Sharing The Road: The Serious Nature Of Bicycle And Pedestrian Accidents

The numerous events for cyclists and runners in Reno and South Lake Tahoe highlight the popularity of spending time outdoors on two wheels or two feet. Whether you enjoy riding in the Tour de Tahoe or lacing up for the Biggest Little Half Marathon, the area offers something for everyone.

Unfortunately, the rise of cycling and jogging has led to an increase in bike and pedestrian accidents. The attorneys at the Law Firm of Laub & Laub represent accident victims in Nevada and California. We will work diligently to pursue compensation for your injuries.

Ignoring The Rights Of Cyclists And Pedestrians

Many drivers fail to recognize that cyclists and pedestrians have a right to use the road. Being behind the wheel of a car does not give a motorist the right to ignore a jogger or bicyclist. Bicycles and pedestrians are more easily concealed in traffic or low-light conditions. Drivers owe a reasonable duty of care to be alert and avoid a collision.

Collisions between a car and a pedestrian or bicycle are frequently caused by driver negligence. Drivers often strike a bike or passerby at crosswalks and intersections while attempting to execute a turn or while passing another car. Drivers who pass too closely or fail to see a cyclist or walker can be held liable.

Exposed And Vulnerable

Pedestrians and cyclists do not have the benefit of vehicle safety features. When struck by a car, they often suffer catastrophic injuries that require a lifetime of care. Common injuries include brain trauma and spinal damage. Obtaining a fair settlement is essential to covering ongoing care and expenses. These accidents also carry the possibility of an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim.

Let Us Start Representing You Today

Timely investigation into bicycle or pedestrian accidents is a must to preserve evidence. Let us start by representing you as soon as possible. Reach a lawyer at our firm by email or call 775-391-4153 to schedule a free consultation.