Henderson Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicycle Accident Attorneys Helping Bicyclists Recover in Henderson
Injured in a bicycle accident in Henderson? Once you’ve sought medical treatment and your condition has stabilized, reach out to our injury lawyers to discuss your case. During your free consultation, our team will consider the circumstances of your accident, answer any questions you might have, and prepare a legal strategy that is in line with your goals. If you decide to retain our firm, we’ll gather medical records and other evidence, prepare your injury claim, negotiate with responsible parties, and begin preparing your case for trial right away. Since we assume the financial risks involved with pursuing damages for our clients, we won’t ask for any money upfront. Increase your chances of receiving a favorable settlement by up to 40 percent. Give the Henderson bicycle accident lawyers at David Boehrer Law Firm a call today at (702) 750-0750.
Bike Accidents Can Be Life-Changing
Much like pedestrian accidents, crashes between bicycles and motor vehicles often lead to serious injuries. While bicycle helmets offer some protection, spine injuries and TBIs are common. This type of accident can lead to lasting disability that can make it difficult to return to work or even care for yourself. The cost of paying for hospitalization and doctors’ visits, medications, and special equipment can quickly add up. For some people, these costs continue for a lifetime. Filing a personal injury claim against the responsible parties can ensure that you are able to pay for your medical treatment and living expenses while you recover.
What Rights Do Bicyclists Have in Nevada?
As a cyclist in Henderson, you are required to obey certain traffic laws, just like drivers and bikers, with one important exception – you do not have the same insurance coverage. However, this does not mean you don’t have the same legal rights you would have if you were hit by a negligent driver while in a car. If you are injured in a bike wreck, you have the right to recover damages from a negligent driver, bicycle manufacturer, or other responsible parties even if you were partly to blame for the accident.
What Are Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?
In 2016, 840 cyclists died while traveling on U.S. roadways and thousands more were seriously injured. In Henderson, the risk for suffering a bicycle accident increases near schools, tourist attractions, and at busy intersections. Bicycle accidents often occur despite a cyclist’s attempt to be as visible as possible. Because bicycles are so much smaller than motor vehicles — or even motorcycles — they are often hard to see. A driver who is impaired fails to see a cyclist, or is driving distracted may turn in front of someone on a bicycle, not yield the right away, or make other mistakes that cause an accident.
Why Do I Need an Experienced Attorney?
David Boehrer recommends that anyone who is hit while riding on a bike call an accident lawyer as soon as possible. These accidents may be more complicated than they first appear. Police officers aren’t always familiar with the common causes of bicycle accidents. Mistakes or omissions during a crash investigation can make these cases difficult. In many cases, Nevada laws give cyclists the right to do what they were doing but an incorrect interpretation of the law may lead to confusion. For example, if an accident report states you, as the cyclist, were doing the wrong thing, you may accept responsibility for the crash and refrain from filing a claim against the negligent driver.
Get Free Legal Advice
If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a bicycle accident in Henderson or the surrounding areas, our Henderson bicycle accident lawyer may be able to help you. Call or submit our online form for a risk-free consultation. Our bicycle accident lawyers work on a contingency basis so there is nothing to lose by calling for legal advice after a crash.