Have You Been Injured Because Someone Did Not Respect The Rules Of The Road?
Your motorcycle may have been a source of hours of entertainment on the road. Whether you were riding through the suburbs of North Las Vegas or cruising down Centennial Parkway, though, you had a terrible accident – someone was careless, and they caused a serious motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accident injuries can be costly. Because motorcyclists are so exposed to the road, they may suffer head injuries, spinal cord damage, burn injuries, broken bones and many other severe injuries. These injuries could lead to permanent, lasting damage. For example, your spinal cord injury may have completely severed your spinal cord. That means you may be paralyzed from your injury for the rest of your life.
The emotional trauma of the accident alone may be grounds for a lawsuit. It can affect your sleep patterns, your ability to regulate your emotions, and even your mood. Now, you may be due compensation for your losses, but they’re not willing to pay. Talk to your motorcycle accident lawyer about all your losses following a motorcycle accident. At Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright, we believe in getting compensation for motorcyclists in need, so reach out to a motorcycle accident lawyer if you’re struggling to get fairly compensated.
Motorcycle Accident FAQ
Motorcycle accidents are complex claims, and it can be tough to get all the answers you need. You may have accident-specific questions, and you’re having trouble getting answers from anyone.
That’s where our lawyers at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright can be key. We have the experience and knowledge you need to get started. If you have detailed questions not answered in the frequently asked questions below, reach out for guidance on your claim.
Who’s at fault for your motorcycle accident?
Determining fault for a motorcycle accident can be difficult, especially if you don’t remember the details of the accident. You may be unsure whether you were hit by another driver, for example, or if you lost control of your motorcycle.
The details of your Las Vegas motorcycle accident can help your lawyer determine who’s at fault. For example, knowing another car or truck driver was distracted, drunk or drowsy can help your lawyer plan a lawsuit against that driver. If the driver was on the clock, your lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against their employer, who may be held responsible for their employees.
If the at-fault party injured you while committing a crime, you may need help from your motorcycle accident lawyer to plan your lawsuit. Criminal courts are a separate branch of the court system, and your motorcycle accident lawyer in Las Vegas can help ensure you get compensated in civil court after the criminal case is settled.
What if the insurance company does not cooperate with my claim?
When you’re injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be thinking, “Well, at least I can rely on my insurance company.” You pay into a policy for coverage when you’re in a motorcycle accident, so your policy should cover your losses.
While insurance companies should be there to help us, they’re often not so willing to step up and offer a fair settlement. Worse, they may try to lowball your settlement or deny your settlement completely. They may be more focused on their profits than on ensuring you get compensated for your losses.
Because of this, you may need a motorcycle accident lawyer to help you get answers. They can review your settlement offer, seek a higher settlement, and take your claim to court if the insurance company continues to refuse your claim.
What kind of compensation can I expect?
After a severe Las Vegas motorcycle accident, you may struggle to get compensated for the suffering you’ve been through. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the costs you’ve accrued, and it can be difficult to measure those losses, or damages, without the right tools. Because of this, you may need to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer in Las Vegas to get the maximum compensation you need.
Below are some of the damages you may be eligible for:
- Economic damages – If you’ve been injured in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident, it may be expensive to recover. Your economic damages should cover all financial losses, like medical bills, property damage, and lost wages.
- Noneconomic damages – Pain and suffering is intangible, but you may still receive compensation for it. These damages require special tools to calculate, so don’t hesitate to speak to your motorcycle accident lawyer.
- Punitive damages – These damages aren’t meant to compensate you. They instead are used to punish and deter the wrongdoer from being so careless again. These damages are only offered in cases whether the at-fault party was excessively reckless or tried to harm you.
Can I still get compensation if I’m partly at fault for my motorcycle accident?
While you can still sue even if you’ve admitted to partial fault, it can hurt your claim. Your compensation can be reduced based on your fault, and if you’re more than 50% at fault, your claim could be dismissed. Because of this, you may need a motorcycle accident lawyer to defend your claim and reduce the fault you accept.
I was in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident. Can I still sue?
Just because no one else was present at the scene of your motorcycle accident doesn’t mean you were responsible. For example, the manufacturer may have failed to check for defective parts, or an unfilled pothole may have damaged your motorcycle, causing you to crash. In these cases, you may be due compensation from the at-fault parties even if they weren’t physically present.
If my loved one died in a motorcycle accident, can I sue?
Losing a loved one is difficult, but your motorcycle accident lawyer at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright is here to help. You and other members of your family may be due compensation that covers your losses following their death. You may have grounds to sue the at-fault party, so reach out for guidance after a loved one’s fatal accident.
Does it matter if I wasn’t wearing a motorcycle helmet?
A motorcycle helmet may not stop all injuries, but it can help save your life. But if you weren’t wearing one, you may be facing more than severe injuries. Failing to wear a helmet, since all motorcyclists are required to wear helmets in Nevada, could leave you with less compensation or no compensation.
What if I can’t afford a motorcycle accident lawyer?
Many people believe lawyers are something only the wealthy can afford. At Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright, we work on contingency fees. That means we are paid a percentage of your compensation following your lawsuit. If you don’t win your claim, we do not get paid.
Talk To A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
If you’ve been injured in a serious motorcycle accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the at-fault party. The problem is, you may be overwhelmed and exhausted by the suffering you’ve been through. Our lawyers at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright can help. Take advantage of our free consultations by calling 702-854-2791 or by completing our online contact form.