Nevada Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Not all people getting around Nevada occupy motor vehicles or use bicycles. Many individuals choose to get from destination to destination by foot. Unfortunately, while many pedestrians are able to use sidewalks that keep them separated from traffic, some people on foot can still be involved in motor vehicle accidents.
When a pedestrian is struck by an automobile, the accident frequently results in serious injuries. Pedestrians often have no protection for the impact of being struck by a motor vehicle or against any objects that they might be thrown into.
If you sustained severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident in Nevada, it is in your best interest to avoid speaking to an insurance company until you have legal representation. Contact Need an Injury Lawyer Nevada as soon as possible.
Our firm helps clients in Carson City, Elko, Boulder City, Mesquite, Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Sparks, and many other surrounding areas. We represent individuals on a contingency fee basis, so you only pay if you receive a monetary award.
Nevada Pedestrian Accident Injuries
The inherent lack of protection usually means that pedestrians suffer serious, sometimes fatal injuries. Even people who are fortunate enough to survive pedestrian crashes can face several weeks, months, or even years of recovery.
Some of the more serious kinds of injuries that may result from pedestrian accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
In many cases, pedestrian accidents are the result of some kind of driver negligence. In some cases, a motorist may have been driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or a controlled substance. In other cases, a driver may have been distracted. Some crashes are the result of other traffic violations.
Whatever the cause of your accident might be, you should be fully prepared for an insurance company to argue that your own negligence contributed to or perhaps even caused the crash. Need an Injury Lawyer Nevada can conduct a thorough independent investigation to determine the actual cause and will work tirelessly to make sure the negligent party is held accountable.
If a driver did commit some kind of traffic violation, then any conviction could be used to prove his or her negligence. Even if a motorist is able to avoid being convicted of the underlying criminal traffic offense, he or she could still be held liable in a separate civil case.
Remember that criminal cases require defendants