Motorcycles offer a unique alternative to waiting for a cab or an Uber driver to pick you up and then sitting in the nonstop Las Vegas traffic. You can easily leave the city for a tour of the Nevada desert through a motorcycle, and experience the freedom that comes with operating a motorcycle. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are often subject to accidents at a higher rate than motor vehicle drivers, and often end up with serious injuries after an accident. A motorcycle does not offer much protection to the driver – while a helmet may protect serious brain injuries from occurring in certain accidents, it is not a fail-proof design and can serious injuries can occur. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Talk with a specialized Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer to discuss your situation and potential case.
Nevada Motorcycle Accident Statistics
The rate of fatal motorcycle accidents increased by 53 percent between 2015 and 2016. While statistics offer no explanation to this spike in fatalities, they do indicate a need for car and truck drivers to be on watch for motorcyclists on the roadways. It only takes one look at your cell phone while driving to miss a motorcyclist switch lanes. Nevada has strict rules governing distracted driving and drunk driving, although drivers continue to do both while navigating the Las Vegas streets. Motorcycles are often at a higher risk of accident involvement due to the fact that motor vehicle drivers simply do not look for them. Many drivers do not double check their blind spots when switching lanes, and it is easy for a motorcycle to fit solely within that blind spot. Other drivers experience road rage around a motorcycle and may attempt to cut them off, to disastrous results.
Nevada Personal Injury Claims
Regardless of the reason for the motorcycle accident, the damage to the victim is often clear. Motorcyclists can receive the following serious injuries:
Many of these injuries have the potential to keep the injured victim from work for weeks, and even months, as they must undergo extensive rehabilitation to even get back to a manageable state. These injuries can be devastating to the victim and their family. While insurance companies will quickly attempt to reach a settlement with the victim, it is important to refrain from signing any insurance documentation that might limit your potential recovery. A personal injury claim will often take into account factors that an insurance company will not, such as lost wages, and the loss of future earnings in extreme circumstances (actual damages). A personal injury claim may also include general damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If you have questions regarding your ability to bring a personal injury claim or the total amount of damages you may be entitled to receive, contact an experienced Las Vegas accident attorney today.
De Castroverde Law Group | Las Vegas, Nevada Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of the De Castroverde Law Group. Our attorneys have years of experience in handling personal injury claims after a devastating motorcycle accident leaves you injured and unable to work for weeks. Contact our Las Vegas office today for your initial free consultation.