Nevada is blessed with warm, sunny weather and beautiful geography. Motorcycle riders take full advantage of these scenes, riding anywhere from Red Rock Canyon to the Lake Mead Recreational Area and everywhere in between. However, motorcycle riders are at a distinct disadvantage to motorists in cars or commercial trucks. This disadvantage is most pronounced during collisions.
If you were injured while riding a motorcycle in or around Las Vegas and Henderson, or a loved one was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash, speak with an attorney right away. By retaining our Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyers, you have someone on your side who knows the law and can protect your rights. You have someone to fight for the financial recovery you deserve.
Contact Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC today at (702) 878-2889 or through our online form. We are highly experienced and respected personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas. We have a track record of obtaining excellent results for our clients while providing compassionate and comprehensive client services.
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A motorcycle accident attorney from Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC can help you recover compensation after another person, business, or government agency’s wrongdoing causes you harm. The most common scenario we handle is a vehicle-motorcycle collision. All too often, we have to fight for an injured motorcyclist to receive full and fair compensation because of a careless driver.
Call us right away if you or a loved one were involved in a:
Not all motorcycle accident claims arise from a collision with a personal or commercial vehicle. We also have represented motorcycle accident victims who were in a single-motorcycle accident. These types of crashes may arise when there is a defective roadway or traffic device.
Every state has its own set of motorcycle accident laws, which can become relevant following a serious motorcycle accident. If you were injured in a crash, talk with a Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. Your motorcycle injury lawyer can review whether you were abiding by all Nevada motorcycle laws at the time of the crash. If you were not, your lawyer would prepare to address this during your claim for compensation.
Some important motorcycle laws in Nevada include:
Nevada also has many laws that control the style of the motorcycle, including height restrictions on handlebars, mirrors, front and back lights, reflectors, and more. If you are worried the other driver will blame a minor legal violation on the crash, contact us today.
Motorcycle accidents occur for myriad reasons. Our Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyers have found some of the most common reasons to be:
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The party who is responsible for a crash is the person or entity whose carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct directly caused the collision to occur. In most motorcycle accident claims, a motorcycle accident lawyer investigates the crash for evidence of who was negligent.
Every driver is required to act as a reasonably prudent person would under the circumstances. This is a duty of care, and to adhere to it, motorists must obey the rules of the road and operate their vehicles carefully. Motorists are reasonable for driving in a way that reduces the risk of a crash.
When a motorist is careless, reckless, or intentionally violated a traffic ordinance, and this conduct leads to a crash, then that motorist is said to be negligent. Their negligence makes them responsible for compensating those injured in the crash.
In some motorcycle accidents, it is clear that one driver is entirely to blame. However, not all collisions are so clear cut. It may be that the other driver partly blames the motorcycle rider. Or, their may be more than one at-fault vehicle involved.
When each party blames the other, Nevada’s modified comparative negligence rule applies. The insurer, judge, or jury determines how much each party is to blame and assigns each party a percentage.
As long as you are less than half at fault, you can still obtain compensation. However, the insurer or jury will reduce your settlement or court award by your percentage of fault.
If you are found to be 50% or more at fault for the crash, then you are prohibited from receiving compensation.
The party that was negligent and directly caused the crash may not be the party we demand compensation from. In certain circumstances, liability lies with another party. This occurs in several situations, but the most common is when an on-duty employee caused the motorcycle accident.
If we determined the driver who caused your motorcycle crash injuries was employed and working at the time, then we will file a claim against the business’s insurance. We also may file a lawsuit against both the employee and the business in pursuit of full and fair compensation for your injuries.
No matter how prepared you are when you ride a motorcycle, you have less protection than motorists and passengers in a car. There is not a metal cage around you with seatbelts, airbags, brake assist, and other safety features. When you or a loved one are in a crash while riding a motorcycle, you are at a disadvantage. The result of this disadvantage is often severe injuries. To learn more about motorcycle injuries, check out our more in-depth article about common motorcycle injuries.
A motorcycle injury attorney at Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC will help you pursue compensation for:
Whatever led to the motorcycle crash and your injuries, a Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer will fight hard for you to receive the maximum compensation possible.
Depending on the type and extent of your injuries, as well as the other party’s conduct, we will pursue compensation for your past and future:
There is no way to determine the value of your claim without talking to an experienced attorney. We will have a candid discussion with you regarding the factors that can increase or decrease a potential settlement or court award. A factor like the egregiousness of the at-fault party’s behavior can increase the value of your claim. However, the at-fault party’s policy limit and lack of personal financial resources can limit your recovery.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, call Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC to speak with a Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorney immediately. We will guide you through the insurance claim and litigation processes in pursuit of fair compensation. Our team will:
When you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Nevada, you have two years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit. Also, if you lost a parent, spouse, or child in a motorcycle accident, you have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file suit.