Helmet Laws in Nevada

Were you injured in a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas, NV? Battle Born Injury Lawyers will put more than 85 years of combined legal experience behind your case. We’ve recovered more than $100 million in financial awards for injured victims, and we’re committed to getting you the compensation and the justice you deserve.

For more than a decade, we’ve been helping victims of accidents of all kinds recover money for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more about how we can help, call our Las Vegas, Nevada law office today at (702) 570-9000. Initial consultations are free, so don’t wait.

How Can Battle Born Injury Lawyers Help After a Motorcycle Crash in Las Vegas?

How Can Battle Born Injury Lawyers Help After a Motorcycle Crash in Las Vegas?

Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries that can leave you with outrageous medical bills and a long recovery time. You may be forced to miss work, putting your financial stability at risk. You need a fierce advocate who will take immediate action. That’s where our experienced personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas, NV, can help. 

Our dedication to client service and our professional accomplishments have earned our lawyers numerous awards and recognitions, including being named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars, the Nevada Business Journal Legal Elite, and the American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Under 40.

When you trust us with recovering compensation after your crash, we’ll:

  • Determine the cause of the accident and identify all potentially liable parties
  • Collect evidence to support your case
  • Review your medical records and consult with your doctors to determine the extent of your injuries
  • Calculate a total for damages that reflects the full value of your financial and emotional losses
  • Protect you from allegations that you were to blame for the accident
  • Represent you in all meetings and handle all communications with insurance companies
  • Present your case to a Clark County jury, if the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement

You have enough to deal with after a motorcycle accident. But you don’t have to go through it alone, and you don’t have to forego top-rated representation if you’re short on cash after your wreck. We work on a contingent fee basis, so you don’t pay any upfront fees. You’ll only pay our legal fees if we win your case. There’s no risk to you. Call today for a free case evaluation.

Should I Wear a Helmet When Riding My Motorcycle?

The helmet laws in Nevada are designed to protect motorcyclists from severe injury in the event of an accident. Violation of the law can result in a ticket.

More importantly, not wearing your helmet puts you at greater risk for a catastrophic or fatal injury if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 69%. Accordingly, you should wear your helmet when riding a motorcycle.

Helmet Laws for Motorcycle Riders in Nevada

Yes. Nevada law requires drivers and passengers on motorcycles, mopeds, and all trimobiles to wear helmets while riding on public roads. A “trimobile” is defined as a three-wheeled vehicle with a saddle seat and handlebars. 

Drivers and passengers of three-wheeled vehicles with an enclosed cab and a steering wheel do not have to wear helmets.

Unless the motorcycle or moped has a transparent windscreen meeting certain standards, riders and passengers must also wear protective goggles, glasses, or face shields.

A notable exception: riding in a parade authorized by a local authority. In that case, no protective gear (helmet or goggles) is required.

Comparative Fault is Another Law to Be Aware Of

Under Nevada’s comparative negligence statute, you can still recover compensation even if your own negligence contributed to your injuries as long as you are not more than 50% responsible for your injuries. If you are partially responsible, then your award may be reduced by the portion of your damages attributed to your negligence. Once your fault goes over 50% (if you were more responsible than the other party), then you’re barred from recovery.

Insurance companies will be quick to devalue or even completely deny your claim and argue that had you been wearing a helmet, you wouldn’t have suffered such severe injuries. The best choice is always to wear your helmet and other protective gear. But if you do get into a crash without one, you’ll need a skilled lawyer to fight against allegations that wearing a helmet could have prevented your injuries.

Get Help From a Nevada Motorcycle Lawyer at Battle Born

It’s important to know the helmet laws in Nevada. Even when you’re doing everything right, you can still get injured in a motorcycle crash. If you were recently injured or lost a loved one in a crash–whether due to the negligence of another driver, a defective part, or a poor road design–Battle Born Injury Lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Call or contact us online today for a free case evaluation with an experienced Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer.