Bicycle accidents occur throughout Las Vegas, from the Strip and city streets to residential roadways. Nevada law has no bike helmet requirement, so many cyclists hit by motorists are killed or sustain debilitating injuries.
Our Las Vegas bicycle accident attorneys go after all the at-fault parties that contributed to your accident so that all past and future expenses related to the crash get paid. And we can usually achieve a substantial financial settlement without a trial.
Who can be sued for a bike accident?
There are usually four potential defendants that bike crash victims can sue in Nevada:
- The motor vehicle driver(s) whose negligence caused the accident (and if they are commercial drivers, we can sue their employers);
- The manufacturer of the bike if it malfunctioned;
- The manufacturer of the bike helmet (if you wore one) for not protecting you enough;
- The city or county if the accident may have been caused by uncovered potholes, covered signs, etc.
Las Vegas bike accident lawyers conduct a thorough investigation of collisions in search of surveillance video and eyewitness accounts. Any person or company that may be responsible for causing your injuries is a potential defendant and source of money damages.1
2. Would the money I get from suing be worth it?
Our Las Vegas bicycle accident lawyers take no payment unless and until we win. That way, pursuing a lawsuit is risk-free, and you have everything to gain. We seek money damages to cover all your:
If the bike/car accident resulted in a fatality, then we would bring a wrongful death suit on behalf the victim’s estate or family in pursuit of loss of support and burial expenses.2
We always try to settle cases out of court. But if we proceed to trial, we can explore asking the court to grant punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct was particularly reckless – such as by driving in the bike lane or while DUI.3
3. Can I still sue if I was not wearing a helmet?
Nevada bike accident victims who were not wearing a helmet can still sue the responsible parties, but they may receive less money damages than they would otherwise. Nevada’s modified comparative negligence laws reduce plaintiffs’ recovery in proportion to their degree of fault. Our job as your attorneys would be to show that you were blameless and deserve as many compensatory damages as possible.4
4. How long can I wait before bringing a lawsuit?
If you or a family member was in a bicycle accident in Nevada, we strongly advise you to consult an attorney as soon as possible. If you wait too long, it may be difficult to find evidence to support your case and make winning claims.
5. What will an attorney do for me?
Las Vegas bicycle accident lawyers have the singular purpose of negotiating the highest settlement available. We do this by:
- Pairing you with doctors that work on a lien-basis (so you do not have to pay until you get a settlement);
- Investigating the accident and compiling all available evidence and vetting the Nevada Highway Patrol accident reports, sometimes with the help of an accident reconstruction expert;
- Sending demand letters to every at-fault party that contributed to your injuries;
- Engaging in aggressive and strategic negotiation sessions with the defendants’ insurance companies; and
- Take care of all legalities so you do not have to think about anything except getting better and moving on with your life.
If you or a loved one was in a bike crash in Nevada, contact our Las Vegas bicycle accident attorneys. Our law firm of personal injury lawyers fights for the maximum settlement possible in your Nevada bicycle accident case. Our injury attorneys bring accident claims in Clark County and throughout the state of Nevada.
- See, for example, Del Piero v. Phillips (1989) . See also Gonzalez v. State (Nev. App. 2020) 463 P.3d 481. See also: David Charns, Family of cyclist killed in crash files lawsuit against driver, employer, KLAS (December 15, 2021); Rio Lacanlale, 5 bicyclists killed, 4 others injured in crash involving [box truck driver], Las Vegas Review-Journal/Associated Press (December 10, 2020)(On the U.S. Highway 95 Southbound between Searchlight and Boulder City not far from Arizona); Greg Haas, Bicyclist killed in collision with vehicle in North Las Vegas, KLAS (September 30, 2021); David Shoen, Golden Knights broadcaster hospitalized after bike accident, Las Vegas Review-Journal (April 9, 2022).
- NRS 41.085.
- NRS 42.005.
- NRS 41.141. Plaintiffs must be 50% or less at fault in order to receive damages in a negligence case in Nevada.
- NRS 11.190.