Hurt in a Motorcycle Crash in Nevada? Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Ladah Law Firm Today

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At Ladah Law Firm, our Nevada motorcycle accident lawyers are proactive, experienced advocates for injured victims. With extensive experience fighting for injured victims, we put the rights and interests of clients first. Our firm has recovered more than $300 million for injured victims. If you or your family member was hurt in a motorcycle crash, please do not hesitate to contact us at our Las Vegas law office for a free initial consultation with a top-rated Nevada motorcycle accident attorney.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Nevada

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The immediate aftermath of a motorcycle crash can be stressful, chaotic, and downright scary. Knowing what to do can help to take a lot of the pressure off of the victim. Here are four of the most important steps to take after a motorcycle collision in Nevada: 

  1. Stop Your Bike and Report the Crash: Nevada law requires all motorists involved in a crash to stop their vehicle, exchange information, and stay at the scene. Motorcyclists are no exception. If any party was hurt in the crash, it should be reported to state or local law enforcement as soon as possible. A police report is a key form of evidence in a claim. 
  2. Get Yourself Prompt Medical Attention: All motorcycle accident injuries should be immediately checked out by a licensed doctor. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are vulnerable. They can suffer terrible injuries. The sooner you see a doctor, the better. You will need medical records to bring a motorcycle injury claim in Nevada. 
  3. Document the Motorcycle Accident: Nevada is a fault-based motorcycle accident jurisdiction. Each party to the collision will be responsible for their “share” of the blame. Evidence is key to determining liability for a crash. You should proactively document your motorcycle collision.  
  4. Speak to a Lawyer Before an Insurance Adjuster: Insurance companies put their own financial interests above what is best for motorcycle accident victims. Before you provide any statement to an insurance adjuster, it is imperative that you consult with a top-tier Nevada motorcycle accident lawyer. Your attorney will protect your rights. 

Motorcycle Crashes Can Cause Serious Injuries

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Motorcycle accidents can cause terrifying injuries. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that motorcyclists make up nearly 15 percent of highway fatal accidents in the United States—even though they only make up a very small subset of road users. A stunning 80 percent of motorcycle crashes are “injury” accidents. Unfortunately, many of these motorcycle crash injuries are quite serious. Ladah Law Firm handles the full range of motorcycle injuries. No matter how badly you were hurt in an accident, we are here to help you fight for justice. Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries in Nevada include:

  • Road Rash: Road rash occurs when a motorcyclist’s skin is scraped against the road surface during an accident. Almost invariably, this injury causes abrasions that can range from mild to severe. In the most serious crashes, a rider may require skin grafts. 
  • Biker’s Arm: Biker’s arm happens when a motorcyclist instinctively uses their arm to cushion a fall during an accident. It is very common in crashes. Unfortunately, this injury can result in both nerve damage or broken bones in the arm. Recovery can be a lengthy process. 
  • Sprains and Strains: Sprains and strains are common injuries among motorcyclists, often affecting the ankles, wrists, and knees. These injuries occur when ligaments or muscles are stretched/torn during an accident. The proper diagnostic and rehabilitative care is required. 
  • Whiplash: Whiplash is a neck injury that is often sustained in motorcycle accidents. It occurs when the head is abruptly jerked forward and backward, stretching the neck muscles and ligaments. If a motorcyclist is struck from the rear, they are vulnerable to whiplash. 
  • Broken Bones: Motorcyclists are at high risk for broken bones during accidents due to the lack of external protection. A rider’s legs, arms, and ribs are all vulnerable. These injuries can vary from simple fractures that require minimal treatment to complex ones that require extensive surgical intervention.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Concussions and TBIs are serious injuries that can occur in motorcycle accidents. While a helmet cannot fully prevent TBIs, it does reduce the risk. All brain injuries require immediate medical attention. They can arise with a delayed onset. 
  • Internal Injuries: Internal injuries, such as damage to organs or internal bleeding, are often life-threatening conditions that can occur in motorcycle accidents. If you or your loved one sustained an internal injury in a motorcycle crash, prompt medical care is a must. 
  • Loss of Limb: In severe motorcycle accidents, riders can suffer catastrophic injuries that result in the amputation of a limb. Limb loss is a life-altering injury that requires extensive rehabilitation and can significantly affect a person’s personal and professional future. 
  • Spinal Cord Damage: Spinal cord damage in motorcycle accidents can lead to partial or complete paralysis. It is a catastrophic injury. There is no such thing as a minor spinal cord injury. Even a seemingly minor amount of spinal cord trauma is life-changing. 

