Carson City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Carson City Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycles are popular in Carson City and surrounding areas of Nevada, and while most riders are able to reach their destinations safely, motorcycle accidents do happen for the same reasons that all other vehicle accidents happen. However, motorcycle accidents have a high chance of causing catastrophic or fatal injuries. An experienced Carson City motorcycle accident lawyer is the ideal resource to consult in the aftermath of a motorcycle crash.

Representing Motorcycle Accident Claims in Carson City, NV

The attorneys at Easton & Easton excel at resolving complex personal injury cases in Carson City, including those filed in response to motorcycle accidents. Our firm has a strong professional reputation for helping our clients not only win their cases but also maximize their compensation. Our goal for every case we accept is to help our client recover as fully as state law allows in the shortest possible timeframe.

While it is technically possible for you to pursue compensation for your damages without hiring legal counsel, this would be far more challenging than you may expect, and you would encounter various significant challenges that you may not be able to overcome on your own. When you have an attorney assisting you, you can rest and recover with peace of mind, and your legal team will handle all your case proceedings for you.

Ultimately, every motorcycle accident case is unique, and there is no single solution that will work for every victim’s recovery efforts. Easton & Easton provide client-focused legal counsel, taking time to learn as much as we can about our client and the various ways their accident has negatively impacted their life. When you choose our firm to represent you in a motorcycle accident claim, you can rest assured we will do everything we can to maximize your recovery.

Carson City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

How to Prove Liability for a Motorcycle Accident

Nevada follows the fault rule for resolving vehicle accident cases. This means that before you will be able to recover any compensation for the damages you suffered in your recent Carson City accident, you must prove exactly how the accident happened and identify the driver responsible for causing it. Most motorcycle accidents happen because of negligence, or a lack of reasonable care while driving, but they may also happen due to intentional and illegal misconduct.

A few of the most commonly reported causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Speeding, which is not only a leading cause of accidents throughout the state but also a top-reported contributing factor to the fatal accident rate throughout the United States. Vehicle computer data can show how fast a vehicle was traveling at the moment an accident occurred.
  • Moving violations, such as failure to yield the right-of-way, running red lights and stop signs, and performing illegal turns. These actions can startle others nearby and easily result in serious collisions. Traffic camera footage is often essential for proving fault for accidents that occur because of moving violations.
  • Distracted driving, which is one of the leading causes of all motor vehicle accidents throughout the United States each year. Just a few seconds of inattentive driving is more than enough to cause a serious accident, and drivers’ cell phone records can prove if a phone was in use the moment before an accident occurred.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, which is the leading illegal cause of motor vehicle crashes throughout the United States. A DUI driver faces criminal charges along with their liability for the damages they inflicted on other drivers. When they are sentenced in criminal court, they would face more severe penalties if they caused great bodily harm or death.

An experienced Carson City motorcycle accident lawyer can help their client secure the evidence needed to firmly establish fault for the accident. The sooner you connect with legal counsel after your accident, the more time your attorney will have to gather the evidence you may need, and swift action helps preserve the integrity of evidence that could deteriorate with time.

Filing Your Auto Insurance Claim in Carson City

Auto insurance is a requirement for every driver, and an individual auto insurance policy must meet basic coverage requirements for property damage liability and bodily injury liability. Once you have proven fault for a motorcycle crash in Carson City, filing a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy will be your first option for recovering your damages.

An experienced attorney can help you complete proof of loss forms and gather any documentation you will need to submit to the insurance carrier. They will also resolve any issues you encounter with the insurance company’s handling of your claim and ensure you receive a fair settlement offer. After recovering as much as you can through insurance, the remaining damages can be recovered with a personal injury suit.

Claiming Compensation With a Personal Injury Suit

Whether the at-fault driver does not have auto insurance or does not have enough insurance to fully cover the damages they caused, the victim can file a personal injury claim against them to recover their outstanding losses. Under Nevada’s personal injury statutes, the plaintiff has the right to seek full repayment of any direct financial losses or economic damages the defendant caused, as well as pain and suffering compensation.

Economic damages are straightforward and typically proven with the correct documentation. The plaintiff can claim compensation for property damage, medical expenses, and lost income arising from the accident, including their lost future earning potential if they were permanently disabled. Pain and suffering compensation are more variable, and there is no limit to how much a plaintiff may claim for a motorcycle accident.

