Nevada Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating for victims. After a crash, these victims often learn that the legal system can be biased against motorcycle riders, relying on stereotypes that motorcyclists are reckless and always responsible for accidents. However, many motorcycle accidents are caused by careless or distracted passenger vehicle drivers, and the victimized riders deserve compensation for their injuries.
If you’ve been hurt in a Nevada motorcycle accident, read on for the answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about bike accidents. If you need additional assistance in getting compensation after an accident, contact the aggressive and effective Henderson motorcycle accident lawyers at the David Boehrer Law Firm for a free consultation.
What are the most common causes of motorcycle crashes in Nevada?
Motorcyclists are frequently the victims of careless or reckless behavior by other drivers, such as:
- Failing to yield the right of way at an intersection
- Distracted driving
- Unreasonable speed
- Failure to check blind spots for motorcycles in neighboring lanes
- Unsafe road conditions, such as potholes or debris in the road
Should I speak with my insurance company after a Nevada motorcycle accident?
You should report your crash to your insurance carrier as soon as possible. Provide honest and accurate details of your accident, but do not agree to make a sworn statement to an insurer—even your own—immediately after a crash. Without knowing it, you could end up saying something that will be used against you in the future. Speak with a lawyer before agreeing to make a statement on the record about your crash, as well as before you agree to a settlement offer that may prevent you from collecting greater damages in the future.
I was hurt in a crash where the other driver cut me off, but I was traveling over the speed limit at the time of the collision. Can I still get money for my injuries?
Nevada law allows accident victims to recover for their injuries, even if they were partially responsible for the accident. Motorcyclists can seek damages from the other driver so long as they were not found to be more responsible for the crash than the other driver. In other words, if a judge or jury found that a Nevada motorcycle accident victim was 60% responsible for a crash, and the driver of the truck that hit him was found to be 40% responsible for that crash, then the motorcyclist would not be able to collect damages.
In cases where liability for an accident is in dispute, it can be critical to find a lawyer who can build a strong case for your entitlement to damages. The personal injury attorneys at the David Boehrer Law Firm are experienced at making full use of all available evidence to prove why you deserve money for your injuries, as well as putting their decades of trial experience to work on your behalf. Contact them as soon as possible after a Las Vegas motorcycle crash.
After a Nevada motorcycle accident, get help seeking the money you’re owed for your injuries by contacting the aggressive, knowledgeable, and dedicated Henderson motorcycle accident lawyers at the David Boehrer Law Firm for a free consultation at 702-750-0750.