Motorcycle accident victims are highly vulnerable to injuries, as motorcyclists are exposed to the elements in ways that drivers of passenger vehicles are not. Your injuries, or the injuries that your loved one has suffered, could cause many other losses. Medical costs, pain and suffering, and the inability to work are just some of the losses that you or your loved one may be dealing with.
An insurance claim or lawsuit could help you obtain financial justice. A Crystal motorcycle accident lawyer will assess your losses and take the actions necessary to guide your case to completion. Call Bernstein & Poisson today at (702) 633-3333 to participate in a free consultation about seeking compensation.
A Lawyer Will Examine Your Accident
When a lawyer accepts your case, they will begin the process of gathering facts. Some of the questions that your lawyer will attempt to answer are:
- Why did your accident happen?
- Who caused your accident?
- Are any parties aside from the driver liable for your accident?
- How much are your losses worth?
- What is the appropriate way to seek compensation?
A lawyer may rely on other professionals to answer these and other questions. To determine how and why your accident occurred, your lawyer may examine the behavior of the driver who caused your accident. Actions such as speeding, driving while distracted, disobeying traffic signals, and failing to maintain in one’s lane could all result in a motorcycle accident.
A Crystal motorcycle accident lawyer and their team will gather evidence to learn more about the circumstances of your accident. Once they complete the process of gathering evidence, they will work to obtain any compensation that you deserve.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Crystal, call (855) 605-2959
You Must Prove Negligence to Recover Compensation for Your Losses
After gathering evidence and reviewing the cost of your damages, your lawyer will be able to determine who is responsible for your losses. Your case will need to be constructed in accordance with the mandates outlined by the American Bar Association (ABA). To recover compensation following a Nevada motorcycle accident, you will need to show that the at-fault party acted negligently, and their negligence resulted in your losses.
Your lawyer can make the case that:
The Other Party Owed You a Duty of Care
Your lawyer will need to demonstrate that the other party in your case owed you a duty of care. This means that they had a moral and civil obligation to drive safely.
The Other Party Breached Their Duty of Care
Your lawyer will need to show that either because of recklessness, carelessness, or negligence, the other party failed to uphold their duty of care. For instance, if a driver on the road was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, this would effectively breach their duty of care.
The Other Party Caused Your Accident
Your lawyer must show that the other party caused your accident. You may think that if you contributed to the accident in any way, you cannot recover compensation. This is not the case.
Nevada’s modified comparative negligence system, described under Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) §41.141, allows you to recover compensation as long as you are not more than 50 percent responsible for an accident.
You Have Incurred Financial Losses
Finally, you will need to demonstrate that because the other party caused your accident, you incurred financial losses such as medical bills, lost wages, and future loss of earning capacity. You may be able to collect compensation for non-economic damages in addition to the economic damages we listed above. Examples of non-economic damages for which you can receive compensation include past and future pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.
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Call a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Crystal Today
Do not wait to call the team of a Crystal motorcycle accident lawyer. Per NRS §11.190(4)(e), you may have a limited time to pursue compensation under the state’s statute of limitations. To begin a free consultation with a member of the Bernstein & Poisson team, call us at (702) 633-3333.