Each state in the United States has varying laws regarding the regulation of motorcycles. Under Nevada law, motorcyclists must abide by the same rules and regulations as operators of other automobiles, including trucks and cars. Furthermore, Nevada also has a specific set of rules that govern the operation of motorcycles. For example, a person may not drive a motorcycle or moped between moving or stationary vehicles occupying adjacent traffic lanes. But motorcycles and mopeds may, with the consent of the drivers, be operated no more than two abreast in a single traffic lane.
Unfortunately, accidents involving motorcycles occur far too often. Sometimes these accidents are a result of motorcycle drivers failing to properly follow rules of the road and other times these accidents are caused by cars or pedestrians. Regardless of the cause, motorcycle accidents can result in serious or even deadly injuries. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, the experienced Green Valley injury lawyers at the Ladah Law Firm can help you recover damages. Call us today at 702. 252.0055 to find out how we can help you.
According to recent data, motorcyclist fatalities are on the rise in Nevada. After a high of 59 motorcyclist fatalities in 2008, fatalities dropped to a low of 41 in 2011. This number, however, has risen to 57 fatalities in 2013. Even though motorcycles account for a small percentage of the number of registered vehicles on the road, motorcycle fatalities account for approximately 22% of all fatalities on the road in Nevada. In particular, motorcycle-related deaths in Clark County appear to be on the rise. By September of 2013, Clark County already had the same number of motorcycle fatalities as the prior year—20. One possible explanation is the increase of number of drivers from other states who are not aware of differences in state laws.
Many accidents involving motorcycles needlessly occur because a driver failed to properly operate the vehicle. Common causes of accidents involving motorcycles accidents include pedestrian error, excessive speed, failure to maintain lane, failing to yield right of way, driving under the influence, and failing to obey traffic signal.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, it is important to reach out to a car accident lawyer in Green Valley who can help you understand your rights. The motorcycle accident attorneys at the Ladah Law Firm have experience prosecuting numerous motorcycle accidents in Green Valley and throughout Nevada. From handling insurance claims to filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit, our attorneys will do what it takes to protect your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact our motorcycle accident lawyers today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. You can call us today at 702.252.0055 or visit our office at 517 South 3rd Street in Las Vegas.
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