An Attorney for Pedestrians Hit by Cars
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that each year nearly 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents, and more than 78,000 pedestrians suffer injuries when hit by a car or truck. In addition to pedestrian-vehicle incidents, thousands of non-vehicular pedestrian accidents also occur annually.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you will need to hire an attorney who can understand your unique situation and how it applies to the legal system, your insurance company, and the other party’s attorneys. You need to hire a trusted lawyer who has all the knowledge, experience and resources you need to get the best results possible.
Causes and Compensation for Pedestrian Accidents
With so many people walking and driving around Las Vegas, it is easy to understand how and where pedestrian accidents occur. In fact, 2013 statistics show that once every six days a pedestrian was killed in the Las Vegas Valley area during that year.
One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is collisions with cars. Most of these accidents are caused by driver negligence. The most common causes for this type of accident include:
- Driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driver is distracted by texting, talking on the phone or using another gadget in the car.
- Driver is exceeding the speed limit and cannot stop in time.
- Driver is driving aggressively and not paying attention to their surroundings.
- Driver runs a red light, stop sign or fails to yield to pedestrians.
Injuries sustained in a pedestrian/car accident are often catastrophic. The impact of the car itself and the impact on the ground afterward can lead to severe trauma to the head, neck, and spine. Severe bone breaks and contusions are common. Facial fractures and broken teeth are also seen in these types of accidents. Sadly, many insurance carriers fail to see the severity of these types of accidents and often want to make a small offer for compensation. Many even try to blame the pedestrian for the event and do not want to cover any of the expenses associated with the accident. Because of this, it is very important to consult with a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible after the event.
Victims of this type of accident will need medical care to make a recovery. It is important that they have access to this care without issue as to payment for the services. These victims also have the right to seek financial compensation for lost wages and other financial issues that may have arisen from the accident. A qualified pedestrian accident attorney can make sure that the victim received everything they are entitled to under the law.
For family members that may have lost a loved one to a pedestrian accident, an attorney may be able to file a wrongful death suit on their behalf. This type of case helps remaining family members cover the expenses related to the loss of their loved one.
Pedestrians in Las Vegas are also encouraged to take special care as they walk through the city. Las Vegas is always filled with people and cars and 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.
If you or someone you know in the Las Vegas area has been involved in an incident like this, you may be entitled to compensation. Adam S. Kutner & helps victims like you through the legal process. We will evaluate your claim free of charge and help you collect the compensation you deserve. Click here
Additional Pedestrial Accident Resources and Information:
- How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents
- When Can A Pedestrian Be at Fault for an Accident?
- Walking Drunk & Pedestrian Accidents
- The Dangers of Distracted Walking