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.
Fortunately, Nevada law provides for the injured or their family members to recover compensation for damages when a motorcycle accident is caused by another driver's negligence.
This type of accident is frighteningly common. Often, a motorcyclist can is struck by an oncoming vehicle when the driver fails to yield to the motorcyclist in oncoming traffic. Often the other driver doesn't see the motorcycle and doesn't slow down before the crash, leading to catastrophic injuries for the motorcyclist.
Motorcyclists have as much of a right to use the road as other motor vehicles. Other drivers need to be aware of motorcycles and drive with reasonable caution around them. If a driver has failed to do this, they can be held liable for the motorcyclist's damages.
It is important for the injured and their families to remember that they have options available to them and are not alone. At Bradley, Drendel and Jeanney, we have worked with a number of motorcycle accident cases, and we understand what our clients are experiencing. It is important to take in a variety of facts about the crash and situation in order to best represent an injured party. The process may seem daunting, but a personal injury lawsuit can be crucial in making sure that the injured or their families are prepared to face the long-term challenges after a terrible accident.