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Motorcycle accidents are more likely to be fatal

Motorcycles are definitely a fun way to explore city streets and scenic roadways across the state of Nevada. The warm year-round climate in Nevada makes this state a favorite destination for motorcyclists. However, bikers face unique challenges and dangers that are not present for those in passenger vehicles. Motorcycles have a small profile, so they are often more difficult for other drivers to spot. Since motorcyclists are exposed and minimally protected, motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injuries or death.

A recent accident in Las Vegas claimed the life of a motorcyclist. The accident happened during the late afternoon near Sahara Avenue and Lake Sahara Drive. According to reports, the motorcyclist was headed east on Sahara Avenue when the driver of an oncoming sedan attempted to make a left turn and pulled into the path of the motorcyclist.

Reports said the ensuing collision threw the motorcyclist from his bike, severely injuring him. The motorcyclist was rushed to a local hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit, authorities said. Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries a few days later. Police said the driver of the sedan remained at the scene of the accident and was not impaired.

These types of accidents are happening more and more on today’s crowded roadways. It is important for Nevada residents to know that they have options at their disposal to ease the pain and suffering involved losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident. If negligence is proved, the surviving family members can hold the responsible party accountable by filing a wrongful death claim in a civil court. A successfully litigated lawsuit can result in compensation to help with medical costs, funeral expenses and other monetary losses.

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