Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Injured as a Pedestrian?
Each year, thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed by motorists.
The majority of victims in pedestrian accidents are children and elderly
individuals. While there are many causes of pedestrian accidents, driver
negligence is among the most common. Drivers are obligated to be aware
of any nearby pedestrians and are required to give them the right of way.
When drivers make errors or fail to see pedestrians, the potential for
accidents and injuries increases dramatically.
Common driver errors contributing to pedestrian accidents include:
- Disregarding crosswalks
- Disregarding traffic controls and signals
- Failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Passing a school bus
- Unsafe speeds and reckless driving
There are also numerous incidents of pedestrian accidents that occur when
children dart into roadways and streets. Motorists should always be aware
of their surroundings and should exercise proper caution when they are
in neighborhoods where children are present, including parks, schools,
and other areas in which road traffic signs regarding children are posted.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, our experienced
attorneys from Shook & Stone can help determine the negligence involved
and can assist you in filing a personal injury claim.
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The High Accident Risk for Pedestrians
Similar to bicyclists, pedestrians have virtually no protection and are
extremely vulnerable to injuries from automobiles. In any case, especially
with young children and senior citizens, the potential for injuries is
extremely high and can result in
catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Even low-speed collisions can result in serious, life-altering
injuries. Therefore, drivers must always exercise safe driving habits
and must always be aware of pedestrians and bystanders.
Nevada Injury Attorney for Pedestrian Accident Victims
At Shook & Stone, we want to ensure that victims injured in pedestrian
accidents receive the proper compensation to cover the medical treatment
that their injuries require. In the event that these injuries resulted
in the inability to work, damages can also be awarded for lost wages and
future earnings. By allowing a Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyer to
evaluate your case and handle all of the necessary legal procedures, you
can better focus on recovering from your injuries while knowing that our
firm is hard at work on your behalf. With more than 85 years of combined
experience and millions recovered for our clients, Shook & Stone has
the legal skills, knowledge, and client-focused approach to get you the
compensation you deserve.
Contact us to discuss your case or to set up a free case evaluation.