Whether it’s the locals or the tourists, the Las Vegas strip experiences a lot of heavy foot traffic throughout the year. Unfortunately, there are occasions when a pedestrian suffers a serious injury after being struck by a vehicle operated by a negligent driver.
If you suffered an injury while walking after being hit by a negligent party, our Las Vegas injury lawyers at Maddox, Isaacson & Cisneros, LLP is committed to recovering monetary damages on your behalf. With more than 90 years of collective experience, we have a comprehensive understanding of Nevada law to determine all of your available legal options and obtain the results you desire.
Injured by a Negligent Motorist While Crossing the Street?
The most common type of pedestrian accident involves collisions with motor vehicles. Based on a 2013 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 5,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the United States, while an estimated 66,000 suffered injuries. On average, a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic collisions.
- Pedestrian accidents often occur in the following:
- Parking lots
- Residential streets
- Shoulder of highways
Top Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there approximately one pedestrian is injured every 8 minutes, and one pedestrian is killed every 2 hours. Although the data shows that pedestrian accidents are on the decline, thousands of people are still injured while crossing the street or on the sidewalk. In a majority of pedestrian accident cases, negligent motorists are often to blame.
Pedestrian accidents are often caused by:
- Speeding drivers
- Distracted drivers (texting, playing with their phones, etc.)
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers who fail to yield
- Drivers who fail to stop at stop signs or traffic lights
- Uneven/broken sidewalks
Even if you did not have the right of way or were jaywalking, you may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries. You can always have one of our personal injury attorneys review your case at no cost.
Ready to Fight for You!
Motorists typically blame the victims in car accidents involving pedestrians, claiming they were performing some illegal action that resulted in the collision, like jaywalking, texting while walking, or crossing the streets against the traffic light. At Maddox, Isaacson & Cisneros, we are prepared to investigate the accident, collect crucial evidence, and deal with insurance adjusters to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Let us help you make a successful recovery from injury.
Contact us and request a free consultation.