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Frequency of Bicycle Accidents Ending In Death

Every year 2% of automobile crashes involve bicyclists that sadly result in deaths. The law offices of Laura Hunt urge all bicyclists to wear helmets to reduce the risk of head injury.  In the U.S., only 21 states require the use of helmets for young riders but none require helmets for adults.  We are protecting our children, but 86% of bicycle deaths involve victims over 20 years old. 83% of those victims were not wearing helmets.

What to Do If Involved In a Bicycle vs. Motor Vehicle Accident

  • If a minor, contact your parent or guardian
  • Contact the police
  • Get medical attention
  • Take photographs of the motor vehicle and your bicycle, especially documenting the location where the vehicles came to rest following the accident
  • Obtain the insurance information of the motor vehicle driver
  • Photograph the driver’s license
  • Photograph the driver’s license plate
  • Exchange name, phone and address
  • Take a photo of the other driver.
  • Get legal counsel

Although riders have the same rights as cars, they are smaller and often not seen by cars.  Often times, drivers fail to follow the law and obey the traffic code, putting bicyclists at risk.  If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a driver who carelessly collided or caused injury to a bicyclist, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries or injuries sustained by your loved ones.

Have You or a Loved One Been Involved In a Bicycle Accident?

Call the Law Offices of Laura Hunt Now

702-450-4868 

The Law Offices of Laura Hunt are here to help you if you or a loved one is involved in any type of bicycle accident. We have handled many bicycle accident cases over the past 20 years and helped injured victims recover money damages for their injuries.

Bicycle vs. Motor Vehicle Accident: Determining Who Is At Fault

Even though Nevada has laws to Protect bicycle riders, ascertaining who is at fault for an accident requires legal skill, especially since drivers often see the accident differently than riders. In determining liability insurance companies often find bicycle rider at fault. When a bicyclist is involved in an auto accident, or truck accident, or in wrongful death accident it is critical to contact an attorney to protect your or your loved one’s legal rights.

Preserve the Relevant Bicycle Accident Facts, Recover the Money You Deserve

The Law offices of Laura Hunt can find all relevant facts and preserve them as soon as possible. You need and experienced attorney to fight the insurance company attorney and recover money for your injuries. The law offices of Laura Hunt had over 20 years’ experience handling bicycle accidents. The law offices of Laura Hunt have collected millions of dollars for persons injured as a result of another’s negligence.

We are a boutique law firm providing experienced and personal representation to all our clients. All clients receive a confidential and free consultation with Laura Hunt. We are here to help you and your family recover the money damages you deserve.

Have You or a Loved One Been Involved In a Bicycle Accident?

Call the Law Offices of Laura Hunt Now

702-450-4868 

How to Avoid a Bicycle Accident and Injury

When riding a bicycle, observing the following precautions will help you avoid an accident and injury:

  • Always wear a helmet
  • Obey all traffic rules
  • Do not ride two abreast
  • Stay on the shoulder or in designated bike lanes whenever possible
  • Do not make sudden unpredictable moves (lane changes, crossing lanes of traffic…etc.)
  • Maintain your bike in excellent condition (check breaks, tires, drive chains, all bolts)
  • Do not wear headphones that might interfere with hearing
  • At night:
    • Wear light or reflective clothing
    • Have a working white headlight
    • Have red rear reflectors
    • Have side reflectors

Nevada Laws Pertaining to Bicycle Riders and Motor Vehicles

No Helmet Requirement In Nevada

Sadly, Nevada does not require adults or children to wear bicycle helmets. The Law Offices of Laura Hunt urge all riders to wear helmets as nine out of 10 fatalities were not wearing a helmet.

Equipment Required by Bicyclists Riding at Night

Although Nevada does not require a helmet, riding at night requires:

  • A white headlight
  • A red rear reflector
  • Reflectors on each side

Bicyclists Have the Same Rights as Motor Vehicles

Most Drivers are surprised to learn that under NRS 484B. 767, bicyclists have the same rights on the roadway as drivers of cars and are allowed to ride in the same travel lanes as cars. Bicyclists are not required to drive on the shoulder of the road. However, operators of bicycles are not permitted to ride more than two abreast in the lane under NRS484B.777.

Nevada Motor Vehicle Rules Pertaining to Bicyclists

Drivers are required to use due care and share the roadway with bicycles. Nevada drivers of motor vehicles must obey the following rules:

  • Drivers must not interfere with the movement of a bicyclist lawfully riding on the roadway
  • Drivers are not allowed to overtake or pass a person riding a bicycle unless it is done safely without putting the rider in danger
  • Drivers must, in many cases, yield the right-of-way to bicycle riders
  • Drivers must not enter, stop, park in a bicycle lane
  • Drivers are not permitted to proceed through an intersection while a bicyclist is already within that intersection
  • Drivers must exercise due caution to avoid collisions with bicyclists.

Have You or a Loved One Been Involved In a Bicycle Accident?

Call the Law Offices of Laura Hunt Now

702-450-4868 

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