Personal Injury – Understanding Defamation Claims

Defamation claims are those that are brought against someone who has spoken or written fallacious statements about another party that has caused damage to his or her reputation. In civil law, statements of this nature that are written are libel, and those that are spoken are slander. While it may sound like filing and winning a defamation claim is easy, it really isn’t. The victim in the case must provide proof that the defamation occurred, that the statements were untrue, and that damage was suffered as a result.

Establishing Proof

While each state may have its own defamation laws, there are some rules that typically apply across all cases. In order for you to prove that defamation has occurred, you will have to prove that the statement meets certain guidelines.


The statement--which can be written, spoken, gestured, or pictured--has to be false. You can’t bring a defamation claim against someone simply because they said something that you did not like, or did not want others to know. If the statement is in any way true, defamation can’t be proven.


In the case of defamation, published means that someone other than you and the person who made the statement heard, read, or in some way saw what was said. This can occur through direct interaction, radio, television, speeches, newspapers, books, picket signs, gossip, or any other means that allows another person to become aware of the statement.


The information in the statement, even if it is proven false, was made under terms that are deemed “privileged,” such as those given in court, in a judge’s chambers, or other similar circumstances. This ruling is in place so that people who are called to testify do not have to fear reprisal for the statements they make under oath.


In order for defamation to be proven in a personal injury case, you will have to prove that the statement in question actually caused harm in some way. This can be in the form of being shunned in your community, dealing with harassment from the press, or losing opportunities for work as a result of the defamatory statement. If none of this can be proven, the statement will not be considered as bringing harm to you or your reputation.

If you are able to prove these four requirements, you still have not necessarily won the case. Courts typically review the circumstances and context surrounding when the statement was made, which can lead to two similar statements ending up with differing outcomes.

Another important element in defamation cases is that it does not matter if the person was mentioned by name. If there is sufficient evidence to support the belief that you were the person about which the statement was made, you may still have a defamation claim.

If you believe you have been the victim of libel or slander, and you want to see if you have enough evidence for a personal injury claim, you should contact an attorney to go over your information with you.


Product Liability Personal Injury Lawsuit

Product liability is a type of personal injury lawsuit that is brought against a designer or manufacturer, and in some cases the seller, of a dangerous or defective product that causes injury to the user. Product liability lawsuits differ from other types of personal injury claims, and those differences are important.

Unlike most personal injury claims, which are based on negligence, most product liability cases are based on strict liability. Strict liability applies when a person is injured during the use of a product that has a defective or dangerous design. In this case, there is no burden to show proof of negligence, but only to prove that the product in question caused the injuries. There are three different categories that may be used in this type of lawsuit:

• Design Defects – These are flaws that are introduced during the initial design of the product. A defect can also be introduced during modification of the original design.
• Manufacturing Defects – This type of defect occurs when the design of the product has no noticeable flaws, yet something occurs during the manufacturing process or assembly that renders it dangerous.
• Marketing Defects – This occurs when a product does not have any flaws or defects, but is labeled in a way that does not provide needed information for safe use, or misrepresents the product’s real benefits.

Unavoidable Danger

There are some products that, by design, present danger to the user, yet would be ineffective or useless if this were not the case. For example, a lighter must create a flame in order to be useful. Since it is common knowledge that a flame is dangerous, and must be used with caution, as long as the label clearly states the dangers and proper usage, it cannot be considered in a product liability case. However, if the user was following all usage directions properly, and the lighter exploded, he or she may have a liability claim.

Strict Product Liability Defenses

As with any personal injury case, the “at fault” party will have a chance to defend themselves against your claim. The most common defenses are:

• The product was without defect in design, manufacturing, and marketing.
• The injured person knew that there was a defect that caused danger, yet still chose to use it.
• The injured person was using the product improperly, or abusing it during its use.
• The injured person either did not read the labels, or chose to ignore them.

If the manufacturer is able to show that any of these factors played a role in your injury, it will then be up to you to prove that those defenses are incorrect.
When trying to prove that a defect exists in a strict liability case, you will need to be able to identify the exact cause. As this process can be lengthy and expensive, it is best that you have a lawyer working on the case with you. He or she will be able to subpoena important documents, and assist with independent testing that may need to be done.


The Basis of Personal Injury Claims

When you have been injured because of someone else, you may be considering a personal injury claim. In order to have a valid case, you have to be able to prove that the other party’s actions were actually the cause of your injury. The basis of a personal injury claim can be negligence, intentional wrong, or strict liability.


