Las Vegas Scooter Accident Attorneys
Have you been injured in a scooter accident?
Don’t be a victim of the insurance companies.
With the sunshine and warm climate, it is not surprising that mopeds and scooters are popular modes of transportation in Nevada. While scooters and mopeds are economical and fun to drive, they can be dangerous, especially when they are driven on busy roadways.
Each year, thousands of motorcycle accidents happen when another driver fails to see them. In most cases, drivers turn out in front of motorcycles or side-swipe them. And because mopeds and scooters are even smaller and quieter than motorcycles, moped and scooter accidents are even more prevalent. It is also important to be aware that because mopeds and scooters are not as bulky as motorcycles, there is less protection to the drivers and, therefore, a higher risk of serious injury.
Motorcycles vs. Scooters and Mopeds
For a vehicle to be considered a scooter or moped, its engine must be smaller than 50cc and the vehicle cannot reach speeds higher than 30 mph on flat surfaces. If a vehicle has a larger engine than 50cc, it is legally considered a motorcycle and should be insured as a motorcycle.
While Nevada does not require insurance on scooters and mopeds with engines 50cc and smaller, it is recommended that drivers carry at least minimal insurance in case of an accident. The most basic scooter insurance would include the following:
Collision: If you are in an accident, collision insurance covers the damages to your scooter.
Liability: If you hit a pedestrian while driving your scooter or moped, liability insurance would protect you against any major medical costs if the pedestrian is severely injured.
Medical: If you are in a scooter accident, medical insurance would cover any medical costs for your injuries.
Scooter and Moped Injuries & Compensation
As soon as you are involved in any kind of vehicle collision, you should seek medical attention immediately. Do not worry about medical costs – Bighorn Law will work to get you reimbursed. If you contact the attorneys at Bighorn and discuss your case, we can refer you to the proper medical professionals to start your healing process
In many cases, if an individual is injured in some kind of traffic collision, he or she may miss extended periods of work. Bighorn Law will work to ensure that you keep your job, and receive compensation for lost wages. Even more, the attorneys at Bighorn will handle insurance companies for you and make sure that you are compensated properly so that you can return to your normal life. Without legal representation, insurance companies can take advantage of your case, devalue it, and do what they can to give you the least amount of money as possible. With Bighorn by your side, that will not happen. Bighorn attorneys will be there to represent you and will fight to get you every dollar that you are entitled to. Settlements should include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, and more depending on the case.
No matter how minor your injuries, always contact an attorney. Bighorn Law specializes in scooter injury litigation and knows how to get you the compensation and justice that you deserve. Call us today.