Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Are you looking for a Nevada Motorcycle Accident Attorney? The West Seegmiller Attorneys represents motorcycle crash victims in Las Vegas and thorough the state of Nevada. Over the past three decades, our personal injury lawyers have represented motorbike riders injured in traffic accidents. Our legal team includes attorneys who are also motorcycle riders themselves.

Motorcycle Accident Causes
There were 4,462 Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in the United States in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Under Nevada Civil Code section 1714, drivers are responsible for their own acts and injuries to another caused by his acts. In order to recover damages from another driver who may have caused a motorcycle crash, the injured motorcycle rider must prove the other driver was negligent or did not exercise the same reasonable care any prudent person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances.

There are specific elements that must be proved on a case-by-case basis in court. First, an injured person must prove that the defendant has a legal duty to exercise care toward them. Next, they must prove that the defendant breached that duty and it was the cause of the accident that injured the person. Finally, the injured person must prove they were in fact injured by providing evidence of medical costs and reports from doctors proving the injuries and the extent of those injuries. The total damages to an injured person will include costs to treat them, lost wages or loss of one’s future earnings and pain and suffering in some cases. Motorcycle accident lawyers must conduct an investigation immediately after an accident to:

  • Preserve evidence of the crash
  • Secure photographs of the scene
  • Establish the defendants’ liability for the accident
  • Inspect the motorcycle and safety gear for potential defects
  • Determine if there is a need to hire expert witnesses
  • Recover your medical expenses and lost wages

Most motorcycle crashes result in serious physical injury. If you have suffered injury, or a family member has been killed, call for a confidential consultation with an experienced and caring Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorney. We will give you sound advice and explain all of your options.

How Much Do Our Attorneys Charge?
The West Seegmiller Attorneys offers its services on a contingency fee basis. Personal injury law firms that use this fee structure are able to offer their services to a client without charge unless the law firm obtains a settlement for its client. Once we decide to take you on as a client, we get paid only when we win your case. We charge no up-front fees or costs, no filing fees, or court costs. We get paid when you get paid.

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Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

If you are a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to recover significant damages. A pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident every eight minutes in the United States, and one is killed every 113 minutes. If you or your loved one has been injured, the West Seegmiller Attorneys can help. We have nearly 30 years of working with personal injury claims including pedestrian injuries and have won millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Look Both Ways
According to experts most pedestrian accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the driver. These accidents can happen when drivers are careless such as:

  • Failing to yield for pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Backing out of parking spaces in parking lots
  • Speeding in residential areas where there are children playing
  • Turning right on a red light, and not looking for pedestrians in the crosswalk

According to the NTSB half of all pedestrian accidents involving children occur between the hours of 3 and 4 p.m. in the afternoon when they are out from school.

Halloween could be most dangerous night for the child pedestrian. Many pedestrian accidents involve trick-or-treaters in black costumes out on Halloween at dusk or in the dark. Parents should make sure that young children are accompanied by an adult, wear costumes that are visible to drivers in the dark and carry flashlights. Parents should urge children to take every precaution to check for traffic on streets and obey all pedestrian traffic laws to avoid pedestrian accidents.

Children 15 years old and younger make up 39% of all injured pedestrians. Last year 4000 elderly were injured resulting in 700 deaths. The Federal Highway Administration reports that the elderly are particularly vulnerable to injury or pedestrian fatality because they have slower reflexes and walk slower. They need more time to cross streets and their injuries are more severe if not fatal.
A pedestrian crash victim can be compensated for injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries and head injuries, as well as for those that result in death.

Damages are also recoverable for:

  • Recurring pain and suffering caused by physical injuries
  • Reimbursement for medical bills related directly to the pedestrian accident
  • Reasonable future medical bills
  • Rehabilitative services or accommodations, such as physical therapy or a ramp leading to the home
  • Lost past and future wages
  • Mental pain and suffering
  • Permanent impairment or disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, it is a good idea to keep a daily diary. Use it to document how the injury is affecting you, both emotionally and physically. This will be helpful later on if you need to prove your injuries in a legal setting.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a pedestrian traffic accident, contact an experienced professional at the West Seegmiller Attorneys. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation for your injuries.

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Catastrophic Injury Attorney

The unthinkable can happen. If it does, you should be prepared to seek reparations in the event that a loved one suffers a catastrophic injury in an accident or through the wrongful acts of another person or business. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another party, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
There are numerous factors that can lead to catastrophic injuries. A catastrophic injury can occur due to something as immediate as a car accident, or can result from the long time exposure to a toxic substance. The main connection between all viable catastrophic injury cases is that there is a person, persons or organization involved that could be proven negligent.

Here are some examples of circumstances that qualify as catastrophic injuries:

  • Head or brain injury resulting in disability, coma or persistent vegetative state (PVS)
  • Scarring, nerve damage and disability caused by major burns and electrocution accidents
  • Spinal cord injury resulting in complete or partial paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia, neuralgia and chronic pain
  • Birth injuries resulting in cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy or damage to the brain
  • Accidental amputation
  • Eye injuries resulting in decreased vision or blindness
  • Serious injuries and disability caused by exposure to toxic substances
  • Wrongful death claims in fatal accidents

If you or a loved one were involved in a catastrophic injury, contact the West Seegmiller Attorneys. We will fight hard to get you or your loved one the care they deserve and just compensation for their injuries. We have offices in Las Vegas Nevada, San Bernardino, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas Nevada to better serve your local needs.

What Will It Cost to Hire The West Seegmiller Catastrophic Injury Attorneys?
Once we decide to take you on as a client, we get paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees or costs, and advance all costs to prosecute the case. We only get paid when you get paid.

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