When motorcycles are involved in a collision, a lack of vehicle protection can leave riders vulnerable to severe and fatal injuries. Fortunately, you can recover compensation for your medical treatment and other damages from the party liable for your crash.
A Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer with Greenberg Gross can help you pursue financial awards with an insurance claim or lawsuit. We will fight to ensure those responsible for your accident pay for your losses – not you or your loved ones.
Recoverable Motorcycle Accident Damages
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), every year in the United States, motorcycle accidents cost billions of dollars in direct losses, including medical treatment, property damages, and lost productivity. If your accident was not your fault, you should not have to shoulder the resulting financial burdens alone. Our Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer can help you pursue fair financial recovery for:
Economic damages represent actual, out-of-pocket costs resulting from your accident. We can help you identify and calculate these losses using receipts, bills, and estimates regarding your future expenses. In general, economic compensation may include the following:
- Ambulance transportation and emergency treatment
- Doctor’s and hospital bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Prescription drugs
- Medical devices and equipment
- Long-term nursing care
- Lost income, benefits, and earnings
- Loss of your future earning capacity
- Motorcycle repair or replacement costs
- Household services
Our Nevada personal injury attorneys can also pursue monetary awards for your physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering. You may qualify for compensation for scarring and disfigurement, disabling injuries, severe and chronic pain, depression, stress, anxiety, inconvenience, and overall reduced quality of life.
If your loved one suffered fatal injuries in a motorcycle collision, we can help seek wrongful death compensation on behalf of their estate and surviving family members. Damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Income and benefits the deceased would have provided had they lived
- The deceased’s pain and suffering from the accident until death
- Loss of the deceased’s companionship, care, and affection
- Survivors’ grief and sorrow
Our Las Vegas Attorneys Will Pursue Compensation From the At-Fault Party
According to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), all drivers in the state (including motorcyclists) must carry liability insurance to pay for motor vehicle accidents they cause. Mandated coverage minimums are as follows:
- $25,000 for death or injury to one person
- $50,000 for death or injury to two or more people
- $20,000 for property damages
We can help you pursue the maximum available settlement. However, the above sums may not fully cover your damages if you have a severe, permanent, or disabling injury. If necessary, we can seek damages in civil court.
However, to secure awards, whether through a claim or legal action, you must prove another party is at fault. Driving behaviors that may constitute negligence in a motorcycle accident case include:
- Making an improper turn
- Drinking and driving
- Texting and driving
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light
- Following a motorcycle too closely
- Crowding a motorcyclist’s lane
We can collect evidence establishing that another party caused your accident, injuries, and resulting damages. This may include:
- Cell phone, surveillance, or dashcam video
- Photographs of your injuries, the involved vehicles, and the site of the crash
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Crash reconstruction reports
- Eyewitness accounts
- Expert testimony
We can also investigate your collision to determine if other liable parties may owe you damages. For example, a vehicle or auto parts manufacturer may bear financial liability if engine trouble, defective brakes, or a blown tire contributed to your injuries.
Motorcyclists’ Rights and Responsibilities in Las Vegas
Las Vegas motorcycle riders have the same rights and responsibilities as most passenger vehicles when on the roadway. This means cars must share the road with motorcycles and interact with them in the same way as other vehicles. Likewise, motorcyclists must obey the same road rules as all drivers.
Additionally, the DMV’s Motorcycle Operator’s Manual states that motorcycle riders must:
- Have a valid motorcycle license
- Wear a helmet
- Use face shields, goggles, or equip their bike with a wind protection screen
- Avoid lane splitting
- Outfit bikes with headlights, taillights, reflectors, footrests, and other safety equipment
Failure to do any of the above or to follow Nevada traffic laws may give the insurance company or the court a reason to reduce or deny your compensation claim. Our motorcycle attorneys can put their legal experience behind protecting your rights and standing up against allegations of wrongdoing on your part that could hurt your claim or lawsuit.
We Can Pursue Your Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Case Before Time Runs Out
Generally, you must file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit within two years of your accident or your loved one’s passing, according to NRS § 11.190(4)(e). If you do not meet this deadline, you may not be able to pursue motorcycle accident compensation.
Our team can help you get started on your case today. We will also handle all case-related paperwork, communications, and “red tape,” and fight for you during negotiations. We will take care of the details of your claim or lawsuit so that you can focus on your recovery or caring for your injured family member.
We Charge Nothing Up Front to Work on Your Injury Case
Our firm strives to provide professional, personalized legal services to those injured by negligence and wrongdoing. We understand that the time following an accident can be overwhelming and challenging, and we do not want to add stress to your plate. Therefore, working with our Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer will cost you nothing up front. We do not collect a fee unless and until we win compensation for you.
Contact Greenberg Gross Today for Legal Help After a Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident
Contact Greenberg Gross to take advantage of a risk-free, no-cost consultation. We can tell you more about working with our Las Vegas attorneys and how we can help you and your family get back on your feet. Call today and connect with a motorcycle accident lawyer near you.