Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada
Representation from a Proven Reno Personal Injury Attorney
Unlike other travelers on the road, motorcyclists are especially exposed and vulnerable to catastrophic injury. For car and truck drivers, motorcycles are small, easy to miss, and in some cases, simply a nuisance to be ignored. When this kind of driver activity leads to injury, then those drivers deserve to be held accountable for their negligence on the road.
If you are motorcyclist that has been hurt due to driver negligence, then we invite you to contact the Law Offices of Steven J. Klearman & Associates today. Our founding attorney, Steven Klearman, has not only been a staunch advocate for Nevada injury victims for more than 28 years, he is the author Elements of Nevada Legal Theories — considered by many to be the definitive guide to Nevada civil law.
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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can have many different causes on the road. Not only are motorcycles not as visible and carefully considered in traffic, but they can become dangerously marginalized by drivers who are being less than vigilant as they maneuver.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving (phone, text, etc.)
- Improper signaling during turns or lane changes
- Drunk or impaired driving
Conversely, drivers can also be put at risk by motorcyclists driving recklessly. Some motorcyclists can startle other drivers by speeding or dangerously weaving in and out of traffic. If you're a driver who was hurt due to the negligence of a motorcyclist, then contact us today.
Nevada Motorcycle Laws
If you have been in a motorcycle crash in Nevada, it's important that you know the laws that protect you, and those that may work against you when pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.
Nevada Motorcycle Laws for Lane Splitting
"Lane splitting" refers to when a cyclist utilizes the space in between lanes on a road in order to pass between or get around another vehicle. While some states allow this, Nevada has a strict law against lane-splitting. However, as a cyclist you also have a right to the full use of your lane when on the road, which means other motorists (with the exception of other motorcyclists) are not allowed to try and squeeze past you when you are occupying a lane.
This law is particularly important to keep in mind when traveling between other states that do allow lane-splitting.
Nevada Motorcycle Helmet Law
According to recent legislature passed in 2019, all motorcyclists and their passengers are required to wear helmets that meet the standards set by the U.S. Department of Transportation (Senate Bill 408, Sections 1, 6 and 8). While not wearing a helmet doesn't necessarily mean you won't be able to recover compensation for injuries after an accident, it does complicate the situation. Always wear your helmet; it could save your life!
Get the Representation You Need
Motorcyclists often face a stigma in the courtroom because of the perceived "biker" stereotype. Because of this, they can even be held at fault for their own injuries. At our firm, our legal team is well-versed in presenting an emphatic and convincing case on our clients’ behalf. We cut through the preconceptions a judge or jury might have and ensure that the truthful circumstances of the accident are accurately put forth.
The compensation you deserve can be put in your reach. Contact us to speak a Reno, NV personal injury lawyer you can trust today.
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