First and foremost, after a motorcycle accident it is important that you receive the medical attention you need to treat your injuries. It is also important to get as much documentation about the accident including police reports and photographs of the scene. Shortly after your accident you will have to deal with your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company.
Often, the insurance companies try to minimize your claim or offer you a lesser settlement to close the case. Their goal is to close the case as quickly as possible, not protect you or your rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident it is important that you speak with an attorney before speaking with your insurance company. Call the motorcycle accident attorneys at D.R. Patti & Associates as soon as possible!
Was your Motorcycle Accident a result of:
- Another driver cutting you off or swerving into you
- Getting rear-ended
- Poor road conditions
- Bike manufacturer defect
- A hit-and-run
- Another driver running a red light or stop sign
- Another driver turning into you
“I Didn’t See the Motorcyclist” Is No Excuse
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Generally speaking, accidents are always caused by some form of carelessness or safety violation. Examples include inattentive drivers, distracted drivers such as text messaging, speeding, failing to obey traffic signals, or simply failing to yield the right of way. In some cases, businesses that rent motorcycles to tourists can be held liable as well.
Liability for motorcycle accidents can also arise from less obvious parties. Some examples include construction companies where road design or maintenance of traffic may have contributed to the collision. Auto companies and certain motorcycle manufacturers can also be legally responsible under other legal theories such as a product liability claim, when the accident may have occurred due to an auto manufacturing or design defect.
If hired to represent you, we will conduct a thorough investigation right away to determine the best course of action. At D.R. Patti & Associates, we employ experienced investigators and only utilize qualified experts such as in accident reconstruction and other relevant medical fields to help prove our clients’ cases in the court room.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno or another part of Nevada then don’t wait. Contact us today to find out how we can help.
What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Handling the situation correctly immediately after the crash is imperative. The first thing a person should do is contact police and medical personnel immediately. If, due to medical reasons, you are unable to wait for the police, ensure that you obtain information from witnesses or ask them to speak to the officer whenever they arrive. Even if you are taken to the hospital, it is important to contact the police and give them your statement at the medical facility.
It is also important to listen to what the negligent driver says immediately following the accident. In the stressed out state they are likely to be in, they will probably unknowingly admit guilt. If you are around when the police arrive, make sure to have the driver repeat these statements to law enforcement officials. If you are in the hospital, you should give the officer your side of the story as soon as possible. This ensures that the negligent driver’s side of the story is not the only one considered.
According to the federal government, fatalities resulting from motorcycle crashes were 27 times higher than in car crashes in 2014. Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a total of 4,976 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2015, 8 percent higher than in 2014.
In Las Vegas and the surrounding areas in Clark County, fatalities from motorcycle crashes increased by 53 percent, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety. Motorcycles are less stable and less visible to other drivers than cars. When a motorcycle crashes, the rider has less protection than someone in a car.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries:
- Road rash
- Fractures or broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of Limbs
The only protection motorcyclists and their passengers have is their gear. As a result, the medical bills related to motorcycle accidents can be extremely high. Handling the situation correctly the first time is always the best way to go.
Why Choose D.R. Patti & Associates for Your Motorcycle Accident Case?
Our legal experience is a benefit to the injury victims and the families we represent. All members of our legal team have worked collectively together for many years. We work hard to uncover the case facts and to ensure our client’s legal interests are adequately protected. Our accident attorneys know the questions to ask and how to find the answers too.
If we are unable to negotiate a fair settlement, we also won’t hesitate to bring your case before a jury. When you retain the D.R. Patti & Associates, you are going to receive legal representation from experienced trial lawyers. Our mission is the same for all our clients; to present your case in a court of law in a convincing and compelling fashion and to obtain justice.
Why Should You Trust D.R. Patti & Associates to Fight for Your Rights Following a Traumatic Motorcycle Accident?
- Assisting victims of motorcycle accidents in obtaining maximum settlements
- Expert attorneys with experience negotiating with evil insurance companies
- Accomplished lawyers with a full understanding and knowledge of the legal system
- Effective and efficient communication and representation in court
- A storied history of successful settlements and fulfilled clients