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Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating and liberating experience. The fast-driving machine allows riders to feel closer to nature and explore the open road in ways that are not possible with other types of transport.
However, motorcycling also comes with its fair share of risks, especially when you’re venturing onto Nevada’s busy highways. Let’s look at some of the risks that motorcycle riders and their passengers face. If you already suffered injuries in a crash, seek help from a motorcycle accident attorney right away.
A motorcyclist is more likely to get into a collision than other drivers. That’s because it’s easier to speed when you’re operating a Harley or similar type of machine. You also have to use more skill when riding a motorcycle – something that is more difficult to do If the highway is patched or you’re dealing with a strong wind or rain.
Therefore, high-speed collisions involving motorcycles are particularly dangerous, often resulting in severe injuries or fatalities. To reduce your chances of being involved in an accident, you should take the following precautions:
Motorcycles are smaller than cars and trucks. This makes them more difficult for other motorists to see on the road. This lack of visibility can lead to dangerous situations – situations where drivers may not notice you or anticipate your next move.
You can help increase your visibility by:
Riding a motorcycle on the highway exposes you to various weather conditions – conditions that can negatively affect your safety.
For example, strong winds can make it difficult to maintain control of your bike, while rain or snow can reduce traction and make asphalt surfaces slick and hard to navigate.
To protect yourself from the weather:
If the weather leads to an accident and you were driving carefully, speak to a personal injury attorney. Don’t count on the Internet to learn about your rights. Seek professional legal help so you can receive direct and credible advice.
Long hours on the highway are frequently physically and mentally exhausting for motorcyclists. This added fatigue reduces reaction times and increases the likelihood of making a mistake.
Combat fatigue by:
Motorcycles are more susceptible to roadway hazards such as potholes, debris, or uneven surfaces. These hazards can cause a loss of control or a sudden change in direction – a response that may lead to an accident or injuries.
Stay safe while driving a motorcycle on the road by:
Nevada has more motorcycle accidents and fatalities than many other states because of its roads and terrain.
The state is known for its vast desert landscapes and long stretches of open road. While these picturesque scenes are appealing to riders who want the freedom to explore, they also pose significant risks.
Sharp turns, steep hills, and unpredictable weather conditions all contribute to an increased possibility of accidents.
Nevada is a hotspot for tourism and recreational activities, particularly in cities like Las Vegas and Reno. This often means that a larger number of motorcycles and cars share the road in more condensed areas.
Unfortunately, some tourists are not familiar with the local traffic laws nor have a lot of motorcycle riding experience.
These factors can lead to increased instances of reckless driving or simple mistakes that cause serious accidents.
Sadly, alcohol and drug use play a significant role in motorcycle accidents throughout the country, and Nevada is no exception.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of all fatal motorcycle accidents in Nevada involve alcohol use. Impaired riders are less able to respond appropriately to changing road conditions and have slower reaction times – all of which leads to an increased likelihood of accidents on the road.
Motorcycle riders who are intoxicated are also less likely to wear their helmet.
If you’re injured while riding your motorcycle due to another party’s negligence, you need to speak to an attorney immediately. Contact Kidwell & Gallagher today. Learn more about your rights if you plan to file a motorcycle accident claim.
Craig W. Kidwell is the managing partner of Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd., and exclusively represents injured workers in Nevada. Mr. Kidwell has been practicing workers’ compensation law in Nevada since 1999 and has acted as lead counsel on over 2,000 contested workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Kidwell represents injured workers in Nevada through all stages of Nevada’s complex worker’s compensation system. Craig regularly appears in all levels of Nevada’s administrative workers’ compensation system and has represented injured workers in Nevada’s districts and Supreme Court.