By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
As the warm emperates continue in Nevada, many motorcyclists are taking advantage of the weather to hit the highways on their motor bikes. Unfortunately, the chances of motorcycle accidents increase when there are more bikes on the road.
Such was the case just north of Yerington, where a 46-year old man was killed on his motorcycle on Highway 95-A (I-95). On September 20, Michael Leonard died when his motorcycle reportedly slammed into the side of a commercial dump truck which had apparently failed to stop at a stop sign. Leonard was ejected from his motorcycle and died at the scene.
This fatal accident occurred just one day after a three-motorcycle pile-up in Las Vegas. According to Nevada Highway Patrol officials, the September 19 motor bike crash briefly closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 just north of Speedway Boulevard. The trio of motorcyclists was taken to a nearby hospital, but their conditions and identities were unknown.
These wrecks illustrate the dangers that motorcyclists in Nevada must be careful to avoid. Because drivers of passenger vehicles often have trouble seeing motorcycles, they don’t often yield the right of way to their two-wheeled brethren – and that can result in accidents that lead to serious injuries. These odds increase on highways and freeways, where the speeds of all vehicles increase.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Clark County, be sure to contact a qualified personal injury attorney. He or she will advocate for your rights and seek compensation for your injuries and lost time at work.
About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in car accidents, drunk driver crashes, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.