Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Have you been injured crossing the street?
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 motorist vehicle driver doesn’t leave 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 been hurt because of the actions of a car, truck, bus or SUV driver, contact our personal injury attorneys to see what financial compensation you can recover for your pedestrian accident case. Your initial consultation is always free and confidential.
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Why Should We Handle Your Pedestrian Injury Case?
We Have the Experience
With over 30 years practicing personal injury law in the Las Vegas area, Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys have direct experience navigating the Nevada court system helping win settlements quickly so you can get back to your life.
No Fees Unless We Win
This way you can focus more on your case and possible injuries without worrying about paying a retainer upfront. Our injury lawyers are deeply committed to making sure every accident victim gets the comprehensive legal representation they deserve.
Your Injury Case Is Our Priority
Our accident attorneys work diligently to build strong claims for compensation, including medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress and pain and suffering.
Our Team Is the Best in the Las Vegas Valley
As proud members of this community, we know that our clients are our neighbors, and when they are hurt in a pedestrian accident, while walking down the street or otherwise, we make it our mission to ensure they are represented with care as though they are our family.
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Building Your Case for Compensation
When you work with our pedestrian accident attorneys, we have a specialized process in place 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, they 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. Throughout your case, we file essential legal documents, 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 full amount of compensation you are owed, so we make sure to include all categories of damages possible, including both economic and non-economic damages like pain and suffering and emotional distress. While we are building your case, we also participate in negotiations with the other side in hopes of getting you a settlement before trial.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
The causes of pedestrian accidents can vary. Here are some of the ways a victim may be hurt:
- A speeding motor vehicle driver doesn’t leave time to slow down when they see a pedestrian 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 appropriate distance between the pedestrian and the vehicle driver
- 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
Winning Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident
Winning compensation after a pedestrian accident requires taking action. In most cases, you need to file a legal complaint to initiate a court case. Sometimes, you can 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 that you make the most of your claim and your financial recovery.
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 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.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation
To talk to our 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 know that a pedestrian accident can throw your life upside down. We’re compassionate, aggressive attorneys who want to fight for you. Your case starts with your free initial consultation. Call us today to begin.
Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit – Frequently Asked Questions
When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the driver must stop their vehicle. They must render medical aid or arrange for 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 is that 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 work to determine who had the right of way and whether the victim was lawfully in the crosswalk. The vehicle driver may owe the victim financial compensation. The amount that the victim may receive in compensation depends on their injuries and their other losses.
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 negligent actions of the driver. 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 there is no minimum amount of damages or injuries that apply in Nevada pedestrian accident laws.
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. The victim 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.
Yes, there is a two-year statute of limitations for Nevada pedestrian accident claims. That means, in most cases, you have to begin your claim within two years of when the accident occurs. Telling the insurance company about the accident isn’t enough. You must formally file a complaint in order to beat the deadline.
Adam Kutner Reviews & Testimonials
“I was at a stoplight and I heard some screeching and I looked in my rear-view mirror and I saw a truck go around me real quick, but the car behind him didn’t have a chance and hit me. A friend of mine told me about Adam Kutner and so I went in to see them and it was very, very pleasant under the circumstances and they handled everything, and I wasn’t worried about anything, it was great. The first thing they did was they helped me find a chiropractor and I went a few months and I feel better now. I was really happy with my settlement, in my opinion he is the best lawyer in as Vegas.” – Phyllis L. 5/5 Stars