In almost every case, the pedestrian has the right of way. When a pedestrian is hit by a car or truck, the car or truck driver is usually liable for the pedestrian’s injuries. The Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at Koch & Brim in Las Vegas can help you make a personal injury claim against the driver who hit you or a family member.
Many times when a pedestrian is hit by a car, the pedestrian is concerned about fault. If you were not in a crosswalk or were jaywalking, the car or truck driver still has a duty of care. Whether the accident happened in or outside of a crosswalk, if the driver could have stopped in time, then he or she should have.
If you were involved in a car or truck accident, you need medical care. If you do not have health insurance or if your doctor does not want to get involved in an accident claim, call our law firm. Our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys will help you find a competent doctor who will treat your injuries.
In a pedestrian accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company is required to provide coverage for bodily injury. The injured pedestrian may also have additional coverage available on a family car insurance policy. If the accident was a hit and run, the uninsured motorist coverage would apply. Our lawyers can help you determine how and where to make a claim in your case.
What if you were hit on private property? If someone backed into you in a grocery store parking lot, ran into you in a gated community or hit you while you were standing at a casino valet stop, the driver is as liable as the driver who hits a pedestrian on a public road. Your lawyer can explain your rights.
Our law firm is available to help tourists who were injured in pedestrian accidents while visiting the Las Vegas area.
According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, the year of 2017 saw the highest recorded number of pedestrian fatalities ever recorded in Clark County at 78. This was 15 more pedestrian fatalities than the year before which recorded 63 deaths. Clark county accounts for almost 80 percent of all fatalities within pedestrians in Nevada.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the most common causes of pedestrian accidents are:
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