How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” regarding how much it will cost to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer. Every client is unique. The accident’s circumstances, the severity of injuries, and how they impact an injured party’s life and ability to work will largely determine how compensation is negotiated.
However, many law firms offer a free case evaluation so that motorcycle accident victims can discuss their situation and receive useful advice about legal options for pursuing compensation. As many motorbike collisions result in costly medical expenses and financial pressures through being unable to work during recovery, some legal practices offer their representation on a contingency-fee-basis.
Contingency or no-win-no-fee representation means there are no upfront costs for the client. Payment is only requested by your lawyer upon your case being positively resolved through settlement negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurers or through a verdict if it is necessary to take your case to trial.
Compensation Available to Injured Motorcycle Accident Victims
Motorcycle accidents can lead to serious head, brain, spinal, and bodily injuries that can impact the way you live your life and your ability to work. For some victims, the road to recovery is long and slow. Injured parties are forced to face a very different future due to another road user’s reckless behavior.
We understand you are going through a tough time after such an accident, so we strive to make the process of recovering compensation as compassionate, efficient, and stress-free as possible. Together we can work to get your life back on track and seek compensation in lieu of the following:
- Current and ongoing medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of income and any impact from reduced future earning capacity
- Past and future pain, suffering, and inconvenience
In the tragic event of losing a loved one, the bereaved family can also seek compensation.
Laws that Could Affect Your Right to Claim Compensation
When filing a personal injury lawsuit, the statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to initiate legal proceedings. In Las Vegas, there is a strict limitation of two years for personal injury and wrongful death claims per NRS §11.190(4)(e).
Failing to meet this deadline will likely mean you cannot hold the responsible parties to account for their actions or pursue compensation. Being proactive in seeking legal representation also enables your lawyer enough time to gather the evidence necessary to build a robust case.
How a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help Your Claim
Some of the reasons why many injured parties seek legal representation include:
- Acting quickly to recover vital evidence needed to support your claim
- Gathering witness statements and reviewing official reports from the scene
- Proving liability and negligence
- Evaluating the financial impact of the accident
- Negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurers on your behalf
- Reviewing settlement offers and advising if they will meet your needs
- Representing you in court if a fair settlement cannot be agreed upon
A Lawyer Can Offer Advice if You Are Wrongfully Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
As with any accident, it is essential to seek medical assistance straight away and have your injuries properly diagnosed, treated, and documented. This will help your claim at a later date. Call the appropriate authorities to report the accident, and if it is safe to do so, and you are able, take photographs of the accident scene.
You will also need to inform your insurance company. However, you can opt to have your lawyer manage any further communications with them beyond reporting the “when and where” of the accident. Avoid discussing blame at the scene with anyone or posting to social media as this can harm your case.
Call an Attorney Today for Fierce Representation
With our team at your side, we can help you to:
- Navigate the complex legal process and overcome challenges
- Avoid common mistakes in personal injury claims
- Identify the unique elements of your circumstances to optimize your claim
We have helped obtain hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We want to help you, too. For further information about our legal services, call us today and discuss your claim in a free case evaluation at (702) 707-5934.