If you’re reading this page, you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident in the Las Vegas area. You may be feeling panicked and confused. You may have injuries. You know you need to deal with this situation, but are unsure how.
I will tell you upfront: there is a right way to handle the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, and then there is the wrong way.
Avoid these mistakes
The wrong way to handle a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas:
- Decide to wait until you feel better and your injuries have healed to deal with the accident.
- Negotiating with the insurance adjuster on your own.
- Failing to realize the insurance adjusters are there to represent the insurance company’s best interests, not yours.
This is how many motorcycle accident victims deal with motorcycle accident claims, and because of this, they miss out on millions of dollars in compensation to which they were entitled by law.
Important first steps
The better way to handle a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas:
- Before you do anything else, you’re going to want to immediately contact a Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorney. Most firms, including mine, will consult with you for free and won’t charge you a dime unless you actually receive compensation from your motorcycle accident claim. No excuses.
- You want the details of the accident to be fresh in your mind. You want proper documentation of your injuries before they have healed and you want to make sure you submit the proper statements to the insurance company in order to not hurt your claim. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will handle all of this for you.
Other steps you’re going to want to take after phoning a lawyer who specializes in motorcycle accidents:
- Injuries: get medical attention.
- Eyewitnesses: talk to these people. They are important. Make sure you get their names and their phone numbers.
- Other drivers: Write down their names, their drivers license numbers and insurance information.
- The police: File a report with them. Be as detailed as you possibly can when giving your account of the accident.
As an experienced Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorney, once you contact my firm for a free case review, I will begin gathering the necessary evidence in order to determine if you have a case and are entitled to compensation from the accident. Together we will go over the details of the accident, including possible damages, eyewitness accounts and their availability to testify, dealing with the insurance companies, and the compensation to which you may be entitled.
An attorney can help
Having an experienced attorney to represent you after a motorcycle accident is crucial. Here is an analogy:
I used to do my own taxes. Every year I owed a small amount of money to the government, and every year I would pay it. Finally, one year, I got so busy that I decided to hire a professional tax preparer to do my taxes for me. I was shocked when the tax preparer found many perfectly legal deductions, and instead of owing money, I began receiving a sizable refund check. Without knowing it, I was leaving money on the table to which I was legally entitled. But because I wasn’t a trained tax professional, I had no idea this money existed.
Hiring us to handle your motorcycle accident claim is like hiring a professional tax preparer to do your taxes. An experienced attorney will know exactly where to look and what to do in order to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries and any damages to your property, as well as lost wages, medical expenses, emotional suffering, and funeral arrangements in the event of the untimely death of a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident.
Here are five questions to ask yourself if you or someone you love has been in a motorcycle accident. If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you would be best served by contacting my firm to go to bat for you:
- Do you know the motorcycle laws specific to Las Vegas?
- Do you know what to do if the other driver responsible for the accident fled the scene (a hit and run)?
- Do you know what to do if the other driver was drunk?
- Do you know what to do if the other driver has no insurance?
- Do you know how to hold the manufacturer responsible if you believe a motorcycle part failed and was the cause of the accident?
I believe that you will benefit greatly from our competent, experienced representation. You don’t want to risk going it alone and ending up responsible for thousands of dollars in medical bills for your injuries, or your claim denied by your insurance company because you said the wrong thing when negotiating with them.
My name is Stephen Day and my firm, Day & Nance, is here to help you deal with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident. This is what I do, and I’m very, very good at it. Let me help you negotiate this process, and ensure that you receive the money to which you are entitled by law. My firm charges no fee for taking on your case unless we are successful.
In the case of motorcycle accidents, did you know that almost every one ends up with severe injuries? And did you also know that the vast majority of these accidents occur because of the other driver either not yielding the right of way, or simply not seeing the motorcyclist? This means that most motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcycle driver, but as virtually every accident involves injuries to the cyclist, whether they’re at fault or not, someone has to be accountable for the medical bills and damages incurred.
Most motorcycle accidents are the cause of the other driver not yielding the right away or seeing the motorcyclist.
You want to make sure that that person is not you. Give us a call today. Let us step up to the plate and represent your case with our 25 years of experience in the Las Vegas and Southern Nevada area. We know what we’re doing. You can take a deep breath, relax and leave everything in our hands.