One of the greatest concerns of cyclists on the roadway is the possibility of a collision with a vehicle. Cyclists should always wear bright/reflective gear, safety gear including a helmet, travel in designated bike paths or conform with traffic laws in the absence of designated bike paths and travel in groups if possible. However, despite even the most careful cyclist’s actions, cyclists are often struck by automobiles. Bicycle accidents are all too common and unfortunately injuries sustained by the cyclist are usually far worse than the vehicle at fault. In 2018, 857 bicyclists were killed in traffic-related accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While we often see the campaigns urging us to “Share the Road”, this is not always practiced. We see this type of injury much too often.
Far too many people are injured while on their bikes, but this doesn’t need to be the case. In the event that you have been involved in a cycling accident do not attempt to discuss your claims with the adverse insurance company, you need an injury lawyer immediately. If you’ve suffered from injuries related to a bicycle accident in Las Vegas or Henderson, the attorneys at Marshall Injury Law are here for you and ready to help during your time of need. To discuss a potential case and gather the details, set up a free consultation to meet with our experienced bicycle injury attorneys at (702) 489-5700. We’ll fully access the elements of your accident to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Nevada, like many other states, acknowledges that bicyclists are vulnerable when they are out on the road. Because of this, there are laws put in place to protect such as:
If you’re a bicyclist on the road, it’s important to protect yourself. Follow these tips below to maximize your safety:
Riding a bike is a great form of exercise. Nevada has some amazing places to adventure and all of these places should be enjoyed. But if you’re riding at night, there are a few rules Nevada has put in place to protect bicyclists. Reflective clothing and accessories can be a huge factor in preventing injury. Bicyclists riding at night must have (NRS 484B.783):
While wearing a helmet is always better than not wearing a helmet, an ill-fitting helmet can only protect you so much. When looking for a helmet take these factors into consideration: