Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Gazda & Tadayon are top-rated pedestrian accident attorneys in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding areas. Our law firm has helped numerous clients receive the compensation they deserve after experiencing a pedestrian accident. We have over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury cases and are one of Nevada’s most experienced traffic accident attorneys.
Our Experienced Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Can Help
As former insurance defense counsel attorneys, we have the insider knowledge on what it takes to win these types of cases. Therefore, we will use all possible resources at our disposal to get results, including our insider knowledge of insurance companies. Since we have formerly served as defense counsel for these insurers, we know how the “other side” thinks. This is a huge asset when handling a pedestrian accident case – we know exactly what questions to ask, and the right steps to take in order to get the compensation you deserve.
After a pedestrian accident, every single detail can make or break a case. To cover all our bases, we make it a point to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident site, questioning witnesses and evaluating every detail that may contribute to your case. When you choose us to handle your pedestrian accident case, you choose lawyers that care about your personal and legal success.
How to File a Pedestrian Accident Claim in Las Vegas, NV
It can be incredibly traumatic to be struck or run over by a car or any other vehicle on the road. As a pedestrian, you have the right of way in most cases, but unfortunately, motorists are always trying to rush from one place to another, making pedestrian accidents more common than we would like in Las Vegas. In almost every case, the collision is due to the driver’s reckless behavior and negligence. If you or a loved one has been hit by a car and injured, you have the right to pursue legal action and demand compensation. We can help. At Gazda and Tadayon, we are one of Southern Nevada’s most trusted and experienced personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas, with over 50 years of combined experience. As attorneys who once served as legal counsel for insurance companies, we know everything there is to know about traffic accident injuries and we can get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
To get started, schedule a free consultation for your pedestrian accident claim, or read what our clients have to say on our Gazda and Tadayon reviews page. You can also visit us in person at our welcoming and compassionate law firm, located at 2600 S Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89146.
Pedestrian Accidents FAQs
You may bear some duty regarding the accident, which may lessen your inevitable recuperation. For instance, on the off chance that you were half to blame, your recuperation might be decreased by half.
The injured party may recover damages for past and future medical expenses, past and future wage loss, past and future pain and suffering. If the defendant’s conduct is extreme, punitive damages may be awarded. If the pedestrian dies, his or her survivors are entitled to recover full compensation for their economic losses that result from the pedestrian’s death, as well as damages which stem from the loss of society care and comfort of the decedent.
Each person on foot has the obligation to obey transit regulations and to sensibly watch traffic conditions. As a rule, people on foot shouldn’t start or proceed with their forward course over a road in the event that they’re mindful of the approach of a vehicle.
Every state has certain time limits called “statutes of limitations,” which govern the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. In some states, you may have as little as one year to file a lawsuit arising out of an automobile accident. If you miss the deadline for filing your case, your claims can be dismissed. Consequently, it is important to talk with a lawyer as soon as you receive or discover an injury.
- Make notes of conversations that you have with people involved in the accident or the injury claim;
- Preserve evidence of who caused the accident and what damage was done by collecting physical items and taking photographs;
- Locate people who witnessed the accident and who might be able to help you prove your case;
- Notify anyone you think might be responsible for the accident and tell them about your intention to file a claim for your injuries, especially if a government agency or employee may be involved; and
- Contact a personal injury attorney to evaluate and pursue your claim.
- Failure to yield right of way
- Failure to stop at pedestrian crosswalk
- Drunk driving/driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving while distracted (texting, etc.)
- Poorly marked roadways
After the accident, law enforcement will have collected information about any parties involved, including whether or not the driver was fatigued or driving while intoxicated (DUI). Nevada has one of the highest rates of DUI in the nation, so accidents caused by a drunk driver make up a significant portion of these cases.
Many of these pedestrian injuries do happen on the Las Vegas Strip, but not always. Up to 90% of the injuries sustained in Las Vegas are residents, not tourists, and accidents often involve children with inadequate attention to the road. Luckily, even if the pedestrian is partially responsible for the accident, they can still file a claim as long as the driver has greater fault in the accident, as is the case in majority of accidents involving pedestrians.
Common injuries from pedestrian accidents include:
- brain and head injuries
- spinal cord injuries
- soft tissue damage
- amputation and disfigurement
- cuts, scrapes, and lacerations
- bone fractures and breaks
- post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Regardless of how the injuries look at first, it is imperative that victims seek medical assistance. A medical professional will be able to conduct a full checkup of the victim and note any injuries, which is critical for proper long-term recovery. This medical record also helps us build the case later on.
Because of the complex nature of pedestrian accident injury law in Nevada, it’s critical that you explore your legal options and potentially file for damages as soon as possible. Our state law limits the amount of time after an accident that a victim can file for damages and claim compensation. Contact us today to assess your individual case in a timely manner.