Bicycles are a healthy, money-saving, and environmentally friendly mode of transportation that is enjoyed by many. The drawback is that this popular activity is not without risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2018 alone, 857 bicyclists were killed in traffic accidents. Thousands more suffered injuries, some of which will last a lifetime. Were these accidents unavoidable, or were they the result of driver negligence? What about your own accident? To find out, schedule a case evaluation with a well-versed Las Vegas personal injury lawyer from Gina Corena & Associates.

Causes of Car and Bike Accidents

Most car and bike accidents happen because of driver error or the position of the bicyclists in relation to the vehicle. Sometimes both of these factors cause the accident. Ultimately, driver negligence is to blame in many accidents, whether they are caused by the location of the bike or the actions of the driver.

Positional accidents include:

  • When a bicyclist hits an open car door because the driver failed to look before opening it
  • Side-swiping when drivers do not give bicyclists enough room while passing
  • Rear-ending the bicyclists by following too closely
  • Drivers who cross in front of the bike that has entered the intersection when turning right or left
  • Bicyclists getting hooked by a vehicle turning right

Driver error-related accidents are typically caused by:

  • Speeding which gives drivers less time to react when they see a bicyclist and increases the risk of severe injury to the bicyclist
  • Weather issues like rain or glare can make bicyclists hard to see
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to obey traffic control devices and signs

Motorists and bicyclists alike need to use the road with caution and pay attention to the road and those around them. Motorists should always yield the right of way and do all the can to avoid an accident with a bike, and bicyclists should ride cautiously and wear reflective clothing whenever possible.

With the start of the school year, it becomes essential for both drivers and pedestrians to be particularly cautious. These back-to-school pedestrian safety tips can provide some guidance. Additionally, measures to reduce Vegas pedestrian accidents are crucial, considering the bustling nature of the city. Not to forget, cyclists are also part of this equation. For them, understanding the intricacies of bike accident claims can be beneficial.

A Las Vegas bike accident attorney is available to assess your case, no matter what you believe caused your accident. By meeting with one, you may find out that the driver’s insurance company owes you money. If so, your attorney will demand the money you deserve. If the insurance company is unwilling to negotiate a fair settlement in your claim, your attorney can seek justice in civil court on your behalf.

Injuries Caused by Car and Bike Accidents

Bicyclists are especially vulnerable to injuries when accidents occur. They do not have the protection of a vehicle and its safety devices such as seatbelts and airbags that motorists have. Even minor accidents and those that happen when the bicyclist is wearing a helmet and other safety gear can cause severe injuries for someone on a bike. Common injuries caused by bicycle and car accidents include:

  • Head trauma
  • Neurological damage
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Disc bulge or ruptured disc
  • Bone fractures
  • Facial injuries
  • Emotional trauma
  • Contusions
  • Abrasions
  • Lacerations
  • Strains

After a car and bicycle accident, the bicyclist should be examined by a physician, even if they do not think they have any injuries. Sometimes these injuries take a few days or even weeks to begin to show signs and symptoms. Documenting any injuries you have and seeking medical care will increase your chance of getting compensation for your bicycle accident injuries.

Many of these injuries will cause pain and suffering and the potential for tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. You might need surgery or months of physical therapy to return to your pre-accident state if you are able to return at all. Your injuries could lead to scarring or disfigurement, and you might miss time from work. An experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney can assist in your pursuit of getting paid for all of these damages and more.

Call a Las Vegas Bicycle Accident Attorney Today for Your Case Consultation

Regardless of what caused your accident, bicycle crash injuries can be life-altering. If you’ve been injured in a bike accident, a skilled attorney can help. Your injuries, if caused by the negligence of another person or party, demand fair financial compensation. The driver and their insurance company should be held accountable for the driver’s negligence. Getting an attorney on your side is the easiest way to accomplish this.

Don’t wait any longer to pursue compensation for your bike accident. Schedule your consultation today with a Las Vegas bike accident lawyer you can trust. Contact Gina Corena & Associates at 702-680-1111 or complete our online contact form.

As founder of Gina Corena & Associates, she is dedicated to fighting for the rights of the people who suffer life-changing personal injuries in car, truck and motorcycle accidents as well as other types of personal injury. Gina feels fortunate to serve the Nevada community and hold wrongdoers accountable for their harm to her clients.

  • This was my first time using a lawyer, which I needed due a major car accident. They made everything simple and stress free, and I couldn’t be happier with the attentive care I received from everyone at the law office. Gresia was fantastic, and kept in touch regularly. She was professional, knowledgeable, and very kind. I would recommend them to anyone.

    - Deb Compton

  • Gina and her crew are truly amazing. They exceeded my expectations. They kept in contact with me throughout the whole time and any questions I did have They would take the time and explain everything so I would know what to expect. I would highly recommend them at any time.

    - Chris S

  • Thank you very much for the services everyone answered every single one of my calls and this firm took care of me from start to finish. Thank you so much Gina for taking on my case and assisting me I will recommend you to everyone.

    - Sayra Sánchez

  • I rarely do reviews but I want to share what an outstanding team Gina Corena has. Mahna Pourshaban did such an awesome job In helping us get our settlement, she has treated us like family since day 1 that we met her.. Me and my family want to tell u guys thank u from the bottom of our hearts.

    - The LOPEZ Family

  • Working with Gina was An amazing feeling as the client to know that my case is being handled professionally and to the best it can be ! Knowing that Gina can handle it gave me confidence and peace, 100 percent recommend Gina and her associates team !

    - Jonathan Rodriguez

  • GINA CORENA is the best attorney indeed! Thank you to her amazing team the attention to detail I received was incredible. 100% recommend to everyone!

    - Clara Maria

  • My experience with Gina Corena’s office was amazing. They were all professional and were easy to reach out to during my whole case. I’d recommend their services 10/10!!

    - Mark Surban

  • I'm really satisfied with the work these ladies provide. They’re Super reliable and Professional, Alexandra was the one that helped me with my case and she’s super nice and sweet. She made sure I was aware about all the updates with my case. Overall the work they provide to the citizens of Las Vegas is top notch. Thank you Gina Corena and associates.

    - Gil Axel

  • This is the best company I have dealt with hands down. I am super thankful with them for all the work they did on behalf of my case. The process was rather simple and very well explained from start to finish. Thank you so much Gina Corena &. Associates. Thank you Kim for assisting in my case.

    - Raidel Echavarria

  • I received nothing but top notch service from this firm not once but twice please keep up the outstanding job customer service is very important to me and your firm went above and beyond again THANK YOU

    - Freda Smith

  • Such a great law firm. This was my first time having to get a lawyer due to an auto accident and they explained all the ins and outs of my case and the process. I will definitively keep them in mind again for the future.

    -Alyssa Ortega

  • If I can give Gina’s firm 10 stars I would. They have the best customer service & most knowledgeable staff I’ve ever come across. The office is always clean and it has a lovely and positive vibe. Thank you to this amazing firm to make my experience fast and easy for me. Gina definitely knows how to care of her clients and treated me like family. I will recommended to my friends and family.

    -Cony Jordan


CALL US 24/7

Schedule A Free
Injury Consultation Below

    By contacting Gina Corena & Associates, you agree to receive emails, text messages, and phone calls regarding your legal inquiry, which may be considered advertising material.