Too many other drivers just do not see motorcycles – and that can cause accidents with serious injuries. At Koch & Brim, our Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyers represent people who have been injured in bike accidents because of the negligence of others. Get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss getting compensation for your injuries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Call 702-451-3900!
Between 2015 and 2019, 297 motorcyclists lost their lives on Nevada roadways. This amounts to 18.7% of the total number of fatal accidents that took place in Nevada in the same time period. The overwhelming majority of these accidents took place in an urban setting at 77%, versus the remaining 23% that took place in rural areas.
According to data on NHTSA, motorcyclists were 28 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.
In 2017 there were 62 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+ = 26%
BAC Higher than .01+ = 16%
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 page about drunk or impaired driver accidents in Las Vegas.
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.
In 2018, only 60% of fatal motorcycle accident deaths were people that were wearing motorcycle helmets. 36% of them were not wearing a helmet at the time.
Contact Koch & Brim, LLP about your motorcycle accident case in Nevada. We offer free consultations! Call us in Las Vegas today! (702) 451-3900
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