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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

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