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Bicycling is a popular form of transportation and common leisure activity that many people in the Las Vegas area enjoy. Locals may choose to bike to and from work, and tourists to the Las Vegas area often enjoy biking around the city and out on hiking trails in the desert. Biking is a healthy, relaxing, and usually safe activity that many bicyclists enjoy. But things can turn dangerous, or even fatal, when for a bicyclists are involved in accidents with motorized vehicles.
According to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, there are more than 50,000 bicyclists who are hurt every year due to motor vehicle accidents, and yet only a small fraction of bicycle accidents are reported to police. Additionally, more than 726 bicyclists were killed as a result of accidents involving automobiles across the country in 2014, which is approximately 2% of all vehicle-related fatalities. If you or a loved one was a victim of a bike accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Proving fault for bike accidents is challenging with unclear liability factors involving crosswalks and bike paths.
It is unfortunate to be involved in a bicycle accident in Las Vegas, but when you are, you need to seek the help and guidance of an experienced bicycle accident attorney. Your injuries could be severe and the legal issues that you face in bringing your bicycle accident claim against those who are liable to you can be complicated, depending on what caused the accident and what happened during the accident. For instance, if multiple vehicles were involved in your bicycle accident, the legal issues concerning liability are going to be more complicated than if only one vehicle was involved in your bicycle accident. Additionally, liability issues might lie with third parties, such as the driver’s employer, the driver’s insurance company, or your own insurance provider, depending on the particular circumstances of your case.
At Naqvi Injury Law our experience includes handling complicated bicycle accident cases. Before starting this law firm, attorney Farhan Naqvi protected accident victims’ rights at one of the largest personal injury law firm in Nevada. He often litigated, handling more than 200 cases, and has the experience necessary to protect your future after an accident.
Most Common Causes of Bike Accident
The laws in Nevada are designed to protect bicyclists who share the roadways with motor vehicles. For instance there are laws that require motor vehicles to pass bicyclists with at least three feet of clearance, or laws that require motor vehicles to move away from the right-hand lane when passing a bicyclist. Yet even with these protective laws in place, all too many accidents involving bicyclists occur every day.
Bicyclists have to remain ever vigilant when it comes to paying attention to what the vehicles around them are doing. But sometimes accidents involving motor vehicles are unavoidable and happen despite a bicyclist’s best efforts to be safe. The trouble is that bicycles are so much smaller than other vehicles on the roadway. Bicyclists can be difficult for drivers to see. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- A bicyclist is hit by a motor vehicle making a right-hand turn. This happens all too frequently when a driver fails to check for or acknowledge that a bicyclist is sharing the roadway. A vehicle could pull out from a side street or parking lot and crash right into the side of a bicyclist who is obeying the traffic laws. Bicyclists are also involved in accidents where a driver and a bicyclist are sharing a road going the same direction and then the vehicle makes a right-hand turn without checking for a bicyclist. Drivers who fail to check their surroundings for bicycles sharing the roadway could be held negligent if they cause harm to a bicyclist.
- A bicyclist is struck by a vehicle making a left-hand turn. There are plenty of bicycle accidents that are caused because a vehicle is making a left-hand turn and they fail to see an oncoming bicyclist. Traveling in opposite directions when the vehicle makes the left-hand turn, it is possible that the bicyclist was too far away for the driver to see the bicyclist. Because the bicyclist has too much momentum, and no time to stop, the bicyclist can run right into the side of the left-turning vehicle, or could get severely hurt by trying to swerve out of the way of the left-turning vehicle.
- A bicyclist gets rear-ended. Just like motor vehicles can be involved in rear-end collisions, bicyclists can be rear-ended by motor vehicles. This usually happens when the driver is not paying attention to the road or to what a bicyclist is doing. A bicyclist could follow all of the appropriate bike laws concerning wearing the proper reflective gear, having appropriate lights attached to their bicycle, or using the appropriate hand signals to communicate with other drivers. But if a driver is not paying attention, it can result in the bicyclist becoming a victim in a rear-end accident all the same.
- A bicyclist can be hit by a vehicle door. Commonly referred to as “dooring”, when a driver exits his or her vehicle parked on the side of a road and does not check for oncoming bicyclists, as the driver negligently opens his or her vehicle door, it can catch an unsuspecting bicyclist. The bicyclist crashes into the open car door because the bicyclist had no warning that the driver was about to open the door. This a particularly common type of bicycle accident in the city.
Motor vehicles are required by law to treat bicycles the same as they would treat other motor vehicles on the road. But drivers who are involved in accidents with bicycles often claim that they could not see the bicyclist. Due to bicyclists’ small size compared to motor vehicles, there is little to protect bicyclists from serious harm, or even death, during a collision.
