Have you found yourself in need of a Las Vegas bicycle accident attorney?
Bicycle injuries are highly complex and require an experienced lawyer. If you’ve been injured in a bike accident in the Las Vegas Area, let a personal injury lawyer from the Craig P. Kenny and Associates firm fight your bicycle injury case for you. Our attorneys have retained impressive results for their clients in these types of cases.
Las Vegas Bicycle Accidents / Las Vegas Bicycle Injuries
Bicycle accident injuries are unfortunately all too common, especially in Las Vegas. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Adam S. Kutner know what you have been through. Our law firm has knowledge in all aspects of bicycle equipment, accident reconstruction, roadway design as it relates to bicyclists and these factors may be a crucial part of your case.
In most cases involving bicyclists and automobiles, the person operating the car is almost always at fault in the accident. There are other reasons for bicycle accidents to consider as well.
Those driving an automobile must always be aware of bicycle riders. A bicycle should be treated as another car on the road by the operator of the vehicle. For instance, if you are sharing the right lane with a bicyclist and you are planning a turn right at an intersection, you must ALWAYS yield to the bicyclist. You may never drive in the designated bike lane unless you are pulling over.
As the law is ever-changing, there are many traffic laws concerning bicyclists, and not knowing those laws does not provide protection in an accident. As a bicyclist, you have rights and if you are injured, you must exercise them. Contact us for immediate help regarding your accident.
Do bicyclists and automobile drivers share the same laws?
Cars and bicycles must obey the same traffic laws. Regardless of what type of vehicle or bicycle you are operating, you must obey stop signs, traffic lights, and yield to pedestrians.
Headlights. Taillights. Bicycles are required to have an operational headlight for nighttime use just like all other vehicles. Additionally, bicycles must have reflectors on the back of their bicycle to become visible to cars passing by.
Riding with traffic. Bicyclists should never ride against the flow of traffic. Riding against traffic is dangerous and creates the potential for a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle. Riding with the flow of traffic helps reduce the amount of accidents that occur.
Braking systems. Motor vehicles and bicycles are required to have fully operational braking systems.
Turn signals. Drivers of both a motor vehicle and a bicycle must use turning signals when turning, and must implement this signal no less than 100 feet from the point in which they are going to turn. Bicyclists must use their arm to indicate a turn while automobiles must use their built-in vehicular turn signal.
Safety helmet / Seatbelt.While automobile drivers are required to wear a safety belt, bicyclists are required to wear a safety helmet to protect them from serious injury in the event of a crash.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is very important to seek medical attention as quickly as possible. Even if the injuries seem small, brain injuries can occur from even the slightest bump to the head or neck area. Quick medical care equates to a safer, faster, and better recovery, both medically and financially. Call (702) 380-2800 today to speak with an experienced Las Vegas bicycle accident attorney regarding your case.