The culture surrounding motorcycles and those who ride them is unique, and not every person can or wants to take part. As such, motorcycle riders often form and maintain a small community, a circle of friends that often take care of each other when needed, like a family. When one motorcyclist is involved in an accident, the others stand up to help, but this is often not enough. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. To collect the compensation you are entitled to as the victim of a motorcycle accident, you should contact an experienced Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer for a free case evaluation today.
Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada
In the past, motorcycle riders were seen as daredevils, who risked their lives to ride the fastest and coolest hogs. These days, however, the culture has calmed down a little, and now motorcycles are for people who want to ride in open air or can’t afford a full car. Often times, other motor vehicles do not respect the laws of the road, and the fact that highways are meant to be shared with all forms of motor vehicles, even motorcycles. Because of this, auto accidents occur at a much higher rate than they should with motorcyclists. In 2013, every 1 in 5 highway fatalities in Nevada was a motorcyclist.
A high majority of injuries resulting from accidents involving motorcycles and another motor vehicle occur in the leg/foot region, closely followed by next and head injuries. Any sustained injuries in these areas have high potential to quickly become severe, and therefore may require further medical attention and even months of rehabilitation. Car drivers often walk away with minor injuries, if any, due to the amount of protection a car provides in an accident with a much smaller vehicle, like a motorcycle. Motorcyclists, however, are completely at risk to fatal auto accidents.
Damages and Costs
As the victim of a motorcycle accident, you should not have to be weighed down with a mix of recovering from injuries and paying medical bills. The driver whose negligence caused the accident should have to cover the hospital bills, property damage, any last wages, and other non-economic damages. In the state of Nevada, victims of any kind of accident are entitled to seek payment from the negligent driver, even if they were partially at fault (to a certain extent). It is, therefore, important to not settle for an insurance payout. You may be entitled to so much more than the insurance companies, be it yours or the other driver’s, would pay you. Many injuries take months to fully come into play and reveal themselves, and if you have signed a document with an insurance company claim, you may have relinquished your right to bring a claim. Therefore, it is highly important to consult with an attorney shortly after the accident.
Sidell Law Offices | Las Vegas, Nevada Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact experienced attorney Robert Sidell of Sidell Law. Robert Sidell has helped many victims of motorcycle accidents recoup the costs associated with the accident. Do not delay in contacting us as soon as possible to ensure that you are within the limitations period. Contact our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at our Sidell Law office today for your initial free consultation.