Bicycle Accident Injuries

Assertive Las Vegas Bicycle Accident Lawyer

In recent years, urban areas all over the country have seen a spike in bicycling's popularity. While this is to the benefit of many bicyclists' health and our environment, it has also increased the number of dangerous accidents between bicyclists and motor vehicles. In 2010, the Nevada Department of Transportation estimates that there were more than 580 bicycle/motor vehicle accidents in Nevada.

Because bicycles are smaller on the road and often don't operate within the normal flow of traffic, drivers do not always take the proper precautions when traveling alongside them. When this happens, and injury results, negligence has occurred. If you or a loved one has been hurt while riding a bike, then we encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Steven M. Burris today. Our Las Vegas bicycle accident attorneys have over three decades of experience in personal injury law and have time and time again held negligent parties responsible for our clients' pain and suffering.

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Common Causes for Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents are most common in urban areas, like Las Vegas, where streets are busy and traffic can be heavy. Roadways dense with traffic signage, like intersections, are also frequent sites of collisions involving bicyclists.

Common causes for road collisions involving bicyclists include:

  • Motorist failure to properly signal
  • Motorist drift into bicycle proximity
  • Motorist making turn or lane change without looking
  • Motorist exiting vehicle without looking (door accidents)
  • Lack of motorist vigilance in low visibility conditions (rain, weather, etc.)

Any of these causes constitute negligence on the driver's part and, if someone was hurt, makes them vulnerable to civil action. You do not have to suffer through your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses following your injury without fighting for the restitution you deserve. The Las Vegas bicycle accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Steven M. Burris are ready to stand by your side and assist you exhaust every available legal avenue in pursuit of the relief you need.

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