With so many attractions, experiences, and world-famous destinations for tourists to visit, all close to one another, Las Vegas is one of the most accessible places for tourists to travel by foot. Nevertheless, despite Clark County’s best efforts to make Las Vegas more pedestrian-friendly, traveling by foot in a busy city can be dangerous. In 2016 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported over 6,000 pedestrian fatalities across the U.S., with Las Vegas ranking among its top ten pedestrian traffic accident locations.
Pedestrian traffic accidents are often devastating for victims, resulting in severe physical, emotional, and economic damages or even death. If you or a loved one have been struck by a negligent driver while traveling as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our Nevada law firm, Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP, to schedule a free case consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys!
According to the Nevada DMV, The Silver State consistently ranks among the ten worst states for pedestrian fatalities, with a fair share of those deaths taking place in the Las Vegas area alone. While not always the case, a majority of these accidents are caused by negligent or inattentive drivers. A few of the most common reasons pedestrian traffic accidents occur include:
When harmed in any kind of traffic accident, the injured party has the right to seek compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company for any economic, physical, or emotional damages incurred. Some common damages injured pedestrians may seek compensation for in their settlement include:
Following a pedestrian traffic accident, you must notify the police and request emergency medical assistance. Anyone involved in the accident should be examined by a medical professional. After being checked by a medic, exchange information with the driver responsible. Specifically, be sure to get the following information from the driver.
If there were witnesses present, ask them to recount what they saw to the police. Also, before leaving, take some time to gather photographic and video evidence of the scene. Should the settlement case be taken to court, this evidence can be used in your favor. Next, immediately reach out to one of our pedestrian accident attorneys for assistance obtaining maximum compensation.
Without proper legal guidance, many pedestrian accident victims settle for less than they’re rightfully owed or end up having their claims outright denied by aggressive insurance companies. Our team of experienced litigation attorneys is here to ensure neither of those unfortunate outcomes is reached in your case. Don’t settle for less than you’re owed — contact Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today to consult with a personal injury attorney and take the first steps toward earning maximum compensation!