Without a doubt, motorcycles are a fun way to explore scenic roadways and city streets across the country. However, motorcyclists often face unique challenges and dangers that are not present to motorists in passenger vehicles. Tragically, motorcycle accidents have a higher chance of being fatal since motorcyclists are totally exposed to the elements. The arrival of summer means there will be more and more motorcycles on the road in Nevada.
The Nevada Highway Patrol and Reno Police are urging motorists to be aware of their surroundings and be on the lookout for more motorcycles on roadways this summer. According to the Reno Police Department, there have been five fatal motorcycle accidents in the city so far this year. Recently, there were three motorcycle accidents on the same day in Reno, and two of those were fatal, police said.
Motorcyclists should always drive proactively and keep in mind that motorcycles can be harder for other drivers to see. Officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol emphasized that motorcyclists are at a disadvantage on the roadway and are harder to spot due to their smaller profile. They said those traveling by motorcycle are 27 times more likely to be killed in an accident as opposed to those in passenger vehicles.
As traffic increases on roadways across the state during the warmer months, so will accidents involving motorcycles. Those in Nevada who have suffered injuries or loss due to negligence in motorcycle accidents could benefit by seeking the services of an experienced attorney. A successful claim could provide much-needed compensation to help victims and families recover from a tragic accident.