Reno Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Research suggests that motorcycles are more dangerous than cares, and that motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious / fatal injuries in traffic collisions. If you or someone you love suffered an injury in an avoidable motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and medical expenses.
Major studies have reported that the likelihood of riders being injured in an accident is as high as 98% in crashes involving multiple vehicles and 96% in incidents involving a single motorcycle. As injuries are often severe, obtaining fair compensation through a personal injury claim is essential in ensuring that victims will receive the medical treatment and care their injuries require.
Injured? We Can Help You Get Compensation
At Shook & Stone, our legal team is dedicated to helping accident victims in Reno, Carson City, and the surrounding region. Since 1997, we have dedicated our practice to helping the injured and wronged seek justice against those individuals and companies that have caused them harm. Take this opportunity to find out how we can help with your case by calling a Reno motorcycle accident attorney at our firm. You can also read on to find out more about these collisions and their true consequences.
Understanding Motorcycle Accidents
There are many different types of injuries that a motorcyclist may sustain in a traffic accident: brain injuries, road rash, soft tissue damage, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, burns, organ damage and other internal injuries.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
If you were involved in an accident, you can find out what may have caused the collision and who may be held accountable. Some potential causes include: distracted drivers, speeding, drunk driving, harsh weather and hazardous roads.
Safety Tips for Riders
What can you do to make yourself more visible as a motorcyclist? What should you look for while on the road? We have compiled a number of safety tips that may reduce your chances of being in a motorcycle accident.
Hiring a Lawyer
A competent lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome of your insurance claim or lawsuit. Without legal counsel, you may find it difficult to recover a fair settlement or award, or even to determine which parties should be held accountable for your accident.
If you are still looking for more information, you can review common questions and answers about motorcycle accidents. For additional information, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at our law firm today.
Determining Liability in a Motorcycle Collision
When it comes to insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits, motorcycle accidents pose several unique complications. One of the biggest issues concerns liability. Successful claims are hinged on proving the fault of another driver (or other party) for causing an accident. Any number of negligent driving practices or actions can result in a driver's liability: aggressive driving, distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding and so on. The problem for motorcycle riders is that insurance companies will often attempt to shift, split or entirely deflect blame away from their drivers by capitalizing on the stereotype that motorcycle riders execute unsafe driving practices.
Motorcycle riders have garnered a stigma for riding dangerously on the roads. Focusing on the use of lane-splitting, lane changing and high speeds are common tactics claim adjusters will use to place at least some fault on riders. To ensure that you are not undercompensated or even held liable for an accident you did not cause, it is highly recommended that you have the qualified legal representation our firm can provide.
Injured in a motorcycle accident in Reno or Carson City? Call our firm.
At Shook & Stone, our lawyers have recovered more than $100 million in compensation for clients since 1997 and are prepared to help you get the maximum compensation possible. Motorcycle accident cases can pose several complications, but our 85 years of combined legal experience has equipped us with the knowledge and tools needed to handle disputes. When you need compassionate legal support and aggressive litigators to fight on your behalf, you need our firm. Contact a Reno motorcycle accident lawyer today.