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Why Should I Hire a Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer from Cloward Trial Lawyers?

Now that you understand why hiring a lawyer makes sense after a car accident, you deserve to know why Cloward Trial Lawyers is qualified to represent you.

We believe that Cloward Trial Lawyers could be the right firm to lead your car accident case in Las Vegas because:

Our Clients Come First

Client service is the foundation of Cloward Trial Lawyers. While our experience, resources, and results are important, our firm would not be possible without clients. Therefore, we will ensure your satisfaction by:

  • Communicating our compassion for your circumstances by handling as much of the insurance and legal processes as possible
  • Respect your time by answering phone calls, emails, and other communications promptly
  • Providing regular case updates so you never have to contact our firm about your case’s status
  • Accommodating any specific requests you have of us
  • Helping with any case-related appointments to make life easier for you

Our attorneys and paralegals don’t see cases but people who need our help. Our human approach to the law is just what clients deserve.

We Know Vegas, and We Know Car Accidents

Along with our client service and results, Cloward Trial Lawyers offer extensive knowledge of Las Vegas and car accident cases. We understand the unique traffic hazards that exist in Vegas, and we have gotten compensation in a wide variety of case types.

Our firm will work to resolve your case as soon as possible. Our goal is to get all the money you deserve and not a single dollar less.

Our Case Results Show Our Ability to Get Money for Clients

Our attorneys have recovered more than $200 million for clients. Some of our notable case results include:

  • $12.9 million recovered from a drunk driver car crash
  • $27.5 million for victims of a serious motor vehicle accident
  • $21.05 million for surviving victims of a fatal motor vehicle accident
  • $5.5 million from negligence against a motor vehicle driver
  • Other settlements and verdicts include recoveries of $20 million (x2), $15 million, $12.9 million, $12 million, and $10 million.

While the outcome of one case does not affect the result in another, these results matter. Cloward Trial Lawyers have secured substantial compensation for clients, even when liable parties did everything possible to avoid paying. We will fight for the entire financial recovery you deserve.

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We have over Multiple Five Star Reviews from happy clients on Google, and Yelp.

Who Should Hire a Car Accident Lawyer in Las Vegas?

Our team represents those harmed in car accidents, including:

  • Motorists who suffer injuries when another motorist strikes their vehicle
  • Passengers in vehicles that are involved in car accidents
  • Pedestrians, bicyclists, and scooter riders struck by cars
  • Motorcyclists struck by cars

Even if you think that you are partially responsible for an accident, you should speak with a Las Vegas car accident lawyer from Cloward Trial Lawyers. You may not be liable for your accident. Even if you do share partial liability for a collision, you could still receive compensation for your damages.

Common Car Accident Causes in Las Vegas

Many car accidents happen when drivers fail to watch the road attentively and commit other negligent acts while behind the wheel. Since Nevada is a fault-based state when it comes to car accidents, accident victims could file a personal injury claim directly with the at-fault driver’s motor vehicle insurance company.

Moreover, if the accident victim decides to file a lawsuit in the Nevada court system, they could name the at-fault driver as a defendant in the lawsuit. However, even in that situation, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will step into the at-fault driver’s shoes, so to speak, and supply the necessary motor vehicle coverage – up to the available insurance policy limits.

One common cause of accidents in the Las Vegas region is road rule violations by reckless drivers. When drivers fail to use their turn signals when making a turn or switching lanes, exceed the posted speed limits, or fail to yield the right-of-way to other vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians at the appropriate times, they can cause accidents that leave others injured or dead.

In addition to violating Nevada rules of the road, some people drive vehicles while fatigued. When a driver becomes tired, they may lose their ability to concentrate on the road, negligently colliding with another vehicle or pedestrian. Similarly, some fatigued drivers fall asleep at the wheel, losing control of their vehicle and causing a collision – or a series of collisions – depending on the circumstances.

Next, some drivers negligently cause car accidents when they operate their vehicles while intoxicated. A police officer could arrest a driver for driving under the influence, or DUI, if they determine the driver has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher.

If a driver sustains a criminal arrest for DUI, their case may go to trial, or they may ultimately plead guilty to DUI. When that happens, a judge could sentence them to various penalties, including monetary fines, jail time, or probation. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles might also suspend their driver’s license for a number of weeks. In addition to incurring criminal penalties for a DUI conviction, a drunk driver who causes a car accident may have to pay civil damages through their insurance company if the accident leads to injuries.

Finally, some car accidents happen when drivers become distracted while on the road. Electronic devices, such as cellular phones and tablets, may cause a driver to turn their attention away from the road and may prevent them from seeing an approaching vehicle or cyclist. Other potential vehicle distractions include rowdy children and passengers who engage in horseplay.

