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Motorcycle Accidents

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    Turning Accidents into Actionable Claims

    Motorcycle accidents in Nevada pose significant risks to riders due to the lack of protection afforded by motorcycles compared to other vehicles. Understanding Nevada’s motorcycle laws and regulations is crucial for both riders and motorists to prevent accidents and ensure legal compliance on the road.

    Key Aspects of Motorcycle Accident Law in Nevada

    Helmet Law: Nevada law mandates that all motorcycle riders and passengers wear helmets approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Helmets must be worn at all times while operating or riding on a motorcycle, regardless of the rider’s age or experience level.

    Lane Splitting: Lane splitting, which involves riding a motorcycle between lanes of traffic, is illegal in Nevada. Motorcyclists are required to adhere to the same traffic laws as other motorists and may not weave between lanes or pass vehicles in the same lane.

    Motorcycle Endorsement: In Nevada, individuals must obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license to legally operate a motorcycle. This endorsement signifies that the individual has passed a written knowledge test and a skills test specific to motorcycle operation.

    Motorcycle Equipment: Motorcycles in Nevada must meet certain equipment requirements, including functional headlights, taillights, turn signals, brakes, mirrors, and a muffler system that complies with noise restrictions.

    Insurance Requirements: Nevada law requires motorcycle riders to carry liability insurance coverage with minimum limits for bodily injury and property damage. Failure to maintain the required insurance coverage can result in fines and penalties.


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    FAQs About Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada

    What should I do if I'm involved in a motorcycle accident in Nevada?

    If you're involved in a motorcycle accident in Nevada, prioritize safety by moving to a safe location if possible and seeking medical attention for any injuries. Contact law enforcement to report the accident and document the scene by taking photos or videos. Exchange information with the other parties involved and gather witness statements. It's also important to consult with a personal injury attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents to protect your rights and pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.

    Can I still recover compensation if I wasn't wearing a helmet during a motorcycle accident in Nevada?

    Yes, you may still be able to recover compensation for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Nevada, even if you weren't wearing a helmet. Nevada follows a comparative negligence system, meaning that your compensation may be reduced if your actions contributed to the accident or injuries. However, not wearing a helmet does not automatically bar you from seeking compensation.


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