The freedom of the road is exciting, but as you know, with great power comes great responsibility. One quick slip or a bad turn and things can get ugly.
Motorcyclists enjoy the freedom and thrill of the road like no one else. Take just one ride on an American motorcycle and something stirs inside you, a passion for independence and exploration — something that a car just doesn’t bring. Or simply ask any motorcycle enthusiast themselves and they’ll assure you that there is nothing like the thrill of the road on a fast, fierce machine like the one they own!
Motorcycle accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death for people in the United States.
Las Vegas itself has an intoxicating energy that seems to attract the best of life’s travelers, but this can mean a bump in the journey leads to a serious drain on the wallets, emotions, and families of those involved.
All too often, a serious change that was never welcome can shove its way into your life or the life of someone you know and love. No one ever expects that their afternoon ride down a familiar Las Vegas highway will end up in an accident whose effects can be felt for years to come.
So what it comes down to is:
- “I just got in a wreck, what do I do?”
- “Who is the best person to get in contact with?”
- “What kind of money can I get for this?”
- “Where do I go for some peace of mind?”
I can help
My name is Steven Day and I'm a personal injury attorney specializing in motorcycle injuries. It’s sadly the case that people do not get the assistance they need because they skirt the issue off like it can fix itself, but you and the experts down at know better from experience and personal intuition that the proper steps need to be put in place if you want to set up for success in the future.
The scene is familiar: endless online searches lead from one scammy website to another, but nothing yields the results you need. In the height of a scenario where time and money is of the essence, a usually forgiving universe seems to plot against your luck when it’s needed most. But there’s no need to think “why me?” anymore, and here’s why.
My office set out just recently on a new and different approach to handling motorcycle accidents. We took the concerns of Las Vegas culture and the people that make it great into mind and finally set out to do something actually effective. We figured the time had come for those involved in motorcycle accidents to actually get the responsive and helpful service they deserve, and we think you’d agree.
I’d love to get in touch with you today with the phone or email info at the side. But because we recognize the importance of researching legal cases carefully, here are a couple more pointers to help you along your way today:
Common causes of motorcycle accidents
Get cut off by an unscrupulous car? Road rage taking a heavy toll on smaller vehicles like yours? Bad tires or defective parts from your vehicle’s manufacturer or maintenance man? Or maybe someone decided to ruin your day and run the red light that would have made the difference between an accident and a zooming stride down the road to your destination of choice. I understand how these things happen and what needs done to get you and all involved on track again.
Here are some other causes of accident you might see:
- Ignoring speed limits and other key markers
- Splitting lanes or not respecting lane space expectations
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Being a victim to someone’s idiotic driving choices!
What the law defines when it comes to motorcycles
Making the choice to add motorcycle power to your driving repertoire is not something to sneeze at. Nevada driving laws, like other states around this great country, are designed with drivers in mind and aim to maximize a streamlined experience for motorcyclists and cars alike. In other words, motorcycles may be special to their owners but in the eyes of the law, those who drive them are expected to adhere to the same safety standards as regular-sized vehicles.
Here’s what the Nevada state law itself defines as a motorcycle, just to be clear: "Motorcycle means every motor vehicle equipped with a seat or a saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, including a power cycle but excluding a tractor and a moped.” Sound like the description of your ride? You may be expected to drive as safe as a car, but hey, clearly motorcycles call for a little bit of a unique twist, because there definitely more than meets the eye in the world of hot wheels.
I can get you the help you need so you can be back on your feet and onto the road as soon as possible. The confidence our offices provide is truly contagious, and is the theme which most definitely rings true when it comes to the issues that are important to motorcyclists.
Areas of practice
- Motorcycle injury cases right here in the Las Vegas area.
- Identifying the parties at fault and what happened why.
- Investigating: responsible party drunk? Hit and run?
- Failed motorcycle parts: hold the manufacturer responsible.
- And more - just give us a call today for a free case review!