Fatal Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Las Vegas
Helping Clients Through Difficult Times
Losing a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident is devastating. While you are trying to healthily grieve the loss, you will also be bombarded with financial issues, like medicals bills, funeral costs, and the sudden absence of the deceased’s wages. In order to both honor the memory of your loved one and regain financial stability as you deserve, you should talk to an attorney from Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith in Las Vegas.
Our team has decades of collective legal experience handling the most complex and sensitive personal injury claims, including wrongful death claims filed for families who have lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident. We know that you need time, space, and support, which is why we balance our outstanding legal services with genuine compassion. You will not feel rushed or overlooked while we progress your case because we make certain you are heard and consulted at every important decision.
Damages in Fatal Motorcycle Accident Claims
After a catastrophic motorcycle accident, the cost of emergency medical care will be steep, especially if the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head injuries. By some estimates, the cost of final medical care and revival efforts will average at least $300,000. Even with adequate healthcare insurance coverage, out-of-pocket expenses can add up quickly as those insurance policies cap.
The damages that could arise from a fatal motorcycle accident include:
- Final medical care costs: The cost of medical care used to try to save your loved one’s life can be the most significant economic damage pursued in your claim.
- Lost wages and benefits: You can seek damages equal to the wages and benefits your loved one likely would have earned in life had the fatal motorcycle accident never happened.
- Burial costs: The price of a burial and/or a funeral can also be repaid through damages, as long as those prices are deemed “reasonable.”
- Loss of companionship: You and your other loved ones can seek noneconomic damages for the pain and hardship you have felt due to the untimely loss of companionship and care.
To stop your finances from being drained, which will only make losing your loved one hurt even more, you need to demand fair and maximized compensation from the liable parties. Our Las Vegas fatal motorcycle accident attorneys can help by investigating the cause of your loved one’s death, calculating the damages owed, creating and filing a claim, and preparing for litigation.
Does It Matter If a Helmet was Used or Not?
Nevada has a contributory negligence rule that applies to personal injury and wrongful death claims. It allows a defendant to pay less in damages based on how liable the plaintiff was for their own injuries. If the plaintiff is found to be 51% liable due to their negligence, then the entire claim against the defendant can be dismissed.
Helmet usage becomes crucial in a fatal motorcycle accident case because of this contributory negligence rule. If your loved one was not wearing a helmet at the time of their death, then the defending insurance company will certainly argue that they were negligent and contributed to their own risk of severe injury or death.
We are Here to Support You
Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith and our Las Vegas fatal motorcycle accident lawyers are here to make certain you can get supportive and professional legal representation after losing a loved one in a violent crash. We are dedicated to doing as much as possible on your behalf, so you do not need to busy yourself with legalese and legal statutes. Instead, you can grieve with peace of mind in knowing that one of the most reputable law firms in Nevada is on your side and standing up for you and your loved one.
Contact us today to discuss the key details of your case during a FREE consultation.
“John Bertoldo spent hours with me explaining all legal matters and guiding me in this difficult time for me. The loyalty of this law firm was beyond my expectations. Great settlement and so happy with results!”- Mahir S.
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Proven Record of Results
We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.
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Our attorneys will handle each aspect of your case, including securing short and long-term medical care, helping to recover lost wages and more.
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