Our pedestrian accident attorneys want you to get justice when you’re hurt in an accident while walking, jogging, bicycling, or skateboarding. Las Vegas is a pedestrian-friendly city. From the famed Las Vegas strip to our historic downtown to our suburbs, it’s a city where people are welcomed and encouraged to make their way on foot. Unfortunately, motor vehicle drivers aren’t always as careful as they should be.
The causes of pedestrian accidents can vary, from a speeding driver who doesn’t leave enough time to slow down when they see a pedestrian on the road to a drunk driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If you’ve unfortunately been hurt because of the actions of a car, truck, bus, or SUV driver, contact our personal injury attorneys to see what damages you can recover for your pedestrian accident case. Your initial consultation is always free and confidential. Let us help guide you through the legal process so you can focus on your recovery.
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With over 33 years practicing personal injury law in the Las Vegas area, Adam S. Kutner, Injury Attorneys have direct experience navigating the Nevada court system, helping win settlements quickly so you can get back to your life.
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This lets you focus more on your case and possible injuries without worrying about paying a retainer upfront. Our injury lawyers are deeply committed to ensuring every accident victim gets the comprehensive legal representation they deserve.
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Our skilled accident attorneys work diligently to build strong claims for compensation, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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As proud members of this community, we know our clients are our neighbors. When you’re hurt in a pedestrian accident while walking down the street or otherwise, we make it our mission to ensure you are represented with care as though you’re family.
Causes of pedestrian accidents
The causes of pedestrian accidents can vary. Here are some of the ways you may be hurt:
- A speeding driver doesn’t leave time to slow down when they see you on the road
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Texting while driving, talking on the phone and other kinds of distracted driving
- Reckless and aggressive driving
- Disobeying traffic signs like running a red light or turning without the right of way
- Being careless while stopping to let passengers embark or disembark
- Failing to leave an appropriate distance between you and the vehicle
- Trying to maneuver around traffic
- Not taking weather into account while driving
- A lack of functioning crosswalks or crossing guards to assist traffic
- Failure of drivers to stop for a school bus
Compensation after a pedestrian accident
Obtaining compensation after a pedestrian accident requires action. In most cases, you must file a legal complaint to initiate a court case. Sometimes, you may be able to negotiate directly with the insurance company for fair compensation. Our accident attorneys help you by taking the steps you need to advance your claim. Along the way, we work strategically to ensure you make the most of your claim and financial recovery. Let us take care of the legal aspect while you focus on your recovery journey.
Pedestrian accident lawsuit FAQs
What happens when a pedestrian is hit by a car?
When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the driver must stop their vehicle. They must render medical aid or arrange medical assistance to help the injured person. Also, they must provide the pedestrian with their driver’s license and vehicle information. When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the police may respond to the scene and prepare an accident report. The victim may be entitled to financial compensation. However, they must take steps to file a claim for compensation.
What happens if you get hit in a crosswalk?
If you get hit in a crosswalk, the parties should call the police. In fact, the driver must call law enforcement. The police may respond and investigate, just like they would investigate any accident involving multiple parties. The police will then work to determine who had the right of way and whether you were lawfully in the crosswalk. The vehicle driver may owe you financial compensation, and the amount you receive will depend on your injuries and other losses.
What are Nevada pedestrian accident laws?
Nevada pedestrian accident laws are found in NRS 11.190 and Nevada negligence liability. The laws state that the driver is responsible for injuries to the victim if the accident results from the driver’s negligent actions. In other words, if the accident is the driver’s fault, they owe the victim damages for their losses. Nevada is an at-fault state, so no minimum amount of damages or injuries applies to Nevada pedestrian accident laws.
Does comparative negligence apply to pedestrian accidents in Nevada?
Yes, comparative negligence applies to pedestrian accidents in Nevada. If the pedestrian has some level of blame for the accident, their recovery may be reduced. However, it may not be completely barred. You may still recover something. Speak to an attorney for pedestrian accidents to understand how comparative negligence may apply and how to fight back against false allegations of comparative negligence.
Is there a statute of limitations for Nevada pedestrian accident claims?
Yes, Nevada pedestrian accident claims have a two-year statute of limitations. That means, in most cases, you must begin your claim within two years of the accident. Telling the insurance company about the accident isn’t enough. You must formally file a complaint to beat the deadline.
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Building your case
When you work with our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys, we have a specialized process for successfully building your case for compensation. We take calculated steps to use the legal discovery system to your advantage to build strong evidence to show the other side why you deserve the compensation you are asking for. First, your injury attorney works with you to gather all the facts surrounding the incident, including the initial police or injury report. If possible, we may also investigate the actual scene of the accident. Next, we utilize our extensive network of specialists, including accident reconstruction experts, medical specialists, and forensic specialists, to help us use the facts of your accident to prove your claim.
We may also work with your doctor to identify your prognosis and a complete care plan for recovery. We file essential legal documents throughout your case, including the initial complaint, a summons, and motions if necessary. Our attorneys also work to diligently and accurately value your claim. Valuing your case is a crucial part of getting the total compensation you are owed, so we make sure to include all categories of damages possible, including economic and non-economic damages like pain and suffering. While building your case, we also negotiate with the other side in hopes of getting you a settlement before trial.
Additional pedestrian accident resources and information
- How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents
- Walking Drunk & Pedestrian Accidents
- The Dangers of Distracted Walking
- How Drivers Can Spot and Avoid Collisions With Pedestrians
- When Can A Pedestrian Be at Fault for an Accident?
- Where Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur the Most?
- Las Vegas, Nevada Leads the Nation in Pedestrian Traffic Accident Litigation
Always be careful and stay alert
Pedestrians in Las Vegas are encouraged to take special care as they walk through the city. Las Vegas is always filled with people and cars; special attention should be given whenever a street is crossed. Both drivers and pedestrians should always be aware to avoid collisions.
Poor property maintenance, sidewalk or parking lot defects, and/or construction or other debris on walkways cause or contribute to these accidents.
Every year there are thousands of accidents just like yours in the United States. Over 100,000 of these involve pedestrians getting injured or killed.
More than 70% of pedestrian accidents in the United States result in the death of the pedestrian, making this a serious concern and problem. Get the right lawyer to help you win your case.
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To talk to our skilled Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorneys today, call to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also use our messaging feature to get in touch with us. Our consultations are always free and confidential.
We understand how a pedestrian accident can throw your life upside down. Let us help guide you through the legal process so that you can focus on your recovery. We’ll fight for your justice and ensure your rights are protected.
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