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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Here To Help

Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

All too often, car and truck drivers overlook road safety for motorcyclists. When motorists fail to see motorcyclists or ignore their right to be on the road, the result can be serious and even fatal. If this happened to you, call Ladah Law firm to get a start on your claim today: 702-252-0055.

Motorcyclists who are victims of negligent acts can claim injury compensation for their medical needs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Families are also entitled to pursue compensation for any damages associated with wrongful death accidents. Motorcycle accident claims, however, can present many challenges, including insurance coverage issues, accident scene investigations, and any prejudice jurors have against motorcyclists.

Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorney Ramzy Ladah is an experienced personal injury lawyer with a record of success in cases involving catastrophic vehicle accidents and wrongful death accidents. He understands how to build strong and convincing legal arguments on behalf of motorcycle accident victims and their families. Contact our law firm today for a free initial consultation — we are committed to helping you get the compensation you need to rebuild your life.

Your Strong Personal Injury Advocate

Ramzy Ladah has discovered that careful case preparation can make all the difference. When appropriate, he consults accident scene investigators to determine the cause and liability factors, including:

  • Distracted drivers
  • Driving while drunk
  • Aggressive and reckless drivers
  • Poorly marked construction detours
  • Dangerous road conditions

Before focusing exclusively on Vegas accident victims’ rights, attorney Ramzy Ladah was an insurance defense attorney. He understands the techniques insurance companies use to avoid making fair settlement offers. Attorney Ramzy Ladah works to overcome this challenge through preparing every motorcycle accident claim to be successful in trial. Insurance companies are more likely to make large settlement offers, knowing we are fully prepared for a favorable trial verdict.


I was in a las vegas motorcycle accident today, Now What?

motorcycle accident

Between 2011 and 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported an increase in the number of motorcyclists injured and killed in accidents. In 2012, almost five thousand motorcyclists were killed in motorcycle collisions and over 90,000 motorcyclists were injured. In fact, NHTSA reported that a motorcyclist was 26 times more likely than a passenger car occupant to die in a crash and five times more likely to be injured.

Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries; however, even if no injuries are apparent, a motorcyclist who has just been involved in a crash should do the following:

  • Make sure you and others are safe.  Sometimes collisions can result in dangerous fuel being leaked onto the roadway. Furthermore, a collision on a busy highway presents its own dangers. Immediately following a motorcycle accident, if you are able, make sure that you are safe and away from dangers.
  • Get evaluated by a medical professional.  Even if you feel fine, it is important to be evaluated at a hospital or medical treatment facility as soon as possible. First of all, certain injuries may not be immediately apparent and, if not diagnosed and treated promptly, can become serious or even life-threatening. Additionally, delaying or even foregoing medical treatment may make it more difficult to show an injury is related to your motorcycle crash.
  • Write down details about the accident. As soon as you are able, you should write down details concerning the accident. Try to capture as many details as possible. It is important that you do this as soon as possible after the accident as small details are easy to forget. These small details, however, can mean the difference between obtaining compensation and losing your case.
  • Gather evidence. If it is safe to do so, take time at the accident scene to begin gathering evidence. Take down the names and contact information of any witnesses who saw the collision. Take photographs of the accident scene, the damage to the motorcycle and other vehicle, and any injuries sustained by you or others. Note whether there are any security cameras or traffic cameras that may have recorded the accident as well.
  • Contact a personal injury attorney. In Nevada, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury suit to seek compensation. But the sooner you contact a personal injury attorney, the better off you will be. Important evidence (such as cell phone records of the other driver) can be lost forever if prompt action is not taken to preserve it.

Contact A Las Vegas Motorcyclist Accident Attorney Today

Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries and thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Contact the Ladah Law Firm, PLLC at (702) 252-0055 soon as possible after a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas in order to protect your rights and maximize your recovery.


