At Eric Blank Injury Attorneys, our experienced Nevada personal injury Attorneys recognize the dangers bicyclists face on the road, especially from negligent motorists, which is why we are dedicated to protecting their rights in the event of a bike accident. If you have sustained considerable losses in a bicycle-car collision, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other damages. Consult with one of our dedicated legal team members to determine whether you have a valid claim against the driver who hit you. Our number is (702) 213-9343. We offer free, comprehensive consultations.
Riding a bicycle is not only a fun recreational activity, but also a healthy and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. More and more people are choosing to bike to and from work, school, and other locations because it saves money, is a form of exercise, and doesn’t add to pollution. Many cities are responding to this increase in biking by creating bike lanes and making their roads more bike-friendly overall. This, unfortunately, has not significantly decreased the number of accidents between bicyclists and motorists, however.
In Nevada, as well as most other states, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle and, therefore, bicyclists are afforded the same rights and responsibilities as other motorists. They have an equal right to be on the road in addition to being required to obey the same traffic laws.
What Are The Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents?
Some of the common ways in which Nevada bicycle accidents occur include the following:
• Distracted or impaired driving;
• Opening the door of a parked car without first checking (called “dooring”);
• Defective bicycle products or parts;
• Dangerous road conditions; and
• Failure of motorists to yield right of way.
Contrary to popular belief, bicyclists are not at fault for the majority of bicycle accidents; in all actuality, drivers of regular motor vehicles are usually responsible for bicycle-car collisions.
Who Is Liable For My Bike Accident?
In most cases, liability for a bicycle accident falls on other motorists who do not know how to share the road with bicyclists. A driver who violates traffic laws or is otherwise negligent or reckless puts everyone else on the road in danger and increases the risk of a serious injury accident. Should a negligent driver cause an injury bike crash, they may be held liable for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses suffered by the victim.
It is also possible for liability to fall onto the city, county, or state in the case of hazardous roadways. If a road has potholes, dangerous blind turns, severely narrow lanes, or even debris, the road poses a crash hazard. If the agency or department in charge of maintaining a roadway is negligent in its duties, then that agency may be held liable for the losses a bike accident victim may suffer.
Finally, if the accident was caused by a defective bike, or bike part, then the manufacturer may be held liable for their negligence.
Choosing A Bike Accident Attorney
Choosing the right Nevada bicycle accident Attorney can make the difference between struggling with everyday life and having the financial security you need to make a full recovery while supporting your family.
Suffering a biking injury at someone else’s hands can be overwhelming. This was not simply being clumsy and falling off your bike. When a crash is caused by the negligence of another, whether a bike manufacturer; motorist; or city, county, or state agency responsible for maintaining the road; many factors come into play and recovery becomes much more complicated. Insurance companies are rarely cooperative and try to avoid paying on legitimate claims, which can not only make getting the proper medical care difficult, but can also make the ability to support yourself and your family through day-to-day life challenging.
Providing Reliable Legal Guidance
At Eric Blank Injury Attorneys, our experienced NJ bicycle accident Attorneys are dedicated to obtaining just compensation for bike accident victims and their families. If you have been injured in a bike accident, contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options at (702) 222-2115.
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