Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Since 1997, Shook & Stone has represented thousands of clients in car accident injury claims and lawsuits. Making us one of the best car accident law firms in Reno, NV.

The majority of car accident cases are settled out of court. This means that the parties involved in the accident reach an agreement on the compensation to be paid without going to trial. However, some car accident cases do go to court. If you have any questions about whether your case will go to court, you should contact an experienced car accident lawyer.

The answer to this question depends on many factors.

Some car accident cases are settled quickly, while others can take years.

Some common factors that influence the length of a car accident case include:

The severity of the injuries sustained in the accident. cases with more serious injuries tend to take longer than those with less severe injuries.

The amount of insurance coverage available. If there is a limited amount of insurance coverage, it may be more difficult to reach a fair settlement.

The willingness of the parties to cooperate. If the parties are not willing to cooperate, it can delay the case.

The number of parties involved in the accident. If there are multiple parties involved in the accident, it can make the case more complicated.

The jurisdiction in which the case is filed. Some jurisdictions have faster paced court systems than others.

The statute of limitations is the deadline for filing a lawsuit.

In Nevada, the statute of limitations for car accident cases is two years from the date of the accident.

This means that you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.

If you do not file your lawsuit within this deadline, you will be barred from recovery and will not be able to file a lawsuit.

Our car accident lawyers handle cases on a contingency fee basis.

This means that you will not owe any attorneys’ fees unless and until your lawyer recovers compensation for your injuries.

Contingency fees are typically a percentage of the total recovery, so you will only owe a fee if your lawyer is successful in obtaining compensation for you.

The contingency fee does very a bit, but is generally 33.3%, but can go up to 44%. The reason for this is complexity of the case. If it is a multi-car accident, investigation services, accident reconstruction, and if things are not as clear cut as they would seem.