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  • Motorcycle Safety Tips

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 22-Mar-2018

    Motorcycles are a fun and thrilling ride for those who are looking for the freedom and rush these iconic bikes provide. They are also inherently less safe than other motor vehicles due to the level of vulnerability they expose riders to. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), motorcyclists are at least 30 times more likely to die in a crash than those in a car. ...
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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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  • 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 Shook & Stone || 7-Mar-2013

    Helmets have been proven to help prevent serious head injuries and brain trauma. In fact, statistics show that helmets save lives. While it is recommended that all Nevada residents wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle or a bicycle, not all riders are legally required to do so. It is important that all Nevada riders follow the law and actively seek out ways to better protect themselves in case ...
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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 || 11-Jul-2011

    At Shook & Stone, our personal injury attorneys have experience helping motorcycle accident victims and their loved ones after they suffer losses in auto accidents that were not their fault. Having handled many of these cases, we also know that motorcycle riders and other motorists can help reduce risks by making safety a priority. Below are a few helpful tips. For Riders Work on Your Skills - ...
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