Negligence is the most common basis for personal injury claims. In order to prove that negligence played a role in your injuries, you will have to prove four different elements:

1. Duty of Care – You have to show that duty of care was present, which means that in the situation, the other party had a duty to behave in a manner that would be reasonable for the situation. For example, drivers have the duty of driving carefully to avoid harming others, and stores must make sure there is nothing that can make a person slip, trip, or fall.
2. Breach of Duty – This is proven if the responsible party acted in a way that was unreasonable, such as by driving recklessly, manufacturing a defective product, or failing to clean up a hazard on the floor.
3. Direct Injury – You will have to prove that the actions, or breach of duty, were the true cause of the injuries you suffered. If someone runs a red light and hits you, his or her act of failing to stop was the direct cause.
4. Losses – You will also have to show that you suffered monetary loss due to your injuries, such as medical bills and losing wages due to being unable to perform your work duties.

Intentional Wrongs

Intentional wrongs are another potential basis for a personal injury claim. Intentional wrongs are actions that the other party did willingly, even though he or she knew injury was a likely outcome. This comes into play in cases of battery – even though it is a criminal offense, it can be a civil one, as well. Additionally, if the other person had knowledge that made it clear that the action might result in injury, it is considered intentional wrong.

Strict Liability

Strict liability is the basis for personal injury cases that arise due to the use of defective products. This type of case is generally brought against the manufacturer or designer of the product that caused your injury. The caveat in this situation is that you had to be using the product in the manner in which it was intended to be used at the time of your injury.

If any of these situations were in play at the time of your injury, and you suffered damages of some kind, such as medical bills, lost wages, or even pain and suffering, you may have a personal injury claim. While you always have the option of attempting to file your lawsuit on your own, it is always recommended that you at least consult with a personal injury attorney about your case. He or she will be able to help you determine whether you have a strong case, and whether you are entitled to any damages.

Important Personal Injury Information for the State of Nevada

Important Personal Injury Information for the State of Nevada

Like every other state, Nevada is unique in the way that it handles personal injury cases. For this reason, we thought it would be worthwhile to review some of the most important things any person should know about Nevada’s personal injury laws.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Unlike in some other states, Nevada has a strict two-year statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury case to court. This means that any personal injury victim has a maximum of two years to bring suit against a defendant. If you find yourself the victim of personal injury suffered at the hands of another, then it’s vital that you keep this in mind. Attempting to bring a suit after the two-year period has expired will almost always result in the courts refusing to hear your case. This statute of limitations applies to all personal injury suits, even those that might be brought against the state government.

Nevada Is a Shared Fault State

Another important feature of Nevada’s personal injury laws is the concept of “shared fault”. What this basically means is that any personal injury case is never an all or nothing proposition. Both the victim and the defendant can be judged to share certain levels of blame for the incident that caused the personal injury, and can then be directed to share the damages along those lines.

For example, if two individuals were involved in a car accident and one suffered a personal injury, the court and jury would weigh what percentage of the blame each driver shared for the accident. If it is determined that the personal injury victim was 30% to blame for the accident that transpired, then that individual would only be able to recoup 70% of the damages that they’re seeking from the defendant.

It’s not as clear cut when both the victim and the defendant are judged to be equally at fault for an incident or when the ‘victim’ is judged to be mostly at fault. In these instances, the personal injury victim would not be able to receive damages from the defendant. Also, that victim would be prohibited from seeking damages from any other party that might be judged to share fault in the case.

Keep These Things in Mind

Even if you do not plan to bring a personal injury suit against another individual or the government, it’s important to understand these facets of Nevada law. That’s because these peculiarities will also factor into any negotiations that take place between your insurance company and another’s in the event you suffer an injury.

Of course, if you are ever injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, then you’re entitled to seek damages in court. So make sure that you act promptly to collect any evidence related to the incident and that you get in touch with an experienced Nevada personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer like the ones at Clear Counsel Law Group can help you navigate the complexities of the state’s personal injury laws.


Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Isn’t Guaranteed

As it’s a form of insurance, most employees would like to think that their workers’ compensation will be there for them if they should ever have to file a claim. However, as many of us have had to learn the hard way, having insurance isn’t always much of an assurance. Your workers’ compensation claim could be denied for a number of reasons.

