If you were involved in a bicycle accident in Las Vegas, we urge you to seek medical attention right away to protect your well-being, and then call our office as soon as you are able so we can protect your rights. During your free case evaluation we’ll answer any questions you might have about your personal injury claim, inform you of your legal options, and discuss your next move toward recovering money for your injuries.
Get evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible after a bike accident, even if you don’t think you’re hurt. Some injuries, like those to the head, neck, and spine, do not always show symptoms right away. Due to the initial shock of the accident, the adrenaline your body produces, and the sheer nature of some injuries, you might only notice mild soreness or no pain at all immediately. Sometimes it takes hours, days, or even weeks for the severity of bicycle accident injuries to become apparent. If you’ve suffered brain injuries or internal bleeding, delayed treatment could cost you your life. Before you do anything else, you should be seen by a doctor.
Some common injuries people suffer in bicycle accidents include:
Insurance companies often take advantage of bicycle accident victims shortly after wrecks occur. They swoop in before the pain and impact of the injuries set in, start minimizing your pain redirect blame, and then offer quick low settlements to make injury cases like yours go away. Don’t fall for their tactics.
A fast settlement may be tempting at first, and when the insurance adjuster waves a seemingly large check in front of you it may be hard to resist. But keep in mind that recovery from your injuries will likely involve long term medical care and extended absences from work. You may never work again or enjoy the things you did before your accident. You may need special medical equipment, in-home care providers, and medications to help you heal. When the true financial impact of your injuries starts to become reality your losses will probably become enormous and that settlement check will start to seem very small.
Don’t give up your right to recover the money you need. Call us and let’s talk about your options.
Bike riders who are injured in accidents may be able to recover money from a variety of sources. Even those who are partially at fault in Nevada may be entitled to compensation for some of their losses. Knowing that you can sue for your losses is one thing. Knowing who to sue, however, is something else. You may be able to recover money from:
At Van Law Firm, we will pursue every avenue of recovery to ensure you receive money from all entities who may be liable for your losses. We’ll look at road and bike lane designs, the condition of paths or streets where your crash occurred, recalls on motorcycle or auto parts, cars, bicycles, and safety equipment. We’ll review photos, videos, and witness statements to determine what caused your wreck. And we’ll even make sure traffic signals were working properly at the time you were hurt. If other drivers, pedestrians, or cyclists were involved, we’ll take a look at their actions as well.
Contact our office today to find out how we can help you recover from your bicycle accident injuries. Your consultation is free and there is no obligation. Call 702-529-1011.