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My Insured Crashed A Rental Car In Vegas. Who Can Answer My Coverage Questions?

Apparently, people aren’t following the advice of the politicians.  Las Vegas visitors are still arriving despite warnings of unprecedented economic upheaval that will occur when people “blow their money” in Vegas.  During the first quarter of 2011, McCarran International Airport reported that 4.5 million people got off of a plane in Vegas.  See http://www.mccarran.com/04_04_stats_01.aspx.  These stats don’t even try to account for the number of visitors arriving by car.  Anyone driving from Las Vegas to SoCal on the Monday afternoon following a three day weekend can tell you just how many folks they believe are in that group.

Rental Car Insurance Claim in Nevada, Rental Car Accidents In Nevada, Nevada Insurance Law, Mills & Associates Nevada Insurance and Coverage Lawyers 702-240-6060 And the visits aren’t stopping either.  The individual Vegas conventions that are planned for the next few months anticipate attendees ranging from the single digits to tens of thousands.  Those small and large conventions combine to bring hundreds of thousands visitors to town each and every month.  Some of the upcoming Conventions will involve truck drivers, physicians, woodworkers, laundry / dry cleaner owners, hardware sales and kitchen & bath suppliers just to name a few.  See http://www.lasvegastourism.com/conventions_jun.htm

People from all over the country and the world visit Las Vegas to participate in a variety of activities.  Not all of these visitors rent cars.  But many do.  Some of the people driving up from LA have rented a car just for that trip. Others have rented cars from the local agencies.  With all of those rentals happening, a certain number of accidents are inevitable.  And with accidents come insurance claims issues regarding coverage, choice of laws and damages, all of which may need to be answered.

Many of the big insurance companies have in house counsel or relationships with Nevada firms who can advise them regarding what to do when an out of state driver causes a Nevada accident in a rental car.  But there are any number of insurance companies that don’t write insurance in Nevada.  Their insureds sometimes cause accidents as well.  Where do those carriers turn when they have questions?  Mills & Associates is available to help.  If we have no conflict, we will be glad to give you advice relative to the complex Nevada law surrounding rental cars and auto accidents involving them.  We have advised companies that write insurance in the United States and internationally about how Nevada law pertains to their insureds when involved in an accident in a Las Vegas rental car.  Please contact us with your questions.  We will do our best to discuss your situation so that you can determine if you need to retain counsel on a particular issue.

We look forward to assisting you and your policy holders.

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Michael Mills About Michael Mills

Mr. Mills practices in the area of civil litigation and appeals, with particular experience in matters involving trucking liability, insurance defense, insurance coverage, premises liability, products liability and defense of personal injury. Mr. Mills is a member of the Trucking Insurance Defense Association, the Defense Research Institute Trucking Committee and the Nevada Motor Transport Association. Mr. Mills is licensed to practice before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Utah Supreme Court. He is also licensed to appear before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Nevada and Utah, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Mills has created 3 Blogs for the benefit of the insurance industry. He serves as editor and publisher of the Nevada Insurance Law Blog, the Nevada Coverage and Bad Faith Blog and the Nevada Trucking Law Blog.

 
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