The Summerlin motorcycle accident lawyer at the offices of Naqvi Injury Law has worked closely with victims of serious motorcycle accidents and their families when a crash leaves them with tragic damages. If you are involved in a Summerlin motorcycle accident and have suffered disabling injuries, high medical expenses, lost wages, and pain, our legal team is here to explain your legal options to you and guide you through the claims process. For a free case consultation, please contact our offices today.
Motorcyclists involved in crashes rarely walk away from the crash unscathed, which is not always the same for the driver of the car involved. In fact, the Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that one year’s data indicates that motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to die in a crash than are occupants of passenger cars, and five times more likely to be injured.
One of the reasons that motorcyclists are at a high risk of serious or fatal accidents when they are involved in a vehicle crash is that motorcycles are hardly equipped with safety devices. While passenger cars have airbags, seatbelts, and metal framing to shield them from injuries, motorcyclists have nothing, and are often thrown into the road, the vehicle, or an object as such. Further, motorcyclists themselves may be ill-equipped for a crash, wearing nothing more than basic clothing. In some cases, a motorcyclist’s arms and legs may be uncovered, increasing the risk of road burn injuries. In the most serious of cases, a motorcyclist may be unhelmeted, significantly increasing the chances that the motorcyclist will sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The top cause of motorcycle accidents in Summerlin and elsewhere is negligence, particularly driver/motorcycle operator error. Data shows that some of the top acts of negligence that cause motorcycle crashes include:
Because Nevada maintains an at-fault insurance system, all drivers and motorcyclists in the state are required to carry liability insurance, which is designed to pay for injuries that drivers cause to others. This means that if you are involved in a motorcycle accident that is caused by another driver, you can file a claim with that driver’s bodily injury/property damage liability coverage.
If you carry certain coverage types, such as Medpay (medical payments coverage), you can also file a claim with your own insurance. Medpay pays for medical expenses regardless of fault.
You can also file a lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver, although doing this is typically reserved for a situation in which a settlement cannot be reached with the insurance company.
No matter what caused your accident, our experienced Summerlin motorcycle accident lawyers want to help you get the compensation that you need to pay for your injuries and losses. Even if you were at fault for your crash, we can help you to explore different coverage options – like MedPay coverage – and negotiate for a settlement. If you were not at fault for your crash, we can gather the evidence necessary to prove the fault of the negligent party, and will aggressively advocate for your right to recover every cent worth of your losses.
Working with our law firm begins with a free consultation, which we can hold in our offices, or we can travel to your location. To schedule your case review and start the claims process today, contact us by phone, or write us a message online. We will prioritize you!