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Fighting For Bicycle Accident Victims In Clark County

Bicycles have become a popular form of sport and transportation across the nation, especially in climate-friendly states like Nevada. Cycling clubs have grown up in the Las Vegas area involving groups of enthusiasts who must share the local roads with motorists who often fail to see them or become annoyed at their presence. Unfortunately, cyclists face enormous risks to their safety while on the road.

New York Times article published in 2021 described the problems and tragic consequences for cyclists in the area. In one incident, five cyclists lost their lives when a truck struck them driven by a man who had fallen asleep at the wheel and was driving under the influence of methamphetamines. This grim incident illustrates the dangers that cyclists face every time they take to the streets. 

When injured in a bicycle accident in Las Vegas or the Las Vegas area, you can turn to Sierra Nevada Injury Lawyers for dedicated legal help. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your losses and damages through a personal injury claim. It is vital that you speak with an attorney, however, before accepting any initial settlement offer from an insurance company. Their sole purpose is to pay you as little as possible. Furthermore, they can use any statements you give them against you later to deny or devalue your claim. When you put our firm on your side, we will handle all communications with them to ensure that your rights are protected, that inadvertent errors by you are avoided, and that tactics are not used against you due to your lack of understanding of how the claims process works. 

Set up a free consultation with our Las Vegas bicycle accident attorneys at Sierra Nevada Injury Lawyers by contacting us online or at (800) 440-8058

Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents

Bicycling is a prevalent and eco-friendly mode of transportation in Las Vegas. However, it comes with its risks. Bicycle accidents often occur due to several common factors:

  • Distracted Driving: Drivers who are not paying attention to the road can easily miss seeing a cyclist, leading to collisions.
  • Failure to Yield: Drivers who forget to yield the right of way to bicyclists at intersections or crosswalks pose a significant danger.
  • Dooring: When a parked car’s door is opened unexpectedly into the path of a cyclist, severe accidents can result.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed decreases a driver’s reaction time and increases the severity of any collision.
  • Driving Under the Influence: Impaired drivers are a major threat to cyclists, often leading to accidents with devastating consequences.
  • Poor Road Conditions: Potholes, debris, and other hazards on the road can cause bicyclists to lose control.
  • Lack of Bicycle Lanes: Areas without designated bike lanes force bicyclists to share the road with motor vehicles, which increases the risk of accidents.

Common Injuries In Bicycle Accidents

Common injuries sustained in a bicycle accident may include:

  • Head Injuries: Even with helmets, cyclists are at risk for concussions, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Collisions can cause significant harm to the spinal cord, resulting in partial or full paralysis.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: The impact of an accident often results in broken arms, legs, ribs, and other bones.
  • Internal Injuries: Blunt force trauma can lead to internal bleeding and damage to organs.
  • Road Rash: Severe abrasions from sliding on the pavement can cause deep wounds and infections.
  • Facial Injuries: Broken teeth, jaw fractures, and other facial injuries are common in bicycle accidents.
  • Psychological Injuries: The trauma from an accident can lead to long-term psychological effects, including PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

Filing A Bicycle Accident Claim In Nevada

When involved in a bicycle accident, you must get medical attention as soon as possible. This is important even if you feel your injuries were minor. Often, injuries do not totally manifest; it may take several days to understand the full effects. Furthermore, seeing medical professionals provides documentation that your injuries existed and were directly caused by the accident and not something else. This provides evidence that can be used in your claim. 

When you retain our firm, we will gather all evidence that can be used to prove the fault of the negligent party or parties along with your damages. This can include:

  • Police reports
  • Witness testimony
  • Video surveillance
  • Cell phone photos of the accident site, your bike, the other vehicle, and your injuries
  • Your medical records and other expert medical testimony
  • Testimony from accident reconstruction specialists
  • Any other pertinent documentation


Once your case is thoroughly prepared, we will engage in aggressive negotiations with the other side. Most claims are settled outside of court and negotiations can take place up until and even during a trial. We will pursue a trial on your behalf only if the other side refuses to pay you a fair settlement. When insurers know that a trial may be forthcoming, they are often more willing to settle fairly. 

Your Damages In A Nevada Bicycle Accident Claim

Damages in your claim include both those that come with a bill (economic) and those that do not (non-economic), such as pain and suffering. We have the knowledge and resources for putting a value on these latter damages to ensure that you are fairly compensated for them. 

Damages can include:

  • Your medical bills, both now and for the future
  • Your lost wages or income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical, occupational, and alternative therapies, such as chiropractic or acupuncture
  • Damage or loss to your bike or other personal belongings
  • Loss of any future earnings


These damages are meant to restore you as much as possible from such injuries as fractures, lacerations, sprains, torn ligaments, organ damage, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, loss of limbs, spinal injuries, and any other physical impairments. Unfortunately, cyclists can suffer enormous physical damage due to the vulnerability of bodily exposure to being struck, crushed, or thrown by larger vehicles. 

Contact Our Bicycle Accident Lawyer In Las Vegas Today

If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, it is critical to seek legal assistance promptly. Bicycle accidents can have severe consequences, and victims often face significant medical expenses, loss of income, and emotional distress. At Sierra Nevada Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to alleviating these burdens by fighting for your rights and securing the compensation you need to recover and move forward. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact our Las Vegas bicycle accident attorneys today for a free consultation. Let us help you navigate this challenging time with the expert legal support you deserve.

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