Operating a motorcycle in Nevada carries certain risks and those who choose to ride on public roads need to take every precaution to be safe. Sometimes safety is out of the motorcycle operator’s control, as when a larger vehicle fails to yield. Unfortunately many car and truck drivers do not see motorcycles until it is too late.
In Kingman, Arizona, which is about an hour and a half’s drive from Henderson, Nevada, there was an accident recently involving a motorcycle and a 2007 Lexus sedan. The motorcyclist was approaching an intersection and had to slow down because the light was changing. At the same time a car allegedly attempted to make a left turn on red. In doing so, the car struck the motorcyclist and caused him to flip off his bike causing serious injuries. The police cited the driver of the car for failing to stop at the red light.
In automobile accidents and motorcycle accidents, an injured victim has the right to sue for damages if the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver. In order to recover damages, the injured party filing the claim has to prove that their damages were the direct result of the negligent act of the driver at fault. If this is done, the victim is entitled to compensatory damages for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
Vehicle accidents are scary situations to be in. Those who have been injured in an accident can benefit from knowing their legal rights.
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