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Best Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Las Vegas, NV

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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, 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.

We Can Help You

  • Determine the next steps for your personal injury claim
  • Gather concrete evidence of the accident to prove the driver’s fault
  • File the necessary paperwork
  • Consult with medical experts on the true costs of treatment and long-term care
  • See your case through either to trial or to a settlement

Our first priority is the well-being of our clients. We see a lot of traffic accident injuries, but getting hit and injured in a pedestrian accident is one of the most scary, painful and emotionally draining. When you choose us at Gazda and Tadayon, you pay no fees until we collect from a trial or settlement, so you can focus on your recovery and care. Let us do the legal work for you. Contact us today for a free consultation on your pedestrian injury claim.

Client Reviews

Thank you to Mr. Gazda and his staff for their attention to my case. The staff were all so professional and they put my mind at ease. I am pleased with how they handled my case and I am completely satisfied with my outcome. I would recommend them to friends and family.
Liz Gronauer
Liz Gronauer
16:41 05 Mar 20
I had occasion to serve as a court appointed arbitrator of a few cases in which Lewis Gazda represented an injury victim in a claim for compensation. Mr. Gazda always represented his client very well by being totally in command of all of the facts of the case and presenting his client's claim in the best possible light.
Jonathan Reed
Jonathan Reed
00:38 05 Mar 20
I worked for Gazda & Tadayon for about four years. During that time, everyone I talked to who interacted with them as an employee, client, vendor or otherwise, had only the best things to say about them, and the firm. Afshin Tadayon and Lewis Gazda are first class attorneys who get results. I witnessed their ability of turning adversaries into lifelong referral sources. They have compassion for their clients and they care about their employees no matter what age or background they have. They are passionate and courteous. They always conducted themselves with professionalism and treated all parties with dignity and respect. Gazda and Tadayon was home to me.Mr. Gazda and Mr. Tadayon are committed to doing whatever is necessary to help their clients get the best outcome. They are not afraid to put in the hours and "walk the walk." I highly recommend Gazda And Tadayon.
Maria Goodall
Maria Goodall
00:47 14 Feb 20
Case was handled very professionally and the communication between attorney and us as the client were very well handled. They said they would handle it and that I wouldn't need to worry about anything and sure enough they were right.
Ensony C
Ensony C
17:18 07 Feb 20
They handled our case over the course of about 3 years and even as I was out of state they called and clarified lots of information over the phone and in person. The front office is exceptional
Jeffrey Chang
Jeffrey Chang
17:18 07 Feb 20
I was standing service treat you like family , Very knowledgeable and they treat you to the highes I am so proud being and then working for me.
Alfredo Matos
Alfredo Matos
18:56 27 Jan 20
Best service. Best everything all the way around. Very happy with all that has happened.
Nevin Perryman
Nevin Perryman
22:37 15 Jan 20
Great very friendly attorney he really met my expectations very professional staff
Miguel Rivera
Miguel Rivera
20:57 20 Dec 19
(Translated by Google) Excellent service, I would definitely recommend them, very professional, answer all your questions and solve your case quickly. Very savvy.(Original)Excelente servicio, definitivamente los recomendaría, muy profesionales, responden todas tus dudas y resuelven tu caso rápido. Muy sacdisfecha.
Jacqueline Lopez
Jacqueline Lopez
22:47 18 Dec 19
The service is very good and have solve my problems fast, I am very happy
Abel Mejia
Abel Mejia
00:05 18 Dec 19
I am grateful for the service I received and the painless experience , professionalism and caring staff. I will definitely recommend Gazda and Tadayon Law Firm .
Stella Flores
Stella Flores
19:53 17 Dec 19
I am very pleased with the attention and service I received from the Office of Gazda & Tadayon Law Firm . I received great assistance on my case and will definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Jorge Flores
Jorge Flores
19:49 17 Dec 19