If you intend to seek pain and suffering compensation, it is meant to reflect the severity of the harm you suffered and your projected recovery time, and it could form the bulk of your total case award, depending on the severity of the injuries you sustained. When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your motorcycle accident case, we will help you uncover every available channel of compensation in your case to maximize your recovery.

Nevada Motorcycle Accident FAQs

Q: Can a Motorcyclist Be at Fault for Their Accident in Carson City?

A: It is possible for one or more parties to bear fault for a motorcycle accident, including the motorcyclist. The state follows the modified comparative fault rule, so if the facts of a personal injury claim indicate that a plaintiff shares fault for their claimed damages, they will lose a percentage of their case award equal to their percentage of fault. However, this only applies if they are less than 50% at fault. If they are 50% or more at fault, they cannot claim damages.

Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Carson City?

A: Recovery from a motorcycle accident typically begins with filing an auto insurance claim against the at-fault driver, and if the insurance settlement does not fully cover the victim’s damages, they will need to file a personal injury suit against the at-fault driver to recover the rest. Insurance claims must typically be filed within a few days of an accident, whereas Nevada has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims.

Q: How Much Is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?

A: The total potential value of a motorcycle accident claim in Carson City or elsewhere in the state depends on the extent of the victim’s damages. Once you have proven fault for your accident, you can hold the at-fault driver accountable for your medical expenses, lost income, and property damage. Additionally, you can claim compensation for projected future damages like lost earning power as well as your pain and suffering.

Q: How Are Pain and Suffering Calculated in Personal Injury Claims?

A: Nevada does not place a cap or limit on pain and suffering compensation for most personal injury claims. A plaintiff may claim as much as they deem reasonable to reflect all the physical pain and psychological trauma they suffered from the defendant’s actions. Your Carson City motorcycle accident lawyer can help determine a suitable amount based on your projected recovery time and whether you suffered any permanent harm.

Q: What Are Attorneys’ Fees for a Carson City Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

A: It’s natural to worry about the potential cost of hiring an attorney to represent you in a motorcycle accident claim, but this is no cause for concern with a contingency fee policy. When an attorney takes a case on contingency, the client does not pay any upfront or ongoing attorneys’ fees for their representation. Instead, the attorney takes a percentage of the final case award won for the client, and only if and when they win the case.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of professional experience helping all types of clients with their personal injury claims, including those filed in response to motorcycle accidents. If you need legal counsel you can trust for an impending motorcycle accident claim, the team at Easton & Easton can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a Carson City motorcycle accident lawyer.

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Best Law Firms Orange County 2020

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Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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Doug and Matt Easton have each been chosen as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers lists attorneys who have earned selection through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto this list.

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California 2016

Brian and Matt Easton were recently honored for their efforts in securing a $1,850,000 verdict for a client in 2016, which was selected as one of the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California by

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Doug and Brian have each been selected by Super Lawyers, an honor given to less than 5% of attorneys. Matt Easton has been selected among Super Lawyers' Up-and-Coming Top 25 in Orange County and Top 100 in Southern Califonia, an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys under 40 years old.

10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms in all of Southern California

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen as one of the "10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms” in all of Southern California" each year Since 2015 based on client satisfaction — one of the highest honors we could ever hope to achieve.

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Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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Doug Easton has held the “AV Preeminent” Rating for over 30 years and Matt Easton received this prestigious distinction in 2015. The "AV Preeminent" rating is the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards, and is based on the legal profession’s oldest peer review rating system, dating back to 1887.

10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction

Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been chosen as one of the "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys in Southern California each year since 2015 based on client satisfaction, an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys - and Easton & Easton houses three of them.

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Brian Easton was selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2015. ABOTA is one of the most premier associations of trial attorneys and judges, requiring a certain number of jury trials as lead counsel and approval by a majority vote of the ABOTA board.

The National Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40

Matt Easton has been selected each year since 2014 as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 for California by The National Trial Lawyers — an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys.

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Doug and Matt Easton have each been chosen as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers lists attorneys who have earned selection through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto this list.

