Bike Accident in Nevada?
Our Reno Bicycle Accident Lawyer Fights for Victims
Attorney Eric Stovall knows that there is nothing like riding the Flume Trail of Lake Tahoe or enjoying a ride through Red Rock Canyon. Nevada provides numerous scenic bicycling routes with trails that will challenge the most skilled and avid riders. They also provide families an opportunity to share a relaxing bike ride together. However, new statistics are showing an increase in bicycle accidents in Nevada and across the nation.
This increase of bicycle injuries and fatal bike accidents may be the result of a number of factors. However, regardless of cause, our bicycle accident attorney understands that when cyclists sustain injuries in a bike crash, the outcome is often life changing. These results can include serious brain and spinal cord injuries. We hold careless motorists and other at-fault parties accountable for your bike accident in the court of law. Thus, we fight for your best interests when challenging insurance companies.
What Are Common Causes of Bike Accidents?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, biking fatalities made up 2 percent of the total traffic deaths in the state of Nevada in 2014. Startlingly, the number of deaths is on an upward trend as there were 25% more fatal bike accidents in 2015 as compared to 2014. Check out our Bicycle Accident FAQ page for more in-depth answers.
Common causes of bike accidents in Nevada include:
- Distracted driving by motorists, including texting or eating while operating a vehicle.
- Bikes hit by a drunk driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These can obscure judgment and coordination when driving.
- Brake failures, tire blowouts and other defective bicycle components that can cause a catastrophic bike accident.
- Neglected roadways with potholes, loose drain grates and other unsafe road conditions that cyclists may ride over.
Financial Compensation for Your Bike Accident
When negligence causes you serious injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for pain and suffering and other expenses. Attorney Eric A. Stovall was a licensed insurance agent before practicing law. Thus, he uses this knowledge when confronting the insurance companies that try to deny or downplay your suffering. The law grants both motorists and cyclists equal protection under the law. Contact our Reno bicycle accident lawyer for a free consultation to help determine who is at fault in your bike accident claim. We have offices in Reno and Las Vegas, NV.