While riding a motorcycle in Las Vegas, Nevada can be an exhilarating experience, it does come with its risks. The beautiful weather in Nevada makes the state’s roads and highways the ideal place to cruise around on a motorcycle. Unfortunately, motorcycles are less safe than passenger vehicles and other modes of transportation. In fact, motorcycles put the riders at a higher risk of death and/or serious injury. This is particularly true even if the motorcycle accident victim is wearing the recommended safety gear at the time of the crash.
Helping Motorcycle Victims
If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, the last thing you should be worrying about is navigating the complicated legal system of personal injury claims. At Parry & Pfau, it is our goal to help motorcycle accident victims in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada get the monetary compensation they deserve. We will fight for your monetary compensation no matter the cause of your accident. There are several ways in which a Las Vegas personal injury attorney can help a motorcycle victim in Nevada. This includes:
Handling all communication, written or otherwise, with the insurance company. You will get the piece of mind you need and deserve because all of the insurer’s emails, phone calls, and letters will come to our firm and not you;
Gathering evidence for your case and proving fault. When insurance companies doubt claims, a personal injury attorney steps in and uses medical records, witness testimony, and police reports to prove what happened and that the claim should be paid;
Negotiating on your behalf for maximum compensation. Even when an insurance company agrees to pay a claim, the amount offered may not be enough for you and your loved ones. A skilled personal injury attorney will calculate the total value of your claim and help fight to get the most recovery for you.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
There are several types of injuries that can result from a Las Vegas, Nevada motorcycle accident. Some of these include:
Burn injuries: A collision can cause serious burns for motorcyclists as a result of gas tank spillage that mixes with other chemicals, resulting in serious burn injuries that may require skin grafts.
Traumatic brain injuries: This is the leading cause of death in motorcycle accidents across the nation, TBIs can also cause permanent disabilities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes that motorcyclists who wear helmets reduce their risk of death in a crash by as much as 29%.
Facial injuries: Despite safety gear, a serious motorcycle accident can cause multiple facial injuries including broken jaws and other disfigurement of the face.
Broken bones: Perhaps the most common type of injury resulting from motorcycle accidents these injuries can result in permanent nerve damage, disfigurement, or permanent disability if serious enough. The impact of a collision may result in multiple fractures and breaks for a motorcyclist.
Spinal cord damage: Up to 12% of all motorcycle accidents can result in spinal cord injuries that can be severe and even paralyzing. When the damage is serious enough, a victim may end up in a wheelchair for the remainder of his or her life and be paralyzed from the waist down.
Las Vegas Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you know needs a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada, contact the experienced attorneys at Parry & Pfau today. We have years of experience fighting for the injured across the state of Nevada and we can help you, too.
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