Las Vegas Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys Can Help You Recover
Nevada law entitles bicycle riders who are injured to seek compensation for damages when someone else’s negligence causes them to get hurt. At the George Bochanis Injury Law Offices, our bicycle accident attorneys have over 35 years of experience helping victims recover money for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
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Bicycle Accidents Often Result in Severe Injuries
Their smaller size and lack of protection make bicycles no match for passenger cars and trucks on Las Vegas roadways. While bicycle helmets can improve a rider’s chances of survival significantly, and they reduce the risk of a cyclist suffering severe head injuries in a crash, accidents often cause serious injuries to victims. In many cases, riders who are hit by motor vehicles suffer injuries that leave them permanently disabled. All too often, bike accident victims lose their lives.
In addition to the pain, suffering, and emotional trauma they are forced to endure, victims and their families can easily face financial catastrophe after a bicycle accident. Because bicycle accident injuries are often severe, it is not uncommon for medical bills, lost wages, and other economic losses to soar to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. When injured victims require multiple surgeries or suffer a permanent disability, ongoing medical treatments alone can break the bank.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries in Las Vegas
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Internal Injuries
What Causes Bicycle Accidents in Las Vegas?
Approximately 30% of bicycle accidents involve collisions with motor vehicles. However, there are a number of reasons bicyclists get injured in Las Vegas.
Recovering Compensation for Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicycle accident victims in Las Vegas may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical Bills
- Ongoing Medical Treatment
- Lost Wages
- Lost Earning Capacity
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- In-Home Nursing Care
- Special Vehicle or Home Equipment
- Prescription Medications
In some cases, the actions of the at-fault party were intentional or extraordinarily reckless, victims may be awarded punitive damages as well. Unlike compensatory damages that are meant to make the victim whole, punitive damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar actions in the future.
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How Much Is Your Las Vegas Bicycle Accident Case Worth?
No accident lawyer can guarantee how much your bicycle accident case may be worth, but the injury lawyers at the George Bochanis Injury Law Offices evaluate various factors that can help us provide you with an accurate estimate of the compensation you may receive.
What caused your crash?
We will look at whether a negligent driver, another bicyclist, a defective bike part, or poorly maintained roads caused your accident. In some cases, there may be more than one factor that contributed to your crash.
Who are the responsible parties?
You may be able to file an injury claim against a negligent driver, another bicyclist, a product manufacturer, or the city or state to recover damages after a bike accident.
How much insurance coverage is available?
When our injury lawyers help you file a claim against the responsible party’s insurance company, the policy limits play a role in the amount of compensation you will likely recover. If an Uber or Lyft driver hit you while transporting customers, for example, your case could be worth $1 million. If another driver with a smaller liability policy caused your crash, however, less than $100,000 may be available by filing an insurance claim.
Did you play a role in the bicycle accident?
Nevada follows the contributory negligence doctrine when assigning liability for injuries caused by bicycle accidents. If you played a role in causing the crash, your award will be reduced by your portion of fault.
How severely were you injured?
If your injuries result in ongoing medical treatment, multiple surgeries, or significant pain and suffering, your bicycle accident case will likely be worth more.
FAQs About Bicycle Accidents in Las Vegas
In most cases, you will have up to 2 years from the date of the bike accident to file an injury lawsuit. If a defective bicycle part caused the crash, you may be able to recover damages up by filing a claim up to four years after the accident.
A victim’s spouse, surviving children, or a victim’s parents may be able to file a wrongful death claim if their loved one was killed in a bicycle accident caused by someone else.
If more than one driver caused your bicycle accident, they may all be held liable in proportion to the amount they contributed to the crash.