Accident Lawyers in Las Vegas
Faulty handlebars, bad welds, loose nuts, and low maintenance make for tragic accidents. From Mount Charleston to Red Rock Canyon, the paved terrain is a haven for bikers and bad equipment is a cause for many lawsuits.
Many of the motorcycle cases seen by Benson & Bingham arise from vehicles pulling in front of the motorcycle, vehicles tailgating or crowding a motorcycle, or vehicles not being able to see the cyclist. The consequences of an accident can be fatal and often cause severe road rash. The pain endured by a motorcyclist at the emergency room while doctors take a wire brush to scrape and remove rocks, pebbles and debris is unfathomable. Unfortunately, heavy scaring or plastic surgery and extensive physical therapy often follow.
As a rider of both street and dirt bikes, Attorney Ben Bingham respects and understands the obstacles often presented to motorcycle operators. Most riders take extreme precaution, as the risk associated with motorcycles is well understood. Since motorcycles allow good maneuverability, often times the fault is due to another motorist's lack of attention or outright negligence, including DUI and DWI motorists.
If you or a loved one has been injured while operating a motorcycle, contact Benson & Bingham. We can provide the legal expertise and assistance needed to ensure your medical bills are paid and you receive deserved compensation for your pain and suffering from the cycling injury.
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Insurance in Nevada
Vehicle: Under Nevada Law, a driver must maintain minimal liability insurance coverage in the amount of $15,000. This hardly provides coverage for medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. Uninsured / Under-insurance coverage is not required, nor is medical payments coverage. Contact Benson and Bingham today for a free insurance evaluation to ensure you are protected before you talk to your insurance company.
Minors and Adults Nevada law distinguishes between minors and adults. Parents are liable for the acts of their children up to $10,000 in certain circumstances.
Note on Protective Gear while Cycling: Nevada law requires a helmet be worn during the operation of a motorcycle. However, Nevada law does not require full leathers or other protective textiles. Thus, it is incumbent upon all of us motorcycle enthusiasts to dress accordingly and perform equipment and motorcycle safety checks, prior to riding.