posted in Personal Injury on February 05, 2020
Accidents on bikes and motorcycles happen each and every day on the streets of Las Vegas. The Nevada traffic crash data can be eye-opening to see how many people become victims. What you might not realize is that auto insurance claims apply to bicycle and motorcycle accidents just as they do car and truck accidents.
If you are injured on your bicycle or motorcycle from a passenger or commercial vehicle in Las Vegas, you may be able to file a claim and seek compensation.
Even if you have motorcycle insurance, it may not be sufficient. Working with a bike accident attorney can identify your rights and help you to get the financial compensation that you deserve.
At Gina Corena & Associates, we’re here to work with you every step of the way.
By working with us, you allow us to complete a full investigation of what happened, who was at fault, and the level of injuries that you have sustained. We will identify the total amount of money that the accident has cost our client, which includes lost wages, medical bills, and even the repair or replacement of a bicycle or motorcycle.
Each and every accident is unique based on where you were, what you were riding, and how the other vehicle approached you.
Once you have been involved in a bike accident, you need to protect yourself by filing an injury claim. In the event that you’re too severely injured, a friend or family member can help you with the logistics.
You’ll want to assess your injuries and file an accident report with the police. If the party that hit you fled the scene, provide as many details as possible so that the police can follow up. Otherwise, if the responsible party is there, the police will gather insurance information and contact details on your behalf, along with anyone else who was injured.
The police should provide you with the information of the driver who hit you, including their insurance company and policy number and all of their contact details. If the police don’t come out to the scene, you should collect this information on your own.
If there were any witnesses at the scene, try to procure their information as well.
You will want to document the accident with as many photos as possible. This includes photos of where you were, the damage to your bike, the damage to the other vehicle, injuries, skid marks, and any environmental factors that could have caused the accident.
Once all of the information has been collected, you can focus on getting the help that you need from first responders. There may be questions from the first responders. Don’t suggest that you are at fault. Don’t downplay your injuries. Most importantly, if the EMTs recommend that you go to the hospital, go.
While you might think that working directly with the insurance company is the best way to build your claim, this isn’t necessarily the case. The insurance company represents the at-fault party. The adjusters will often limit the amount that the insurance company pays out, meaning that you could settle for far less than what your claim is actually worth.
At Gina Corena & Associates, our goal is to look out for you. This is why we want to ensure that you have an experienced Las Vegas bike accident attorney at your side.
We’ll show you how you should build a strong personal injury case in 5 easy steps.
At Gina Corena & Associates, we have seen how severe the injuries can be from bicycle and motorcycle accidents. We want you to focus on getting better, which is why we’re here to handle the claims process. Don’t be bullied by letting people tell you that you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. You shouldn’t shoulder the blame for someone else’s negligence.
Let us fight the fight for you to recover as much financial compensation as you deserve based on what happened.
When you have been the victim of a bike accident, call Gina Corena & Associates at 702-680-1111 for a free consultation. We can discuss the details of your case and determine how we can help with your claim.
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