, we know the injuries that result from these accidents and the impacts they can have on every area of your life. We have built our reputation on providing the professional, experienced legal representation you need in these situations to help ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Snow-Related Car Accidents in Nevada
While US Climate Data reports zero annual snow accumulation in Nevada, the freezing temperatures we experience periodically over the months of December through January means occasional snow flurries are to be expected. Snow can also often turn to wet, freezing rain by the time it reaches the road surface.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, over 20 percent of the close to six million car accidents in the United States each year are due to weather-related conditions. Nearly two-thirds of these accidents are due to pavement conditions as the result of snow, rain and wet weather. In Nevada, the potential impacts weather and snow-related accidents can have on drivers include:
- Problems with visibility, both in seeing the road and traffic signals;
- Decreased road traction, which makes it difficult to control the vehicle;
- Increased traffic tie ups, making sudden stops and swerving more likely;
- The need for heightened response times, which can prove challenging for drivers engaged in reckless behaviors such as speeding, driving under the influence, and distracted driving.
Compensation After a Weather-Related Collision Injury
When weather-related car accidents occur, getting the compensation you need to recover can prove challenging. Under our fault-based insurance system, the driver responsible for the accident is the one liable for paying any damages suffered by other motorists involved. The Nevada Division of Insurance (DOI) advises that while all drivers are required to carry minimum levels of coverage to protect them against liability, they would need to purchase additional insurance in order to ensure they are covered for their own losses.
This is why car accident investigations are so crucial, and why you should contact Naqvi Injury Law first before making any statements to the insurance company. We can help gather evidence to prove the other driver is liable for the injuries you suffer, such as:
- Police reports from the accident scene;
- Statements from witnesses;
- Medical records and statements from attending physicians;
- Videotapes from nearby businesses or traffic signals;
- Statements from accident reconstruction experts.
Nevada Snow Car Accident & Naqvi Injury Law
You have only one chance to get the compensation you need to recover when car accident injuries occur. Choose a law firm with a proven reputation for winning cases and obtaining high settlement amounts, and contact Naqvi Injury Law. We can arrange a free consultation with our Las Vegas car accident attorneys who can advise you on the best course of action in your situation. Call or contact our office online and request an appointment today.