Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle is one the greatest joys in life. After a long ride, your mind is clear. Along with burning some calories and increasing your full body strength, riding even makes you smarter by increasing activity in your prefrontal area! Becoming a qualified motorcycle rider is not a simple task and staying safe on the road is even harder. Any experienced motorcyclist should be well trained, skilled, equipped, licensed, and fully understands the importance of training and adhering to the motorcycle safety rules.Most experienced motorcyclists involved in an accident are usually not the ones at fault and their experience gives them the benefit of the doubt with other motorcyclists. This is why it is important to immediately contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney if you get in a motorcycle accident to make sure you get full compensation and full justice in an accident. At Michael Hua Injury Law, we are experienced and well versed in motorcycle safety rules and the injuries that result from motorcycle accidents. Fill out a free evaluation form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Michael Hua Injury Law Case Motorcycle Accidents

Why Contact a Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Injured riders might find it challenging to recover compensation after a crash, especially without the help of an attorney. Insurance coverage that applies to a person’s car might not apply to that same person’s motorcycle. Coverage is typically independent and requires an additional motorcycle policy. Without proper insurance, a motorcyclist may financially struggle to meet the demands of high medical bills, an inability to work, or disability.

Michael Hua Injury Law is experienced in motorcycle accidents, has access to top experts, accident reconstructionists, and doctors to obtain full justice and the best compensation for you.

To help build your case, we will:

  • Collect incident and police reports
  • Find witnesses and gather witness statements
  • Go to the scene and take photographs
  • Create a reconstruction of the accident
  • Investigate the other driver’s driving and criminal background
  • Legal analysis of medical records
  • Find the appropriate expert witnesses for your case
  • Contact and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf

Common Causes of Car Accidents

It’s rare for most experienced motorcycle riders to break the motorcycle safety rules and the rules of the road and for good reason. When a motorcyclist is not at fault, they may seek financial justice for their harms and losses from the at fault individual or corporation. Common damages that injured riders can obtain economic justice for are medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering among other things.

Investigation after an accident

It’s important to contact an attorney to investigate your accident as soon as possible or else risk fleeting evidence. The other side will likely be creating and communicating with their own team. At this stage, your attorney and their team can hopefully still get to the scene to take photographs and measurements. Your attorney and their team will take down all relevant information from you and begin your claims for your motorcycle accident.

Insurance negotiations

After you’ve received the appropriate care and we have been in contact with the wrongful driver’s insurance company, we begin negotiating a settlement for the harms and losses that you sustained from the other driver. If insurance negotiations are unreasonable or offensive, you may pursue legal action against the negligent party and take them to court with your attorney’s help.

Proving your motorcycle accident in court

Motorcycle accidents are personal injury cases stemming from negligence. Negligence is basically occurs where someone is responsible harms and losses caused when breaking the rules and hurting someone. Your motorcycle accident lawyer will need to prove that the other driver acted beyond a reasonable standard of care by violating the rules of the road, traffic laws, or was driving drunk or under the influence among other things.

Product liability

Sometimes a defect in your motorcycle or another driver’s vehicle may have caused an accident. You may file a lawsuit against the manufacturer to recover full justice for your injuries in some cases.

It is extremely important to keep possession of the vehicles and avoid making any substantial changes to those vehicles. Your attorney will need to investigate the vehicles involved as soon as possible to study the vehicle and determine whether defects existed prior to the accident. Michael Hua Injury Law will work with a forensic expert to determine whether the defect in the motorcycle or its parts were unreasonably dangerous, the motorcycle was operated as intended, and the motorcycle was not substantially changed or modified since its initial purchase.

Some common examples are defective tires, brakes, fuel systems, and accelerators.

Wrongful Death

An overwhelming ratio of fatalities are higher in motorcycle vs car accidents. In these cases, if you tragically lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident, you may recover full justice and compensation through a wrongful death claim. We help survivors prove that negligence caused the victims death and fight for damages stemming from the loss of support, society, companionship, comfort, and marital relations as well as the financial hardship stemming from the sudden loss. See our wrongful death section for more information.

Types of Compensations You Can Recover

In fighting and negotiating against an insurance company or the wrongful party, we may help you recover full justice and compensation for:

Past and future medical bills
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Your total medical bills after a motorcycle accident can get extremely high and unaffordable. You may need to sell your house or other assets just to get by. Victims of a motorcycle accident may obtain compensation for related medical bills such as emergency visits and stays, hospital bills, surgeries, and potential future care.
Past and future lost wages
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Victims of a motorcycle accident can recover compensation for lost wages that are calculated lost period of time assuming the accident never took place.
Loss of earning capacity
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If you are left disabled or permanently impaired from a motorcycle accident, you may seek damages related to your inability to make the same living that you could in the past.
Loss of Consortium
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The spouse of the victim of a motorcycle accident may have a claim for the loss of consortium. This would include services, society, companionship, assistance, and aid from his or her loved one in the case of a wrongful death or serious injury resulting from a motorcycle accident.
Punitive Damages
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In some cases where the wrongful driver’s acts were particularly egregious, intentional, malicious, or a conscious disregard for public safety, victims of motorcycle riders may seek punitive damages that serve to make an example or punish the wrongful driver.
Past and future pain and suffering:
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A lawsuit may be filed to obtain noneconomic damages related to pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment to life, and among other things for what has past and for what can be proven to come in the future. Many factors, such as the nature of the injuries, the duration and extent of the pain, and your story apply to this form of justice and compensation.

For more information regarding all types of personal injuries, wrongful death, and compensation from these injuries, see our overview of personal injury cases.


What causes a motorcycle accident?
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Although motorcyclists may be more difficult to spot on the road compared to cars, that does not give other drivers an excuse to fail to pay full attention and account for motorcyclists. Ultimately, motorcyclists are typically well trained and experienced but an accident will occur when someone breaks a rule they were not supposed to break. Some of the most common causes of a motorcycle accident are:
  • Failure to pay attention
  • Failing to yield
  • Swerving in front of a motorcyclist
  • Speeding
  • Failing to leave enough room in front of you
  • Failing to spot a motorcyclist, especially when they are changing or entering lanes
  • Driving under the influence
  • Misjudging a motorcycle rider’s speed and distance
  • Panicking and stopping in front of a motorcyclist’s path
What types of injuries are common in motorcycle accidents?
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Motorcycle riders are the most vulnerable to other vehicles and the uncontrollable elements. Injuries from a motorcycle accident can result in fatalities or permanent injuries. Most common injuries that we see are:
  • Bone breaks and fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries and permanent brain damage
  • Spine injuries (neck and back)
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of limbs and paralysis
  • Death