For their own safety, bicyclists need to be prepared for drivers not to see them, but that does not mean that drivers are free from liability when it comes to bicyclists. Drivers who cause harm to bicyclists should be held accountable for the damage that they have caused. If you have been injured by a motor vehicle driver, you need to seek compensation from the driver who is liable for your injuries and property damage.
What To Do If You Are Involved in A Bicycle Accident
If you find yourself involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, it is important that you immediately get the medical attention that you require. Don’t worry about anything else before you seek medical treatment for your bike accident injuries. Even if you think that you are unhurt, you should make a point to be checked out by a medical professional, just to be sure. Next, you should speak with police and report the accident. If you are not injured too badly, and you have a camera phone, you should take as many pictures of the accident, your bike, and your injuries as possible. These photos can be useful evidence later down the road. Finally, as soon as you are able to do so, you need to speak with an experienced Las Vegas bicycle accident attorney about your situation.
If you are involved in a bicycle accident because a driver was negligent, you need to speak to a Las Vegas bicycle accident lawyer immediately. You have a limited amount of time in which to bring a claim against those who are responsible for causing your injuries, and an experienced bike accident lawyer will make sure that your rights are preserved. Let us help you after your bicycle accident. Contact us today.
Protecting Bike Accident Victims
We understand your life may never the same after a bicycle accident. Not only might you suffer injury during a bicycle collision, but you can also incur property damage to your bicycle and other personal property you may have been carrying at the time of the accident. Bicycle accident injuries can be very serious, or even life-threatening. The medical bills associated with a bicycle accident can become very expensive very quickly, even if you have health insurance.
Our top priority at Naqvi Injury Law centers around helping accident victims and their families obtain maximum compensation and justice after their bicycle accident. One of the things that you should do if you are involved in a bicycle accident is to contact your insurance company to see if they will cover some of your expenses. Oftentimes, however, bicycle accident victims find that their insurance company doesn’t want to help them cover their bicycle accident claim. Insurance companies often resist compensating accident victims, but we overcome this challenge with our tenacious and diligent representation. We also tirelessly pursue the parties who are liable to our bicycle accident clients. Depending on the particular circumstances of your bicycle accident, multiple parties might be liable to you for your injuries and property damage.
Attorney Naqvi defended insurance companies before he began protecting accident victims’ rights. He understands how the other side works and devotes ample resources to proving fault. Having experience representing insurance companies in the past provides Attorney Naqvi with a unique inside perspective on what drives insurance companies to deny coverage, and he will work hard to get the insurance company to provide coverage if they are required to do so under your insurance policy. Let Attorney Naqvi fight your insurance company battles for you.
But Attorney Naqvi does not stop there. He will dedicate the time and resources it takes to build a strong case on your behalf. When beneficial, he consults accident reconstructionists to carefully review property damage and skid marks. His detailed approach also includes analyzing police reports and witness statements to gather all of the available evidence to support your claim. Insurance companies know he is ready for trial, if a settlement offer is too low. No one should be left injured and uncompensated after suffering through a bicycle accident. Let Attorney Naqvi put his years of experience and legal skill to work for your benefit. Our goal is to help you seek the maximum compensation that is available to you after your bicycle accident.
Reputations Are Earned, Not Given
Our law firm’s founding attorney — Farhan Naqvi has handled hundreds of complicated auto accident cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driver accidents
He started his career as an insurance defense attorney many years ago and later joined one of the largest personal injury law firms in Nevada where he often litigated more than 200 cases simultaneously. His strong experience with insurance companies & accident law is the foundation of our boutique law firm. We devote ample resources & time to obtaining maximum compensation for accident victims.
Seeking Maximum Compensation
Mr. Naqvi has obtained millions of dollars for accident victims. His success stems from clearly demonstrating the extent of injuries bike accident victims suffer from, such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
We incorporate medical testimony to obtain maximum compensation for accident victims’ hospital bills, pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages, and future medical needs. We offer a compassionate, yet aggressive approach when protecting families who tragically lost loves ones in fatal bike accidents.
Why Work with Our Firm?
Naqvi Injury Law offers many benefits to car accident victims. In terms of fees, we usually charge only 25 to 33 percent of the total compensation, versus fees of up to 50 percent at other law firms. We also advance all costs while your case is pending.
When you hire one of our skilled attorneys, you’ll never have to wonder what comes next. We’ll guide you through the steps of pursuing the best payout for your injuries, while advising you of potential problems or practices to avoid while your case is being reviewed and worked on. We are available to answer any questions you may have about the different legal processes involved in your case, so you’ll never have to guess at what comes next. Unlike some law firms, we don’t charge you any fees until you receive compensation for your case, which means you can retain our services no matter what your financial situation may be. Give us a call, contact us through our website, or send us an email.
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