Car Accident Injuries in Las Vegas

Car accident can result in a wide range of injuries, such as:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – Head trauma can cause serious brain injuries, which often result in cognitive, physical, and other impairments.
  • Spinal injuries – Spinal injuries can be painful, often require surgery, and might even result in permanent paralysis.
  • Neck and back injuries – Even though soft tissue injuries can seem minor, they are highly painful and restrict your movement and ability to work.
  • Fractures – Some broken bones require multiple surgeries and months of rest and recovery.

The injuries that Las Vegas car accident victims suffer are extremely case-specific. Some car crash victims will suffer far more serious injuries than others, depending upon the speeds of the vehicles involved, the type of accident that occurs, and the accident victim’s bodily movements at the time the crash occurs.

In a rear-end collision, for example, an accident victim is more likely to sustain a soft tissue whiplash injury, such as a neck or back contusion. If their head hits the steering wheel or headrest, they may sustain a traumatic head injury, such as a migraine or concussion. Moreover, if the collision is forceful, the accident victim may suffer a broken bone or fracture in the accident.

Other accident victims may suffer bruises, such as from their seatbelts – or from the vehicle’s airbag deployment during the crash. They may also sustain internal organ damage or a spinal cord injury that leads to full or partial paralysis.

If you sustain any of these injuries – or some other injury – in your accident, it is imperative that you obtain follow-up care on the same date as your accident. Otherwise, the insurance company handling your claim may become skeptical, believing that you did not sustain any injuries at all in your crash. Insurance companies have their own doctors and experts on their side. You should have them, too.

The skilled Las Vegas car accident lawyers at Cloward Trial Lawyers are here to advocate for you and help you obtain the best possible legal result in your case. We can begin gathering claim documents and assembling a settlement demand package while you attend medical appointments and concentrate on making a full recovery.

When the time comes to file a personal injury claim for damages, we can file your claim with the appropriate insurance company and start pursuing the monetary compensation you need for your accident-related injuries.

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Recovering Monetary Compensation after a Car Accident

To recover monetary damages in a Las Vegas car accident claim or lawsuit, accident victims must prove various legal elements. First, they must show that another driver violated their duty of care, such as by operating their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or by violating some rule of the road. In addition, the injured car crash victim must show that the at-fault driver’s negligence caused their accident and that they sustained at least one injury as a result. Our Las Vegas car accident lawyer will take care of it.

Recoverable monetary damages in a Las Vegas car accident claim will depend upon the types of injuries sustained, the cost of the accident victim’s medical treatment, and other related factors. Car accident victims could pursue compensation for their:

  • Lost earnings from not being able to work
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Related medical expenses
  • Anticipated future medical care costs
  • Long-term care costs for residing at a nursing home or assisted living facility due to accident-related injuries
  • Inconvenience
  • Mental distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability
  • Humiliation
  • Loss of life enjoyment
  • Loss of spousal consortium and companionship
  • Loss of the ability to use a body part due to an accident-related paralysis injury

Some of the specific damages we see in car accident cases include:

Pain and Suffering

Our firm’s client testimonials include many stories of those who faced immense pain and suffering after motor vehicle accidents. We will diagnose and assign a value to all pain and suffering from your car accident, including:

  • Generalized anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fear of riding in motor vehicle
  • Traumatic memories
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sleep problems
  • Lost quality of life

Mental health issues can interfere with your physical recovery after a car accident. Our firm will determine the nature and severity of your pain and suffering, seeking fair compensation for these damages.


Medical Expenses

Medical expenses are a common damage among our car accident clients. We see car accident victims who receive medical bills for:

  • An ambulance ride from the accident scene
  • Emergency department care
  • Hospitalization
  • Surgeries
  • Medications
  • Follow-up care
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • At-home care

The nature and severity of your injuries will factor into your medical expenses. Your attorney from Cloward Trial Lawyers will seek to get complete financial coverage of your accident-related healthcare costs.

Professional Damages

When car accident victims suffer significant (or even minor) injuries, they may:

  • Be unable to work for an extended period of time
  • Lost the income they rely on to pay bills and cover the cost of living
  • Become unable to earn critical bonuses and promotions
  • Lose any fulfillment they get from working

Sometimes, our clients can only return to work in a limited capacity. In such cases, they may earn less than they did before their accident. Our team will determine the cost of any accident-related professional damages and seek fair compensation for you.

Property-Related Expenses

Property expenses from a car accident in Las Vegas can include:

  • Repairs for a damaged vehicle
  • Replacement of a vehicle with total damage
  • Replacement of clothing that is torn, bloodied, or otherwise damaged
  • Replacement of any watch, sunglasses, jewelry, or other personal items damaged during the accident
  • Temporary transportation while a vehicle is in the shop

The Cloward Trial Lawyers team will account for all property damage when seeking money for you.

