The long stretches of open desert roads in Pahrump, Nevada offer motorcyclists the perfect outdoor ride. But if a motorcyclist gets into an accident with a larger vehicle while riding, the encounter could be deadly, causing the bike’s driver to suffer life-threatening injuries and other losses. These accidents can be life-changing, and often, it is the motorcyclist who pays the steepest price.
If you or a loved one is healing from injuries suffered in a Pahrump-area motorcycle accident and someone else’s negligence caused the crash, you could recover your damages with an injury claim or lawsuit against the liable party. Bernstein & Poisson can help you take legal action in your accident. Call our team today at (702) 633-3333 to learn how a Pahrump motorcycle accident lawyer can help you explore your legal options.
If you hire us, we work on contingency, so we do not receive payment unless we win a settlement for you.
How a Pahrump Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you decide to hire a lawyer to help you recover your losses, they likely will start with the task of establishing who is responsible for your accident. This may not be the motorist who struck you with their vehicle. The liable party could be:
- The company that made your motorcycle
- The company that made a defective motorcycle part
- The city, county, or other entity responsible for maintaining the roadways
- The repair shop responsible for fixing the motorcycle
A lawyer can launch an investigation into the accident to determine how it unfolded and what role each party played. They could also examine the accident scene in addition to reviewing:
- The police report
- Medical records
- Video footage or photos of the accident scene and/or your injuries and motorcycle damage
- Witness testimony
- Repair bills for your damaged or destroyed motorcycle and other property
Your lawyer could decide to consult with expert witnesses and your doctors to weigh in with a professional opinion about your condition.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Pahrump, call (702) 997-6999
Determining Your Damages
After the evidence needed to establish your case has been collected, your attorney can identify the liable party and determine how much you suffered in damages. They can propose a settlement that takes all of your injuries and damages into consideration and seek to recover that from the liable party or their insurance company.
Your lawyer can also calculate how much you are due for pain and suffering (past and future) and other damages that do not have a specific dollar amount.
If it is determined that your actions played a part in your accident, you could still recover damages under Nevada’s modified comparative negligence law (NRS §41.141) as long as you are no more than 50% responsible for it.
A Lawyer Can Negotiate with the Insurance Company and Other Parties
Your Pahrump motorcycle accident lawyer can also represent you in negotiations with the opposing side’s legal representatives or insurer. This allows you to focus on your recovery while your legal matters are being handled. If we do not reach a favorable settlement for you through negotiations, we could take your case to civil court.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, Bernstein & Poisson could help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. If it is successful, you could be compensated for:
- Final medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of financial support (if the decedent provided for the household)
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Observing Nevada’s Statutes of Limitations
If you decide to seek legal action in your accident, getting started sooner rather than later is advised. You generally have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit or a personal injury lawsuit, per NRS §11.190(4)(e). Starting early would give your lawyer time to build a case for your financial recovery.
Motorcyclists Are at Risk of Life-Threatening Injuries
NRS §486.231 requires motorcycle riders and their passengers to wear helmets while riding. But because riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a car, as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports, motorcyclists are still at greater risk of being severely wounded in an accident.
A traffic crash can also bring on or aggravate existing disorders involving anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress. If this is the case with you, you may be able to recover expenses for your mental health treatment after your accident.
You may be facing medical bills you cannot pay and have less money coming in since you may not be working. If you are thinking about taking legal action, you do not have to do it by yourself.
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Bernstein & Poisson wants to help you recover from your motorcycle accident. Jack Bernstein and Scott Poisson’s 60+ years of combined experience have helped many people put their lives back together, and we have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for clients. Call our legal team today at (702) 633-3333 for a free consultation.