A refresher on the steps you would take in the event of a car accident. The most important step is to make sure you are safe before you exchange information with the other driver.
From Las Vegas to Pyramid Lake, Nevada has no shortage of recreational attractions. Whether you prefer the expanse of the great outdoors or the comfort of a casino hall, you’ll probably need to get to your chosen destination by car. Unfortunately, car accidents are just as much a part of life here as they are anywhere else. If you’ve been in a car accident in Nevada, you’ll need to know what to do at the scene of the accident and afterward during the settlement process.
Do I Need to Report a Car Accident in Nevada?
Whether the accident caused injuries or only property damage, you must immediately stop at the scene of the crash and offer reasonable assistance to anyone who was injured (Sec. 484E.010, 484E.020, 484E.030). Once everyone is safe, you should exchange personal information (name, address, registration, and social security numbers) with the other drivers. It’s also smart to get the names and contact info for any witnesses, document weather and road conditions, and take photographs of the vehicles involved.
If no police officer is present, you must report the crash to the nearest police station or office of the Nevada Highway Patrol (Sec. 484E.030). Also, if the crash was not investigated by a police officer and it involved any injuries, death, or property damage that appears to be over $750, you must file a report within 10 days (Sec. 484E.070).
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