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Auto Accident Resources in Reno, Nevada

According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, 321 died on Nevada roads during 2015. Every day people are killed or injured in crashes throughout the state. Despite strict traffic laws and increased patrols, crashes continue to happen. Washoe County is where Reno is located.

In 2010, there were 283 crashes in the city involving alcohol in Reno.

If you have been involved in a Reno auto accident, you have suffered damages. Common damages suffered in a Reno car crash include medical expenses, lost wages, future loss of earnings, pain and suffering, permanent scarring and disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and property damages.

A Reno personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for these damages through a personal injury claim.

Dangerous Roads in Reno

Auto accidents happen on any road and can occur at any time. However, there are some roads that are much more dangerous than others. Sometimes the road design, the speed limits, and the traffic volume will impact the number of crashes on a roadway.

In Nevada, many roads have extensive straightaways where cars might wander off the shoulder, overcorrect, and overturn. Here are some more dangerous roads in the area.

  • Mount Rose Highway
    A paved, 25-mile long road from Reno to Lake Tahoe, Mount Rose Highway is a high mountain pass that reaches an elevation of 8,911 feet. Road conditions can change quickly and road closures happen frequently.

  • Camelback Road
    On the south side of town, Camelback Road is a busy road. It also sees more than its fair share of crashes.

  • W. Glenn Drive
    Recent improvements have been working to make W. Glenn Drive a safer street with fewer crashes. Countless accidents have been reported there throughout the years.

Reno Auto Accident Resources

What To Do After A Crash

If you have been in a car accident, stay on the scene of the crash until the police arrive to complete a report. There are several things that you can do to preserve evidence and to protect your rights to filing a personal injury claim to recoup your losses.

Here are some tips regarding what to do after a car accident:

  • Call 911. If an ambulance is needed, tell them. The police need to come out and do a report.
  • Take photos of the accident scene using your smartphone. Get pictures of any damages that resulted.
  • Exchange insurance information and contact information with the other driver.
  • Get the names and contact details for any witnesses.
  • Seek medical care from a nearby hospital.
  • Keep all documentation to support your personal injury claim.

Reno Hospitals

If you have been in a Reno car crash, you should go to an emergency room to be examined. Some injuries aren't obvious right away or some injuries are worse than they appear.

Here are local hospitals with emergency rooms where you can be checked.

  • Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
    235 W. 6th St.
    Reno, NV 89503

  • West Hills Hospital
    1240 E 9th Street
    Reno, NV 89512

  • Renown Regional Medical Center
    1155 Mill Street
    Reno, NV 89502

Reno Auto Body Repair Shops

After a Reno auto accident, your car will need to be repaired. You should get a written estimate from a local auto body shop. Keep receipts for any towing services required. Also, if you use a rental vehicle while yours is inoperable, you should keep the receipts.

All these receipts and estimates can be used for negotiations with the auto insurance company. Here are some local auto body repair shops and towing services.

  • Caliber Collision
    935 Harvard Way
    Reno, NV 89502

  • Lithia Body and Paint of Reno
    657 E. Grove St.
    Reno, NV 89502

  • All Points Towing
    2801 Vassar St.
    Reno, NV 89502

  • City Auto Towing
    1200 Freeport Blvd.
    Sparks, NV 89431

The Most Valuable Resource - A Personal Injury Attorney

Your most valuable resource after a car crash is a Reno personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you get compensated for the damages suffered from the crash. Your lawyer will investigate the accident and determine what went wrong.

In addition, he or she will determine which damages you suffered and help calculate the value of your claim.

Working on a contingency basis, your lawyer won't be paid until he or she gets you a settlement or judgment. You don't have to worry about paying up front out of pocket. Schedule your free case evaluation.