If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Talk with a specialized Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer to discuss your situation and potential case. Call 702-222-9999 for a free consultation.
Motorcycles offer a unique alternative to waiting for a cab or Uber driver to pick you up and then sitting in the nonstop Las Vegas traffic. You can easily leave the city for a tour of the Nevada desert, and experience the freedom that comes with operating a motorcycle. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are often subject to accidents at a higher rate than motor vehicle drivers, and often end up with serious injuries after an accident. A motorcycle does not offer much protection to the driver – while a helmet may protect serious brain injuries from occurring in certain accidents, it is not a fail-proof design and serious injuries can occur.
Regardless of the reason for the motorcycle accident, the damage to the victim is often clear. Motorcyclists can receive the following serious injuries:
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 to even get back to a manageable state. These injuries can be devastating to the victim and their family. While insurance companies will quickly attempt to reach a settlement with the victim, it is important to refrain from signing any insurance documentation that might limit your potential recovery. A personal injury claim will often take into account factors that an insurance company will not, such as lost wages, and the loss of future earnings in extreme circumstances (actual damages). A personal injury claim may also include general damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
The rate of fatal motorcycle accidents increased by 53 percent between 2015 and 2016. While statistics offer no explanation to this spike in fatalities, they do indicate a need for car and truck drivers to be on watch for motorcyclists on the roadways. It only takes one look at your cell phone while driving to miss a motorcyclist switch lanes. Nevada has strict rules governing distracted driving and drunk driving, although drivers continue to do both while navigating the Las Vegas streets. Motorcycles are often at a higher risk of accident involvement due to the fact that motor vehicle drivers simply do not look for them. Many drivers do not double check their blind spots when switching lanes, and it is easy for a motorcycle to fit solely within that blind spot. Other drivers experience road rage around a motorcycle and may attempt to cut them off, to disastrous results.
If you have questions regarding your ability to bring a personal injury claim or the total amount of damages you may be entitled to receive, contact an experienced Las Vegas accident attorney today.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of the De Castroverde Law Group. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling personal injury claims after a devastating motorcycle accident leaves you injured and unable to work for weeks. Contact our Las Vegas office today for your initial free consultation.
De Castroverde Law Group has 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 actions 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.