A motorcyclist was recently killed by a commercial truck while traveling south of Henderson. According to reports, he suffered multiple injuries due to the accident that eventually led to his death. On this particular morning, at 7am, there was a thick fog covering the road that limited visibility.
This unfortunate accident highlights the dangers of driving along stretches of some of Nevada’s highways such as U.S. 95 and I-15. At times, it becomes almost impossible to see the road or the dangers surrounding you.
When tragedies like this happen, it is important for motorcyclists and their family members to be aware of all of their options. Some questions that are important to consider include whether there:
- Were multiple victims involved in the accident
- Are any government actors responsible for the accident
How to Get Help after a Motorcycle Accident
To get help after a multi-car or motorcycle accident it is important to speak with an attorney immediately.
In the accident mentioned above, the news report mentioned that there was thick fog. It is common in Nevada for a thick fog to create multi-car accidents. This creates difficulties for motorcycle accident victims to receive reimbursement from the accidents because of policy limits. Whenever there is a multi-car accident, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney immediately so that you can have your damages recovered before the policy limit is reached.
When Government Involved
When there is a government actor who caused the motorcycle accident, it is important to talk to an attorney about who is responsible for the accident. In this particular case, it is unclear whether the commercial driver was working for the government. If he was, then an action can be brought against the State if the driver was acting lawfully. If the driver was not, then recovery is typically limited to the driver.
Additionally, Nevada places a cap on government actions in the amount of $100,000, which can significantly affect a person’s ability to recover damages in a motorcycle accident where medical bills frequently exceed this amount.
Because of issues like these, it is highly important to talk to a defense attorney immediately after an accident. Failing to do so, could result in an outcome where the injured party receives less than full recovery.
The David Boehrer Law Firm has been helping motorcycle drivers in Nevada for over 10 years. The firm diligently pursues the rights of its clients to help obtain the full value of their claims. We invite you to call us at (702) 750-0750 today to arrange a free consultation.