Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Attorney
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Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Providing Care for Pedestrians Hit by Cars or Trucks

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 lawyers at Koch & Brim in Las Vegas can help you make a personal injury claim against the driver who hit you or a family member.

Our lawyers will work hard to help you recover the compensation that you deserve for your medical bills and other costs after a pedestrian accident. We are passionate about pursuing justice for our clients, whether you are a resident or a visitor from out of state. Contact us today for a free case consultation with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys.

Our lawyers will work hard to help you recover the compensation that you deserve for your medical bills and other costs after a pedestrian accident. We are passionate about pursuing justice for our clients, whether you are a resident or a visitor from out of state. Contact us today for a free case consultation with one of our pedestrian accident lawyers.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have more than 42 years of legal experience. Our attorneys know the ins and outs of Nevada’s laws and have successfully resolved hundreds of traffic accident cases.
  • Your case will be treated with individualized attention and care. Your lawyer will get to know you, learn the impact the accident has had on your life and personalize your legal services.
  • Our Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, with no fees charged unless we succeed in securing financial compensation for you.

Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Las Vegas

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.

Medical care

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.

Personal injury claim

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.

Private or public property

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.

Out-of-state visitors

Our law firm is available to help tourists who were injured in pedestrian accidents while visiting the Las Vegas area. It is important for injured pedestrians to hire a local lawyer for your accident claim, as he or she will understand Nevada’s laws and how to navigate them to your advantage.

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Pedestrian Fatality Statistics in Clark County, NV

The number of pedestrian deaths in Las Vegas has been increasing in recent years. 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. The most recent statistics for Nevada in general reported 304 pedestrian deaths – an increase from 257 the previous year. Clark County consistently reports the largest number of fatal pedestrian accidents in Nevada. In 2017, it accounted for almost 80 percent of all fatalities within pedestrians in Nevada.

Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Las Vegas

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users. This means that they are the most susceptible to serious injuries in traffic accidents, such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and fatal injuries. Yet most pedestrian injuries and fatalities are preventable. In the majority of cases, investigations link pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas to driver errors. Common examples of driver mistakes that lead to pedestrian collisions include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving/cell phone use
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Speeding
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Ignoring traffic control signals
  • Failing to stop for pedestrians
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way

Getting hit by a motor vehicle is not the only type of pedestrian accident that we handle at Koch & Brim, LLP. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the most common causes of pedestrian accidents are slip/trip and fall accidents, pedestrians not utilizing crosswalks, and pedestrians distracted by smartphones/headsets. Our experienced Las Vegas attorneys can successfully navigate all of these types of pedestrian accident cases, and more.

Damages Available for a Pedestrian Accident

The amount of financial compensation – referred to as damages – that you can recover for a Las Vegas pedestrian accident depends on your particular case. Some claimants receive $10,000 or less for their injuries while others collect seven-figure awards for catastrophic damage. The driver’s car insurance policy, the severity of your injuries, your prognosis for recovery, your age, income and many other things will be factored into your settlement or judgment calculation.

An injured pedestrian in Nevada can collect compensation for many different losses, such as:

  • Medical expenses – both present and future care
  • Disability accommodations for a permanent or long-term injury
  • Significant scarring or disfigurement
  • Lost wages and capacity to earn in the future
  • Any money that you spent out of pocket, such as on transportation or legal fees
  • Physical pain, emotional suffering and psychological trauma
  • Lost quality or enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death benefits if you’ve lost a loved one
  • Punitive or exemplary damages, in some cases

With a lawyer from Koch & Brim, LLP on your side, you can negotiate for maximum financial compensation for a life-changing pedestrian accident. Your lawyer will demand fair results using aggressive legal strategies when going up against insurance companies on your behalf. If a settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to go to trial as your litigation attorneys. We are a small law firm that delivers big results in Las Vegas injury cases.

Who Pays for a Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident?

After getting injured in a pedestrian accident, one of the first steps toward recovering is understanding how the law works in the state where the incident took place. If you get struck by a car as a pedestrian in Nevada, the state’s fault-based law will preside over your case. Under the fault-based law, the party that caused the accident is responsible (liable) for covering the costs – typically through an insurance policy. The party that may be liable in your accident claim could be:

  • The driver
  • The driver’s employer
  • A trucking company
  • A mail carrier or delivery company
  • The city or state government
  • A private property owner
  • A vehicle manufacturer

Discussing your case with an attorney can help you identify all of the defendants who played a role in causing your injury. This can increase the odds of collecting maximum compensation for your losses, as multiple defendants means more than one insurance policy available. If you have a complicated case, such as a hit-and-run pedestrian accident or a crash involving an uninsured driver, a lawyer can explain your legal options in this scenario.

What Is Comparative Negligence? How Might it Affect Your Case?

It is not uncommon for an insurance company to assert the comparative negligence defense in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident case. This defense argues that you caused or contributed to the crash as the injured party. Under Nevada’s modified comparative negligence law, you are still able to recover some financial damages even if a portion of the blame for the pedestrian accident is placed on you. This is why it is critical to speak to an attorney before assuming that you are ineligible for coverage.

If the courts allocate a percentage of fault to you, this will reduce your financial recovery by an equivalent amount of money. For example, if you are found to be 10 percent at fault for texting and walking, the driver’s liability for the accident will be reduced by 10 percent – subsequently reducing your financial recovery by the same amount. If you are found to be more than 50 percent at fault, however, you cannot pursue damages at all. If an insurance company tries to blame you for the accident, a lawyer can help you combat the comparative negligence defense.

We Are Your Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

If you get hit by a car while you’re walking in Las Vegas, you may need assistance from a pedestrian accident attorney to demand justice and fair financial compensation. Holding a driver accountable for a pedestrian accident can be difficult, especially when you’re already dealing with painful or debilitating injuries. We can make the legal process easier so that you can move forward. Contact Koch & Brim, LLP about your case. We offer free consultations! Contact us online, or Call us in Las Vegas today! (702) 451-3900

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