A 52-year-old woman was injured in a Las Vegas
car accident when a car struck her as she was using a crosswalk. According to a
Fox 5 news report, the pedestrian accident occurred at Cimarron Road and Flamingo
Road in the west end of the valley. The victim was crossing the road when
a BMW turned left and struck her. She sustained critical injuries in the
collision. An investigation is underway to determine if the 22-year-old
female driver will be cited for the crash.
Determining who has the right of way at an intersection or crosswalk is
not always easy. Nevada Chapter 484B.283 states that drivers at a crosswalk
where there are no traffic control devices “shall yield the right-of-way,
slowing down or stopping if need be so to yield, to a pedestrian crossing
the highway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of
the highway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian
is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the highway as to
be in danger.”
Pedestrians often suffer critical injuries in Las Vegas car accidents.
Some of the commonly suffered injuries in pedestrian accidents include
traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, and broken bones. If the pedestrian
accident is caused by driver negligence, the injured victim can file a
personal injury claim against the at-fault driver seeking compensation
for damages including medical expenses, loss of wages, and
pain and suffering. If the accident occurred as the result of a dangerous roadway or intersection,
the city or governmental entity responsible for maintaining the roadway
can also be held liable.
Las Vegas personal injury lawyer at Shook & Stone can help injured victims of pedestrian accidents
determine if they have a claim. We will examine all aspects of the incident,
stay on top of the official investigation, and ensure that your legal
rights are protected. Call our offices today at (888) 662-2013 for a free,
comprehensive, and confidential consultation.