How Your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer from Cloward Trial Lawyers Will Serve You

Hiring Cloward Trial Lawyers means hiring a full-service, start-to-finish legal team. You will be able to rest and recover as we:

  1. Determine who owes you money: Also known as “determining liability,” our team will determine who is financially responsible for your accident-related damages. The liable party is not always the obvious party, and multiple parties could be liable for your damages.
  2. Collect evidence: We will get the police report for your accident. We will also collect any video footage, witness statements, driver statements, photographs, expert input, or other evidence that could help your case.
  3. Document your damages: We will collect your medical records, images of injuries, past income statements, and other relevant documentation. Our team will gather as much proof of economic and non-economic damages as is available.
  4. Set a precise settlement target: We will consider both existing and likely future damages when calculating the value of your settlement. We are always certain of exactly how much a client deserves before we enter settlement talks.
  5. Lead settlement negotiations: Your attorney will lead negotiations for you. We stand firm against insurance companies and other liable parties who owe our clients compensation. By presenting evidence of negligence and proof of your damages, we’ll lay the foundation for your financial recovery.
  6. Take your case to trial: We are Cloward Trial Lawyers. When it is in a client’s interest to go to court, we do. Some law firms shy away from trial, preferring to get a settlement. Our team is always ready for court, as our firm’s name suggests.

Cloward Trial Lawyers have recovered compensation in more than 99% of our personal injury cases. This statistic alone is a good reason to trust us with your case in Las Vegas.


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Speak with an Experienced Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a person you care about sustained injuries in a recent Las Vegas car crash that someone else caused, you should look no further than Cloward Trial Lawyers for the legal help that you need. Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys offer thorough, result-oriented legal representation for our clients, helping them obtain the justice, closure, and peace of mind they need.

Our legal team can help you maximize the monetary compensation you receive for your accident-related injuries through settlement or litigation. If the insurance company refuses to offer you a financial settlement that fully compensates you for all of your injuries and damages, our legal team will not shy away from filing a lawsuit and litigating your case to a conclusion in the court system.

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable Las Vegas car accident lawyer, please call us or contact us online to learn more.

FAQs Our Car Accident Attorneys Receive

When car accident victims in Las Vegas sustain injuries, they are oftentimes unsure of where to go or what to do. One of the most important steps you can take following a car accident is to retain skilled legal representation as soon as possible.

At Cloward Trial Lawyers, we can address all of your legal questions and concerns and advocate for you every step of the way. What follows are the answers to some common questions that arise in the wake of a Las Vegas car crash.

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No matter how serious your car crash – and no matter how serious your injuries – it is vital that you have a knowledgeable and experienced team of lawyers advocating for you throughout your personal injury case. In fact, insurance companies routinely take advantage of unrepresented car accident victims.

Despite what car insurance companies say in their advertisements, they are not interested in helping you and ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your injuries. Instead, these companies are only looking out for themselves and safeguarding their own interests. If you represent yourself in a car accident claim, the insurance company will try and settle your case as quickly as possible – and for as little money as possible. A skilled Las Vegas car crash lawyer can make all the difference when it comes to obtaining fair compensation for your injuries.

At Cloward Trial Lawyers, we can negotiate directly with insurance company adjusters, several times if necessary, to obtain a fair settlement offer on your behalf. If the insurance company refuses to take your case seriously or will not compensate you for certain injuries – or for your accident-related pain and suffering – we could file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and litigate it through the court system. If necessary, we can take your case to a civil jury trial or binding arbitration hearing and work to maximize the compensation you recover in your case.

The length of time it takes to resolve a car accident case depends upon many factors. Those factors include:

  • The length of time it takes an accident victim to complete their medical treatment,
  • The venue where your personal injury case is pending
  • The insurance company and the settlement adjuster with whom you are dealing
  • Whether your case resolves out of court or whether it must go to a jury trial or binding arbitration hearing for resolution

One of the best ways to streamline your case is to retain a skilled Las Vegas car accident attorney as early on in the process as possible. At Cloward Trial Lawyers, we can help you resolve your case as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Car accident attorneys typically operate on a contingency fee basis. Prior to entering an appearance in a personal injury case, the lawyer will usually ask the client to sign a contingency fee agreement. Under this agreement, the lawyer will not receive a fee if they do not recover any monetary compensation for the accident victim.

If the case settles out of court or resolves at trial or binding arbitration, the lawyer will be entitled to a fee, depending upon the total gross settlement result, jury verdict, or arbitration award.

Generally speaking, a lawyer will charge a higher contingency fee percentage if the case resolves at trial or arbitration, rather than earlier on in the process.

