Motorcycle accidents can be dangerous, which is why many motorcyclists go above and beyond to drive safely. But sometimes, other drivers on the road do not afford riders the same courtesy. When you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, a Paradise motorcycle accident lawyer from Bernstein & Poisson may be able to help you recover compensation.
Call (702) 633-3333 to speak to a team member about your case.
Recoverable Damages After a Motorcycle Accident
You may be wondering what kinds of damages you could potentially recover with the help of your lawyer. Broadly, there are two kinds of compensatory damages for which you may be eligible: economic and non-economic damages.
According to NRS §41A.007, economic damages are meant to cover your financial losses due to your accident. This can include things like your past and future medical bills, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, and out-of-pocket expenses.
According to NRS §41A.011, non-economic damages are meant to cover your intangible losses. Things like your past and future physical pain and suffering and mental anguish fall into this category, in addition to the loss of enjoyment of life.
When an accident takes your health and well-being from you, you could be entitled to compensation for the havoc it wreaks on your life. Depending on your specific situation, there may be a variety of non-economic damages that you can recover. Talk to your lawyer to learn more about the kinds of damages to which you are entitled.
You Can Recover Compensation if You Are Partially At-Fault
In Nevada, you do not have to be perfect to recover compensation. Even if you believe that you may be partly at fault for what happened, or if you would have made different choices with hindsight, that does not strip you of your rights.
According to NRS §41.141, you may be able to recover damages as long as you are not more than 50% responsible for the accident. A Paradise motorcycle accident lawyer can walk you through your options once they know the specifics of your case.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Paradise, call (855) 605-2959
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcycle accidents are overrepresented for fatalities for their proportion on the road. There are several reasons for this, as well as many potential consequences.
Sometimes drivers of passenger vehicles and trucks have a hard time gauging distance when it comes to motorcycles. They also might not see a motorcycle due to their smaller size, especially in low visibility weather conditions.
Some of the contributing factors that can lead to or worsen motorcycle accidents are as follows.
- Drug-impaired and drunk driving: This makes it more difficult for drivers to see and respond to already hard-to-spot motorcycles.
- Fatigued driving: Fatigue can have similar effects on reflexes and senses as intoxication, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Distracted driving: Texting, calling, web browsing, and messing with a radio or GPS can all be considered distracted and negligent driving.
- Speeding: Driving over the speed limit can make it more difficult to spot and respond in time to a motorcycle.
- Road rage: When a driver operates a vehicle while angry, they can swerve in and out of lanes or tailgate. This can lead to accidents.
These contributing factors can all be used as proof of negligence in a personal injury lawsuit. If the other driver in your accident is found to be negligent, they may be held liable for your injuries and expenses.
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Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents that Could Entitle You to Compensation
Because of their size, motorcycles often suffer most in traffic accidents. The motorcycle and its riders can suffer great damage if struck by a larger vehicle.
If you or your loved one is suffering from these injuries, and the medical bills and pain that comes with them, then you may be entitled to compensation to help you recover. A lawyer from our staff may be able to help you recover damages to cover treatment for these injuries, as well as others that resulted from your accident.
Our Attorneys Will Fight for You
Our founding partners have over six decades of combined experience. Let us apply that experience to help you. Contact Bernstein & Poisson today at (702) 633-3333 to receive your free consultation and learn more about how a Paradise motorcycle accident lawyer can advocate for you.