Your Status May Be Questioned

Believe it or not, after filing your claim, you may find out that your status as an employee is being challenged. As an independent contractor, your employer is under no obligation to provide you with workers’ compensation. As such, it’s very much to their benefit to find ways to reclassify you.

No One Saw You Get Hurt

Just because you were injured on the job doesn’t mean you get workers’ compensation. You have to prove that whatever you were doing at the time of the injury was well within the parameters of your job. If you fell off a scaffold because you were dancing on it, the insurance company is definitely going to deny your claim.

Without a witness, the insurance company may try to argue that you were most likely doing something inappropriate when you got hurt.

You Waited to Report Your Injury

Another similar problem is waiting to report that you were injured on the job. Maybe you slipped on a wet floor but tried walking it off. It might not have been until you woke up the next morning that you realized something was broken.

This may have very well happened, but the insurance company might wonder if something else didn’t occur. It might seem like you got hurt after hours, but found an opportunity to get paid by claiming it happened at work.

You Were Laid off before You Filed

Along the same lines of waiting too long, you may have been laid off between the time you got hurt and when you were finally able to get around to filing your workers’ compensation claim. While there could be a number of reasons for this delay, the problem is that now the insurance company can say that this claim of yours is the product of petty vengeance.

Your Accident Report and Medical Records Differ

When you get hurt on the job, an accident report needs to be filed to document what occurred. Similarly, when you go to the hospital, your doctor is going to ask you for a rundown of what happened.

Rest assured that the insurance company is going to cross-check the two for any discrepancies. Depending on the seriousness of your injuries, it’s understandable that you may not say the same thing twice. To the insurance company, though, this may be a clear sign that you simply forgot the details of a story you concocted.

Now that you understand how challenging it can be to file a workers’ compensation claim with the insurance company, hopefully you won’t try it without legal advice first. Call 702-522-0696 today to schedule an appointment with Clear Counsel Law Group and get the help you need getting the compensation you deserve.

The Difference between Compensatory and Punitive Damages

The Difference between Compensatory and Punitive Damages

The purpose of personal injury claims and lawsuits is to both hold someone responsible for damages to someone else caused by negligence, and to make that someone pay for those damages.   Negligence claims need to prove each of those elements in order to succeed; negligence, damages and causation.  If they are proven to the trier of the law then what remains is a determination of damages, how much are the elements of the damage worth in monetary terms?

We cannot go back in time and undo an act of negligence that might have caused injury to someone, we can only offer an equitable solution by way of civil litigation.  Once a negligence claim is determined to be valid, the court must then award an amount of money to fairly, in the eyes of the law, compensate the wronged party for their damages they suffered.

There are two types of damage awards; compensatory and punitive.  As a matter of public policy, the court must evaluate the behavior of the negligent party and financially punish them in a way that makes sense, taking into account the entire circumstances and mitigating factors of the negligent act or omission and the repercussions of that negligence.

Compensatory Damages

Cases that involve ordinary negligence, or ‘accidents’ most likely will be treated with an award of compensatory damages.  Compensatory damages would be an amount to make the injured party whole or as whole as possible, given the nature of the injuries.  Someone who loses a leg in a car accident, for example, cannot be given their leg back, however, the court may award enough money for a prosthetic limb and significant rehabilitation and other calculable damages.

Compensatory damages come in the form of payment for economic damages as well as non-economic damages.  Economic damages are losses that involve money; medical bills, income loss, property loss, essential service requirements, legal fees and other losses where money is spent or lost only because of the injuries resulting from the negligence.   Non-economic losses are more intangible, therefore, more difficult to determine.  Non-economic damages include emotional distress, pain, discomfort and suffering from the injuries sustained as well as any physical impairment and/or visible scarring.  Compensation may also be considered for inability to enjoy one’s hobby as before, or even the inability to act as ‘husband and wife’ due to injuries sustained by negligence.

Compensatory awards are the more common type of awards as the civil courts are generally thought to be the ‘courts of equity’.  Compensatory damages are more conservative in nature and not used to punish the negligent party as the act or omission was determined to be ordinary in nature.  For someone who is experiencing chronic pain from a negligent act, compensatory damages may seem to fall short of the mark from their prospective.  Judges and juries rarely offer further damage awards unless there are findings of a more serious negligence.

