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.
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.
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.
With almost 30 years of experience, Attorney Lewis Gazda is one of the most respected lawyers in the Las Vegas community. Attorney Gazda specializes in both personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is recognized by his peers for his superior negotiation skills and extensive legal knowledge, earning the highest possible rating of AV Pre-eminent from Martindale-Hubbell.
Attorney Afshin Tadayon has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney in Las Vegas, with a diverse range of practice areas including personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and mass tort litigation. Attorney Tadayon formerly served as a defense lawyer for insurance companies; his insider knowledge of their legal tactics makes him a potent advocate for clients seeking the compensation they deserve after an accident.
Attorney Tadayon is ranked AV Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating reserved for only the top 10% of attorneys as designated by their peers.
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