“While there is no typical motorcycle crash, what is typical is that a motorcycle crash is a violent event. More than 80 percent of all reported motorcycle accidents result in injury or death to the motorcyclist.”
Those words are from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA) the federal agency that has the responsibility of advocating for all aspects of motor-vehicle safety, including publicizing recalls, enforcing vehicle performance standards, funding highway safety programs, researching laws and regulations, and compiling statistics.
At the moment of a motorcycle accident, four forces are in motion: the motorcycle, the person riding it, the vehicle and the ground. As in a pedestrian or bicycle crash, the collision between these forces can cause injuries even more severe than those in some car accidents. Motorcyclists who aren’t wearing helmets or other protective gear can suffer the worst injuries, and sometimes death; about five percent of all highway fatalities every year had a motorcycle involved.
We have all seen motorcyclists who dart in and out of traffic or who don’t observe all the rules and regulations of the road. The temptation can be to think of a motorcyclist as being a daredevil, someone who takes risks instead of being cautious or conservative. Insurance companies sometimes take this approach, making it more difficult for an accident victim to be compensated.
While this is sometimes true, even safe motorcyclists are involved in accidents. The NHTSA reports that about a third of multi-vehicle motorcycle crashes are the result of another motorist turning into the path of the motorcycle. Motorcyclists can be less visible on the road than regular vehicles, and can more easily occupy a driver’s blind spot because they are smaller than cars (there are regular public service campaigns urging the public to take more notice of motorcycle riders). And because ejection from the motorcycle is a common occurrence in an accident, the rider can be thrown into the path of another vehicle, causing even more severe injuries.
The following kinds of injuries can occur in motorcycle accidents:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Cervical (neck) injury
- Spinal injury
- Lumbar (back) injury
- Leg, arm or hip fractures
- Shoulder injuries
- Soft tissue injury
- Road rash
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
- Head-on Collision Las Vegas
- Left-hand Turn Accidents Las Vegas
- Lane-splitting Las Vegas
- Hitting Fixed Object Las Vegas
- Road Hazards Las Vegas
- Sudden Stops Las Vegas
- Car Doors Las Vegas
- Unsafe Lane Changes Las Vegas
- T-bone accident Las Vegas
- Rear-end accident Las Vegas
Depending on the severity of a rider’s injuries, medical treatment and rehabilitation can be expensive and long-term. A person can suffer loss of earning potential and the possibility of a long-term disability. Compensation for these injuries, sometimes including emotional pain and suffering, is possible.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious motorcycle accident, you need to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Peter Mazzeo, the founding attorney of Mazzeo Law, has more than two decades of trial experience and a winning reputation. His firm believes in preparing every case as though it is going to trial, especially knowing that insurance firms can take a more difficult stance when compensating motorcycle accident victims.
Highways in Nevada are some of the most dangerous in the country for motorcyclists. There have been so many motorcycle accidents, that the state has taken steps to improve safety for riders. But, even with these efforts, motorcycle accidents continue to happen. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Las Vegas, NV on your side.
Our lawyers are here to help you after a motorcycle accident. We understand how devastating these accidents can be and we will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. We have successfully represented many clients in motorcycle accident cases and we can help you too.
Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
There are many factors that can contribute to a motorcycle accident. Oftentimes, these accidents are caused by the negligence of another driver. For example, if a car turns in front of a motorcycle, the driver may be held liable for the accident. Other common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yieldRoad hazards
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries for riders. Some of the most common injuries we see in these cases include:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Internal bleeding
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be facing a long road to recovery. You may need extensive medical treatment and time off work to recover. This can put a financial strain on you and your family. Our motorcycle accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you need to cover your losses.
Compensation in a Motorcycle Accident Case
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and more. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the facts of your case. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will fight for you to get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
The compensation that you will get will vary depending on the losses you have suffered. For example, if you suffered a serious injury like a spinal cord injury, you will get more compensation than someone who only suffered minor injuries.
We are honest, transparent, and straightforward with our clients. We will help you understand what to expect in your case, so there are no surprises. Call us today to get started on your motorcycle accident case.
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If you are looking for a motorcycle accident lawyer in Las Vegas, NV, we are here for you. Our experienced lawyers will work closely with you and fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options.
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