Hazards abound for motorcyclists on Reno roads | Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney
(775) 525-9164
Call Us Today
(800) 330-1101
Free Consultation

Hazards abound for motorcyclists on Reno roads

Motorcycles are dangerous. While this may be true, it doesn't mean they shouldn't be ridden and enjoyed by the thousands that call themselves motorcyclists. The sad fact is, however, motorcyclists are much more susceptible to injury than the average motor-vehicle driver. According to the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists are 26 times more likely than motor-vehicle drivers to die in a crash and five times for likely to be injured.

The hazards facing motorcyclists on Reno roads today go beyond potholes and unmarked turns. Drivers in motor-vehicles can be, at times, inattentive and this carelessness can lead to motorcycle accidents. The resulting injuries from these accidents can be catastrophic to the injured and the people they love. There are more than a few ways motorcyclists could be injured on Reno roads.

In two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents where another motor vehicle is involved, the driver of the motor-vehicle violated the motorcyclist's right-of-way and caused the accident. This can usually be attributed to negligence or a related offense which is grounds for seeking damages. Damages can be sought in a personal injury suit in which the injured party can recover for the financial repercussions after an accident injury. Because motorcycles are much smaller than motor vehicles, drivers in motor vehicle can fail to see a motorcycle.

Head injury is a common complaint after a person is involved in a motorcycle injury. Head trauma can have serious and lasting effects that can reverberate for years. Negligent drivers, in cases of injury, need to held accountable for the serious lasting effects such an injury can have on an innocent motorcyclist. While finances are a top priority, access to medical care and the costs associated are important to consider as well.

Source: FindLaw, "Motorcycle Accidents: Overview," Accessed Dec. 5, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Board Of Trial Advocates
  • NJA - Nevada Justice Association
  • Distinguished TM AV Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards And Legal Ability
  • EST. 1972 7 The Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Super Lawyers
  • American College Of Trial Lawyers
  • American Association For Justice
  • AV Preeminent 2019

Contact Us Today About Your Claim

After an accident, our personal injury attorneys in Reno will fight your legal battles so you can focus on healing. Contact us online today at 775-525-9164 or fill out the form below. We are ready to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Free consultations No fee unless we win your case

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy