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Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need a pedestrian accident attorney by your side.  Car accidents involving pedestrians are extremely dangerous for the pedestrian victims. They do not have the structural protections of a car or the safety gear that a motorcyclist should wear.  Pedestrian accident cases can result in broken bones, brain injury, tissue damage, or even death.

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have reported that the most common causes of pedestrian accidents are:

  • 24% Trip on cracked on uneven walkways
  • 17% Trip or slip and fall
  • 12% Hit by a car
  • 6% Wildlife or pets involved
  • 5% Tripped on rock or stone
  • 5% Stepped in holes, pits or dips

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2016 there were 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States; up from 5,495 the previous year.  A pedestrian is killed approximately every 1.5 hours. Pedestrian deaths accounted for 16% of all traffic fatalities.

What are common examples of personal injury cases in Las Vegas?

The most common example of a personal injury case is a car accident. A vehicle accident occurs when a driver fails to exercise reasonable care while driving. If you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you should consult an experienced Auto Accident lawyer in Las Vegas. Other common types of personal injury claims include:

Auto accidents that involve pedestrians are often caused by:

  • Distracted driving – The driver is distracted, sometimes on the cell phone, and is not paying attention to the road.
  • Drunk driving – The driver is under the influence of alcohol.
  • Reckless driving – The driver is reckless, driving at high speed, perhaps failing to stop for red lights, and he’s unable to brake on time.
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians – The inability to yield to a pedestrian can cause a fatal accident.

A pedestrian accident can be tragic. Most often, pedestrian accidents lead to catastrophic injuries to the head, neck or spine. The force with which one falls on the road can cause severe physical damage to the victim.

This can be a terrible situation for the accident victim as well as his/ her family members.

Many insurance companies fail to see the severity of such pedestrian accidents and try and settle by offering a small amount of compensation, which fails to cover the medical care and expenses that an injured pedestrian will have. Therefore, it is critical you contact a personal injury attorney so they can go after the responsible parties to get you the financial compensation you deserve.

Often the victims of pedestrian accidents are left with substantial medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.  An experienced personal injury lawyer can fight to get them the compensation they need to cover medical bills and other losses.

Pedestrians should be careful as should drivers to avoid catastrophic accidents like these.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a motor vehicle as a pedestrian in the state of Nevada, call us for a free consultation.  At your free initial consultation our experienced attorneys will give you legal advice about the best course of action in your case.  Our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers will take care of you and make sure you get maximum compensation for your injuries, lost time at work, mental trauma, and financial stress.

Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas Before the Insurance Companies

It’s important to speak with us before you speak with any insurance companies. If they try to contact you, let them know you have an attorney, and provide them with your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer’s contact information. The other side’s insurance company will often try to get you to settle your case for a low-ball amount. Never sign, accept, or deposit anything from the other party or their insurance company without consulting your personal injury lawyer first.

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