A motorcycle is no match for the sheer size and weight of a commercial vehicle or truck. Regardless of who is at fault, when a motorcycle and a truck collide, it is not uncommon for the motorcyclist to suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. Furthermore, commercial carriers like trucking companies often have lawyers working to ensure that if their drivers are involved in an accident then the company does not pay more than absolutely necessary. Calling an experienced attorney at Ladah Law Firm is the first step to navigating through these murky waters: 702-252-0055.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) maintains records on motorcycle crashes. In general, the number of fatal motorcycle crashes rose 7.1 percent between 2011 and 2012. Part of this increase was likely due to the increase in the number of motorcycles on the road (up 500,000 between 2009 and 2012). NHTSA also indicates that motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in a crash per mile traveled and five times more likely to be injured per mile traveled than occupants of passenger vehicles. In Nevada alone, 30 fatal motorcycle crashes occurred in Clark County in 2010. Large trucks were involved in almost 1,500 crashes in 2010 as well.
A motorcyclist involved in a truck accident should first and foremost obtain medical attention for any injuries he or she sustains. These injuries can include severe road rash, broken bones, internal injuries, neurological damage, and amputation of limbs. Once you have sought medical attention, you should consider or consider asking someone to:
Trucking companies employ attorneys whose sole focus is trucking accidents; you deserve an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable about Las Vegas truck and motorcycle accidents. At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, we are experienced in helping injured motorcyclists recover compensation for their injuries after a truck collision despite the difficulties and challenges this type of case can present. It is important to act quickly after being involved in a truck and motorcycle accident, socontact Ladah Law Firm, PLLC at 702-252-0055 right away for a free consultation.
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