A motorcycle accident in Nevada has killed one individual and injured another. The accident happened on Sunday evening near Searchlight. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, several motorcycles were traveling on U.S. Highway 95 when a crash occurred at approximately 4 p.m. Three motorcycles were involved in the collision and one individual was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Another person was seriously injured in the crash and transported to the hospital by medical helicopter. Few details have been released regarding the accident, and authorities are continuing to investigate the crash.
Motorcycles are enjoyed as a hobby and mode of transportation by thousands of people. However, riders are more likely to be injured or killed in the event of a traffic crash. According to the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to be killed in an auto accident compared to drivers of passenger vehicles. In 2013, there were 4,668 deaths caused by motorcycle accidents, and another 88,000 individuals sustained injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Injured individuals and families that lose loved ones will likely experience physical, financial, and emotional damages. To determine if you have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death case, it is imperative to consult an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases, including motorcycle crashes. Our attorneys will use their expertise to negotiate with the insurance company to obtain the compensation you deserve. If a desirable amount is not reached through negotiations, we will take the case to court to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, contact our St. Louis office today.