Motorcycle accidents can be frightening and, in some cases, life-changing, or they can involve only minor property damage. Some accidents, however, lead to a lawsuit.
Because of the complexity of these cases—an
d the many variations of them—it’s important to call a motorcycle injury lawyer you trust in Las Vegas, even if only for a short consultation to get professional advice.
How Is a Motorcycle Accident Defined?
A motorcycle accident occurs when a motorcycle driver collides with an object, another vehicle, or a person, causing property damage and/or bodily injury to one or more parties. Some accidents are caused by equipment defects, driver error (either the motorcycle driver or another driver), or obstructions on the road.
Any case can be brought against you if you caused injury to someone while you were driving your motorcycle. On the other hand, you may have been injured while riding your motorcycle and could instead make a case against that driver.
Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
If you bring a lawsuit against someone who was at fault in a motorcycle accident and use professional representation, you might be able to win funds to pay for:
- Medical treatment
- Loss of wages
- Other financial problems caused by the accident
A lawsuit may be brought against someone who, by their negligence, caused the accident—meaning they didn’t live up to the standard of attention that a normal person should adhere to under those circumstances. Examples of negligence include speeding, tailgating, running through a stop sign, not wearing a helmet, and others.
Your motorcycle injury lawyer will need to show first that the other party caused the accident by breaching their duty to maintain safety and, second, should be responsible for a specific amount of damages. Laws concerning motorcycle accident lawsuits are different in each state, so you should work with a motorcycle accident injury lawyer who has experience with the laws in Nevada.
Winning Funds from Insurance
Some motorcycle accidents involve an insurance company. Funds from insurance can be used for vehicle repairs, motorcycle replacement, equipment costs (such as a damaged helmet), the loss of the time you could have driven your motorcycle, lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.
The process of negotiating with an insurance company can be very complex. You can use a motorcycle injury lawyer to navigate it for you, ensuring that no small detail is missed.
Call Ahlander for Professional Motorcycle Accident Representation
You need to be covered and protected by powerful representation. We’re fighters for our clients in the Las Vegas and Spring Valley area. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, we’ll work to win you the funds you need. Contact us to schedule a professional legal consultation today.