Recreational vehicles including: boats, four-wheelers, all terrain vehicles, motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, and dirt bikes are the culprit of severe accidents in the Las Vegas valley. With Lake Mead Recreational area so close in proximity, boating accidents occur quite frequently in the summer months. Many boaters die not only from carelessness, but reckless drunk driving and not paying attention.
In addition, the desert landscape provides much land for riders to test their engines. Most of the surrounding desert is BLM land and occasionally lawsuits occur due to negligent land ownership. Wires, chains, chain link fence are often hidden hazards causing severe injury to unsuspecting off-roaders. Gravel pits and Construction sites also provide breeding grounds for dangerous incidents. Failure to cover holes, flag off hazards, and lack of warnings create extremely hazardous conditions.
A large problem with recreational accidents is often a lack of insurance coverage; most non-licensed vehicles are not covered, or are uninsurable after the 1980's 3-wheeler ATC accidents, and the fatalities caused on Jet Ski / Sea Doo watercrafts in the 1990's. Please see insurance coverage below, as well as contact the law firm of Benson & Bingham and we will answer any questions you might have.