Motorcyclists and their passengers have only their helmets and protective clothing to protect them from the impact of colliding with a truck, a bus, a car, an SUV, or a fixed object, such as a wall, a concrete barricade, or the ground. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were 4,810 motorcycle deaths in 2006, and many other motorcyclists and their passengers were seriously injured.
Although motorcycle riders have the same rights to the road as other motorists, many drivers forget to watch out for these smaller vehicles. Many motorcycle injuries and deaths happen because negligent motorists speed, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fail to check blind spots, fail to yield the right of way, or fail to obey traffic signals.
Many motorcyclists experience serious burn injuries, broken bones, permanent disfigurement, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe nerve damage, or they are killed when they are thrown from their motorcycles, onto other motor vehicles, oncoming traffic, or fixed objects. The medical and recovery costs to treat motorcycle accident injuries can be astronomical, and often, an injured person’s insurance plan will not cover the bulk of the costs for surgeries, hospital stays, and rehabilitation services.
Like all the cases, motorcycle collisions cases are handled on a contingency basis with no obligation or fee for the first consultation. Contact an accident attorney in Reno Nevada today to schedule your free consultation and get the help you need.