The amount of money that a car crash victim could recover in their personal injury claim or lawsuit varies significantly, depending upon certain factors. Those factors include:

  • The complexity of the car accident case
  • The circumstances leading up to and surrounding the car accident
  • The injuries the accident victim suffered
  • The extent of the accident victim’s medical treatment
  • Whether the accident victim sustained permanent injuries, disfigurement, or impairment in their accident
  • The total cost of the accident victim’s medical treatment
  • Whether the accident victim had to miss time from work after their accident
  • The amount of pain and suffering that the accident victim had to endure following their accident

At Cloward Trial Lawyers, our legal team will use our knowledge and experience to help you maximize your monetary recovery for all of your accident-related injuries.

Since Nevada is a fault-based state, the at-fault driver or their insurance company will be responsible for paying you monetary compensation after your car accident.

If you suffered injuries in a “phantom vehicle accident” where the responsible driver fled the accident scene, you might be able to file a first-party claim with your own insurance company. These claims are also called uninsured motorist claims.

Similarly, if the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage is insufficient to fully compensate you for all of your injuries and damages, you may be able to turn to your own insurance company for additional compensation. You can accomplish this by filing an underinsured motorist claim with your insurer.

At Cloward Trial Lawyers, our legal team will pursue all potential avenues of insurance coverage, ensuring that you receive all of the monetary compensation you deserve for your medical treatment, lost wages, and other damages.

In most instances, car accident victims will not file a personal injury claim until after they complete the majority of their medical treatment. After all, it is important that the at-fault driver’s insurance company have copies of all of your related medical treatment records and bills, so that they can compensate you for everything you went through.

In any event, car accident victims must be sure to file their claim or lawsuit within two years of the accident date. Otherwise, in almost all circumstances, the court will bar their ability to recover monetary compensation pursuant to the Nevada personal injury statute of limitations.

Anyone who has been in a serious car accident understands how jarring the experience is. Even if you feel fine after your accident, you should proceed with the greatest caution.

Car accident victims often hire an attorney from Cloward Trial Lawyers because:

  • They are injured: We recommend that car accident victims in Las Vegas focus on their health. Injuries generally require rest and various medical treatments. When you’re putting your health first, you likely can’t handle a lawsuit or insurance claim without compromising your recovery.
  • They have psychological and emotional trauma: Like physical injuries, psychological and emotional injuries require your full attention. Do not let your insurance claim or lawsuit be a distraction from healing—let Cloward Trial Lawyers handle the legal heavy lifting.
  • They respect the threat of insurance companies: Insurance companies play a role in most Las Vegas car accident cases. Sometimes, insurers badger accident victims to accept fault, agree to a lowball settlement, or compromise their case in other ways. Our firm offers protection from bad-faith insurers.
  • They are unfamiliar with insurance claims and lawsuits: There are many instances where relying on a professional is wise. Our team believes that insurance claims and lawsuits are two of those instances. Our attorneys have years of experience successfully leading car accident cases in Las Vegas.

Car accident victims can suffer serious and lasting symptoms. You may be more fragile than you realize, and our legal team will ensure that you prioritize your recovery.

It costs you nothing out of pocket to hire Cloward Trial Lawyers. Instead, our firm will receive a reasonable percentage of any settlement or verdict we get for you. Our contingency fee structure means that:

  • You can afford to hire Cloward Trial Lawyers regardless of your current financial situation
  • Our firm covers the entire cost of your case
  • We hire experts and take other measures to improve your case at no additional cost to you

We believe that this fee structure is friendly to you, the client. We are willing to take the financial risk because we always plan on winning. Plus, car accident victims deserve legal representation regardless of financial status.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case. We will protect you against bad-faith insurance tactics, including:

  • Assigning fault to the wrong party: An insurance company may claim that you are at fault for your car accident when in fact, you are not. Because Nevada is an at-fault state for auto insurance purposes, the question of who caused the accident is a critical one.
  • Offering a lowball settlement but presenting the offer as fair: Insurance companies make money by paying out less than they receive through premium payments. If an insurance company can get away with paying you less than you deserve, it generally will.
  • Pressuring the policyholder to accept the lowball offer: Once an insurance company has issued a lowball offer, it may act as if that is the final offer you will receive.
  • Misrepresenting the details of the auto insurance policy: Insurance policies are often dense, and your insurer may use complex, unclear policy language to its advantage.

Meet The Attorneys


Benjamin P. Cloward became the youngest lawyer in the history of the State of Nevada to be awarded the prestigious “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Nevada Justice Association.

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Benjamin P. Cloward

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Ian Estrada moved to Las Vegas in 2011 to work for a prestigious, local defense firm where he represented national insurance companies in personal injury lawsuits.

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Ian Estrada

Founding attorney

Landon Littlefield spent several years working as a complex commercial litigation attorney before finding his passion in personal injury.

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Landon D. Littlefield

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Riley Clayton has successfully tried numerous personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith cases to verdict.

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Riley Clayton

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Dillon Coil focuses on serving injured workers, police officers, firefighters, laborers, and their families.

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Dillon Coil

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