Summerlin Bicycle Accident Lawyer

According to data compiled and published by Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, 818 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle collisions in the year 2015 alone, with thousands more suffering devastating injuries. As biking is becoming an increasingly popular way to get around in Southern Nevada, area drivers must get better at properly sharing the road with bicyclists. Sadly, many avoidable bike accidents still occur in Summerlin and the surrounding communities every year simply because drivers do not look out for bikes

At Naqvi Injury Law, our legal team proudly fights for the rights of injured bicyclists and pedestrians. If you or a loved one was hurt in a bike accident, please reach out to our experienced Summerlin bicycle accident lawyers for immediate assistance. We will review your claim and help you explore your legal options, free of charge.

Common Bike Accident Injuries

When a collision between a bicycle and an automobile does occur, the consequences can be truly catastrophic. Unsurprisingly, it is the innocent bicyclist who most often bears the brunt of the crash impact. Sadly, our firm has seen all too many serious bike accident injuries. We help these victims seek the fair recovery that they desperately need to move forward with their lives. Some of the most common bicycle accident injuries include:

  • Road rash and lacerations;
  • Broken bones;
  • Ligament damage;
  • Joint damage, including to elbows, knees, and hips;
  • Internal injuries, including organ damage;
  • Mouth and jaw injuries;
  • Concussions and TBIs;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Neck damage;
  • Spinal cord damage;
  • Paralysis; and
  • Amputations.

How to Prove Liability in a Summerlin Bicycle Accident Case

Bicycle accident claims, like other personal injury claims, are governed by state law. To prevail in a Summerlin bike accident case, you will need to prove that the defendant was liable for your injuries under Section 41-141 of the Nevada Revised Statutes. This is the state’s comparative fault rules. For bike accident victims, there are two critically important things that they must know about this legal standard:

  • Fault is Based on Negligence

First, you must prove fault by proving negligence. Essentially, negligence is the failure to take due care. Some common examples of driver negligence in Nevada bicycle accident cases include:

  • A driver speeding;
  • ‘Buzzing’ a bicyclist;
  • Making an unsafe lane change or turn;
  • Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign; or
  • Any other type of dangerous driving.

In many cases, driver negligence can be difficult to prove. If fault is in any way disputed in your Summerlin bike accident claim, you need to get an attorney involved as soon as possible.

  • Liability is Divided in a Proportional Manner

Additionally, it must also be noted that bicycle collision liability is divided proportionately. For example, if one driver is responsible for the entirety of the bike accident, then they would also be responsible for 100 percent of the damages. Though, this calculation can become far more challenging in shared liability cases. Indeed, in some cases, opposing insurance companies may even try to blame riders for part of their own accident. This can have significant ramifications for a rider’s ability to obtain compensation, as their recovery will be reduced in direct proportion with their liability. For example, if you are blamed for 20 percent of your own accident, then your recovery would also be reduced by 20 percent.

Compensation Available for Bike Accidents Victims

As bike accidents can result in very serious injuries, victims need to be ready to fight for the fair compensation that they rightfully deserve. In Nevada, injured victims are entitled to recover financial compensation for monetary losses and for intangible losses. Yet, unfortunately, this can often be difficult. Insurance companies will work hard to find ways to limit a victim’s recovery. If you were injured in a Summerlin bicycle collision, you should be represented by a qualified attorney who can help you fight back. At Naqvi Injury Law, our team has the skills, experience and passion necessary to help you make a full recovery. Depending on your bike accident case, we may be able to help you seek recovery for:

  • Damages to your bicycle;
  • Any medical bills;
  • Costs related to rehabilitation;
  • Short-term or long-term disability;
  • Lost current or future wages;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Mental anguish;
  • Disfigurement or loss of limb; and
  • Loss of life enjoyment.

Contact Our Summerlin Bike Accident Attorneys Today

At Naqvi Injury Law, our Nevada bicycle accident lawyers have the skills and experience needed to help you obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries. If you were hurt in a bike accident in Summerlin, please do not hesitate to contact our office today at (702) 728-4848 to set up your free, comprehensive initial case evaluation.

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