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Bicycle accidents are common in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV these days. Due to aggressive drivers, lack of bicycle lanes, busy intersections, a lack of bicyclist awareness, and many people switching to clean energy transportation, we have seen an increase in bike accident claims over the last decade. If you have been in a bike accident you will need the experienced legal prowess of Harris and Harris Injury Lawyers to fight for you.
When a bicyclist is hit by a car, the bicyclist is normally injured more seriously than occupants of the car. A bicycle crashing through the windshield may also seriously injure the driver or front-seat passenger as well.
In any case, the most serious injuries that we deal with in our personal injury law practice often came about because of accidents involving cyclists or pedestrians — individual, vulnerable people without the benefit of a car or truck body to protect them. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers can help you. Please call now at (702) 384-1414 for a free consultation with an experienced Las Vegas bicycle accident attorney.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
A bicyclist is often thrown in the air upon impact — resulting in serious and catastrophic injuries such as:
- Spinal cord injuries, occurring when a person’s back or neck is broken — often resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Brain injuries, whether or not the bicyclist was wearing a helmet
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Scraped skin
These injuries come about through traumatic contact with the car, the street and/or the bicycle itself.
Compensation For Bicycle Accident Injuries
Depending on the circumstances of the bike accident, sources of compensation may include:
- Insurance policies belonging to the driver or drivers of the vehicle(s) involved
- Underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage belonging to the person riding the bicycle
- Homeowners’ insurance or auto insurance belonging to people who live in the same household as the injured person
- Disability insurance policies (short term or long term)
Finding all of the available compensation is not as straightforward as it looks after a car versus bicycle accident. Insurance companies are notorious for failing to provide key information. A skilled and diligent personal injury attorney can make a great difference in the final settlement or verdict paid out to the injured person. The different types of bicycle accident cases we have come across in recent years include but are not limited to the following:
- Bicycle and Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
- Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle Accident Attorney
Did a car or truck violate your right of way in a bike lane, causing you to crash? A review of the police report and testimony of eyewitnesses may bring this to light — and it may impact your claim for compensation.
Was the bike accident caused by a hit-and-run driver? This may complicate your case, yet there still may be several sources of compensation to help.
We Will Fight For You!
At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, we limit our caseload to those bicycle accident cases where we can make the most difference. Being selective allows us to devote personal attention to each client and give our all to achieving the right outcome.