There’s nothing like the excitement of a motorcycle ride, but this form of transportation comes with risks. Making up only 3% of the vehicles on the road but 14% of the casualties, even the most careful and skilled motorcyclists can get hurt on the road. 

Motorcycle accident injuries tend to be far more serious than injuries to car drivers.  Motorcyclists’ risk of a fatal crash is 35 times greater than that of a passenger car. Between 2014-2018, there were 268 fatal motorcycle crashes in Nevada. Almost half of the 2-car accidents that involved a motorcyclist in 2015 were due to a car’s failure to signal to change lanes, and 30% of fatal motorcycle crashes between 2014-2018 were angle crashes, meaning one of the vehicles hits the other somewhere between 90 degrees and 180 degrees. 

When you are in a motorcycle accident, the last thing you need to worry about is getting compensation and justice, which is why hiring the right legal team for a motorcycle accident is so important. Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorneys at Hale Injury Law have helped many motorcycle-related accident victims get the compensation and justice they deserve.

Understanding Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada

There’s a lot to consider when we look at how motorcycle accidents happen in Las Vegas. Typically, victims of a motorcycle accident are males between the ages of 21 and 25, usually occurring in the early to middle afternoon and typically due to an angle maneuver. Of course, motorcycle accidents can and do happen to any rider at any time. Usually, it is because other vehicles on the road aren’t paying attention or checking their blind spot before changing lanes. 

Motorcycle Accident Risks In Las Vegas

Operating any vehicle is a risky choice, no matter what kind. Motorcycles are especially risky, especially in Las Vegas. Because visitors consider Las Vegas a “party” city, many don’t take the same precautions they would at home. Whether drivers are under the influence of a substance, they’re distracted by the fun happening in the car, or they’re tired from a long night of partying, the roads aren’t always safe for motorcyclists in Las Vegas. The risks for motorcyclists are unique in Las Vegas, meaning you need an attorney specializing in motorcycle accidents to help you get the full compensation you deserve. 

Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Head Injuries

Head injuries can require a long time to heal.  No helmet can protect its wearer 100%.  When an injury is serious, or someone loses consciousness, people are generally taken directly to a hospital for tests.  However, some head injuries are not apparent at the time of a crash; our bodies’ defenses can delay the effect of some injuries.  In either case, these injuries can take a lot of time and care to recover from.

Neck, Back, and Spine Injuries

Crashes can cause a neck or spine to be compressed.  Or they can cause whiplash, where the head and neck are violently pushed back and forth.  These are both serious traumas to the body that require medical care and a lot of time to heal.

Biker’s Arm or Biker’s Elbow

In an accident, the arm is often the first thing to hit something.  Our instinct is to stop a fall with our arms.  This trauma can damage the nerves in the upper arm.  This can lead to a permanent disability if the arm becomes paralyzed from the injury.

Leg, Knee, Ankle or Foot Injuries

Legs are at great risk of injury in motorcycle accidents.  They are often hit hard in a crash or can get sandwiched between 2 vehicles or between the bike and the road.  These accidents can create permanent disabilities.  Even a lesser crash can cause long-lasting injuries to your legs.

Road Rash

The mention of road rash causes many to cringe, and rightly so.  This has to be one of the most painful outcomes of a motorcycle crash.  Road rash is literally when the rider meets the road.  It is a severe skin and muscle abrasion that can be accompanied by nerve damage or infection.  Even the mildest case of Road Rash takes some time to heal; more serious cases can be debilitating.


Whether it’s from an engine, exhaust pipe, or some type of fire due to the accident, burns can be a life-threatening injury from a  motorcycle accident. Depending on the severity and location of the burn, it can take years to fully recover from a motorcycle burn injury. 

Long-term Impact of Motorcycle Injuries

Sometimes, the injuries from a motorcycle accident take years to recover from and require frequent medical interventions. Whether it’s physical therapy, surgeries, or pain management, the physical toll of recovery can be unbelievably challenging. 

Not only does your physical health suffer after an accident, but your mental health can suffer too. PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems can be a result of a motorcycle accident and require professional help to manage. Because the road to recovery for a motorcycle accident victim can be long and arduous, the need for a skilled and specialized attorney is crucial. The loss of wages, the emotional impact, and the physical impact of a motorcycle accident all require an excellent legal team to ensure you get the compensation you need to heal. 

Legal Assistance for Motorcycle Accident Victims

Sometimes, insurance companies will outright refuse to payout for a motorcycle injury, which can be financially and emotionally devastating at a time when you should be recovering. This unfair practice is all too common, which is why you need the team at Hale Injury Law on your side to help get the compensation you need to heal. 

Navigating Insurance And Compensation Claims

Most people understand the basics of insurance and how it works, but insurance companies aren’t in a hurry to make complicated policies easy to understand for the average person. Using complicated jargon and dozens of pages of convoluted policies, insurance companies don’t mind if you become overwhelmed and give up on your claim. That’s where the team at Hale Injury Law comes in. We understand the jargon and know the loopholes and tricks some insurance companies use to avoid giving you your fair payout. We’re experts in navigating insurance, and we’ll help you get the help you need to recover. 

Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident in Las Vegas

There’s so much going on after an accident that you need clear, easy-to-follow steps to help you navigate the situation and ensure you’ll get full compensation. 

  1. Check for injuries to yourself or others. 
  2. Call 911 to get the police, ambulance, and other emergency services headed to the site. 
  3. Get the insurance and contact information from any drivers involved. 
  4. Get the contact information from any witnesses if possible. 
  5. Take pictures from different angles of all parts of the accident and the surrounding area. 
  6. Don’t admit fault. Liability is a complicated legal issue, and admitting fault at the scene can complicate your case later. 
  7. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents in Las Vegas. 

Why Choose Hale Injury Law for Your Motorcycle Accident Case?

There are plenty of personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas, and most of them have the same goal: to get as much money as possible with as little effort as possible, regardless of what the client needs. They’ll get a quick, small settlement out of court and send you on your way with a fraction of the compensation you need to recover. 

At Hale Injury Law, we are the opposite. We treat each case as the most important of our lives because each one is. Your case matters to us because we want you to have the justice and support you deserve to move forward in your life. That drive to help you live your life to the fullest after your injury propels us to dig deep into every detail of your case. 

We’ll use video footage from every angle, locate witnesses and get their statements, and talk to medical providers to understand your injuries’ extent and long-term effects. Then, we build a rock-solid case to ensure maximum compensation for your injury. One of our past clients said, “I had no idea what to do…they walked me through the entire process with complete ease.” 

Our Commitment to Motorcycle Accident Victims

Motorcycle accidents are not simple. There are often multiple factors at play that lead to an accident. In a place like Las Vegas, where unsafe driving occurs at an even higher rate, you need an experienced, competent attorney who will fight for your compensation and justice. At Hale Injury Law, we pride ourselves on our dedication to our client’s well-being and our ability to craft personalized legal strategies for every case. If you are in a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas, we are your best choice for getting compassionate service and your maximum compensation. 

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

The first step to healing from your motorcycle accident is always the hardest, but you deserve justice and compensation. We know that most people haven’t had to call an attorney for legal services before, which is why we pride ourselves on being approachable and compassionate with every client. Just in case it’s too overwhelming to call, we’ve created an easy-to-use contact form so you can set up your free consultation with one of our team members.  Contacting us to get your case started is the only step you’ll have to take alone in your journey to healing. We’ll be there on your side from the first phone call to the final disbursement of your compensation. We’re here to help you recover physically, financially, and emotionally from your motorcycle accident, you don’t have to walk this path alone. Contact us today and start your recovery today.