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Shook & Stone - Las Vegas Bicycle Accident Injury Attorneys

Las Vegas Bicycle Accident Injury Attorney

Bicycle accidents cause thousands of injuries each year in Nevada. On July 4, a cyclist was struck by an SUV in Las Vegas. The victims suffered serious injuries and may have to miss work for several weeks while she recovers from her broken ribs, cuts, bumps and bruises. Although Las Vegas desires to be a safe city for cyclists, it has a long way to go to achieve that goal.   

If you have been hurt in a bike accident in anywhere in Nevada you may be able to recover compensation from the person who caused your injuries. Contact a personal injury attorney at Shook & Stone in Las Vegas today for a free consultation and to learn about your legal rights.

Dangerous Roads in Nevada

Man Lying On Street Bloody After Being Hit By Car While Riding Bicycle

The City of Las Vegas is a popular destination for bicyclists due to its mild climate, scenic views, and endless entertainment options. Unfortunately, the city also has a high rate of bicycle accidents. According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety, there were over 400 reported bicycle accidents in Las Vegas in 2017, resulting in nearly 200 reported injuries and five fatalities. [1]

In 2018, the number of bicycle accidents in Las Vegas decreased slightly, but the number of reported injuries and fatalities increased. This is why it’s important to take all necessary safety precautions when riding a bike in Las Vegas, and to always wear a helmet.

Las Vegas is one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the United States, but it also happens to be one of the most dangerous places for bicycles. This is because Las Vegas has many wide roads with high speed limits and there is little to no shoulder on which to ride.

The city’s numerous bike paths wind around casinos and other destinations which may be convenient, but they also force bicyclists to share the road with motor vehicles. Many roads do not have adequate bike lane striping or signage and motor vehicle drivers are often distracted because of all of the casinos and tourist attractions in Las Vegas.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Nevada

Bicycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. In Nevada, some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to take the necessary steps to protect your rights.

Immediately following an accident, it is essential that you seek medical attention for any bike accident injuries that you may have sustained.

Ask someone to document the scene of the accident by taking pictures of the vehicles involved and writing down contact information from any witnesses who saw the accident.

Common Types of Injuries After Being Hit by An Automobile in Nevada

Woman Sitting On Ground After Bicycle Accident

After being struck by an automobile, bicycle riders can experience a variety of injuries. The most common injuries suffered after a bicycle accident include:

When you flip over your bike (or get pushed off), your body can twist and the spine can be severely damaged, causing paralysis or other permanent disabilities.

If you have been hit by a motor vehicle in Las Vegas , you may suffer mandatory medical costs, loss of income and pain.

In the hospital, you will most likely receive an x-ray to ensure that your physical injuries are not life threatening. Depending on the severity of injuries, doctors may remove small glass particles with tweezers or apply pressure to internal bleeding with a bandage.

To ensure that you do not suffer additional injury, medical experts may apply ice and pressure to your wounds or even immobilize fractured limbs in a cast or sling.

Medical costs for treatment in Nevada will depend on the extent of injuries suffered as well as your health insurance coverage.

If you do not have medical insurance, you will have to pay deductibles and co-payments out of your own pocket. Depending on the type and severity of injuries, treatment can take several weeks or even months.

Nevada Statute of Limitations on Bicycle Accident Injuries

Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for personal injury is two years. You may not be able to receive compensation for your injuries if you miss the deadline.

Common Compensation for Bicycle Accident Victims in Nevada

Bicycle accident victims in Nevada may be entitled to receive compensation for their damages. In a successful lawsuit, the court will award monetary damages to the victim which they can use to cover:

It is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible after a bicycle accident in order to file a bicycle crash claim. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, your lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Our experienced lawyers at Shook & Stone will be able to negotiate with the insurance company or other responsible parties and ensure that you receive a fair settlement for your damages.

In addition to negotiating with the insurance company, our bike accident lawyers can also file a lawsuit if necessary in order to get the compensation that you deserve.

Our knowledgeable lawyers are familiar with Nevada’s bicycle accident laws and can help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.

Contact our Experienced Nevada Bicycle Accident Attorneys

At Shook & Stone, we provide compassionate legal representation for bicycle accident victims in Las Vegas and throughout the state of Nevada.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another party, our experienced bicycle injury attorneys can help you receive full and fair compensation for your catastrophic injuries. 

We understand how complicated navigating the legal system can be and our personal injury lawyers are here to walk you through every step of the process.

Contact us today at (702) 500-0000 fill out the form for a free consultation to talk with one of our experienced bicycle accident attorneys.


[1] Movement, P. P. (2022, November 8). Las Vegas Bicycle Safety Overview – People Powered Movement. People Powered Movement. https://www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/las-vegas-bicycle-safety-overview/


Bicycle Accident Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I’ve been in a bicycle accident?

If you have been in a bicycle accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor. Some injuries, such as head injuries, may not be immediately apparent.

Once you have seen a doctor, you should contact a bicycle accident lawyer. An experienced personal injury law firm will be able to help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

What if the driver who hit me doesn’t have insurance?

If the driver who hit you doesn’t have insurance, you may still be able to recover damages. Your lawyer will be able to advise you on the best course of action in this situation.

What if I was partially at fault for the accident?

You may still be able to recover damages even if you were partially at fault for the accident. However, your maximum compensation may be reduced by your percentage of fault. Your lawyer will be able to advise you on this issue.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

In Nevada, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, so it’s important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident.

What kind of damages can I recover?

If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Your lawyer will be able to advise you on the specific damages you may be entitled to.

How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?

Our bicycle accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you won’t have to pay anything upfront. Instead, your lawyer will receive a percentage of your settlement or verdict, which is typically 33% so you won’t have to pay anything out of pocket unless we win.

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