Common Injuries New Motorcyclists Overlook

It is common for new motorcyclists to take steps designed to protect themselves from the dangers of motorcycling. Helmets are purchased in order to protect the motorcyclist from head injuries in a crash. Visors or glasses are worn to protect against eye injuries caused by flying debris. And long-sleeved shirts, jackets, and pants are worn to protect against skin abrasions and “road rash.” While these protective steps are important and should be followed, new motorcyclists especially should be aware of other common injuries in Las Vegas motorcyclist accidents.

Pelvic & Urological Injuries

Due to the nature of the motorcycle and how a rider rides a bike, an accident or collision can cause the cyclist to smash his or her pelvis against the frame of the bike. This can cause painful bruising and fractures to the pelvis and other bones in the area. But because of the location of reproductive and digestive systems, a motorcycle crash can also result in serious damage to these organs as well. This can require extensive surgery and prolonged periods of therapy.

Loss Of Limbs / Amputation

Most motorcyclists recognize that a motorcycle accident can result in broken bones or serious abrasions; however, few think that they could lose an arm or leg. However, it is not uncommon for a rider’s leg or arm to become pinched between the motorcycle and some other object or surface (like the roadway or another vehicle) during a crash. This alone is sufficient to cause an arm or leg (or fingers or toes) to be immediately lost. Or injuries to arms and legs can be so severe that it becomes medically necessary for a hospital to amputate these limbs.

Spinal Cord Injuries

A responsible motorcyclist puts on a helmet to protect him- or herself against head injuries or traumatic brain injuries, but there is little that can be done to protect against a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle crash. A spinal cord injury can cause excruciating, debilitating pain and can (in some cases) result in partial or complete paralysis. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, a spinal injury can require extended periods of therapy and significant time away from work.

Emotional Trauma

It is easy to overlook emotional injuries and trauma that can occur after a motorcycle crash. It is not uncommon for riders to suffer posttraumatic stress disorder or depression. Some individuals can be so traumatized by the incident that they have anxiety attacks when they think of riding a motorcycle again. In some extreme cases, an injured rider may be unable to travel at all without anxiety or panic. Extensive therapy may be needed in these cases.

Contact The Ladah Law Firm, PLLC

The attorneys at the Ladah Law Firm, PLLC are committed to helping victims recover compensation after they have been injured in a Las Vegas motorcyclist accident. Regardless of the nature of your precise injury, if you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, contact us today at (702) 252-0055 for a free consultation.


Handling Serious Biker Injury Cases

Little stands between a biker’s body and the pavement. Likewise, motorcyclists are more exposed to, and less shielded from, other vehicles on the road. As a result, a motorcycle accident can lead to a serious head injury, spinal cord injury or other serious injury. Victims of these injuries usually need extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation services.

At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, attorney Ramzy Ladah places a priority on helping cycle crash victims get the medical care and services they need. We will work with your doctor or other medical experts to understand the special care you or your loved one needs to recover to the greatest extent possible. Then, we will work diligently to get the compensation needed to pay for this care and treatment and any pain and suffering.

Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation — Get Legal Help Now

To learn more about how attorney Ramzy Ladah can help you, contact our firm today.


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Treacherous Transportation

Motorcycles: Treacherous Transportation & The Most Dangerous Ride

Motorcycles : The Most Dangerous Ride

Motorcycles are fun and fuel efficient.

But there’s no denying the fact that they’re also way more dangerous than a car.

The Statistics

Motorcycle Statistics

In 2015, 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes, up 8.3% from 4,594 in 2014, according to a

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report.

In 2015, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured, down 4.3% from 92,000 in 2014.

In 2014, motorcyclists were 27X more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled, and almost five times more likely to be injured.

There were about 8.4 million motorcycles on the road in 2014.

In 2014, 4,586 people died in motorcycle crashes, down 2.3% from 4,692 in 2013.

(U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

In 2014, 39% of the motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets, down from 41% in 2013.

The fatality rate per registered vehicle for motorcyclists in 2014 was six times the fatality rate for

passenger car occupants, according to NHTSA

Most common Motorcyle crash injuries are as follows:

Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injury Types
  • Bone Fractures – 27%
  • Contusions – 3%
  • Sprains – 7%
  • Deep and Open Wounds – 1%
  • Mild, Superficial Injuries – 7%

What Effect Does Age Play in Motorcycle Crashes?

