If you’ve ever been on a motorcycle, you know how thrilling the ride can be, especially here in Las Vegas. From riding down the strip to see the lights to a cruise through the desert, the freedom this brings can also subject you to the dangers of being involved in an accident. Often, these motorcycle accidents are severe and lead to numerous injuries and in some cases, even death.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim. One of our expert motorcycle accident attorneys can help you decide what the next steps will be on your way to the compensation you deserve. Reach out to De Castroverde today to get started. You can give us a call at 702-780-6457 for a free consultation.
Like all types of accidents, several things can contribute to a motorcycle accident that results in injuries. Here are some of the most common:
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident resulting from any of these or other reasons, reach out to De Castroverde today to get the representation you need to file a personal injury claim.
While not every person who gets on a motorcycle will be involved in an accident, drivers of any vehicle need to be aware of the dangers that motorcycle riders face. Here are some of the must-know statistics involving motorcycle accidents in the US.
Riding a motorcycle can be freeing and exciting, but drivers must remain cautious while on the road.
While no one can predict the future, there are some tips you can follow to help keep you safe while on a motorcycle. Follow these suggestions on preventing motorcycle accidents and decreasing your risk of being injured.
Follow these tips and any other rules you’ve learned while on the road, and you may keep yourself out of harm’s way. If you’ve been injured in an accident, we can help.
In Nevada, motorcyclists have the same responsibilities and rights as other drivers on the road. Some motorcycle-specific laws must be followed, however, including:
While each accident is different, several common injuries occur due to motorcycle accidents. These include:
Many of these injuries have the potential to keep the injured victim from work for weeks, and even months, as they must undergo extensive rehabilitation even to get back to a manageable state. They can be devastating to the victim and their family. While insurance companies will quickly attempt to settle with the victim, it is essential to refrain from signing any insurance documentation that might limit your potential recovery.
An excellent personal injury attorney can help you get compensation for any of these injuries to cover medical bills, time off of work, and pain and suffering. Whether you’re a permanent resident or someone visiting the city, our experienced team of attorneys will provide you with the representation you deserve. We’ll work hard to get you proper compensation so that you can get on the road to recovery.
A personal injury claim will often consider factors that an insurance company will not, such as lost wages and future earnings in extreme circumstances (actual damages). A personal injury claim may also include general damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Las Vegas can help you achieve the outcome you deserve.
De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers have expertise across a variety of personal injury cases, including:
An experienced car accident attorney can help you understand the legal aspects of your crash and make certain you get the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys have years of experience in handling slip and fall cases and will work carefully with you throughout your claim.
Wrongful death claims result when one person’s actions lead to the death of another person. These cases are often time-consuming and expensive.
Although you can file your insurance claim on your own, the other party’s insurance company is likely to offer you a settlement that is below the true value of your claim.
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for Nevada residents aged five through 44. The most common accidents that result in injuries (both fatal and non-fatal) include:
Statistics show that young children are particularly vulnerable; in fact, more than 9,100 deaths occur in a single year in children under the age of fourteen. Nevada has one of the highest child injury death rates in the nation due to incidents such as these. Drowning is particularly troublesome in Nevada, which has the third highest rate in the country. It’s unclear what types of outlying factors – such as swimming ability, health problems or the use of a life jacket – could have contributed to drowning accidents.
However, fatal injuries are only a small fraction of the total number of people who sustain injuries caused by various accidents. For example, there were more than 30,000 deaths associated with falls nationwide, but that only accounts for approximately 1.3 percent of all injuries due to falls.
Many victims of accidents sustain injuries of varying degree. Common types of injuries that occur from the accidents listed include:
How much will this injury impact a life? How long will it take for a victim to recover? These answers vary depending on the degree of injury a victim suffers with after an accident. Usually, an injury takes a certain amount of time to heal, and a victim can fully recover and move forward with their lives. However, severe injuries like a brain or spinal cord injury, on top of taking months or even years to fully heal, may not allow a victim to ever return to a completely normal life.
On average, unintentional personal injury leads to more than $19,000 in medical expenses for victims in Nevada. However, more serious accidents can lead to much more disastrous consequences and significantly higher medical bills. While medical bills and lost wages are easy to quantify, provided all the paperwork is in order, the loss of quality of life can be a more difficult thing on which to place a dollar figure.
Quality of life can mean many different things; driving a car, exercising or even doing household chores can all be included here. If you are in an accident, the injuries sustained can have a permanent effect on your ability to do the things you used to do every day. These are known as non-economic damages.
Emotional anguish, loss of consortium, or even the inability to cook dinner for your children fall under this umbrella. If you led an active lifestyle and can no longer play sports in any way, then compensation can be sought for the loss of what once was a normal life for you. If your children lose the guidance and support they once had from you, then your family can seek compensation for that as well.
An experienced attorney can fight on your behalf for fair compensation when non-economic damages are apparent. Broken bones and lacerations will heal, but the lasting damages can remain long after the cast has come off. Therefore, your personal injury lawyer will wait until you have achieved maximum recovery to file the claim. That way undiscovered injuries caused by the accident will reveal themselves in full, thereby allowing you to be compensated for them.