Skip to Main Content

What To Do If You Are Involved In A Bicycle-Vehicle Accident

Las Vegas is a great city for biking. Traffic congestion often makes biking a much faster transportation alternative, while the climate is very conducive to spending time outdoors on a bike. However, those that bike as a means of transportation can be at a greater risk for injury in an accident. When a vehicle and bicycle meet, the bicyclist is at an obvious disadvantage. Serious injury and even death can occur when a bicycle and vehicle collide. Unfortunately, many drivers may be unaware of a cyclist on the road and accidentally hit them.

WHAT IF I AM HIT BY A VEHICLE WHILE ON MY BIKE?

Bicycle accidents are considered vehicular accidents. When a person is using the road, whether they are riding a bike or driving a car, they should conduct themselves with a reasonable duty of care to avoid placing themselves as well as others on the road in danger. Therefore, when a jury is determining awards in a bicycle accident case, the main question is negligence. If the driver of the vehicle was not paying attention and crossed into a bicycle lane, for example, the jury might reasonably conclude that the driver was at fault for hitting the cyclist. However, if a cyclist does not obey the rules of the road and is hit, the jury may not feel it is the driver's fault.

However, even in cases in which a bicyclist commits an error, the driver may still be held liable if he or she could have avoided the accident but did not due to inattention or error. First responders, such as medical staff, will aid the victim of the accident while police officers determine exactly what happened and decide who is at fault. Police will make this determination from physical evidence gathered at the scene as well as statements from those involved and any witnesses.

If you feel that the driver was at fault for hitting you on your bicycle, you should contact a personal injury lawyer like those at High Stakes Injury Law in Las Vegas as soon as you are able to do so. The attorneys at High Stakes Injury Law have extensive experience aiding the victims of accidents, such as those hit while riding their bicycles. These knowledgeable lawyers will gather and review all evidence and compare the facts of the case with the law. If the other party is at fault, the lawyers at High Stakes Injury Law will help you build your personal injury case as well as negotiate deals or represent you in court. The personal injury lawyers at High Stakes Injury Law will not only provide you with the sound legal advice you need but also aggressively and professionally represent you and your case. Call the legal team at High Stakes Injury Law today for a free initial consultation.

Get A 100% Free Case Evaluation From A Top-Rated Personal Injury Attorney Call: (702) 707-5934 or Contact Us Online

$9M

Settlement / Auto Accident

$5.1M

Settlement / Tire Explosion

$3M

Settlement / Truck Accident

★★★★★

“After being in an accident my friend told me to call High Stakes Injury Law. A lawyer named Brian came to my home to meet with me and started my claim immediately. The legal team was extremely efficient, responded back to me quickly, listened to my concerns, and handled everything with speed and accuracy. Every step of the way was communicated. I received my settlement in 10 months’ time. I highly recommend using Berstein and Poisson. Thank you for helping get my life back on track.”

★★★★★

“If you are in need of a wonderful law firm to handle your personal injury case please read this. Three years ago I was that person. I had never filed a lawsuit in the 30 years that I lived in Las Vegas Nevada… trust in this firm, they will not disappoint you and you will feel the confidence that you need to feel in your attorney.”

★★★★★

“Excellent service. I was in a car accident, and from the very beginning all the way to the end, they answered all my questions and guided me step by step. The communication was phenomenal. This firm really took care of me. I highly recommend High Stakes Injury Law.”

★★★★★

“Very professional and friendly. A hassle-free process from the beginning. Very easy to communicate with, unlike some law firms that won’t even return your calls. I would definitely use their services again if needed.”

See All Client Reviews
book

I Was Injured In An Accident. What Do I Do Now?

By Scott L. Poisson

  • Do I Have A Case?
  • Dealing With The Insurance Company
  • When a Lawsuit Is Filed
  • Overcoming Common Defense Themes
  • Special Considerations in Specific Types of Cases