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Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

The death toll for pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas is shockingly high each year. In 2016, Clark County reported 57 pedestrian fatalities – the highest number throughout the previous five years. Pedestrians are the road’s most vulnerable users, so why are they involved in collisions so often? Negligence. If a negligent driver caused you or a loved one’s injuries as a pedestrian in Las Vegas, contact Panish Shea & Boyle LLP. A civil claim could result in payment for all of your damages. The Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorneys at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP are committed to fighting for the best possible outcome for your case. Our legal team has recovered record-setting verdicts and settlements for injury victims, contact our office to schedule a consultation.

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Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

Getting to the bottom of why pedestrian accidents happen can prevent them from occurring in the future. It can also help you identify who may be legally at fault for your recent Las Vegas collision. In our years serving accident victims, we’ve come to recognize a few common reasons accidents tend to happen more than others. This is not an exhaustive list, but it gives you an idea of frequent hazards pedestrians face on the Strip and elsewhere in Clark County:

  • Distracted drivers. Driver distraction has reached an unparalleled level thanks to cell phone and technology use behind the wheel. Distracted drivers may ignore traffic signs, fail to yield the right of way, and enter crosswalks without watching for pedestrians.
  • Negligent or reckless drivers. Other forms of driver negligence also put pedestrians at risk. Drunk driving, drowsy driving, speeding, and breaking roadway rules are all actions that could cause pedestrian injuries and deaths.
  • Property defects. Pedestrians aren’t only at risk of bad drivers – their surroundings may also present hazards. Construction zones, poor sidewalk maintenance, parking lot defects, and debris in walkways can contribute to pedestrian injuries in Las Vegas.

Whether a driver was texting and ran into you or caused a collision with another motor vehicle, or if an unsafe construction zone forced you to put your life at risk, contact our experienced Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers to discuss your accident. No pedestrian should have to deal with his or her injuries without financial help – especially if someone could and should have prevented the collision. Our lawyers can help you exercise your rights during insurance negotiations or a court trial.

Common Injuries

A pedestrian is one of the road users with the highest risk of suffering severe or fatal injuries in an accident, unlike motor vehicle drivers or cyclists, a pedestrian has no protection in an impact. Some of the most common injuries pedestrians could suffer in an accident include:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Death

Depending on the vehicle type, speed, and impact, a pedestrian could suffer mild or permanently debilitating injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, our lawyers can help you recover compensation to cover for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and even pain and suffering. Contact our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. Call Panish Shea & Boyle Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorneys at (702) 560-5520 or contact us online.

Most Common Places for Pedestrian Accidents in Las Vegas

Unfortunately, Clark County is a hot spot for pedestrian accidents, most of these accidents occur in high transit areas where people using public transportation are rushing to get to their stop and may not notice oncoming traffic. A distracted driver and a distracted pedestrian could both cause an accident. According to crash data from NDOT, some of the streets with the highest number of fatal pedestrian accidents include:

  • Flamingo Road
  • Sahara Avenue
  • Las Vegas Boulevard North
  • Charleston Boulevard
  • Boulder Highway
  • Lake Mead Boulevard
  • Durango Drive

Pedestrians and drivers should always be alert of their surroundings, drivers should yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and pedestrians should also follow traffic signals and road rules to prevent a serious accident.

Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to data from Smart Growth America, Nevada is listed #11 as one of the deadliest states in the country for pedestrians. Between  2008 and 2017, there were 601 pedestrian fatalities, Clark County accounted for almost 80 percent of all fatal pedestrian accidents in the state in 2017 and 2018. In 2018 there were 79 fatal pedestrian accidentsin Nevada. Improperly crossing a street, failure to yield, and alcohol or drug consumption can all cause a pedestrian accident.

Is Panish Shea & Boyle LLP the Right Firm for You?

You have many issues to sort through after becoming the victim of a pedestrian accident in the Las Vegas area. You might have suffered broken bones, a head or brain injury, internal organ damage, bruises and lacerations, or injuries to your spinal cord in the wreck. You may be in the hospital, facing a mountain of medical bills while missing wages from work. You may also be at a loss for what law firm to trust with your pedestrian accident claim. We’re here to lift all these burdens from your shoulders. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has the history, case results, and years of experience to enable you to feel 100% confident in choosing us as your representation. Our accident lawyers can be your passionate advocates, helping you go up against auto insurance companies and other parties in pursuit of the compensation you deserve. We’ll support you every step of the way, making your voice heard loud and clear. We’ll take you from victim to victor during your personal injury case. Don’t take our word for it – read our past client testimonials to see what others say about our lawyers. Don’t let a negligent or reckless driver get away with injuring you or taking the life of a loved one. Trust us with your claim for aggressive legal representation. Call (702) 560-5520 today to speak with an attorney about your pedestrian accident. You can also reach out to us online.

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