Your Guide to Motorcycle Accident Liability in Nevada

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Motorcycle accident claims fall under state law. Hurt in a motorcycle crash in Las Vegas, Reno, or any community in between? You need to know your rights and responsibilities under Nevada law. Here are the two key points to know about motorcycle accident liability in Nevada: 

  1. Liability for a Motorcycle Accident is Based on Fault: Nevada is a fault-based motor vehicle accident jurisdiction. The standard applies to the full range of motor vehicle accident claims, including motorcycle collisions. If you or your loved one was hurt in a motorcycle wreck, it is crucial that there is a comprehensive investigation of the incident. Any party whose negligence contributed to the crash can be held legally liable. Many motorcycle accidents in Nevada are caused by negligent drivers. For example, a motorist may make a dangerous left turn directly in front of an oncoming motorcyclist. 
  2. Nevada has a Comparative Negligence System: Under Nevada law (NRS 41.141), motorcycle accidents are subject to a modified comparative negligence standard. An injury victim can still pursue financial compensation even if he or she is partially at-fault for a motorcycle crash. However, his or her recovery will be reduced in accordance to their degree of fault. For instance, imagine a motorcycle suffered $100,000 in total damages. However, that rider was found 25 percent liable for their own crash due to speeding. He or she would bear 25 percent responsibility for their own damages. He or she would only be eligible to recover for $75,000 in financial compensation. However, if a rider is found to be 51 percent or more liable for a crash, he or she would be barred from recovery against another party. 

We Help Motorcycle Crash Victims in Nevada Secure the Maximum Compensation

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Hurt in a motorcycle crash in Nevada? You may have questions about how much you can expect to recover through a personal injury claim. State law allows motorcycle accident victims to pursue financial relief for both economic and intangible damages. However, in practice, it can be difficult for people to get access to the full and fair compensation that they deserve. Insurance companies fight hard against insurance settlement negotiations. Our Nevada motorcycle accident attorneys can help you get justice and the maximum compensation for your medical treatment, medical expenses, and medical bills. Along with other damages, our Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyers in Clark County help motorcycle accident victims to receive from compensation from:

  • Motorcycle repairs; 
  • Ambulance costs; 
  • Emergency medical services; 
  • Hospital bills; 
  • Other health care costs; 
  • Physical therapy; 
  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of earning power; 
  • Pain and suffering; 
  • Emotional distress; 
  • Physical disability; and
  • Wrongful death. 

The Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada

Following a motorcycle crash, you have a limited amount of time to take legal action. Under Nevada law (NRS 11.190), there is a two-year statute of limitations for most motorcycle accident injury claims. What happens if you do not initiate a claim before the deadline expires? You could lose out on your right to take legal action at all. Do not fall behind in the claims process. Consult with a Nevada motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible after a bad accident. 

Why Trust Our Nevada Motorcycle Injury Attorneys

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Dealing with the aftermath of a bad motorcycle crash is hard. Insurance companies can put a lot of pressure on people and families who are already going through a difficult time. At Ladah Law Firm, we are committed to putting the rights and interests of injured motorcycle accident victims first. Along with other things, our Nevada motorcycle accident attorneys are prepared to: 

  • Conduct a free, comprehensive review of your motorcycle injury claim; 
  • Investigate the crash—gathering evidence of liability and damages; 
  • Advocate for you in any settlement discussions with the insurance company; and
  • Take strong legal action to help you secure the maximum compensation. 

We believe in principle that every injured victim deserves personalized, attentive legal representation. You are encouraged to review the testimonials from our clients, check out our history of case results, check out our history of Las Vegas motorcycle accident and Nevada motorcycle safety courses, and to reach out to our Nevada motorcycle accident attorneys directly with any specific questions. Our firm is ready to determine what costs next in your motorcycle accident case. 

Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No Fee Until We Win Your Motorcycle Injury Case in Nevada

How much does it cost to hire a Nevada motorcycle accident lawyer? With Ladah Law Firm, you never have to worry about upfront costs or hourly bills. We take on motorcycle accident injury claims on a contingency fee basis. Instead, we only get paid when you get a settlement or verdict. Our Nevada motorcycle injury lawyers provide a free consultation for victims.

Contact Our Nevada Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today

At Ladah Law Firm, our Nevada motorcycle accident attorneys are experienced, aggressive advocates for justice. Hurt in a motorcycle wreck? You need a top-tier attorney on your side. Contact our law firm at (702) 252-0055 to arrange your free, no obligation initial case review. We represent motorcycle accident victims throughout Nevada.