At Stovall & Associates, we have a track record of success. Our lawyers can help you through every step of the legal process. For nearly 35years, we have helped bicycle accident victims and victims of other obtain full and fair compensation, whether through negotiations and settlements or through courtroom trials. It is important to speak with an attorney before dealing with an insurance company. The insurance adjuster will attempt to settle your personal injury claim for far less than you deserve. And any statements you make can come back to haunt you when seeking compensation from the insurance company.
Nevada law requires all motorists to exercise extra care and caution to protect the safety of bicyclists. Victims injured in a bicycle accident in Las Vegas can hire us to settle their claim out of court or file a lawsuit on their behalf to recover compensatory damages for their medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and/or pain and suffering. Injured bicyclists or other bike accident victims may be able to sue for either:
- negligence in Nevada,
- negligence per se in Nevada,
- strict products liability in Nevada and/or
- wrongful death in Nevada (if the victim died)
Get The Compensation You Need
We cannot turn back time and make your injuries go away. So instead, we stop at nothing in pursuit of the biggest financial reward possible to help you heal and move on.
Don't Wait. There Are Time Limits On When You Can Take Legal Action.
Time is of the essence. Please contact Stovall & Associates today for a free, no risk consultation. Remember when you hire Stovall & Associates, we go all in with you, and you pay nothing until we win your case! You will always talk with an attorney when you call our firm, day or night. We are here for you.
After an accident, after you have secured the medical help you need, the most important thing you can do is call an attorney from our firm who can help you through your case. We have the knowledge and experience to make sure you get justice and maximum compensation.
What are common bike injuries?
Even a minor bike accident can cause serious injuries or even catastrophic injuries because the biker is so exposed to the elements. Typical bike accident injuries include:
- lacerations (and ensuing infections)
- organ damage
- brain injuries
- spin injuries
- other severe injuries
Most Common Causes of Bike Accident
The laws in Nevada are designed to protect bicyclists who share the roadways with motor vehicles.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. 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.
The bottom line is drivers, in most cases, simply never see the cyclist prior to the crash.
Physical Injuries From Bicycle Accidents
Due to lack of safety protections, bicycle accidents often result in serious that can include:
- Head and skull injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Facial and dental injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neurological damage
- Fractured bones
- Amputation injuries
- Road rash
- Wrongful death
What if you may be partially to blame?
Defendants who are being sued for their involvement in a bike accident will likely put the blame back on the victim. But even if the victim was partially at fault for the crash, the victim can still win a lawsuit.
How can I get help now?
Have you or a loved one been injured in the Las Vegas area or elsewhere in Nevada? Our Las Vegas bicycle accident attorneys offer legal representation in Las Vegas, NV and throughout the state.
Don't Wait. There Are Time Limits On When You Can Take Legal Action.
Time is of the essence. Please contact Stovall & Associates today for a free, no risk consultation. Remember when you hire Stovall & Associates, we go all in with you, and you pay nothing until we win your case! You will always talk with an attorney when you call our firm, day or night. We are here for you. We cannot turn back time and make your injuries go away. So instead, we stop at nothing in pursuit of the biggest financial reward possible to help you heal and move on.