If you suffered a personal injury, you probably have a lot of questions about your rights, the legal process, and compensation. Below, you will find some answers to common questions regarding motorcycle accidents and personal injury claims / lawsuits. If you need more information and are considering a claim, please contact our Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorneys today.
Yes. According to Nevada’s “comparative negligence” law, you are eligible to recover compensation for your injuries, but only if the defendant was more responsible for the accident than you were. Additionally, are not allowed to recover compensation for the percentage of the accident that was your fault. If you were 20% liable, the court will reduce your compensation by this amount. Back to top.
It depends on the case. In most cases, cars are responsible for the collision. Many drivers do not “share the road” with motorcyclists. Because motorcycles are small and difficult to see, some drivers forget to look for them while turning left. This careless act can lead to serious accidents, injuries, and even death. Back to top.
Maybe. Motorcyclists are required to wear helmets in Nevada, but this may or may not interfere with your ability to file a successful claim. Depending on the circumstances of your case, forgetting to wear a helmet could constitute comparative negligence, which still allows you to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Back to top.
Yes, if the accident involved substantial property damage, an injury, or a death. You don’t always have to report small accidents, such as fender benders, but you should speak with law enforcement after a serious crash. If possible, get a copy of the police report. This can help you demonstrate negligence on the part of the other driver during your personal injury case. Back to top.
You can seek compensation for medical expenses, doctors’ visits, medication, property damage, missed wages, and noneconomic damages. This includes emotional damages, such as pain and suffering. Back to top.
Many factors determine the value of your case. Was the other driver wholly responsible for your injury? How much did you medical expenses cost? Did you miss work because of the accident? These questions and others like them can help you determine the economic damages associated with your injury. Noneconomic damages, like pain and suffering, can be more difficult to calculate. Back to top.