Punitive Damages

There are times when the negligence of a person rises to the category of gross carelessness or willful and wanton behavior.  It is for these more serious acts or omissions that punitive damages are considered and possibly awarded.


These are damages that can be awarded to an injured person in addition to any compensatory damage award.   Punitive damages are meant as a punishment.  The liable party is meant to ‘feel’ the loss of money as a real and lasting act of retribution propagated by the court system.  The facts of the case must demonstrate that there was willful disregard for the safety of the injured party and maybe the safety of others.

Punitive damages also are meant to send a message to the public at large.  The size of the award is in many instances equal to the disdain the court holds for that type of negligence the liable party was found responsible for.  Public safety may be at issue and others who might be engaging in, or likely to engage in, the same negligent behavior are put on notice that the courts do not approve of those actions and the courts will punish those who engage in them.

Punitive damage awards are not ordinary, yet they do make the news occasionally as the amount of money awarded can be very large and at times seem ‘over-the-top’.   A personal injury attorney would be able to assist an injured person in their claim for damages and help in determining if these facts would lead to a punitive damage award in addition to compensatory damages.

two theories of product liability

Two Theories on Product Liability

When a manufacturer produces a product, all of the potential dangers must be printed on a warning label before it can be distributed to consumers. Though the actual laws regarding manufacturer duties are broad and vary from state to state, there are two minimum duties that must be fulfilled:

1.  A manufacturer is required to warn consumers of any dangers that may be present while using a product.

2.  A manufacturer must provide instructions to users on how to safely use a product in order to avoid dangers.

When is a Warning Required?

A warning is required when:

  • A product presents a danger to the consumer;
  • The manufacturer is aware or should be aware of the danger;
  • Danger is present when the product is being used in its intended manner, or through an anticipated misuse; and
  • The reasonable user would not be immediately aware of the danger.

But what happens when a warning label is simply not enough to keep people safe? What if the dangers could be eliminated or significantly reduced before a product hits the store shelves? From a legal standpoint, there are two sides to product liability:

Point of view of minority of states - If a manufacturer warns of all the potential dangers, it is not liable for consumer injuries

Point of view of majority of states - A warning is not enough if a manufacturer recognizes potential dangers and a fix can be made, as long as:

  1. It is cost efficient
  2. The product remains desirable for its originally intended use

Two scenarios below will compare and contrast each point of view above.

Scenario 1 – An individual ruptures an eardrum while using a Q-Tip.  The Q-Tip box has a warning, but no safety feature to keep the eardrum safe.

Scenario 2 – A person cuts off a finger with a miter saw.  In this scenario, the miter saw has a warning, but no shield to keep the fingers from the blade.  (Pretend the picture doesn’t show a shield.)

Question 1 – Is there a foreseen harm while using the product either from use or misuse?

Scenario 1 – Yes. Potential harm to the ear from the Q-tip.

Scenario 2 – Yes. Potential harm to the hand from the miter saw.

Question 2 – Is a warning required for the product?

Scenario 1 – Yes.  A foreseeable danger that is present.

Scenario 2 – Yes. A foreseeable danger that is present.

Question 3 – This is where we will compare the two points of view.

Point of view #1 – Is a warning sufficient for each product?

Scenarios 1 and 2 – Yes. So long as the manufacturer warns of the danger, it is 100% up to the user to avoid accidents.

Point of view #2 – A warning is not enough sufficient if there is an easy fix.  So, is there an easy fix?

Scenario 1 – A warning is enough because there is no easy fix.  There is not an available fix or modification that would improve the safety of the Q-tip, while also preserving the desirability of the product.  If you make a Q-tip too big to fit in the ear, no one would want the Q-tip. Therefore, a warning is sufficient.

Scenario 2 – A warning is not sufficient because it is easy to add a shield. By adding a shield, the saw is safer to use. In this case, POV #2 shows that if an inexpensive modification can be made to a dangerous product, a warning is not sufficient.  (By the way, this is exactly why they put shields on miter saws.  Without lawsuits forcing manufacturers to put shields on the saws, most would still only have warnings – leading to more accidents.)

Which Point of View is Correct?

