Motorcycle riders know the dangers of hitting the road on their bikes. They also know that they are more likely to suffer from a catastrophic injury if they are in an accident. Since motorcycles are more exposed to the elements than cars and other vehicles, even a seemingly minor accident can lead to a serious injury. When a driver acts negligently and causes an accident, you’ll need a Reno motorcycle accident lawyer to fight for you in court.
Causes of Reno Motorcycle Accidents
There are many potential causes of motorcycle accidents. Often, drivers and even other motorcycle riders end up causing the accident because of their own actions. Since motorcycles are easier to maneuver in traffic, riders tend to speed and weave in and out of traffic. It’s also common for cars to not pay attention to motorcycles when sharing the road. In addition, drivers often have troubles estimating the speed of a motorcycle. Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted or reckless driving
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Incorrectly switching lanes
- Defective parts and products
Those are just a few of the main causes of motorcycle accidents our team has handled in the past. No matter what caused your motorcycle accident and your injuries, your Reno motorcycle accident lawyer is prepared to stand up for your rights after you’ve been injured due to someone’s carelessness.
Who is Liable For a Motorcycle Accident?
Every case is different and who is liable will depend on the circumstances and facts of the accident. The defendants in Nevada who were at fault for the motorcycle accident are responsible for your damages. When liability is proven, a motorcycle accident lawyer will seek economic damages on your behalf. The liable party is often the driver of the vehicle who hit you. However, the liable party in a motorcycle accident can also be one of the following:
- The person who owns the vehicle who hit you. In general, owners are responsible for anyone they authorized to use their vehicle.
- A manufacturer of dangerous motorcycle parts. For example, faulty brakes or tires.
- Trucking companies who allow drivers to operate under dangerous and negligent conditions.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents are much more dangerous than car or even pedestrian accidents and usually cause more catastrophic injuries. Motorcycles lack a hood, top, side door, or trunk to shield the riders, making motorbike accidents exceedingly risky. Whenever an accident occurs, the riders typically crash into the rough asphalt or are crushed by the car that hit their motorcycle. Motorcycle accident victims may sustain any of the following injuries:
Contact a Reno Motorcycle Lawyer Today
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own, or you’ve lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, Lerner and Rowe can help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. It is possible you might be awarded economic damages such as lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We are ready to fight for you!