Traffic Accidents

In 20crash10 there were 51,664 traffic crashes in Nevada, and average of one every ten minutes. In 2010 in California there were 2,520 fatal traffic crashes, an average of one every three hours and twenty-eight minutes. If you are involved in a traffic accident in Nevada or California, as a passenger, driver, motorcyclist, biker, or pedestrian, there are several things you should do immediately after the accident.

  • First, determine if anyone is complaining of injuries at the scene. If so, call 911 immediately.
  • Second, if no one is complaining of injuries, call your local police department’s non-emergency number (normally 311) for them to prepare a report
  • Third, get the names and telephone numbers of any witnesses.
  • Fourth, call your insurance company to report the accident and exchange insurance with the other people involved.
  • Fifth, if you are injured, contact Paternoster Law Group immediately. If you do not feel hurt at the scene, but develop any new pains in the days or weeks following the accident, contact us as soon as you notice the pain, particularly if it seems to be getting worse. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you get healthy and compensated for your injuries.