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  • Nevada Motorcycle Law: A Brief Primer

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 24-Apr-2017

    It is well known that motorcycles and provide little protection to riders, and come with their own set of rules that must be followed. This article address some of the specific laws in Nevada that address the use of motorcycles and similar vehicles. It must be emphasized that these laws differ from state to state. Consequently, in the context of accident injury claims, it is imperative that an ...
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  • 3 Tips to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 30-Sep-2015

    Riding a motorcycle can be fun and efficient. Many people that choose to ride a motorcycle on a day-to-day basis are thankful for the amount of money they save on gas. But, using a motorcycle as a main source of transportation can be extremely dangerous. If you ride a motorcycle, it is important to remain aware of your surroundings. Due to how large passenger vehicles are in comparison to your ...
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  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Tips to Safely Share the Road

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 19-May-2015

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a time when state and federal officials work to raise awareness about the risks motorcycle riders face and the importance of safely sharing the road. With such overwhelming rates of injuries and deaths in motorcycle accidents, safety among riders and nearby motorists is crucially important. At Shook & Stone, our personal injury attorneys have ...
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  • Fatal Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Marks 47th Fatality in 2014

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 30-Jul-2014

    On Tuesday afternoon – July, 29, 2014 – a 19-year-old motorcycle rider was fatally injured after being involved in a collision near a shopping center on Spring Mountain Road. According to authorities and first responders, the motorcycle accident occurred shortly after 2:00 pm yesterday. The motorcyclist had been traveling west on Spring Mountain Road in the center lane. A nearby pickup ...
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  • May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 23-May-2014

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so we at Shook & Stone have provided five helpful tips all motorcyclists should use when riding on our roads and highways. Motorists also need to play their part in traffic safety and share the road with motorcyclists. When both drivers and motorcyclists are committed to safe driving, many accidents can be avoided. Share the Road The National Highway ...
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  • Nevada Governor Declares May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 19-May-2014

    Motorcycle riders are some of the most vulnerable people on the road and are often injured or killed in traffic accidents. Because the statistics surrounding motorcycle accidents and injuries are so alarming, safety advocates go to great lengths to remind the public about the importance of sharing the road. As part of this effort, cities and states throughout the country have declared May to be ...
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  • Is Nevada No-Fault or Tort for Car Accidents?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 30-Sep-2013

    If you've recently been involved in some kind of motor vehicle accident, the claims process, as well as, the outcome of your claim will heavily depend on whether you live in a no-fault state or a tort state. More states are tort than no-fault, and some states operate by modified no-fault laws. If you live in Nevada, your car insurance claim will operate by tort laws. Why does this matter? 1. ...
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  • Las Vegas Motorcyclist Killed in Box Truck Collision on Highway 95

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 3-Sep-2013

    The Clark County coroner recently identified the motorcyclist killed in yesterday morning's crash as a 23-year-old man from Las Vegas. The accident happened yesterday at 2:30 in the morning on Highway 95 near Cheyenne. The motorcyclist was traveling southbound when somehow his motorcycle crashed into the back of a box delivery truck. The rider was ejected from the bike and pronounced dead at ...
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  • ATV Injuries on the Decline for Now

    Posted By Shook and Stone || 15-Jul-2013

    In desert cities like Las Vegas, ATV riding is a fun extracurricular activity for kids and parents alike. In the past, many studies have shown that ATV's are dangerous and send many children to the hospital each year. A new study is putting some fresh data behind the numbers, and estimates that over the past decade about 360,000 children were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms for ATV ...
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  • Lane Splitting / Driving Abreast

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 11-Mar-2013

    "Lane Splitting" refers to the act of riding a motorcycle or similar vehicle between lanes in the same direction traffic. It also refers to the act of overtaking or passing other vehicles, without regard for lane boundaries. In Nevada, it's illegal for a motorcycle or moped to move between moving or stationary vehicles occupying adjacent traffic lanes. NRS 486.351(1) . Similarly, ...
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  • Nevada's Mandatory Helmet Law

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 7-Mar-2013

    Nevada Mandatory Helmet Law is contained within Nevada Revised Statute 486.231, entitled "Protective headgear and glasses: Standards; when use required." Subsection 2 of that statute provides that drivers and passengers of motorcycles "shall wear protective headgear securely fastened on the head" in addition to protective glasses, goggles or face shields. There are limited ...
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  • Las Vegas Motorcycle Intersection Accident Causes Injuries

    Posted By Las Vegas, NV Personal Injury Lawyer || 31-Jan-2012

    A man was seriously injured in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident after a vehicle struck him at a street intersection. According to a KTNV news report, the injury collision happened at the intersection of North Nellis Boulevard and Vegas Valley Drive. The motorcyclist was thrown off his bike and was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police are investigating the cause ...
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  • Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

    Posted By Las Vegas Injury Attorney || 22-Dec-2011

    Motorcycles provide virtually no protection to riders. Motorcycles do not have airbags, seatbelts, or a steel frame surrounding the occupants like other motor vehicles do. Therefore, it is common for even low speed Nevada motorcycle accidents to result in serious injuries or death. It is crucial that all riders obey Nevada law by wearing a helmet while practicing safe motorcycle riding habits to ...
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  • Las Vegas Police Officer Injured in Motorcycle Accident

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 13-Dec-2011

    A police officer and a woman were injured in a motor vehicle accident, which officials report involved a motorist making an unsafe left turn. According to a news report in The Associated Press, the motorcycle accident occurred at Owens Avenue and Main Street in North Las Vegas. Officials say a female driver in a sedan failed to yield the right of way while turning left and struck the police ...
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  • Motorcyclist Injured in Las Vegas Car Accident

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 28-Oct-2011

    A motorcyclist was injured in a Las Vegas car accident after colliding with a vehicle. According to a Fox 5 news report, the motorcycle accident occurred near Ivanhoe Way and West Oakey Boulevard in Las Vegas. Officials have not released information regarding how this collision occurred or which motorist was responsible for the crash. The motorcyclist suffered critical injuries and is recovering ...
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  • Riding Motorcycles Safely in Nevada

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 11-Jul-2011

    Summer is finally here, and motorcycle riders will be taking advantage of the sunny hot weather and enjoying Nevada roads. Although a fun and social activity, riding a motorcycle can also be dangerous, especially if the rider does not have the proper experience. Being a seasoned motorcyclist doesn’t always protect riders from motorcycle accidents, however, as many of them are caused by other ...
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