Helping Motorcyclists Recover after Collisions with Negligent Drivers
A motorcycle accident can result in serious, life-changing injuries. Due to prejudices towards motorcyclists, it can be difficult to collect from an insurance company. Motorcycle accident lawyer William R. Kendall can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. At the Law Office of William R. Kendall in Reno, NV, we offer attentive, one-on-one service. As the only attorney at our firm, Mr. Kendall will personally handle all aspects of your case. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our office online or call (755) 376-5142 today.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Due to the size and design of motorcycles, drivers often sustain much more serious injuries than an individual inside of a passenger car. If you were struck by another car or a truck, the trauma may be even more severe.
Some of the injuries motorcyclists often sustain include:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Biker’s arm
- Back injuries
In addition to more severe injuries, motorcyclists are also at a higher risk of fatality when accidents occur. The Nevada Department of Public Safety reported that out of 219 fatalities in 2018, 33 were motorcyclists. If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, Mr. Kendall can help you determine whether you have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
As a former insurance defense attorney, Mr. Kendall understands how to defend your rights.
Understanding the Cause of Your Accident
Identifying what caused a motorcycle accident can help determine who was at fault and the best way to ensure you receive maximum compensation. Mr. Kendall has spent over two decades representing Reno residents after motorcycle accidents. He understands the dangers motorcyclists face from inattentive and careless drivers.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Driver error: Motorcycles are small and more difficult to see, meaning other drivers need to take extra care to avoid them. However, in many cases, cars will turn in front of a bike or hit them while changing lanes. If driver error caused your accident, the other driver may be liable for your injuries.
- Motorcycle defects: A design or manufacturing defect in a vehicle can pose a danger to everyone on the road. If your accident resulted from a defect, you may have the right to pursue a product liability case against the company who produced your bike.
- Road conditions: Motorcycles are often more susceptible to debris on the road or poor weather conditions. Despite advanced safety features, poorly maintained roads, spills, or improperly designed streets can cause serious motorcycle accidents. In these cases, the state or another party may be responsible for creating these conditions.
Mr. Kendall will study all aspects of your case to determine whether to negotiate a settlement with your insurance company or pursue a lawsuit against a third party. In general, we recommend speaking to an attorney before accepting any settlements, which could be insufficient for covering the true extent of your losses.
Personalized Legal Services
When dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, you need the support of an attorney who will fight for you. As a former insurance defense attorney, Mr. Kendall understands to defend your rights. Find out more about your legal options by contacting our office online or calling (755) 376-5142 today.