Only you can make the decision about when you should get a lawyer for a motorcycle accident. If you do decide to hire legal representation, you should begin working with your lawyer as soon as possible. If you experience any issues getting the money you need from the at-fault party or their insurer, you may want to consider how a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm could help you.
We may be able to resolve your case by:
- Gathering evidence of fault
- Calculating the cost of your out-of-pocket damages
- Negotiating a settlement
- Defending your legal rights
- Representing you in court if you file a lawsuit
Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency-fee-basis. You could work with our firm at no expense to you or your family.
A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Gather Evidence of Fault
For your insurance claim to succeed, you may need to gather evidence to prove who or what caused the accident. For instance, if you were injured by a negligent motorist, the police report could give insight into how their careless actions hurt you. However, if your accident was caused by a pothole, pictures of the accident scene could prove your case.
Other pieces of information that could supplement your motorcycle accident case include:
Your Medical Records
You will need to prove the severity of your injuries to recover compensation. Your medical records could serve as a means to this end. Additionally, statements from your doctor, photos of your injuries, and your own personal testimony could help your case.
Traffic Camera Footage
Many intersections and major roadways are equipped with traffic cameras, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). As such, your accident may have been recorded by a traffic camera. If so, we can use the footage to demonstrate who caused your accident.
Other people may be able to corroborate certain aspects of your testimony. For instance, your family members may be able to attest to the severity of your injuries. Witnesses at the accident scene may be able to give information regarding how the accident happened.
We can also use other pieces of information to support your case.
We Can Determine the Cost of Your Damages
While you recover from the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, you may not fully understand the financial impact of your collision. We can assign a monetary value to each of the following:
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Medical bills
- Property damage expenses
You may have incurred other damages beyond those listed here.
We Can Negotiate a Settlement
The insurance company may not offer you a settlement that pays for all of your accident-related losses. But this does not have to be the end of the road for your claim. If you work with a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm, we can negotiate for a settlement on your behalf.
If the insurer does not cooperate, we can file a lawsuit against the negligent party.
Our Legal Team Can Defend Your Legal Rights
We are on your side. The insurance company is not. While your case unfolds, the insurance adjuster may challenge the severity of your injuries, the cause of your accident, and the cost of your damages.
We can employ measures to counteract these allegations. We can demonstrate the cause of your injuries, prove the cause of your accident, and use evidence to establish the cost of your damages.
We Can Represent You in Court
NRS §11.190(4)(e) says that you have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. First, we can file your case within these parameters, accounting for any exceptions that may give you more time to initiate your lawsuit. Secondly, we can carry out the legal process on your behalf.
Going to court without a lawyer can quickly prove to be a stressful, time-consuming experience. With us on your side, you may not even need to make an appearance in court because we can handle everything for you.
Bernstein & Poisson Can Help You Pursue Compensation
Getting a lawyer for a motorcycle accident is your decision. But before you decide to represent yourself, let our legal team examine your case. To explore your options with a member of our team in a free case review, call Bernstein & Poisson at (702) 633-3333.