Paradise Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicycle accidents are a somewhat rare occurrence in most parts of Nevada, but riding in urban areas and Clark County specifically poses a huge risk to bicyclists. Around 95 percent of all fatal bike crashes occur in these areas, and many other victims suffer serious injuries in collisions. Bicyclists are considered vulnerable road users, sharing streets with larger, faster, motorized vehicles, so you know that the rider will sustain the most severe harm. Plus, the design of a bike makes it almost a guarantee that the person will experience a secondary impact when hitting the ground.
Nevada personal injury laws cover bicycle collisions, providing you with remedies to recover compensation for your horrific losses. Cameron Law will be at your side to pursue all legal options, as we have extensive experience with these cases and in-depth knowledge of the laws. Please contact our firm today to set up a free case evaluation with a Paradise bicycle accident lawyer. It is also helpful to review some basic information about the relevant concepts.
Overview of Nevada Bike Crash Laws
Bicycles may be self-powered, but bike riders share the road with motorized vehicles. As a result, many of the laws that apply to auto collisions also affect bicycle accidents. The most important one is the theory of liability, which is termed negligence in the practice of law. To recover compensation, you must prove that the at-fault motorist breached the duty to drive safely, and this misconduct caused the crash.
For example, a driver may be negligent and cause a bicycle accident by:
- Running red lights and stop signs;
- Failing to yield right of way to a bicycle rider in a designated bike lane or in traffic;
- Texting, talking on the phone, surfing the internet, and posting to social media; and,
- Distracted driving that does not involve cell phone use, such as eating, using a GPS, or adjusting the radio.
Steps in the Legal Process
You may be entitled to amounts for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and many other losses after a bike crash. Because Nevada motorists are required to carry auto insurance, your first step is filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer. Our Paradise bicycle accidents attorneys will handle the paperwork and supply the evidence necessary to support your claim. We are ready to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company and ensure you receive fair compensation.
If the insurer will not pay sufficient damages, Cameron Law will take your case to court. We will prepare the complaint to initiate litigation, conduct discovery, take depositions, and appear at court hearings. When the trial date arrives, we will present arguments, evidence, and testimony to support your case.
Contact a Paradise Bicycle Accident Lawyer to Learn More
If you were injured or lost someone close to you in a bike crash caused by negligence, please contact Cameron Law to schedule a complimentary case assessment with a member of our team. A Paradise bike accident lawyer can provide personalized legal advice after reviewing the details of your case.