Even though motorcyclists are less likely than car drivers to be involved in an accident, they are also 5 times more likely to be injured and 26 times more likely to be killed when they are in one.
If you or someone you love was in an accident while driving or riding on a motorcycle, get the legal help you need to get the compensation you deserve.
What to Do if You’re Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
Your first priority after you’re involved in a motorcycle accident is to seek medical treatment. Not only is your health on the line, but the extent of your injuries will determine if you need to seek professional help.
Next, it’s always a good idea to call the police and report the accident, even if it’s a hit-and-run. When you do, you’ll have the proper documentation should you need it.
Finally, seek the advice of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. He or she will be able to tell you if you should file a lawsuit in order to recover your losses.
Why You Should Seek Help from an Attorney
Any time you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, it’s a good idea to consult with an attorney so you can recover the following costs:
- Current medical bills and estimated future medical expenses
- Property damage and motorcycle repair costs
- Temporary or new transportation costs
- Lost wages or lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
In some circumstances, there may be a manufacturing or safety equipment defect that contributed to your accident or injuries. It’s also possible there was limited visibility due to improperly placed signs or other obstructions on the road. In any of these cases, a good motorcycle accident lawyer will work hard to prove you were not at fault (or only partially at fault) for causing the accident and that you deserve to be compensated.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you need the proper representation in order to get the compensation you deserve. Call Ahlander Injury Law in Las Vegas/Spring Valley today for a free case consultation!