After an accident, your biggest concern is how you receive the best medical treatment for your injuries.
Paul’s background in medicine is extensive.
Paul’s connections to physicians at every level of medical care is extensive as well.
Most people don’t have health insurance.
Without health insurance, many doctors will refuse to treat you.
Paul can recommend physicians close to your home or work that will treat you for your accident-caused injuries.
If your medical needs require an immediate specialist, Paul can also recommend physicians in various specialties.
Your vehicle is very important to you. It helps you get to work.
It picks your kids up from school. Your vehicle is a necessity.
After an accident, your vehicle needs to be fixed as quickly as possible — or you need to receive payment as quickly as possible if your vehicle is a total loss.
Paul provides assistance in this area to ensure a quick and timely resolution to get you back on the road.
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Nearly 50,000 bicyclists are injured in traffic accidents every year, according to Helmets.org. Even a low-speed collision can lead to serious injury of the head, neck, and back. Many accidents, especially those where no helmet was worn, result in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that often persists for life.
Pedestrians face an even more dangerous landscape. Data from CrashStats shows that about 66,000 pedestrian injuries occur annually in the United States–with a pedestrian killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes throughout one recent year.
Both bicyclists and pedestrians are at a significant safety disadvantage compared to the operators of cars, trucks, and other vehicles. If even one driver fails to take appropriate precautions or acts in a reckless manner, serious harm can result–sometimes with life-altering consequences.
As a trusted Las Vegas bicycle accident lawyer and one of the top pedestrian injury attorneys in the state, I know the challenges accident victims face and how to best help them.
If you’ve been in an accident, don’t wait. The sooner you talk to a Las Vegas bike accident lawyer, the easier it will be to defend your rights and secure any compensation you may be entitled to as a result of your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, please contact me.
If you’re involved in an accident as a bicyclist or pedestrian, it might seem like an “open and shut case.” In effect, the victim must establish that the driver was reckless or negligent in operating the vehicle. However, there are other factors that can affect your settlement amount:
Some of them are as follows:
The cost of treatment for your injuries is one of the main determining factors in any claim. This includes not only immediate treatment costs, but the costs you are expected to accrue over time. Your pain and suffering – physical and mental – can also be considered.
If an accident results in disabling injury, a court is empowered to consider the value of your lost income. If you are forced to switch professions or cannot work at all for some period of time, the amount you were likely to make can increase your claim amount.
Certain factors can make an accident particularly egregious. For example, perhaps the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Maybe he or she was using a cell phone while driving. In these cases, a court can sometimes award punitive damages above your claim amount.
While on the scene, make contact with any witnesses and get their contact information as well. If you have a camera, smartphone or other handheld device, take photographs of the accident area – including the car and the damage to your bicycle, if you were riding one.
Once officers arrive, you may make a statement to them. Be sure to get the names of the officers and find out how to obtain a copy of the police report. You can and should request that the driver be ticketed for the accident. As soon as you can, see a doctor for a checkup.
The causes of bicycle accidents are diverse. To be fair, bicycle accident settlements must cover all the direct costs to you as a result of the accident: Anything less is unacceptable. For expert help, call me – bicycle accident attorney Paul Powell.