As a motorcycle rider, you already know that you have to pay more attention than other drivers around you. You must carefully balance the rules of the road with the potential actions of other drivers. When those drivers fail to pay appropriate attention or to exercise due care around you, you may quickly end up in an accident. Unfortunately, your motorcycle offers little protection from the road or from the much larger, heavier vehicles around you. If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash, you need an attorney to fight to help you secure compensation for your injuries. Contact Benson & Bingham today at (702) 382-9797 to learn more.
Motorcycle accidents, like other auto accidents, should involve relatively straightforward resolutions. In a perfect world, you would contact the insurance company, and it would issue payment based on your injuries. Unfortunately, all too often, accident victims find themselves struggling with inadequate communication and cooperation from the other driver’s insurance company. At Benson & Bingham, we have recovered more than $127 million for clients in a wide range of accidents, including:
If you suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may wonder if you really need to retain an attorney and how much one will cost. At Benson & Bingham, we start with a free consultation. We take personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you will not pay us until you receive compensation for your injuries. If you retain us, we provide many services. Oftentimes, we substantially increase the compensation our clients receive while providing valuable legal advice that often helps our clients move through the claims process more smoothly.
Many victims suffer serious injuries in motorcycle accidents —often injuries that stay with them long-term or for the rest of their lives. These injuries might include:
If you had your way, the insurance company would likely pay you quickly after your motorcycle accident, and the company would provide adequate payment for your injuries, your pain and suffering, and all of your future expenses. Unfortunately, in many cases, the claims process can prove quite difficult and complicated.
Some insurance companies will attempt to reduce their financial responsibility by disputing your claims and refusing to offer fair compensation. For example, the company might:
Each personal injury case, including motorcycle accidents, looks a little different. Your compensation may vary based on your injuries, the insurance company’s policies, and liability for the accident. However, most people claim the following:
To determine how to file your claim, you need to first determine who bears responsibility for your accident. Often, you may assume that, as the motorcycle rider and likely the person with the worst injuries, you should automatically receive compensation from the other party. However, liability may vary based on the situation surrounding your accident. For example, did you:
If the other party caused the accident, his or her insurance company will likely cover the fees associated with your injuries. On the other hand, if you contributed to the accident, you may share liability for the damages. If you share liability, the insurance company may reduce your compensation by the percentage of the responsibility you bear. Other entities, including vehicle manufacturers, may also share liability for your accident if parts failed or vehicles failed to perform as expected on the road. Talking with a lawyer can help you more effectively determine all parties who may share liability for your accident.
If you’ve suffered serious injuries in a Nevada motorcycle accident, you may need an attorney to help you file your claim or better understand the damages you should seek given your injuries. Call Benson & Bingham today at (702) 382-9797, or contact us online, to discuss your claim, set up a free consultation at one of our four convenient office locations in Southern and Northern Nevada, and learn more about your rights following a motorcycle accident.