Understanding Reckless Driving Motorcycle Accident Cases

Riding a motorcycle during busy hours requires great practice. Undoubtedly motorcycles are the most high-risk vehicles on the road that pose an increased chance of the motorist getting injured in case of an accident. Reckless drivers make it even worse.

You will be surprised to know that traffic deaths due to motorcycle accidents in Nevada increased to  19.2% in 2020. It indicates that many car drivers have begun to ride way past the set speed limits or are distracted (listening to songs, intoxicated, etc.) when riding.

Let’s give you a deeper understanding of reckless driving motorcycle accident cases.

What Is Considered Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving is when a driver fails to comply with the rules and regulations set by the state. The most common types of reckless motorcycle driving examples include:

  • Driving above the set speed limit of 30 mph for residential areas and 65 mph on urban freeways
  • Ignoring traffic signals, regardless of a red light or a stop sign
  • Getting into a race with a motorcyclist on the busy road
  • Riding the motorcycle faster when being told to stop by a law enforcement officer
  • Constantly switching lanes and putting motorists at risk

What Are the Causes of Reckless Driving Motorcycle Accidents?

There are a few reasons that trigger a reckless driving motorcycle accident:

  • Drunk driving: When a motorist drives under the influence, it affects their riding skills. They will not be in the right frame to consider the rules and regulations, speed limit, or the safety of those around them.
  • Fast driving: Speed is the biggest factor contributing to the rising number of reckless motorcycle accidents. They cause vehicle damage and bodily harm to the rider and other parties.
  • Rear-end crashes: This is a common result of overspeeding. A driver can crash into you from behind, leaving you injured.

If you have suffered from a reckless driving motorcycle accident, you might be unsure about hiring a lawyer or how much it would cost. At the Bourassa Law Group, our motorcycle accident attorneys will compensate you for your damages and injuries. Call us at (800)-870-8910 for a free consultation!

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