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Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

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Coming out of my first auto accident as an adult, a very difficult and scary time to navigate and understand, I was so incredibly thankful to have been put in contact with Easton & Easton. I honestly was lost with how to handle paperwork, doctors, medical costs and what next steps were, and from the moment I spoke with Travis Easton and my case manager Katie, my mind was put at ease. They have made the entire process stress free for me as I recovered, and I am so grateful for them and their genuine care for my case. Communication from the start has been fantastic, especially making clear what my expectations for the entire process would look like, and I truly believe they have my best interest at heart. 100% I would recommend their firm for anyone that is needing representation! Read more…

Sara McClelland
My experience with Easton & Easton has been amazing! Gabriel Mendoza and my case manager Katie have been so helpful and taken so much stress off my plate. They’ve been super informative and honest and given me very clear expectations. They’ve taken such a terrible experience (my accident) and eased my mind about the outcome. I can’t thank them enough!! Read more…
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The Easton & Easton Law Firm is amazing! The entire team is very helpful and caring. They were always there to answer all my questions. They directed me through the entire process and stayed with me every step of the way. This team is outstanding and were wonderful to work with. Because of the tremendous effort they put on my case they were able to win my difficult personal injury case. I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm to handle my case. They are the Best! Thank you for your patience, professionalism, & guidance! I definitely recommend this firm to handle your case. They go out of their way to fight for your rights. THANK YOU… Read more…

Sofia Sanchez

I could not be more pleased with the services provided by the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton. The senior partner Mr. Easton took the time to meet with me and my wife while I was still in the hospital, where he gave my family hope that there was light at the end of a very long, and very dark tunnel. Matt Easton then worked my case, and because of his dedication, experience and expertise I received a settlement that was larger than I EVER thought possible. It was truly astounding! Matt and the entire team at Easton & Easton looked out for me throughout my recovery, and in the end they gave me my life back. Five stars is not enough. Thanks Matt! Thanks Easton & Easton! Read more…

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Logan Ross

I can’t say enough amazing things about my experience with Travis Easton at Easton & Easton. Travis and his entire team (Katie, Amy, Dee, Michelle, & Araceli) are phenomenal. It provided me a lot of comfort to know I was being so well taken care of. I was especially impressed that every document for the case was perfectly written and specific to me. Nothing was generic, which shows the level of care and attention they put into each individual case. I had such a great experience and would highly recommend Travis Easton and his firm to anyone going through a personal injury. Travis took a bad situation and made the best of it for me. Thank you again, I’m forever grateful!!


Ashlee A.

Retaining Easton and Easton was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! From the initial consultation to our final meeting, they were nothing short of exceptional. I was forced to retain their services after firing my previous attorney for not handling the case properly. I dealt with Gabriel and Brian (partner) exclusively throughout the case. They did as promised and were great communicators throughout the entire process. I will recommend them to anyone I know going through a personal injury case. They were ultimately able to untangle the mess caused by my previous lawyer and get a result that I was extremely happy with. Their staff is exceptional as well and provided top notch customer service. Amera was also extremely helpful and easy to deal with as well.

Jeffrey N.

I was in a pretty bad car accident and decided to have Easton & Easton represent me, Travis Easton to be specific. Travis Easton and his paralegal made the whole process effortless. They were so understanding and helpful! The entire thing was a gigantic mess, yet Travis managed to make it run like clockwork. I would HIGHLY recommend Easton & Easton! If you are ever in need of a personal defense attorney Easton & Easton is the firm to represent you!

Mark B.

They are the best law firm in Orange County period. Choosing them to represent me was the best decision of my life.
My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
I was treated with utmost respect and I felt like I was being represented by a close family member. The responses to my questions were quick and clear. What E & E has done for me is phenomenal.
My sincere thanks to Brian, Matt, Travis, Doug, Gabriel and Amera. They are what they are because of their dedication to provide high quality and professional service to their clients.

Vamsi P.

Brian Easton and his team, Gabe Mendoza and Amera Hajali, helped me during a very difficult time in my life. I had a significant injury from a car accident, and wound up seeking out Easton & Easton when I was having difficulties getting help from my doctors. The Easton team took a lot of stress off of me while acting as my advocates to help me get the care I needed, and saw my case all the way through to a healthy settlement.

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I have nothing but good things to say about Easton and Easton. Brian handled my case professionally and communicated with me effectively throughout the process. He made sure that the process was effortless and as hands free as possible. This was super important for my busy schedule. I highly recommend Easton and Easton if you are ever found in a situation that you need an attorney.

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I would highly recommend Easton & Easton.
I was rear ended on my home and pushed into a semi-truck. I was not sure how to go about even using an attorney.
Brian, Gab and Amera were so good about helping me thru the process and representing me.
I was able to concentrate on getting myself better knowing they had my back, taking care of the details and keeping me informed along the way

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The best Law firm by far. I would highly recommend Easton & Easton, LLP and ask for Gabriel Mendoza and staff. He and his colleagues did and exceptional service. Thank you for everything. Job well done!

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