Motorcycles in the United States have a rich history.  Unfortunately, one of the most dangerous accidents involves you driving your motorcycle and being struck by another driver who may not be paying attention.  Even famous athletes and actors enjoy this American past time, but are still subject to unfortunate incidents such as this one:  Because motorcycle riders lack the protection of those in passenger vehicles, motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in significant injuries or even death compared to accidents that involve only cars.

A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report indicates that motorcyclists are approximately five-and-a-half times more likely to be in a fatal accident than those in passenger vehicles. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Loss-of-limb injuries

The failure of passenger vehicle drivers to see motorcycles is the leading cause of motorcycle accidents, according to a study backed by the NHTSA. The most common motorcycle accident scenarios include:

  • A vehicle driver failing to check the blind spot before changing lanes.
  • A vehicle entering an intersection or turning onto a street and into the path of a motorcycle.
  • A vehicle driver failing to yield right-of-way to a motorcycle.

If you were hurt or a family member was killed in a motorcycle accident, the Las Vegas Accident Attorneys at Steve Dixon Law may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. While motorcyclists are generally entitled to the same privileges and protections as passenger vehicle drivers, there are motorcycle-specific requirements such as helmet laws that vary by state.  Any motor vehicle accident can cause severe or fatal injuries. However, motorcycle operators and passengers are especially vulnerable in collisions.

Steve Dixon Law has helped motorcycle accident victims recover the money they need for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and repairing or replacing their motorcycles.  Please contact us for a free consultation at (702) 329-4911.

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