What are common mistakes made in personal injury cases?

Several years ago, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department implemented a policy that they would not respond to motor vehicle crashes that did not involve “serious” injury. Soon after, that policy was rescinded. However, many people still mistakenly believe that the police won’t respond to car crash. That is not true! Therefore, you should always contact the police if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle collision.

Another mistake is not seeking medical care right away. Many people believe that their so-called “minor” pain will go away on its own without medical care. Sometimes that happens, but most often the injuries require medical attention to recover. Therefore, you need to connect your injury to the accident to build the strongest possible claim – even if you think your injuries are “minor.” A personal injury lawyer can help gather the evidence you need for a convincing case while you recover from your injuries, no matter how great or small those injuries are.

An additional mistake in a personal injury case is waiting too long to file a claim. Nevada has a two-year statute of limitations for most personal injury claims. If you miss the deadline, you forfeit your right to compensation.