It is our point of view that the burden should be put on the manufacturer.  The real question is: Who is in the best position to stop the most accidents?  While individuals shouldn’t put their fingers in the way of saw blades and shouldn’t put Q-tips too far into the ear canal, we all know that some people will by accident.  In the end, it is the manufacturer who can, in certain situations, can stop accidents.  And if the manufacturer can stop accidents through cost effective means without damaging the function of the product, then the manufacturer should.  This is why we have seatbelts, airbags and child-safe pill bottles.  This doesn’t mean that individuals should be careless.  Instead, it means that society recognizes that the manufacturers are in the best position to prevent most accidental injuries.


Pedestrian Accidents in Las Vegas

Pedestrian Accidents in Las Vegas

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading cause of death for Nevada residents between the age of 5 and 34, is motor vehicle collisions. Most accidents occur at night when pedestrians are not as visible to oncoming traffic and the speed of traffic is misjudged by those crossing the street.

Where Do Most Accidents Occur?

The most common pedestrian accident occurs when the front of a car comes in contact with a pedestrian. Most people associate a pedestrian with a person walking, but pedestrians make up a much larger group of people. Pedestrians include:

  • Walkers
  • Joggers
  • Skateboarders
  • In-line skaters
  • Sidewalks scooters
  • Wheelchair users
  • Strollers

Crosswalks are meant to be the safest route for a pedestrian to cross the street, however they can sometimes be just as dangerous as crossing in the middle of the street. Drivers sometimes fail to see that there is a crosswalk approaching; and likewise, pedestrians do not always cross when signaled by the illuminated crossing signs on the opposite end of the street, making the possibility of being struck by an oncoming vehicle more likely.

The Las Vegas Strip can be quite dangerous for pedestrians with the consistently large volume of traffic that is present. And because Las Vegas is a top destination for out-of-town visitors, these pedestrians may not be used to the traffic rhythm on the strip. Most pedestrian accidents occur on weekend nights, between Friday and Sunday. Oftentimes, alcohol and driver negligence play a significant role in pedestrian accidents. And while it is not yet known why, statistics show that males are more often struck by vehicles than women are.

Airports pose another significant risk involving pedestrian accidents. With the constant hustle and bustle of busy travelers, airport parking lots and drop-off zones are an increasingly dangerous area for pedestrian-vehicle collision. In Las Vegas, the McCarron International Airport is expected to have an increase of patrons each year, especially as its new Terminal 3 brings in more visitors.

Traffic Accidents and Children

Because children do not have the same level of judgment and awareness of adults, they are particularly vulnerable to accidents involving moving vehicles.  Common places where children are struck, include:

  • Driveways – especially by high-profile vehicles such as SUVs
  • Busy parking lots – children sometimes break free from their parents and are struck by maneuvering vehicles
  • School bus stops
  • School crosswalks

Common Pedestrian Injuries

Usually, people associate fatal car accidents with two vehicles colliding. However, fatal accidents involving pedestrians are a growing problem, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimating that every 113 minutes, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash. Even more, the World Health Organization estimates that in some countries, 40% of fatal traffic accidents involve pedestrians.

The most common pedestrian injuries include:

  • Broken arms and legs
  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Some of these are potentially life-altering and even fatal. Because pedestrians have virtually no protection against vehicle collision, drivers must practice safe driving habits at all times.

Consult a Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact a personal injury attorney. Depending on the circumstances, the driver may be at fault if serious injury or death has occurred. You may be owed compensation for injury, or if a loved one has been involved in a fatal accident, a wrongful-death claim could be filed.

How to take pictures for a personal injury claim

How to Take Pictures for a Personal Injury Claim

After being involved in a personal injury accident, your primary concern should be seeking medical attention. Once you have been evaluated, be sure to take plenty of pictures of your injuries. Photographs constitute a significant part of a personal injury claim. They are considered valuable evidence that can help prove the extent of your injuries, determine who was at fault, and could lead to the compensation you deserve.

Here are some tips when taking personal injury photographs for your claim:

  1. Take them promptly – Try to take photographs of your injuries as soon as possible. Some injuries may appear healed on the surface soon after they happen, but they could still cause long-term pain and suffering that you could be compensated for; so it is best to photograph each injury as soon as they appear.
  2. No smiling – Personal injury photographs are considered legal documents and should be taken with professionalism.
  3. No jewelry – Keep the viewers’ attention on the injuries, not on potentionally distracting accessories.
  4. Keep the image free of other objects – Your photographs should be clear of clutter and other objects that are not related to your personal injury claim, e.g., household objects, other people, pets, etc.
  5. A whole body picture – Be sure to take a picture of the whole person. This thoroughly identifies who has the injuries and where the injuries are located in relation to other parts of the body.
  6. Medical devices – In your pictures, include any casts or braces that you are wearing that your doctor prescribed.
  7. Surgical sites – Take a picture of any surgical sites that you have pertaining to your accident.
  8. Close ups – Zoom in on pictures of bruises, burns, scars, and other ailments related to your accident. Pictures should be taken from various angles, as some skin marks can appear washed out when photographed at direct angles.
  9. Take evolving pictures – Over time, your injuries will change in appearance and it is important to capture those changes for your claim.

