Nevada is home to plenty of motorcycle riders. However, these riders face more risks on the roadway than regular vehicle passengers and often suffer from severe injuries due to other people’s negligence. At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, our skilled Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to help if you are injured in a crash. Let us investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. Call our motorcycle accident lawyers in Las Vegas today.
After a motorcycle crash, you need an attorney who you can trust. At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, we have dedicated ourselves to helping those in the Law Vegas area recover from devastating injuries.
Many insurance companies have a bias against motorcyclists. While they may not say so, they will often look for ways to blame the motorcyclist for a crash. Your experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will work to gather all evidence necessary to prove the other driver’s fault. This includes:
Your accident lawyer will know how to negotiate with insurance companies to receive maximum compensation and will prepare your case for trial if necessary.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver’s actions, you may need a motorcycle crash attorney. At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, we will get to the bottom of what happened in order to secure the compensation you need. This could include:
The minutes and days that follow a motorcycle accident are the most critical period, when planning to pursue a personal injury claim in Nevada. The success of your claim hinges on the whether the following steps were taken:
Motorcyclists do not have much protection from the force of a vehicle when a crash occurs, even when they are wearing a helmet. It is not uncommon for our Las Vegas motorcycle collision lawyers to help clients suffering from the following serious injuries:
Many drivers fail to give motorcyclists the space they need on the roadway. They often ignore a cyclist’s right-of-way or follow them too closely. Negligent drivers who cause motorcycle crashes must be held accountable for their actions.
The state of Nevada requires riders to carry motorcycle insurance and show proof of it prior to receiving their registration. The minimum amount of liability insurance required is:
The consequences of riding when uninsured can result in varying penalties, including fines and a suspended license. Motorcyclists have the option of adding supplemental insurance coverage to protect themselves in the event of an accident. That includes collision coverage, comprehensive coverage, and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
In order to increase rider safety, there are state laws which outline the mandatory requirements for operating a motorcycle.
Prior to riding a motorcycle in Nevada, a Class M driver’s license must be obtained by either:
You may choose whichever option is better for your specific needs.
Once the exams are passed, a motorcyclist will need a helmet that is in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; as they are required by law to be worn by both drivers and passengers while riding. Riders must also have eye protection, such as goggles or a face-shield.
Additionally, motorcycles in Nevada must be equipped with the following:
Complying with the legal requirements set by the state for operating a motorcycle, can help riders avoid serious injury if an accident occurs.
According to the latest data available for Nevada, there were 259 fatalities and 1,076 serious injuries as a result of motorcycle accidents in the state from 2012 to 2016.
From 2015 to 2017, there were 2,383 total motorcycle crashes in Las Vegas. These led to multiple fatalities and severe injuries.
If you need a Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact our law firm for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at (702) 384-1414 or toll-free at 1 (800) 393-2350. Our team can be your legal representation after a serious motorcycle collision to help recover maximum financial compensation for medical bills and more.