That feeling of freedom, the rush of adrenaline, and love for the open road all make riding a motorcycle an exhilarating mode of transport. It’s no wonder some people prefer riding a motorcycle to driving a car, especially during Las Vegas rush hour.
As fun and convenient as riding a motorcycle may be, it isn’t without risk. Not only are motorcyclists more likely to get into an accident, they are also more likely to be injured or killed in those accidents. In Nevada, 59 motorcyclists were killed while riding in 2018. Unfortunately, even the safest motorcycle riders are at risk when drivers or other motorcyclists act negligently or recklessly on our streets and highways.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, don’t let a distracted or otherwise negligent driver or their insurance company disregard your rights. A Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer can review your case details and determine whether you may be eligible for compensation. Contact The Paul Powell Law Firm today to discuss your options with a member of our qualified team.
Common Motorcyclist Injuries
The severity of motorcycle crash injuries can differ significantly from those experienced by passenger vehicle occupants. Even with protective gear, injuries sustained from a motorcycle wreck can be serious, costly, and debilitating. They may include:
- Broken Bones
- Neck & Spinal Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Eye Injury
Determining Fault in Motorcycle Crashes
The process of determining liability in a motorcycle collision can be complex. If you were involved in a multi-vehicle crash, one possibility is that you were injured through no fault of your own and that another driver or motorcyclist acted negligently or recklessly. In another scenario, you may be injured because of faulty wiring or defective bike parts, in which case the liability may belong to the motorcycle manufacturer.
Because Nevada courts practice comparative negligence, it is also possible that you may be assigned a portion of liability, in which case any damages you receive will be reduced by the percentage of responsibility you had in causing the accident.
Alternatively, if multiple drivers were at fault for your accident, you may collect a certain percentage of your damages from each liable driver. These complicated scenarios are some of the many reasons you need a competent Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer to help you establish who is at fault and seek compensation from all the appropriate parties.
Types of Compensation
There are two basic types of compensation in personal injury cases: economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are fairly straightforward to calculate because they are inherently monetary, including:
- Medical Bills
- Long-Term Care
- Physical Therapy
- Lost Wages
Non-economic losses are more difficult to determine without the aid of an experienced Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer. They may include:
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental/Emotional Anguish
- Quality of Life Reduction
- Disability & Disfigurement
- Loss of Consortium
Contact a Vegas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Once you’ve sought medical treatment for your injuries, get in touch with a distinguished Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer at The Paul Powell Law Firm. Over the past 17 years, Paul Powell has recovered total settlements approaching $250 million. More than 75 of those cases involved amounts exceeding $1 million.
Many of these court victories were on behalf of motorcycle accident victims and their families. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, let the caring professionals at The Paul Powell Law Firm handle the legal battle while you focus on recovery. Call us at 702-728-5500, chat with one of our representatives online, or submit a free case evaluation 24/7.