How Age Plays Into Motorcycle Crashes

From 2004 to 2013, motorcyclist fatalities increased by 16%.

The 40-and-older age group made up 46% of motorcyclist killed in 2004 as compared to 55% of the motorcyclist killed in 2013.

Over the 10-year period from 2004–2013, fatalities among the 40-and-older age group increased by 39% (from 1,854 to 2,580).

In 2004, the average age of motorcycle riders killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes was 38, whereas in 2013 the average age was 42.

 

Many Types of Injuries can occur in a Motorcycle Accident,

“Common

here are a few things that are common

  • Road Rash
  • Broken Bones
  • Dismemberment
  • Dislocated Eyeball
  • Crushing
  • Dragging
  • Throwing
  • Head Trauma
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Death

Proper Gear protects vulnerable body parts. Motorcycle riding gear usually consists of

Proper Motorbike Gear
  • Helmet
  • Jacket
  • Pants
  • Boots and gloves

 

How Important is it to Wear a Helmet?

Importance of Motorcycle Helmets

Helmets are 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle riders and 41% for motorcycle passengers.

Why use a helmet?

Helmets are useful as safety gear to prevent injuries in an uncontrolled environment. If you can’t prevent a crash or impact, but you know it will occur, a helmet can prevent or minimize injury to the head and brain.

How does a helmet work?

How Motor Bike Helmets Work

Helmets designed to handle major crash energy generally contain a layer of crushable foam.

During a crash, the foam part of a helmet crushes, controlling the crash energy and extending your head’s

stopping time by about six thousandths of a second (6 ms) to reduce the peak impact to the brain.

Helmet replacement is recommended if one of the situations below apply:

Recognizing a Damaged Helmet

The helmet was subjected to an impact.

  • The comfort padding or the retention system has become loose due to heavy use or display signs of

deterioration.

  • The synthetic foam padding displays signs of heavy use and the helmet feels too loose.
  • There are indentations in the EPS liner and/or white scratches can be seen on surfaces through paint.

Las Vegas Motorcycle Crash stats

Las Vegas Motorcycle Crash Statistics
  • 79% of motorcycle accidents involved injuries, while only 37% of car accidents did.
  • 6% of motorcycle accidents were fatal, while only 0.25% of four-door sedan accidents resulted in death.
  • Of all Nevada vehicular accidents in 2010, motorcyclists were involved in only 08%, but accounted for a

whopping 13.04% of fatal collisions.

In a single year from 2011 to 2012 motorcyclist injuries increased 15%,

from 81,000 injuries in 2011 to 93,000 in 2012.

 

Factors and Conditions that lead to Motorcycle accidents

Factors That Lead to Motorcycle Accidents

Poor Road Conditions

  • Bad weather, including –
  • Fog
  • Heavy winds
  • Ice
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Surfaces with poor tractions, including –
  • Gravel
  • Manhole covers
  • Mud
  • Leaves
  • Oil
  • Wet pavement
  • Sudden, unexpected obstacles, including –
  • Animals
  • Debris
  • Litter
  • Pedestrians
  • Uneven or damaged surfaces, such as –
  • Broken or rough pavement
  • Bumps
  • Holes
  • Ruts

Human Error

  • Speeding
  • Drunk Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Texting While Driving
  • Common Traffic Violations

Motorists must be mindful and observant while driving.

Negligent drivers can cause serious injury to a motorcyclist.

 

 

Sources:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2013/04/10-motorcycle-safety-tips-for-new-riders/index.htm

Top 7 Things That Will Happen in a Motorcycle Crash (NSFW with Pics & Video)


http://www.iii.org/issue-update/motorcycle-crashes
http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/Motorcycles
https://www.nevadadot.com/uploadedFiles/NDOT/About_NDOT/NDOT_Divisions/Planning/Safety_Engineering/2010_Nevada_Traffic_Crashes.pdf
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http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/motorcycles/fatalityfacts/motorcycles#When-and-where-they-died
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