The weather in Las Vegas makes motorcycle seasons and accidents more frequent than in less temperate climates. Biomechanical forces on the body are more severe in a motorcycle collision than those in comparable car accidents. Many times, the damage to the motorcycle is not indicative of the damage to the rider who gets thrown from the motorcycle in the crash.
A Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorney needs a secure understanding of biomechanics and injuries resulting from these types of crashes.
Motorcycle accidents are often deadlier and more dangerous with injuries tending to be more serious and medical costs marginally higher. Motorcyclists are often injured by negligent car drivers:
- In the majority of cases, the other vehicle violated the motorcyclist’s right-of-way and caused the accident
- Motorcycle riders are approximately 25 times more likely to be killed in a road accident
- Motorcyclists are 5 times more likely to be injured than a person riding in a passenger vehicle
Nearly every motorcycle accident involves injuries. These injuries can be quite serious, involving substantial costs and lengthy rehabilitation. A motorcycle accident lawyer can provide you with information about personal injury law, as well as motorcycle accident claims.
By working with experienced motorcycle accident lawyers, victims can have some control and participation in ensuring that their rights and interests are protected. Call Tim Titolo, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Las Vegas, at 702-869-5100.
There are a wide range of causes for motorcycle accidents, some of which include:
Limited visibility – Intersections, buildings, parked vehicles, shrubbery, etc. 70% of motorcycle accidents occur at intersections
Road hazards – Potholes, oil slicks, puddles, debris, and uneven pavement
Invisibility of motorcyclists – The motorcyclist is undetected by other drivers. Truck drivers are at even more risk of missing a motorcyclist. Drivers of commercial vehicles often hit blind spots and fail to see smaller vehicles which result in collisions
Motorcycle defects – Fuel system leaks, which present an increased risk of fire in the post-crash phase
Weather – Heavy rain, snow, hail, etc. can lead to decreased visibility and hazardous driving conditions
When people sustain serious injuries as a result of biking accidents, it can be devastating. Medical bills and family support during recovery are a source for concern. Fortunately, we handle many motorcycle accidents and assist with providing such resources.
Under Nevada’s laws, if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, including motorcycle collisions, that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be entitled to recover damages that include: medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please call Titolo Law Office for a free assessment of your case. We have offices conveniently located in Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and all of Nevada.
Because of the complexities involved in automobile accident cases, it is important that you act quickly. and contact an attorney with any questions or concerns. Proving negligence in a motorcycle accident lawsuit takes an investment of time, experience, and resources—advantages that only a qualified attorney can provide. At Titolo Law Office, our goal is to provide exceptional legal services to our clients. Call us today at 702-869-5100.