After a motorcyclist is injured in an accident, he or she can be left with overwhelming medical expenses and may be unable to return to work to make a living. In the case of a fatal accident, the rider's family members may be left not only grieving, but wondering how they will cope with the loss of their loved one's income.
On any Nevada freeway today, they can't be missed. Huge 18-wheelers cruising down the highway, they are massive and due to their sheer size much more dangerous than regular passenger vehicles. Most of these large trucks are hauling commercial cargo from place to place and it is the driver's job to drive safely. Sadly, sometimes this isn't the case and for one reason or another it causes a terrible truck accident that injures an innocent party.
Motorcyclists are usually well aware of the serious dangers they face when they hop on their bike to take a ride. Since motorcyclists are just one of the many forms of vehicles on Nevada roads, they stand at a disadvantage. This is based on the sheer size of the other vehicles that they travel alongside. One motorcyclist found this out the hard way when he was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle last week near U.S. 95.
Government organizations such as the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, or NHTSA, have goals of safety and death prevention in mind. That is why reports like the preliminary 2014 motor vehicle traffic fatalities are so important. These reports help track deaths on Reno roads today and it helps determine what can be done to prevent deaths in the future. According to the preliminary results, Nevada has been named in a group of states that have a high percentage increase in car accident deaths from 2013.