Do You Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Las Vegas?
Were you hit by a car in Nevada? Get checked out by a doctor or hospital before you do anything else. Once you’ve been evaluated and your condition has stabilized, call our office right away to find out how we can help. You may be entitled to money for medical bills and other damages even if you are partially to blame for the incident that caused your injuries.
Call us today at 702-529-1011. Your no obligation legal consultation is free.
Pedestrian Injuries Are Common in Nevada
If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident in Las Vegas or Henderson recently, you’re not alone. Las Vegas is often listed as one of the top 10 cities for pedestrian injuries in the United States and as the city continues to grow, the numbers only increase. Between 2011 and 2015, approximately 300 people were killed in Nevada when they were hit by motor vehicles. In many of these cases, drivers are to blame for:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Failing to yield to pedestrians
Get the Money You Need After a Car-Pedestrian Collision
When people are hit by cars, buses, trucks, or big rigs, they often suffer catastrophic injuries or death. Even low-speed collisions can cause life-changing injuries. Unfortunately, the parties that should be held liable in pedestrian accidents often deny any wrongdoing, avoid responsibility, and even point fingers at the victims just to avoid paying on the claim. As a result, many people don’t get enough money to pay for their losses. At Van Law Firm, we want to make sure you receive the money you need to cover your lost wages and the medical treatment your injuries require. When you retain our firm to handle your case, we’ll evaluate your accident and the impact your injuries have on your life now, and in the future. You may be able to recover money for:
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Medical bills, ongoing medical treatment, and transportation costs
- Pain and suffering, including emotional trauma
You may even be entitled to punitive damages if the other party’s actions were exceptionally reckless.
What If the Injured Pedestrian Was Partially At Fault?
It’s common for motorists to try to blame pedestrians when an accident happens, and sometimes people who are walking are partially to blame. If you were jaywalking, walking under the influence or while you are distracted, or you disregard traffic signals, you may be partially at fault.
The good news is, you can still recover money for damages in Nevada as long as you are determined to be less than 50% at fault. The bad news, however, is that the opposing party will likely go to great lengths to place the majority of the blame on you. And if you’re determined to be 50% or more at fault, you will not receive a settlement. It’s important that you speak with our team right away so we can make sure fault is appropriately apportioned.
If you or someone you care about suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, we invite you to contact our law firm for a free consultation. Call 702-529-1011.