BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries or fatalities for the cyclist or pedestrian, even at low speeds.
Nevada law provides that pedestrians properly using a crosswalk and adhering to all crosswalk signals at an intersection will have the right of way if a collision ensues. Vehicles must yield to pedestrians who are following all pedestrian laws. If a driver is at fault in an accident with a bicyclist or pedestrian, the driver may be charged with reckless driving under Nevada law.
Due to the nature of an impact between automobile and pedestrian or bicyclist, it is the pedestrian or bicyclist who usually sustains the most injuries. Even with a helmet and protective gear, pedestrians and bicyclists are no match for an automobile. Common injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists include head trauma, fractures, scarring, spinal injuries, abrasions, road rash and burns. Such injuries may result in costly medical expenses and long-term health problems, and may ultimately impact the ability to earn a living now and in the future.
Bicyclists and pedestrians have a legal right to the road. We fight for victims against aggressive drivers and their auto insurance companies. Our accident injury lawyers understand what it takes to bring your accident injury case to a successful resolution.
Additional Information on pedestrian and bicycle safety can be found here:
- Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board (NBPAB)
- DMV of Nevada – Pedestrians
- Nevada DOT – Bicycle
- CDC – Pedestrian Safety
- CDC – Bicycle Safety
We are here to help. If you have been injured as the result of the negligence of another, please call us for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. At MGA Law, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims in Southern Nevada to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation under Nevada law