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Bicyle Accident Lawyer
Cycling is a healthy, low impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment. Whatever the reason bicycle riding can be one of the best decisions you can make. With those benefits aside, it can be extremely dangerous riding in a densely populated area such as Las Vegas, especially if a reckless or negligent driver collides with you. There are many cities working hard on becoming bicycle friendly. However, sharing the road with motorists, can still be dangerous and motorist negligence and defective bikes are the cause of most accidents. In which can result in serious or even fatal injuries.
If you or a family member have been injured in a bicycle accident, let us pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Little Law Group attorneys specialize in heling injured cyclists in Las Vegas and the entire state of Nevada.
Common causes For Bicycle Accidents
As previously mentioned motorist negligence by inattentive driving, speeding, lane merging and more are some of the leading causes of bicycle accidents. And despite whether the automobile may see any damage, a bicyclist can suffer extreme physical injuries, emotional trauma, even death following a bicycle accident. If you or a loved one are involved in a bicycle injury, It is important to speak with an experienced attorney from Little Law Group promptly to protect your legal rights and take action needed to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
Who Is At Fault In A Bicycle Accident
The experienced attorneys at Little Law Group know that determining liability depends upon whether the driver was negligent in operating the vehicle and caused the accident. In some cases, the cyclist’s negligence may have contributed to the accident. We will investigate to identify all the factors in an accident to determine who is at fault and settle who is financially responsible.
According to Nevada Traffic Laws for Bicycles they must obey the same laws as automobiles.
Bicycles must signal before changing lanes, come to complete stops at stop signs, and wait at red lights. However, if after two rotations, the light fails to “pick up” the rider, he or she may ride through the intersection. Nevada requires cyclists to ride “with” traffic. “With” traffic means that the cyclist rides in the same direction as traffic. Some cyclists find riding with traffic unsettling because they cannot see cars that approach them from behind. However, it is far safer for bicyclists because the bicycle follows predictable actions in traffic and therefore motorists can more easily accommodate them. Accidents often result when a driver does not see or anticipate a cyclist’s movements.
Both drivers and cyclists must obey the laws of the road. They both have a duty to exercise a reasonable amount of care to avoid injuring others. An injured cyclist who pursues a lawsuit to recover damages arising from an accident with an automobile must be able to demonstrate that the driver was negligent. Evidence of negligence includes speeding, running a stop sign, and drifting into a bike lane. A driver who is cited for a traffic violation when the accident occurred may also be deemed negligent.
Little Law Group Handles Bicycle Accident Cases In Las Vegas, Nevada
At the law firm of Little Law Group, our experienced bicycle accident attorneys know that each case has a unique set of circumstances. If the automobile driver is not cited for a violation, which constitutes “negligence per se,” then proving your case may come down to eyewitness testimony and other critical evidence. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, identify and interview witnesses, and review police reports to determine whether there is other evidence of the driver’s negligence.
We will work hard to negotiate with the insurance company, and if necessary litigate to ensure that you do not suffer financial harm following a bicycle accident. Our objective is to ensure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident that was not your fault, call the office of Little Law Group at (702-970-7907) and speak to a bicycle accident lawyer today.