Sparks, NV (May 22, 2022) – A local man was found dead on the morning of Monday, May 16th after an apparent motorcycle accident in Sparks.
At about 9:00 a.m., crews with Sparks Fire, Sparks Police, and Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority responded to the scene of an accident that led to the death of a motorcyclist on Vista Boulevard between Peppergrass Drive and Vista Del Rancho Parkway.
Upon their arrival, rescuers located the body of 47-year-old Jerrett Busby, a resident of Sparks, down an embankment to the west of the boulevard.
According to a representative for the Sparks Police Department, investigators believe Busby was traveling southbound on Vista Boulevard heading towards Vista Del Rancho Parkway when he was struck, hit a curb, and was thrown from his bike, which went airborne before sliding down a dirt embankment.
Officials said that a cyclist on Vista Boulevard noticed the abandoned motorcycle and discovered Busby’s body in a nearby ditch. The man attempted life-saving efforts but was not successful.
Officers are unsure of exactly when the collision occurred but they all agreed that had it not been for an observant and somewhat curious man on a bicycle, Busby’s body might still be down in the embankment.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Jerrett Busby, at this time.
Compensation Available for Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada
When a motorcycle rider is injured in a crash resulting from another driver’s negligence, they are eligible for financial compensation for the damages they have incurred, which may include:
Economic damage deals with compensation for objectively verifiable economic losses such as:
- Blood work
- Doctor appointments
- X-rays and diagnostic imaging tests
- CT scans
- Damage to personal property
- Lost earnings and diminished earning capacity
- Ambulance bills
- Cost of traveling to and from medically necessary appointments
- Necessary medical devices and equipment, like crutches, wheelchairs, bath chairs, and pressure mattresses
If your personal injury claim is successful, you will be awarded compensation for all of your damages, past, present, and future.
Non-economic damage deals with financial compensation for subjective, non-economic losses, including:
- Physical pain
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment and decreased quality of life
- Loss of consortium if your injuries impact your marriage
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
An experienced Nevada motorcycle accident attorney will know how to correctly document and calculate your non-economic damages.
According to Nevada law, a victim is only entitled to punitive damages in cases where there is clear and compelling proof that the respondent was guilty of malice, fraud, or oppression.
Punitive damages are used to make an example of and penalize the respondent for their grossly negligent or malicious behavior. It is not intended as compensation for damages.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, we are happy to review the facts of your case during a no-obligation consultation over lunch. Our Nevada motorcycle accident lawyers will customize their advice to align with your specific goals and needs.
Get in touch with us today by calling our Las Vegas office at 702-423-3333.
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