According to the 2010 Nevada Traffic Crashes Report from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDoT), a total of 51,664 automobile collisions took place in Nevada in 2010. Knowing what to do ahead of time can help you get through the unfortunate experience of a car accident. First and foremost, it’s important to know what the law requires Nevada drivers to do after an accident. Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) says any driver who becomes involved in an accident should:
In addition to these basic requirements, Lt. Tom Lawson of Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) offers these tips for the scene of the accident and for any reporting that needs to happen afterward:
While filing your claim, you can contact the Nevada Division of Insurance, a state agency that can help you understand who needs to do what under Nevada state law. Hopefully you never will experience an automobile collision. But in case you do, you can take action during and after the accident to reduce danger, expense, stress, and uncertainty.