Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you’ve been injured or you’ve lost someone you love in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident, you need the legal expertise of The Bourassa Law Group to fight for the compensation you are entitled to from the losses you are experiencing.
Our attorneys are deeply committed to ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they need. We take great pride in providing our clients with legal expertise at affordable rates. Because we specialize in personal injury law, you can trust that we will use our knowledge and experience to fight hard for you.
Being injured in a motorcycle accident can be devastating. We understand that you are going through an incredibly difficult time, so we promise you the same compassionate service that we give to all of our clients.
Whether your injuries are minor or life-threatening, we will diligently work on every aspect of your case, making sure that every detail is investigated thoroughly. We give you the peace of mind to know that nothing in your case will fall through the cracks.
We are passionate about the work we do for our client and we are passionate about making sure that everyone has the same opportunity to receive the justice they deserve. We offer top-shelf customer service that meets or exceeds all your legal needs in our relaxed office environment, so you’ll never have to feel intimidated when you’re meeting with your attorney. We want to make sure you are never uncomfortable when you’re communicating with us, so we go out of our way to take every step necessary to put you at ease.
We understand that no two clients are alike. That’s why we take the time to focus on your individual and specific needs. We are aware of how confusing and overwhelming the legal aspects of a motorcycle accident case can be. That’s why we make sure you don’t have to do it alone.
Call The Bourassa Law Group now at (702) 851-2180 and let us handle the legal process for you so you can focus on healing and recovery.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists are at a greater risk of injury and fatality than drivers of a passenger vehicle. Unlike a car, motorcycles do not provide any airbags, safety restraints or protective structures surrounding them.
When a motorcycle accident happens, the driver of a motorcycle will most likely be ejected and thrown into the road, onto another vehicle, or onto surrounding objects, resulting in gruesome injuries or death.
Las Vegas motorcycle accidents are quite common because of the number of visitors who visit every year. With more people driving highways and byways of the city, the likelihood of any type of vehicle accident, including motorcycle accidents, occurring increases. Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Speeding drivers
- Impaired drivers
- Inexperienced drivers
- Road hazards
- Unsafe lane changes
- Lane splitting (driving motorcycles between two lanes of traffic)
Staying safe on the road is important, but even the most experienced and responsible motorcyclist can become the victim of an accident because of another driver who is negligent.
The Bourassa Law Group recognizes the importance of carefully reviewing and analyzing all the details in your motorcycle accident to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
The annual number of Las Vegas motorcycle accidents is staggering. With the city’s population steadily growing and tourists visiting Sin City in record amounts, the likelihood of being in a motorcycle accident is quite high.
According to the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, motorcycle fatalities have increased by 8% since 2018. If someone else caused your motorcycle accident, they can be held liable for their actions and you may be entitled to significant compensation.
It’s important to seek medical attention immediately if you’re injured in a motorcycle accident. The longer you wait, the more likely the insurance company will deny your claim because they won’t believe you’re really injured or that your injuries are the result of the motorcycle accident. If possible, you should also take photos of the accident scene and damage to your motorcycle.
When you hire one of our attorneys from The Bourassa Law Group, we will put the wheels of your case in motion. We will file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company and work to prove liability. We will also determine if there’s sufficient coverage with the insurance company to cover your medical expenses.
An important step in your motorcycle accident case is collecting the right evidence to prove your claim. Some of the most important evidence we will collect includes:
- Photos of the vehicles and your injuries
- Video surveillance of the accident
- Your medical records and bills
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Vehicle damage estimates and repair bills
- Proof of lost income
While your case is ongoing, you should continue medical treatment and visit any specialists that are recommended. You should also make sure there are no major gaps in your treatment and that you continue to see your doctors if or until they release you from care.
Gathering evidence after Las Vegas motorcycle accidents is crucial in proving the other driver caused the accident. Once liability is determined, we will negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement. If negotiations fail, we will take your case to court to get a jury verdict for compensation.
Types of Motorcycle Accident Damages
There are many types of damages available when you’re involved in Las Vegas motorcycle accidents. Damages in an accident claim are used to make the injured party “whole,” which means back to where they were before the motorcycle accident happened.
State laws determine what damages the victims in a motorcycle accident can claim. In Nevada, the types of damages an injured party can seek are:
- Medical Bills – This includes all current bills received because of your motorcycle accident (i.e. hospital or urgent care, home health care, physical therapy, surgery, medication, diagnostic and specialists), as well as anticipated future costs of medical treatment.
- Emotional Damages – Not only can you suffer physical injuries, but you can also suffer emotional injuries as well. This damage covers PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia and any number of emotional disorders you can develop after a motorcycle accident.
- Pain and Suffering – Your injuries will likely cause you pain and suffering in your everyday life. The monetary value you place on this will depend on the severity of your injuries, but you are entitled to it.
- Lost Wages – If you’re unable to work because of your injuries, you can ask for compensation for any wages you lost while you were recovering.
- Loss of Use – This covers anything you used to do in your daily life that you can no longer do because of your injuries. If you enjoyed exercising, playing sports or cooking but can no longer do these activities, you can seek compensation.
- Property Damage – In addition to any physical and emotional injuries you incur, you can also seek damages for any necessary repairs to your motorcycle.
Who Can be Held Liable for a Motorcycle Accident?
Your attorney will determine the party against whom a claim needs to be filed. The first option is to file a claim against the other driver’s insurance company. The state of Nevada is an “at-fault” accident state. This means the person who is at fault for the accident may be responsible for any damages that are incurred by the injured party.
If your injuries are a direct result of another driver’s negligence, a claim can be filed against their insurance policy.
Whether your accident is with another motorcycle, a passenger vehicle, or a commercial vehicle, every Nevada driver is required to carry insurance with specified minimum limits. Liability limits can range depending on the insurance carrier and type of vehicle but regardless of what the other driver’s coverage is, you are entitled to compensation.
Another claim that can be filed is against your own insurance company. UM insurance, or uninsured/underinsured, can cover your medical expenses if the at-fault party doesn’t have liability insurance or their limits don’t cover all of your expenses.
Every state has different types and amounts of insurance coverage, so whether you’re a resident of Nevada or just passing through Las Vegas as a visitor, our attorneys will help determine how much you can receive for your injuries based on your UM insurance policy.
Sometimes insurance companies don’t want to offer the maximum amount available or they refuse to pay anything. If that happens, we will file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. There are many complexities involved in a motorcycle accident lawsuit, but it may be a necessary step to take. Whichever route we take in your case, we’ll use our expertise and passion to battle with the insurance company so that you can receive the maximum compensation available.
Call The Bourassa Law Group Today for a Free Consultation
We understand how much suffering Law Vegas motorcycle accidents can cause. That’s why we offer free consultations so that you don’t have to worry about yet another expense when you retain us to work toward getting the compensation you are owed.
Our attorneys will discuss your accident with you to determine whether we can pursue a personal injury case on your behalf. From the moment you walk into our office, we will provide you with all of the information you need and answer any questions you have.
Let us take the legal steps to begin your road to recovery. We’ll be by your side every step of the way and take the time to explain the policies and procedures of your case so that you never feel like you’re being kept in the dark.
Contact The Bourassa Law Group at (702) 851-2180 now to start the process of getting all the compensation you are entitled to.
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.