Las Vegas Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

When truck crashes, car accidents, or motorcycle wrecks cause severe injuries or deaths, Las Vegas motor vehicle accident attorney Christopher Burk ensures that at-fault drivers and their insurance companies pay the price. Representing injured victims in Nevada, Arizona, California, and Hawaii since 2004, Chris has dedicated his career to fighting for the little guy. 

If you suffered serious injuries in a crash, you need motor vehicle accident lawyer Christopher Burk on your side.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents Stats

Motor vehicle crashes take the lives of nearly 1.3 million people worldwide every year. Another 50 million are severely injured or permanently disabled.

In the United States alone, more than 38,000 victims are killed in motor vehicle accidents. Approximately 4.4 million more are injured severely enough that they require medical attention. If you regularly drive in Nevada, you are approximately 21% more likely to be involved in an injury accident than if you were driving in another state.

In addition to the initial injuries and deaths auto accidents cause, they often leave a path of destruction in their wake.

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The True Cost of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Las Vegas

In the aftermath of a crash, victims are financially burdened by:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • The loss of employment benefits
  • Property loss
  • The cost of in-home nursing care
  • Special equipment

Sadly, financial losses are not the only challenges injured victims must face. They also endure:

  • Emotional trauma
  • Physical pain
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of independence

These burdens often continue for months after a motor vehicle accident victim’s injuries have healed. In some cases, people battle these hardships for the rest of their lives.

Car Accident Lawyer Chris Burk Won’t Let Big-Name Insurance Companies Run Over Victims

Insurance adjusters and accident investigators who work for big-name insurance companies and powerful corporations often do everything in their power to avoid paying out large settlements to victims who are seriously injured or the families of those who are killed in car crashes. Fast-talking representatives use sly tactics, intimidation, and other unscrupulous methods to convince victims to accept inadequate settlement offers, doubt the validity of their own injury claims, and give up on pursuing financial recovery. Car accident lawyer Christopher Burk stands up to big-name insurance companies and large corporations, fighting for the rights of the little guy, and taking injury cases to court when necessary.

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Truck Accident Lawyers Level the Playing Field

Fully-loaded semi-trucks semi-trucks 80,000 pounds. When one of these enormous vehicles slams into a smaller passenger car or truck at highway speeds, the destruction it leaves behind can be massive. Victims of large, commercial truck accidents rarely escape without serious injuries or permanent disabilities. In many cases, truck crashes end in death.

Although the majority of accidents that involve big rigs are preventable, large trucking companies and the drivers themselves often take safety regulations too lightly. Loads are not properly secured, vehicle equipment is not adequately inspected and maintained, hours of service regulations are ignored, and dangerous operating behaviors are performed. Truckers often text and drive, eat and drink behind the wheel, and talk on their cellphones while maneuvering in heavy traffic. Many truck drivers are forced to operate their trucks while they are fatigued to keep up with hectic schedules. Some truckers even drive while they’re impaired by drugs or alcohol. As a result, other drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians are placed in harm’s way.

Due to the nature of their businesses, large trucking companies are usually prepared for trucking accidents and injury claims. Their insurance companies frequently send accident investigation teams to crash sites before police reports are even completed. Their representatives meet with patients in hospital rooms and with families of victims in emergency department waiting rooms. In many cases, big-name insurance companies are trying to make low-ball deals with victims before the dust has even cleared. Without a truck accident lawyer on their side, victims are likely to be caught off guard and bullied into settling for less than they’re entitled to receive.

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable

Motorcycle accidents cause about 5,000 deaths and approximately 100,000 serious injuries every year in the United States. Because of their small size, motorcycles can be difficult to see on the road, particularly at intersections and in heavy traffic.

Because motorcycles offer little protection in a collision with a car or truck, motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries. Victims frequently suffer severe road rash, traumatic brain injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, and even death. Motorcyclists are approximately 27 times more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents than passenger car occupants.

Drivers of cars and trucks are at fault in two out of every three collisions between passenger vehicles and motorcycles. Although some of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes include distracted driving and failure to yield by other motorists, it’s not uncommon for insurance companies to attempt to place blame on riders. The best way to protect yourself from the financial burdens and long-term hardships that can accompany a motorcycle crash is to contact motorcycle accident attorneys who will fight to hold negligent parties responsible for your medical bills and other damages.

Types of Crashes Seen by Top Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys

Burk Injury Lawyers represents victims in all types of motor vehicle accidents. The most common types of crashes our injury law firm sees include:

  • Rear-end accidents
  • Lane-change accidents
  • Roll-overs
  • Head-on collisions
  • T-bone and side-impact crashes

Most injury and fatality accidents are caused by the negligent actions of a motorist, manufacturer, or both. Although distracted driving and speeding are top factors in motor vehicle crashes, impaired driving, defective equipment, and ill-maintained roads contribute to the number of accidents as well.

FAQs About Motor Vehicle Accidents

In motor vehicle accident claims, economic damages are those that can easily be calculated through bills, paycheck stubs, and other physical documentation. These types of damages include lost wages, medical bills, estimated future expenses, and property losses.

Distracted driving and speeding are leading causes of injury accidents in Nevada, but approximately 42% of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Las Vegas involve some form of intoxication.

You are not legally obligated to talk to the other driver’s insurance company after a motor vehicle accident. Your personal injury lawyer can answer phone, email, and postal mail communications and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. If you do speak directly with the other side’s insurance representative, it is wise to be brief and stick to the facts.