Include a processing date on the pictures – When you get the pictures developed, be sure that a processing date is included on the back. This establishes the relative date that the pictures were taken. Also have your pictures backed up on a digital device such as a flash drive or cd.. They are considered valuable evidence that can help prove the extent of your injuries, determine who was at fault, and could lead to the compensation you deserve.


steps to take following a motorcycle accident

Steps to Take Following a Motorcycle Accident

Following a motorcycle accident, there are necessary steps that you must take in order to protect yourself when it comes time to file claims. Once the accident occurs, check yourself for any injuries. Sometimes after a traumatic experience such as a traffic accident, it is common to be too shaken up to realize that you have been injured.

Once you have examined yourself, go check on any other motorists that were involved in the crash. Call 911 if necessary, and then wait for the responding officer to report to the scene. Make it a point to write down the make, model, color, and license plate number of all the vehicles involved. While you wait, get witness information from anyone who may have seen the accident. Take down their names and phone numbers, that way statements can be gathered from them later. Some of the questions that your attorney will ask the witnesses include: general descriptions of what they saw, speeds, distances, and their formal statements of the events.

One of the most important steps to take following an accident is to take pictures of everything, from every angle. Use your cell phone camera if you have one, or keep a disposable camera in a safe compartment in case of an accident. Pictures are valuable documentation that will make or break your case. Here is a list of what you should take pictures of:

  • The accident scene in its entirety
  • Your bike from all angles and distances
  • The other vehicle(s) from all angles and distances
  • All visible injuries you sustained, as well as those of the other motorists (if consented to)
  • Skid marks, if any
  • Any vehicle debris, including broken glass, that is on the ground
  • Environmental conditions, such as sunlight or precipitation

Remember to never leave the scene of an accident before the responding officer determines who is at fault, as you could be criminally charged. The officer will write up a Traffic Collision Report (TRC) that includes the contact information for everyone involved in the accident, including the other driver’s insurance company, allowing you to take the necessary steps to file a claim.

As part of Nevada law, you must file a SR-1 report following an accident if there is over $750 in damage or if you were injured. This letter must be downloaded and taken to the Department of Motor Vehicles. This form can be found here.


Once the accident scene has been thoroughly handled by the responding officer, go to the emergency room. If you do not report injuries and obtain medical documentation, you were not injured in the accident. Disregard hospital fees, as your attorney will work to get you reimbursed. Not only must you go to the ER directly following an accident, but you must follow up with your doctor to prevent insurance companies from claiming you had a “gap in treatment” that may be held against you when filing a personal injury lawsuit.

A variety of injuries can be sustained from a motorcycle accident, including but are not limited to:

  • Bone fractures, with the most common injury being a broken leg
  • Road rash, from mild to severe
  • Head injuries, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal injuries
  • Disfigurement, such as facial fractures


After you take care of medical documentation, get your motorcycle out of impound. You are the owner will be responsible for all fees associated with the transport and storage of it regardless of who is at fault in the accident. If you wait too long to retrieve your motorcycle, it will go up for “Lien Sale,” and you will still be required to pay towing and storage charges. In general, pick up your motorcycle as soon as possible, and your attorney will work to get you reimbursed later.

Open a Claim with Your Insurance

While you may believe that you are not at fault for the accident, you are still required to file a claim with your insurance company. If your coverage includes property damage, get your motorcycle repaired or replaced and work with your attorney to get any fees reimbursed.

Keep in mind that if the other motorist’s insurance calls you for a statement, you must be extremely careful with what you say, ideally you should refuse to give a statement at all as you do not have a contractual obligation to cooperate with them.

Let Your Attorney Help

If you are injured following an accident, the most important thing you should focus on is your recovery. A trustworthy personal injury attorney will assist you with your documentation needs, as well as working with your insurance.

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