If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you have suffered enough. Focus on healing and let Ben Crump Law, PLLC, fight for compensation on your behalf.
Insurance companies will aim to give you the least amount possible. They will drag their feet while your medical bills accumulate. An Omaha motorcycle accident lawyer knows your rights and how to negotiate with insurance representatives.
Contact us today at (800) 924-3113 to schedule a free consultation. We can start the legal process of getting the money you may be due.
Who Is at Fault in a Motorcycle Accident?
Many drivers do not check for motorcyclists on the road. Since a bike is smaller than a car, motorists often do not see bikers. Motorcycle accidents can happen when:
- Motorists switch into a biker’s lane, cutting them off
- Crash into bikers while stopped at traffic lights
- Do not follow the posted speed limit or other posted signs
- Drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Do not leave enough distance between their vehicle and a motorcyclist
Motorcycle accidents are personal injury cases, which typically require proof of negligence. You and your lawyer will have to show how the other party is responsible for the collision. The driver’s insurance company may deny your claim for money if you do not have evidence that their policy is responsible.
Your motorcycle accident may be the result of a product rather than a person. If there was a defective part in your vehicle or another vehicle, the manufacturer might be responsible for the accident. Product liability cases can include issues with brakes, tires, and any part that directly causes the vehicle not to perform properly.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Omaha, call (800) 924-3113
Personal Injury and Accident Lawsuits
In Nevada, you generally have four years to file a personal injury case, according to Nebraska Revised Statute (NRS) § 25-207. The legal process of seeking compensation starts by notifying the other party of your intent to sue. The at-fault party or their insurance company may try to negotiate a sum. If both parties cannot agree, the case will go to court.
If you would like to speak to a Ben Crump Law, PLLC, team member about your accident, give us a call. We can review the details of your situation and advise you further during a free consultation.
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Compensation from Crashes
An Omaha motorcycle accident lawyer can help you add up the compensation you need to recover from the accident. The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, will fight to get the most compensation possible. Do not let the at-fault party’s insurance company short change you.
Injuries from a motorcycle accident can be severe. While the other driver has the protection of their vehicle, motorcyclists’ bodies take the brunt of the impact. Common injuries from motorcycle injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma and brain damage
- Neck and spinal cord injury
- Loss of limbs and other disfigurements
You can file for reimbursement for all past, current, and future medical expenses. This includes initial emergency services, treatments, therapies, medications, medical supplies, and devices. You should calculate medical bills and other healthcare-related expenses into the financial awards you are seeking.
If the accident damaged your bike or other property, you could seek compensation for the loss. Motorcycles, helmets, and other protective gear are expensive. You should not lose more financially because of someone else’s poor driving. Just like your medical bills, you should receive reimbursement for the money you spent.
Loss of Earnings
If the accident made you miss work, you could seek reimbursement for your lost wages. Lost wages start from the first day you missed work, and last throughout the time it takes you to recover. You may also ask for compensation for future lost wages if it will be a long time before you can work again. You can ask for future lost earnings if you are permanently disabled and can never return to your position.
You can also ask for compensation for pain and suffering. The physical pain may not have a dollar value, but you can ask for a sum from the at-fault driver. Your pain can be from your injuries and the agony of not being able to function as you did before the accident.
You and your family may also be able to seek compensation for mental anguish. You or your loved one may have developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety from fear of another accident. You may be emotionally suffering from losing the love of a hobby due to physical or mental damage.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 5,000 motorcyclists died in accidents in 2018. If you lost a family member in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to sue the at-fault driver for a loss of consortium. You could seek compensation for the death and loss of a family relationship, such as a parent or spouse.
Surviving family members can request payment for medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and more. If the deceased member was a family provider, you could seek lost wages your loved one will never earn now.
How We Can Help
We work on a contingency basis at Ben Crump Law, PLLC. That means our fee comes from your compensation. Our services do not have any upfront, out-of-pocket costs. We receive our payment only if you win financial awards.
Your Omaha motorcycle accident lawyer and other team members can gather the evidence needed for your case. For example:
- Accident scene photos
- Police reports and other reporting documents
- Medical records about your injuries
- Witness statements
- Vehicle computer data
We will investigate the other driver’s history and consult with the scene and medical professionals. We also could contact and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. Let the group at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, fight for your financial recovery. Call us at (800) 924-3113 today to schedule a free case review.