Being fun and excellent aerobic exercise, bicycling makes for a great recreational activity. Better yet, bicycling is an eco-friendly and efficient alternative to automobile transportation. However, as with any other kind of transportation, accidents can happen. Unfortunately, bicyclists are more exposed and susceptible to severe injuries than drivers. Biking accidents, especially collisions with motor vehicles, can be devastating for bicyclists.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), over 840 cyclists were killed in crashes involving motor vehicles in 2019 alone, and countless others sustained severe injuries. If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver, a personal injury attorney with our Nevada law firm could help you pursue financial compensation for your damages.
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In Nevada, drivers must uphold a duty of care to cyclists on the road. Specifically, drivers are required to exercise due care to avoid causing a collision with cyclists and yield the right-of-way to any person riding a bicycle. Moreover, it’s prohibited for drivers to interfere with a cyclist’s movement and forbidden from passing or overtaking a cyclist unless it can be done safely.
Bicycle accidents can happen for many reasons. However, when bicycle accidents involve a motor vehicle, the common factor is driver recklessness. Some of the most common examples of driver negligence often resulting in bicycle accidents include the following.
Bicycle accidents can cause severe injuries, such as concussions, fractures, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and even death. There are several economic and non-economic damages victims of bicycle accidents can pursue when filing a personal injury claim. Some common forms of compensation victims may receive for their damages include the following.
Attorneys at our Las Vegas law firm have years of experience managing, negotiating, and litigating a wide variety of personal injury cases, including bicycle accident cases. Our bicycle accident attorneys work diligently to ensure that each of our clients receives the financial compensation necessary to the all-encompassing medical care they require for a full recovery. Our attornies help injured clients negotiate compensation for all losses caused by their accidents. Don’t wait — speak with our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys today if you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident. Contact us to request a free case consultation!