Every year, thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed by motorists. The majority of victims in these accidents are children and adults over the age of 50.
In Nevada, the number of pedestrian deaths jumped from 80 in 2016 to 99 in 2017.
Since pedestrians have virtually no protection, they are extremely vulnerable to injuries from automobiles. Even low-speed collisions can result in catastrophic injuries.
Driver negligence is among the most common causes of pedestrian accidents. It is the driver’s obligation to be aware of any nearby pedestrians, and give them the right of way.
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Common driver errors contributing to pedestrian accidents:
Many pedestrian accidents also occur when children dart into roadways. Motorists should always be aware of their surroundings and 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 were injured in a pedestrian accident, the experienced Las Vegas and Reno pedestrian accident attorneys at Shook & Stone can help. We will determine the negligence involved and can help you file a personal injury claim.
We want to ensure that victims of pedestrian accidents receive the proper compensation that covers all their necessary medical treatment. If your injuries prevent you from being able to work, damages can also be awarded for lost wages.
When one of our Las Vegas and Reno pedestrian accident lawyers handles your case, you can focus on recovering. With more than 85 years of combined legal experience and millions of dollars recovered for our clients, Shook & Stone has the legal skills, knowledge, and client-focused approach to get you the compensation you deserve.
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