Walking is healthy exercise and may be the best way to get around in certain areas of Las Vegas. However, pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles are becoming more of a problem each year. If you have been hurt as a pedestrian in a collision caused by a negligent driver, contact The Janda Law Firm today to speak with our experienced pedestrian accident attorney. We can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Many pedestrian accidents are caused by negligence of motor vehicle drivers.
Pedestrians are completely unprotected and vulnerable to serious injuries in a crash with a motor vehicle. Severity of the injuries can depend on the type of vehicle and the speed at which it is traveling. Common injuries in pedestrian accidents include:
In Nevada, both drivers and pedestrians have a duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others around them. If a driver who was drunk, distracted, or driving recklessly or otherwise negligent caused your accident, the at-fault driver is liable for your injuries. However, Nevada has a comparative fault rule by which each party involved in a traffic crash may be assigned a percentage of the blame. If a portion of the fault for your accident is assigned to you, the compensation you are entitled to recover will be reduced by that percentage.
When a 4,000 lb. motor vehicle hits a pedestrian, it can cause serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. It is important that you are able to recover full and fair compensation. If you have been hit by a car as a pedestrian, contact The Janda Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation with our Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorney. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.