Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys
Most people hear about automobile accidents on the news everyday, but very rarely ever think of the things that can go wrong while using other methods of transportation, such as boats, bicycles, recreational vehicles, and aviation devices. Whether you’re using your bicycle to get to work or enjoying weekend activities on your boat, personal injuries do occur when using these vehicles.
These accidents can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating to innocent victims.
There is no better way to enjoy Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s 1.5 million acres and 820 miles of shoreline than skiing,
wake-boarding or fishing on a boat or jet skiing. However, these recreational activities can be ruined by negligence and alcohol consumption, which often cause accidents that lead to drowning, brain damage, and spinal cord injuries. The majority of serious boating injuries is cause by collisions with boats, waves, and submerged objects, and is made worse by the lack of proper safety equipment on board.
Bicycling is a great method of transportation and exercise, but riding on paths and roadways shared with others can often lead to serious injury if other drivers are careless. In 2014, 726 bicyclists were killed in collisions with automobiles, and over 50,000 people were injured on the national level. Though the number of people killed on a bicycle is has declined since 2001, the number of injuries have risen. According to the National Traffic Safety Council, the cost of bicyclist injury and death is over $4 billion annually.
Recreational Vehicle Accidents
Recreational vehicles, such as motor homes, campers, ATVs, dirt bikes, and go-karts make enjoying the great outdoors even more adventurous. However, nationally there are over 65,000 injuries involving recreational vehicles every year. Usually these accidents are the result of driver inexperience, dangerous conditions, or mechanical defects.