Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Protecting the Personal Injury Rights of Motorcyclists in Nevada
Too many other drivers just do not see motorcycles – and that can cause accidents with serious injuries. At Koch & Brim in Las Vegas, we represent people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents because of the negligence of others.
A trucker backing out of a driveway may see cars, but fail to see a motorcycle. A car making a left turn may wait for cars to pass and then turn in front of a motorcycle. Most motorcycle riders are aware of the danger and take extra caution. But even with a heightened level of care, accidents happen.
- Serious injuries: In a crash, the driver or passenger is highly vulnerable to serious injuries. Multiple bone fractures can require surgery and time to heal. Neck and back injuries can happen. Road rash is painful and can be made more serious by infection. Even with a helmet on, a hard impact can cause head injury and traumatic brain injury. A spinal cord injury can result in life-long care needs. At our law firm, we have a strong understanding of medical issues and can arrange for you to see the right doctor even if you don’t have medical insurance.
- Personal injury lawyers: Because motorcycle accident injuries can be very serious, it is essential to work for maximum compensation in a personal injury claim. Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers have over 40 years of combined experience. We know how to protect your personal injury rights and how to negotiate effectively with insurance companies. If you were involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver while on a motorcycle and your motorcycle insurance policy does not have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on it, we can still make a claim if an insurance policy on a car or other vehicle in your household has uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
- Out-of-state bikers: Nevada is a popular destination for individual bikers and groups of bikers. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident while visiting Nevada, we can represent you. Contact us and tell us about your accident.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Nevada
In 2013, there were a total of 8,404,687 motorcycles registered in the state of Nevada. Back in 2004 there were a total of 5,767,934 motorcycles registered. This makes an increase of 31.37% in the total number of motorcycles in that 9 year range.
Between 2009 and 2013, 218 motorcyclists lost their lives and 1,000 were seriously injured on Nevada roadways.
Motorcyclists Injured or Killed in Nevada between 2009 and 2013:
2013: 198 Serious Injuries and 44 Deaths
2012: 192 Serious Injuries and 41 Deaths
2011: 190 Serious Injuries and 41 Deaths
2010: 181 Serious Injuries and 48 Deaths
2009: 239 Serious Injuries and 44 Deaths
In 2014, according to data on iii.org, motorcyclists were 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled, and almost five times more likely to be injured.
Drunk or Buzzed Driving Related Motorcycle Accidents
In 2013 there were 55 motorcycle accident deaths that involved alcohol in the state of Nevada. Here’s a breakdown of the accidents, based on their Blood Alcohol Content Level (or BAC).
BAC Higher than .08+ = 31%
BAC Higher than .01+ = 35%
The State of Nevada prohibits motorcycle riding with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or above.
For more information about this, please view our section about drunk or impaired driver accidents.
Motorcycle Accidents Data Relating to Helmet Use
In Nevada, there is a universal law that requires that all motorcycle riders have to be wearing a helmet. However, even though this is an important piece of protection, it does not protect every rider from sustaining injuries or even death.
The total motorcycle accident death rate in Nevada in 2013 was 57.
Of these, 84% of the deaths were people that were wearing motorcycle helmets. 12% of them were not wearing a helmet at the time.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Las Vegas
Koch & Brim are the experienced Las Vegas motorcycle Accident Attorneys that will help you! Contact them today in either their West or East Las Vegas, NV offices today! Call 702-451-3900