Pedestrian accidents may be the result of an adult or child being run over or hit by a negligent or distracted driver. The most common location these type of accidents occur is on streets, in parking lots, or also, in front of driveways.
- A driver failing to pay attention.
- Also a driver operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- A driver failing to yield at a crosswalk or other pedestrian right-of-way areas.
- Lastly, a driver not following posted speed limits for residential, school or construction areas.
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Pedestrian Accident Injuries
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,280 U.S. pedestrian accident fatalities in 2010. Of these fatalities, 68% of them occurred at night and 36 of them occurred in the State of Nevada. That same year there were 70, 000 nonfatal U.S. pedestrian accidents. NHTSA further reported fatalities were the highest among those between 45 – 59 years old and injuries were highest among those between 10 – 20 years old. These reported pedestrian accidents do not include any that took place on private property, such as in a parking lot, or a residential driveway.
Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrian accidents can have minor or serious consequences. Minor personal injuries could include a few scrapes or bruises. Examples of more serious injuries are:
- Head injuries
- Also, broken or fractured bones
- Mental distress or also emotional damage
- Temporary incapacitation
- Lastly, death
After you contact our Las Vegas personal injury law firm, we will evaluate your accident claim to help determine if you or your loved one may be entitled to compensation for injuries suffered, missed work, medical expenses, and possible funeral expenses.
So, call us at702-877-1500 to set up a free case evaluation. You can also fill out our convenient online form or utilize our LiveChat. Day or night, our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyer will help you get the most compensation you deserve!