With stunning landscapes and some of the country’s best motorcycle routes, Nevada is a popular destination for motorcycle enthusiasts. However, considering not everyone wanting to explore Nevada on a motorcycle has a two-wheeler, many choose to rent one.
While there’s nothing wrong with it (people use rented motorcycles in Nevada all the time), it’s important to know all your rights and responsibilities when renting a motorcycle in Nevada (or anywhere, for that matter). This will be useful if you land in any trouble with a rented motorcycle, such as an accident.
What to Do When You’re in a Rental Motorcycle Accident in Nevada?
Motorcycle accidents fall into the category of personal injury cases in Nevada. This means if someone gets hurt in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s neglect, they can initiate a personal injury lawsuit against the rider. So, if you or a loved one is injured by a motorcycle, you can sue the rider, no matter who owns the bike.
This is simple. But things may get tricky for the person riding the bike when it’s not their own. The other party may sue them for their damages. But they may not always be directly responsible for the accident; it may have been caused due to a fault in the rented motorcycle. In this scenario, they have the right to sue the rental company. However, they need to prove their fault.
You can sue a motorcycle rental company after an accident if you can prove in court that:
- The rented motorcycle wasn’t well-maintained.
- The rental company deliberately gave you a faulty motorcycle and/or did not inform you about the potential faults.
- The company had received complaints from previous renters but didn’t do anything about it.
It’s important to note that even when the accident is caused due to a fault in the motorcycle, victims can only sue the person riding it in the great majority of cases. Only in rare circumstances may they be allowed (legally) to file a lawsuit against the rental company.
As for the rider, bringing litigation against the motorcycle rental company requires a thorough investigation and strong proof to establish their fault. This is where a lawyer comes in.
Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Nevada for Rented Bike Accidents
No matter how, if you have been involved in an accident with a rented motorcycle, you need a lawyer to help determine your rights and bring charges against the responsible party. We at The Bourassa Law Group have a team of experienced motorcycle accident lawyers in Nevada. We have dealt with all types of motorcycle accident cases, including the ones involving rented bikes, so we can help you figure out and follow the right course of legal action. Contact us to discuss your case with one of our expert Nevada personal injury lawyers for free.
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