Potential Whiplash in Las Vegas? Cops May Not Be There

December 28, 2013

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Do it yourself. That’s the message coming from Las Vegas Metro Police on non injury accidents in Las Vegas. The problem is, you don’t always know if you’re hurt right away. How will the police? Will they ever err on the side of not responding, for whatever reason, and not show up to file an accident report or even write the call down? The problem is, as suffers know well, is that whiplash from a Henderson car accident won’t necessarily show up right away. You’ll be injured and you won’t even know it. If you don’t take steps immediately after the accident to document and confirm injuries, you could be out of luck if any show up later, and serious injuries can. What you need to do is talk to a top Las Vegas whiplash lawyer like Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law for your whiplash injuries, or any other injuries resulting from an accident.

So what do you need to do, if no one official is coming to document your accident? How they can be doing this we don’t know, but Metro Police is talking about the fact that they will not have units field calls to respond to non injury car accidents in Clark County. In what are said to be preliminary details, the resulting information was indeed very light on specifics. When will this new modus operandi come into effect? They won’t say beyond “next year.” Higher up’s in the department have confirmed that those involved in accidents where the police don’t respond – what they are calling “minor” accidents – citizens may be responsible for writing their own accident report. You absolutely should do this regardless. While it’s fresh in your mind, even if it’s not clear, write down every little thing you remember.

Then, if you were injured, or think you might have been injured in an auto accident in Las Vegas, come talk to us at Benson & Bingham. An initial free consultation can help you sort out if you have a claim or not, and find lawyers who can get you the compensation you deserve if you do. Even if you were initially doing something not totally safe or legal, if the other driver was more egregiously in the wrong, say if they were driving recklessly or driving under the influence in Las Vegas, you may have a case. If you do, Benson & Bingham are the top Las Vegas lawyers for you injury accident claim.

A pretty good explanation of whiplash:

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