Did you sustain harm in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident caused by someone else's negligence? Are you dealing with devastating injuries and extensive financial hardships with no end in sight?
If you answered yes to these questions, you do not have to bear the burden of your motorcycle accident injuries alone. An experienced Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorney from Edward Bernstein and Associates can help you explore your rights and options for seeking compensation from anyone who was at fault.
Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Guide
- Common Causes
- Common Injuries
- Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Hotspots
- Potential Damages for Your Injuries
- Nevada Statute of Limitations
- Tips for Protecting Your Rights
- Contact a Skilled Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Edward Bernstein and Associates—Las Vegas’s Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
If you endured injuries in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident, you want a legal team standing by your side, fighting for your rights and going after the money you deserve. That is why you need a law firm with the experience, resources, and skills to take on your claim and get results.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, our award-winning attorneys have more than 40 years of experience fighting on behalf of Nevadans who suffered injuries in motorcycle wrecks. We strive to get our clients every last penny they need to pay their bills and recover from severe trauma.
We can’t guarantee success in every motorcycle crash claim we take. But our former clients can tell you that we're a team of capable, compassionate, dedicated lawyers who put your interests first and have what it takes to win even the most complicated cases.
How We Help Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Victims
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we understand the turmoil a motorcycle accident can bring into your life. We aim to take some of the burdens off of your shoulders. Ours is a full-service motorcycle accident injury law firm.
To help you pay for and move on from your motorcycle accident, we can:
- Answer your questions and explain your options in plain English (or Español);
- Investigate your accident to identify the at-fault parties;
- Evaluate your damages to determine how much compensation you should receive;
- Work with medical, financial, and forensic experts, when necessary, to build a strong case on your behalf;
- Protect your legal rights by meeting deadlines and filing documents on time;
- Commence lawsuits and insurance claims on your behalf to demand compensation from the parties at-fault and their insurers;
- Negotiate settlements of your claims whenever possible;
- Advise you about whether to accept or reject settlement offers;
- Prove your case in court when necessary to get you a fair result;
- Collect and distribute the money owed to you.
You don't have to worry about affording these services. At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we take motorcycle accident cases on a contingent fee basis. That means we do not charge upfront fees or hourly rates. Instead, our fee consists of a percentage of any money we recover on our client's behalf. If you don't get paid, in other words, we don't get paid.
Las Vegas motorcycle accidents have multiple potential causes, many of which involve mistakes and carelessness by someone other than the injured biker. At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we dig into the details to pinpoint the poor decisions or dangerous actions that led to a wreck that injured our client.
Frequently, we conclude that someone else’s misconduct was to blame. For example:
- A left-turning motor vehicle can frequently cause a crash when the driver does not see, or see but fails to yield to, a motorcycle approaching in an oncoming lane.
- Lane changes put motorcyclists at risk for accidents when drivers fail to check their blind spots before moving over.
- Opening a traffic-side car door without checking for a motorcycle approaching from behind can risk causing a dooring accident.
- Defective motorcycles or parts can trigger accidents if they fail under normal use, causing a rider to lose control.
- A road agency or contractor failing to fix or warn the public about road defects can endanger motorcyclists and cause accidents.
- Sudden stops by vehicles following a motorcycle too closely can lead to a rear end collision that badly injures a biker.
These are just examples of how a Las Vegas motorcycle accident can occur despite the motorcyclist riding safely. Connect with Edward Bernstein and Associates today to explore who might have caused your motorcycle crash.
Common Injuries Resulting From a Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents on U.S. roads kill over 5,500 motorcyclists yearly and injure thousands more. Las Vegas is not immune to that tragic tally. Motorcycle riders are 28 times more likely than occupants of passenger vehicles to die in an automobile accident and four times more likely to suffer injuries.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain trauma
- Internal bleeding
- Road rash
- Crushing injuries
- Neck trauma
- Back injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
We have years of experience securing compensation for these and other injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents at Edward Bernstein and Associates. No matter what type of harm you suffered in a Las Vegas motorcycle wreck, we invite you to contact our team to learn how we can help.
Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Hotspots
A motorcycle accident can happen anywhere in Las Vegas. But according to crash data published by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), some locations are particularly dangerous for motorcyclists.
Motorcycle accident hotspots in Las Vegas include:
- Sahara Avenue and South Decatur Boulevard
- Charleston and Lamb
- Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway
- Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard
- Rainbow Boulevard and Charleston Boulevard
- Boulder Highway and Nellis
- Flamingo Road and Pecos Road
No matter where your Las Vegas motorcycle accident occurred, we encourage you to contact the team at Edward Bernstein and Associates soon. We are local attorneys, familiar with Las Vegas roads and the dangers motorcyclists face on them. Contact us for a free consultation about the where-when-and-how of your motorcycle crash injuries and the legal rights you may have to claim compensation for them.
Potential Damages for Your Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Under Nevada law, injured motorcycle accident victims generally have the right to claim damages from the at-fault party and that party's insurer. The compensation available falls into two broad categories: economic and non-economic.
