The experienced car accident lawyers at Leverty & Associates are dedicated to getting positive outcomes for clients in the most complex accident cases. When you have been injured in a head-on crash because of the dangerous actions of another driver, you can trust our law firm to treat you with compassion while aggressively pursuing maximum compensation for you. Call (775) 322-6636 to learn about your legal options in a free consultation.
Why Work With Our Head-On Collision Lawyers?
Our Winning Record of $150-Million-Plus Exemplifies Our Client Commitment
With our law firm’s extensive experience handling car accident cases, we know first-hand how crashes shatter people’s lives physically, mentally, and financially. We are dedicated to helping clients who have suffered such devastating accidents get the best possible outcomes for their situations, and our attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to achieve that goal:
- We have won over $150 million in settlements and awards for clients.
- Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience.
- Attorney Patrick Leverty is certified as a personal injury specialist, which means he has demonstrated the highest degree of competence in handling injury cases.
- Our founder Gene Leverty is a long-time member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for obtaining jury verdicts over $1 million.
Read what our satisfied clients have to say about our legal service. To make it as easy as possible for you to determine if you have a strong case for compensation, and if we are the right law firm to represent you, we provide free, no-obligation consultations. As you can see, you have nothing to lose and potentially much to gain by speaking with us.
How Leverty & Associates Can Help
We know following an injury accident you may be confused about what to do next and what rights you have. But your focus at this distressing time should be on recuperating from your injuries and not on worrying about filling out complicated paperwork and fighting with the insurance company to get the money you need to pay your bills. Our head-on collision lawyers can take on the difficult and tiring work of pursuing compensation for you. When we handle your case, we will:
- Help you assess your total damages to determine what your claim is worth, so you do not end up with inadequate compensation
- Investigate all of the intricate evidence of the accident to establish fault
- Prepare the strongest claim possible to present to the insurance company
- Handle all communications and settlement negotiations with the insurer.
While most cases are settled and do not go to trial, should your case go to court for resolution, we will forcefully advocate for your interests before the judge or jury.
You do not have to navigate the claims process alone. Our effective attorneys are here to help you every step of the way. We want you to get the compensation you deserve and to which you are entitled.
How Much Compensation Is Available in Head-On Collision Cases?
The compensation you may be entitled to is based on the losses, or damages, you’ve experienced. Damages in vehicle accident cases may include payment for the following:
- Doctor bills and other medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Household assistance
- Help with dressing, eating and other basic activities of daily living
- Loss of future earnings and income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress.
In cases of gross negligence, punitive damages may be awarded. Punitive damages are meant to punish at-fault parties and discourage the same behavior in the future.
Every case is different. Once we meet with you and understand all your losses, we will counsel you about damages to claim and how much compensation you could potentially receive.
Common Causes of Head-On Car Accidents
Head-on crashes account for approximately 10 percent of fatal crashes, according to highway safety statistics from the Insurance Information Institute and also cause many non-fatal injuries. Causes of head-on car accidents include drivers going the wrong way on roadways, highway onramp and one-way streets, and crossing lane dividing lines into oncoming traffic. Reasons for these dangerous actions may include:
- Improper passing of slower cars by using oncoming traffic lanes
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Texting and other distracted driving
- Drowsiness and fatigue
- Falling asleep behind the wheel
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Poor road markings or blocked or insufficient signage
- Road construction that causes lane confusion.
No matter how your accident happened, we will investigate all the details of your situation to help you receive compensation for your injuries.
Head-On Collision Lawyer Answers FAQs
We receive many questions about what to do and what a person’s rights are following a collision. Here are some common questions.
What should I do following an accident?
After a head-on collision you should get medical attention as soon as possible, even if you do not feel you were injured. Concussions, neck and back injuries and internal damage can show up later. In addition to being necessary to your well-being to see a doctor, medical reports will also be important evidence in your case.
What other evidence will you need for my accident case?
In addition to medical reports, we may collect the police report, statements from eyewitnesses and first responders, and photographs and video of the accident scene and the damaged vehicles. We may also retain accident reconstruction professionals and other expert witnesses to investigate the accident and testify on your behalf.
How long will my accident claim take?
Every claim is different. How long it takes depends on the complexity of the accident and severity of injuries. More complex cases generally take longer. Also, if a case can be settled with the insurance company, it will be resolved more quickly than one that goes to trial. When we handle your case, we will work to resolve it in as timely a way as we can based on the facts involved and considering the outcome that you need.
How much does it cost to hire a head-on collision lawyer in Reno?
The final cost depends on many factors that your head-on collision lawyer in Reno will discuss with you. However, when you hire a lawyer from our firm, you will not pay anything up front because we work on a contingency basis. What this means is that once we win compensation for you, we will take a previously agreed upon percentage of the settlement or award. In the highly unusual circumstance that compensation is not forthcoming, you will not owe us anything in legal fees.
Can I get compensation if my family member died?
If you are an eligible survivor of the deceased, you may be able to get payment for funeral and burial expenses, lost income, loss of companionship and support, and other damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. Eligible survivors generally include spouses, children, and domestic partners, followed by parents if there are no surviving spouses or children or domestic partners.
These are general answers. For guidance specific to your situation, reach out to us directly to speak with a head-on collisions lawyer.
Statute of Limitations in Nevada
You do not want to wait if you are considering filing a legal claim for your injury accident. The statute of limitations in Nevada is two-years from the date of the accident or the date you discovered your injuries, as injuries don’t always show up right away. If you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit, the deadline is two years from the date your family member died. If you miss these deadlines, you may be unable to file. But there are some exceptions, so always speak directly with an attorney about deadlines specific to your case.