Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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If you suffered injuries or your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident in Nevada, don’t accept that settlement offer just yet.

Your case may be worth hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars.

Contact George Bochanis Injury Law Offices for a free, no-obligation case evaluation, and let us help you maximize your recovery.

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How Can George Bochanis Injury Law Offices Help?

As a Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer with over 30 years of experience, George T. Bochanis has the knowledge, experience, and skill to help you win your personal injury or wrongful death case. 

  • We offer free initial consultations to help you understand your legal rights and the best way to move forward. 
  • Our law firm takes cases on a contingency basis. You won’t need to worry about out-of-pocket legal fees, and you don’t pay unless we win.
  • We conduct our own accident investigations and work with experts to ensure no details are missed. 
  • Our firm will handle all communication and negotiation with the insurance company, so you can focus on healing.
  • We have a track record of success in handling complicated accident cases.

Let’s get started with your recovery. For a FREE case evaluation, call Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer George Bochanis at. (702) 388-2005. 

What You Need to Know About Clark County Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are at a significantly higher risk of suffering severe, catastrophic, or deadly injuries when they are involved in accidents. This is due, in part, to the fact that there is no protective barrier between the rider and the road. Motorcycles also lack the safety equipment that other motor vehicles have, like seatbelts and airbags. 

Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

While some motorcycle accident victims are lucky, walking away with only a few scrapes and sore muscles, others suffer injuries that are so severe that they interfere with victims’ mobility, ability to work, or ability to care for themselves. Additionally, severe mental trauma, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder may make it hard for victims to enjoy life as they did before the accident. 

Some of the most severe motorcycle accident injuries Las Vegas attorneys see involve:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Permanent Scarring and Disfigurement
  • Amputations

How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents?

According to the United States Department of Transportation, the number of accidents that cause motorcycle injuries and deaths has risen dramatically over the past decade. In fact, 2021 saw more motorcycle fatalities than any year since FARS started collecting data in 1975. That year, an estimated 82,686 motorcyclists suffered injuries and 5,932 died in accidents. 

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada

As a motorcyclist in Las Vegas, you have the same rights as any other motorist on the road. Unfortunately, some motorists ignore these rights, cutting you off, failing to yield to you, and not keeping an eye out for your smaller vehicle. 

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Lane splitting
  • Left-turn collisions
  • Vehicle blind spots
  • Weather and poor road conditions

Filing a Lawsuit After a Motorcycle Accident in Las Vegas

If another party contributed to your motorcycle accident, you have the right to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against them to recover compensation for your losses. While it’s most common for accident victims to file lawsuits against the driver of another motor vehicle, other avenues may exist as well. For instance, you may be able to sue the motorcycle manufacturer if defective parts caused the accident. In some cases, more than one party is liable for motorcycle accident injuries.

How Long Do You Have to Sue for Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

Generally, accident victims have just two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury lawsuit in Nevada. The time limit that applies to your case could be different, however. Since you can lose your right to recover compensation if you wait too long to take legal action, it is a good idea to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. 

Do You Need to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

Although you aren’t required to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to file a lawsuit in Nevada, handling your case on your own is not recommended. Insurance companies try to take advantage of accident victims, especially if they aren’t represented by an attorney. They will attempt to minimize your injuries, place blame on you for the accident, delay claims processing, and do just about anything else they can think of to avoid paying you full and fair compensation for your losses. This isn’t the only reason to hire an attorney, however. 

  • When you have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side, insurers and their attorneys will be less likely to give you the run-around. 
  • Your attorney can give you a fairly accurate estimate of how much your case is worth, and ensure you don’t accept a lowball offer. 
  • Since your lawyer will handle all negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf, you can spend your time healing up from the crash. 
  • People who hire experienced lawyers recover up to three times more than accident victims who go it alone.

Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

After a motorcycle accident in Nevada, there are some steps you can take to ensure your safety and protect your legal rights. 

These steps include:

Move To a Safe Location

If you’re able, prioritize your safety and the safety of others by moving yourself and your motorcycle out of the roadway. This minimizes the risk of additional collisions and ensures that emergency responders can reach you easily.

Call 9-1-1

Call 9-1-1 and report the accident to the emergency dispatcher. Try to include details about your location, the number of victims that may be involved, and any injuries that are apparent. Allow the emergency medical team to examine you, and follow their advice if they recommend ambulance transport. 

Seek Medical Attention

Be sure to get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible after the accident, even if you believe that you’re not seriously injured. The symptoms of some injuries may not show up right away. If left untreated, however, they can cause permanent damages or result in fatal consequences.

Gather Information and Document the Scene

Gather the contact information of other drivers, passengers, and witnesses. Document the scene of the accident with photos or videos of the surrounding area and anything that may have contributed to the accident. This evidence can help your attorney establish liability for the accident

Consult an Attorney

Consult motorcycle accident attorney George Bochanis to review your case. Our team will answer your questions, inform you of your legal options, and help you navigate the legal process if you decide to file a claim or personal injury lawsuit. We’ll determine how much your case is worth, and negotiate with the insurance company to make sure you receive full and fair compensation. If a settlement cannot be reached, our law firm will bring a lawsuit on your behalf.

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Motorcycle Accident FAQ’s

All motorcyclists and any passengers are required to wear helmets while riding a motorcycle in Nevada. Helmets must also meet standards set by the U.S. Department of Transportation. If the motorcycle does not have a windshield, riders must also wear protective goggles or a face shield.

Economic damages cover losses such as medical expenses and lost wages. Non-economic damages address intangible harms, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. Punitive damages, which aim to deter similar behavior, may be awarded if the defendant’s actions were egregious. 

To ensure that all victims have access to legal representation, most personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas accept cases on a contingency fee basis. Victims don’t usually pay attorneys fees unless the case is won.