These damages compensate the victim for financial losses directly attributable to a motorcycle accident and the injuries it caused, including payment for:
- Expenses related to hospital stays, emergency services, ambulance rides, doctor visits, medications, and other medical services
- Future medical services
- Lost income
- Loss of earning potential
- Personal property damages and repair costs
- Replacement services and transportation services
- Additional fees resulting from the motorcycle accident
These damages refer to all other types of harm you suffered because of the accident and your injuries, such as:
- Emotional distress
- Physical pain
- Permanent disabilities
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of affection
- Stress and inconvenience
A court may also award punitive damages for a Las Vegas motorcycle accident caused by an at-fault party’s extreme or intentionally malicious conduct.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we work closely with our clients to evaluate the full scope of harm they have suffered. We collect evidence of economic damages and interview our clients and their loved ones to understand non-economic harms. We always aim to build a strong case and claim the maximum possible damages. Contact us today to learn about the types and potential compensation ranges you might have the right to claim for your Las Vegas motorcycle accident.
Nevada Statute of Limitations for Las Vegas Motorcycle Accidents
Under Nevada’s statute of limitations, Las Vegas motorcycle accident victims typically have at most two years and as little as a few months to take legal action claiming damages. If they miss this deadline, they risk losing their rights to compensation for their losses. The most reliable way to avoid making the costly mistake of waiting too long to act is to immediately contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer.
The Edward Bernstein and Associates team has the skill and resources to act quickly, if necessary, to meet critical deadlines and preserve a motorcycle crash victim’s rights.
Tips for Protecting Your Rights
The actions you take after getting hurt in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident can significantly affect your rights. Following these tips can help to protect your interests.
Take (Potential) Injuries Seriously
NDOT's statistics on Las Vegas motorcycle accidents reflect that bikers almost always suffer at least some type of injury in a wreck. It's critical to take every injury seriously and to seek medical attention promptly, even if you feel ok. Common forms of severe trauma like brain injuries and spinal cord damage might not exhibit immediate symptoms but could worsen and even threaten your life if you wait to see a doctor.
Seeking medical care also protects your legal rights. Obtaining full compensation for your injuries will depend, in part, on your lawyer proving that the crash caused your injuries and that you took reasonable steps to seek treatment. The medical records generated during doctor visits can provide evidence of those critical facts.
Do Not Agree to a Quick Settlement
The at-fault motorist or an insurance company may offer you a quick payment as compensation for the accident. As tempting as taking that money might feel, do not agree to it. Quick settlement offers almost always pay you far less than you have the right to receive, and if you take them, you could end up without the financial resources you need to pay your expenses and heal from your injuries.
Leave it to a skilled Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer to negotiate a settlement of your claim on your behalf.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we can almost always get our clients far more money than an at-fault party or insurer initially offered.
Stay Off Social Media
People post all sorts of things about their lives on social media these days. But it's usually best not to post about your motorcycle accident or the injuries it caused. Insurance investigators monitor the social media accounts of accident victims, looking for anything to undermine the value of a damages claim.
Don’t risk having your words twisted around and used against you. Stay away from social media until a lawyer has secured you the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Lawyer as Soon as Possible
The longer you wait to contact a Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer, the greater the risk that your claim will begin to lose value. Without a lawyer in your corner, evidence can go missing, witnesses’ memories can begin to fade, and insurance companies can begin to shape the narrative of your accident in a way that benefits them, not you.
It costs you nothing to connect with a lawyer from Edward Bernstein and Associates. We offer all Las Vegas motorcycle accident victims a free consultation about their potential claim. Even if you decide not to hire us, we’ll never charge you a penny for that initial meeting.
Contact a Skilled Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
After a motorcycle accident, it can feel as if your whole world has flipped upside down. The last thing you want to worry about is the legal process of getting the money you need to pay your bills and rebuild your life. With the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer at Edward Bernstein and Associates, you might not have to.
Edward Bernstein and Associates is an award-winning law firm that fights to get compensation for Las Vegas motorcycle accident victims like you. Let us help you explore your rights and options. Contact us today at (702) 840-5103 for a free consultation about your Las Vegas motorcycle accident injury claim.
Types of Motorcycle Wreck Injuries
Motorcycle riders are at a unique risk of injury. Riders can be thrown from their bikes, slide along the roadway if they fall off their bikes, or suffer more serious trauma because they don’t have the protective chassis of a vehicle. These injuries can be life-altering and costly.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Road rash
- Internal injury
Road rash is an injury that can occur in accidents involving motorcycles or bikes. Riders who are thrown off their motorcycles may slide along the road, burning their bodies and skin, resulting in road rash. Failing to wear a helmet can result in serious traumatic brain injuries; even if you are wearing a helmet, you can still suffer serious brain injuries.
Motorcycle accident injuries can be expensive to treat and may require lifelong care or long-term rehabilitation. Families may struggle to pay high medical costs or pay bills if a loved one is out of work. If another person’s negligence resulted in your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.
Seek Justice Today in the Las Vegas Area
If you’ve been hurt in a Las Vegas or Nevada motorcycle accident, you only have a limited amount of time to seek compensation under the law. These crashes can be devastating for all individuals involved. If you’ve been seriously injured, you need the help of the experienced motorcycle wreck lawyers at Edward M. Bernstein & Associates. Our law firm works hard to help families receive the justice they deserve under the law.
Contact our motorcycle crash lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada, today at 702-712-4239.
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