Motorbike Accident Injury Law Firm Las Vegas, NV
Insurance companies tend to view motorcycles as being high-risk modes of transportation. When an accident occurs, these companies have a tendency to look at the driver of the motorcycle to place the blame. Sadly, it is often the driver of a car who is really at fault. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, don’t let yourself be taken advantage of – especially if the collision was not your fault. Call a motorbike accident injury law firm Las Vegas, NV bikers have trusted for years, call The Law Office of Eglet Adams.
Legal Recourse for Injured Victims of a Motorcycle Accident
In general, when negligence or careless behavior led to an accident, the victims have the right to pursue legal compensation. Damages may be available for medical bills, lost wages, loss of income, and more. Most people have an insurance policy that is well above the legal minimum. This means that there is often enough money available through the policy to cover these losses. In the event of the defendant having a low-value policy or no insurance at all, the victim may be able to use their own underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage. It might also be possible to stack the UM/UIM coverage on top of the defendants coverage for maximum damages.
To establish entitlement to legal damages, claimants must prove:
- A duty of care existed
- There was a breach (the defendant acted negligently)
- The negligent actions caused the accident
- The plaintiff suffered injuries and losses
Damages for Plaintiffs
As a motorbike accident injury law firm in Las Vegas, Nevada, we seek various damages for injured clients. The most common types of damages are those that are economic. These include all relevant medical treatment, loss of income, lost wages, rehabilitation, and property damage. Non-economic damages, such as loss of enjoyment of life, pain, suffering, or scarring may also be available. Punitive damages are available in specific cases, but typically only when willful negligence or malicious intent is a factor. A motorbike accident injury law firm in Las Vegas, NV cannot say what the value of a case is without knowing the facts and details. In general, the worse the injuries are, the more damages may be available.
Some states have comparative fault laws. When this is applicable, the plaintiff will need to demonstrate they were less than 50 percent at fault for the accident. The damages are reduced by the degree of responsibility on part of the plaintiff. For example, if the plaintiff was 30 percent at fault, and was awarded $100,000 in damages, they would only receive $70, 000 (before the lawyers’ fees). A comparative fault may be applied when the rider was not wearing a helmet or protective gear – particularly in states that have laws requiring it.
Call The Law Office of Eglet Adams
If you would like to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer Las Vegas, NV residents recommend, call The Law Office of Eglet Adams. We can listen to what happened and help you to understand whether you have a legal case, and what your options may be.