Nevada’s beautiful landscape and warm climate is very inviting for those who enjoy riding motorcycles. However, even taking a simple summer afternoon spin on a motorcycle can be very dangerous. Those who are involved in accidents while on motorcycles have a much greater risk of injury and death than those who are in a passenger vehicle.
According to reports from the Nevada Highway Patrol, a motorcycle rider has died from injuries sustained in a crash on the Fourth of July in Sparks. Kenneth Roger Stewart, 51, was taken off life support and died after being admitted to an area hospital following the crash. His passenger, Cameron Stewart, 19, was released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries.
The victim was riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Pyramid Way when Mark Kesner, 49, turned left in front of him. Kesner fled the scene but was later arrested.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, motorcycle accidents are more common than they have ever been, even though the overall number of traffic-related fatalities has declined in the past decade. CDC reports show that more than 34,000 people died and another 1.22 million were injured between 2001 and 2008 as a direct result of motorcycle accidents. Approximately half of these accidents were single-vehicle accidents. The rest involved at least one other vehicle, often a passenger car. When another vehicle is involved, the majority of these accidents are the fault of someone other than the motorcycle rider.
In the aftermath of an accident involving a motorcycle, the injured party may be able to seek compensation for damages and losses. These types of compensation include recovery of any medical costs related to the accident, loss of income from the inability to work due to an injury, and pain and suffering. Depending on the situation, victims may even be able to recover damages for losses that have not yet been incurred, such as future medical costs and income loss.
It is very important, when pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death case, to gather and organize evidence as well as have an understanding of personal injury law. This is difficult for the average person to do, but Sam Harding Law Firm in Las Vegas is ready to help. Contact him today for a free case evaluation.