Many Nevadans enjoy riding a motorcycle around the state whether in the cities or on the open road. It is a popular pastime despite its inherent risks. Most car drivers and motorcycle riders share the road safely and keep an eye on each other. Still, some drivers don’t pay attention to what they are doing and behave recklessly or negligently. Since they are comparatively unprotected, a rider can suffer serious injuries and death. After a motorcycle collision occurs, it is imperative that the rider and their family think about the issues they will inevitably face in the aftermath and consider a legal filing for compensation.
A mid-afternoon accident between a motorcycle and a car led to the rider being seriously hurt. According to the investigation, the rider was heading west when the vehicle exited a shopping center attempting to complete a U-turn. The vehicles subsequently collided. The driver did not suffer any injuries, but the rider was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Despite the improvements to safety technology, it only takes one mistake to cause an accident and change a rider’s life forever. There can be head trauma, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal damage and more. A rider might need extensive medical treatment and long-term care. If there is a fatality, the family must learn to accept what happened and seek methods to get beyond it. Although a legal filing will not turn the clock back and prevent the crash, it can help the person with what they are facing in the immediate and long-term future.
For people who are in a similar situation and need help deciding how to proceed, many key decisions must be made. Before doing anything, it is vital to contact a law firm experienced in investigating motorcycle accidents to decide how to move forward with a lawsuit.