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There are thousands of pedestrians on Las Vegas streets and walkways at just about any time during the day or night. We all have a certain expectation of safety when walking on a sidewalk or crossing the street. Not many pedestrians traversing Las Vegas Boulevard would expect to be hit by a car or other vehicle, but at one time or another, Nevada residents of all ages are exposed to the risk of a pedestrian accident.
Whether walking from their parked car to their job, walking to school, taking the bus, or jogging, pedestrians share public roadways with motor vehicles, placing themselves at direct risk. While pedestrian accidents represent only 0.2% of all traffic crashes in Nevada, they usually result in injury. These accidents account for an average of 6.4% of severe injuries and 17.8% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities in Nevada each year.
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COMMON REASONS FOR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
A driver can breach his or her duty of safety in many different ways. Some of the most common of these include:
Failing to pay attention or being pre-occupied
Speeding and not adhering to the limits set on that particular road
Failing to stop at pedestrian crossing and other pedestrian right of way areas
Driving over the legal alcohol limit or taking drugs
There are many injuries that can be sustained as a result of these reckless actions, including concussions, fractures, broken bones, muscle tears, back injuries, whiplash, spinal cord injuries, loss of limb, and brain injuries. Due to the circumstances of the situation and your injuries, there are many different types of damages you may be eligible for, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of enjoyment of life
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The effects of a pedestrian accident can be wide-ranging and severe. Some of these incidents result in only minor injuries, while others can be catastrophic and cause lifelong, debilitating physical issues. A car or truck, even at slow speeds, can cause significant bodily injuries.
It is vital to seek legal assistance from an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following the accident. At Oronoz & Ericsson , we will take the time to gather witness statements and any other details to help your case. The earlier you contact us, the more likely you are to see success when you file a claim for compensation. Our legal team can put together a solid case that helps you protect your rights against the insurance company of the at-fault individuals. Our firm provides compassionate legal advice and aggressive representation in negotiations and at trial.