How do you know if you need a Las Vegas Bicycle Accident Attorney?

Bicycle Accidents

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident involving another vehicle in Las Vegas, you may be wondering if you have the same legal rights as drivers of cars and trucks. Bicyclists have the same legal rights and responsibilities in regard to sharing the roads of Las Vegas as other vehicle operators.

Many drivers in Las Vegas drive cautiously, but some unfortunately are disrespectful of bicyclists and believe they have no right to share the road. This disregard for others’ safety may cause serious accidents. Drivers must be on the lookout for bicyclists on the road just as they must remain alert for other cars and trucks, according to the law. Experienced riders are rarely found to be at fault in a collision with a car.

Most accidents occur as a result of an error on the part of a motorist who is intoxicated or distracted and not looking out for cyclists. A motorist’s failure to respect a bicyclist’s right to ride on the road is tantamount to negligence when a serious accident occurs. A Las Vegas bicycle accident lawyer at Vegas Auto Injury Lawyers will review the facts of your accident free of charge and explain your legal options to seek compensation.

What to do if you have been injured
After an accident causing injury or property damage, notify police of the accident and remain as near the accident scene as is safe.
You should also do the following:
• Assess your own condition and that of others involved. Common injuries in bicycle accidents include scrapes, lacerations, fractures and more serious injuries, such as head trauma and spinal injuries. If you or anyone else involved in the collision has been injured, summon emergency medical responders.
• Request names, addresses, and insurance information from others involved in the accident and get contact information for any eyewitnesses to the accident.
• It is also a good idea to use your phone camera to take photos of the accident scene and your injuries. The photos may provide useful evidence for you and your attorney if you need to file an accident claim later.

Seeking the assistance of a trusted Las Vegas bicycle accident lawyer is important for ensuring that your legal rights as a bicyclist to be on the road are respected. You should not be treated as if you were somehow to blame for an accident just because you were riding a bicycle. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident and sustained injuries requiring emergency medical treatment or hospital care, you may have thousands of dollars of medical bills.

You may have disabling injuries that will affect your ability to live independently and require ongoing medical treatment and assistance. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer will work with life-care planners to project your future medical expenses and losses and include those as part of your claim.

You should get the medical treatment that you need and consult a bicycle accident lawyer about your legal rights to seek compensation.

How to file a claim after bicycle accident
If you have been involved in a serious bicycle accident involving another vehicle, you may be eligible to file an injury claim after the at-fault driver’s no-fault insurance has paid at least $5,000 of your medical bills. It’s important to recognize that every bike accident has its own unique circumstances, contributing factors and degrees of injury.

An experienced personal injury attorney can review the specific details of your bicycle accident and explain your legal options.
An injured bicyclist who qualifies to file an injury claim may pursue compensation for:
• Medical bills
• Rehabilitation expenses
• Lost income due to missed work
• Pain and suffering

If the accident was caused by a driver whose conduct showed disregard for public safety, such as a driver travelling at a very high speed, you may be entitled to seek punitive damages from the at-fault driver as well. The Vegas Auto Injury Lawyers will review the specific facts of your accident and identify all the potentially responsible parties who may have liability for your injuries.

We will interview witnesses and make sure that the bicyclist’s version of what happened in the accident is part of the record and not ignored by insurance companies biased in favor of car drivers.

We will represent you in negotiations with the insurance company and seek a settlement that reflects the full extent of your injuries. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement, we will pursue the claim in court, where we have been successful in helping many clients.

About Us

The Law Office of Vegas Auto Injury Lawyers practices exclusively in personal injury, helping those who have been hurt in an accident due to another’s negligence. Recovery, both physical and financial, is a difficult process. We will help you every step of the way, and aggressively fight for just and fair compensation.

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Vegas Auto Injury Lawyers
3320 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 202
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
Phone- 702-989-8888
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