This was an amazing experience team was great and friendly Im am very pleased with everything
Trinae Polk
Trinae Polk
23:53 03 Dec 19
This was the best experience. My first accident and the front office staff and the professional personal went out of their way to make this run without stress on my part..Thank you so much
Shirley Colucci
Shirley Colucci
19:48 27 Nov 19
These two gentlemen were able to settle out of court for a considerable settlement....keep in mind it takes time..
Rick Stokely
Rick Stokely
00:43 15 Oct 19
After a few lawyers drop my case. My case was referred to gazda and tayadon. My case was really difficult because I had gotten into different car accidents within a day part of each. After a difficult 5 years fighting my case I can finally say it's almost finialzed. Not only did they take my cases but also won it. From the start I knew there was a possibility I wouldn't recieve a dime not only was my medical and lawyers fees covered but come to find out I'll be getting a settlement check as well. Not only are they great laywers but great negotiators. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you to Gazda and Tadayon and team for all they're hard work they put into winning my cases.
Angelita Martin
Angelita Martin
21:47 22 Aug 19
My husband was in a car accident back in 2011 and his case was transferred to Gazda & Tadayon from a different attorney. Long story short- everything was settled and paid in 2011 so when a $3400 bill showed up in January of 2019 we were shocked and upset to say the least. After first contacting the provider and attorney, I honestly thought we were getting screwed over and would be stuck with the bill because of the back and forth between them and the stories being told.... like our case was still ini litigation?? When I asked for a copy of our settlement disbursement it was somewhere in storages.. howevero to my surprise and relief, Gazda & Tadayon paid the bill in full!! While this service was included in the original lien and should have been paid out of the settlement in 2011, due to the mix up ( probably a result of changing attorneys) it wasn't. I have heard of several attorneys in similar situations that don't pay the bill but that wasn't the case here!!!! We are so thankful that this was resolved! I would definitely recommend this attorney purely because they area honest and did the right thing for us, so they'll do what's right for you too!Hopefully we won't need to hire an attorney again, but if we do, I'd definitely go with them!
Rachel
Rachel
20:09 16 Apr 19
Great Lawyers very personable. Lewis is very funny and Afshin is a great person,. I can only say if you want a personal experience and not feel pressured I think these guys would be your best choice. Just dont bet Afshin on a Muhammid Ali question while driving he will win the bet ; )
Letbeknown Truth
Letbeknown Truth
21:13 22 Mar 19
These guys are the best!
Saiyanblood94
Saiyanblood94
14:01 27 Jun 18
Excellent service. Mr. Tadayon explained everything thoroughly in every step of my process and helped me get compensated fully for my injuries all in a timely manner. Also fantastic and helpful staff!
Saber Rouhani
Saber Rouhani
21:37 09 Nov 17
Ghazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. They are the best accident attorney and personal injury lowers in lasvegas. Thank you so much for everything. 🙏🙏
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sanaz sh
03:22 07 May 17
(Translated by Google) Very good lawyers very attentive(Original)Muy buenos abogados muy atentos
Adan Hernandes
Adan Hernandes
18:55 09 Dec 16
I would recommend them to anyone in Las Vegas! I was in a car accident about 2 years ago and was left with burns on my arms. Thanks to Afshin Tadayon I am receiving a nice settlement that is more than i thought id ever get. I was by far the worst client, I never answered my phone and was hard to get a hold of. Afshin went above and beyond to handle my case and I am beyond grateful for that.
Alyssa Morgan
Alyssa Morgan
22:09 25 Apr 16
I had a slip and fall accident while walking my dog. I broke my ankle and thought I had a legitimate lawsuit. I was paying for a pre-paid legal service, but they weren't interested. I then contacted several of the attorneys that advertise on local TV. I was amazed that they didn't want to discuss my case in person. They disqualified me over the phone. I was eventually referred to Afshin Tadayon. I met him at his office and he agreed that I had a case. I was impressed with Mr. Tadayon from the getgo. He was professional, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable and confident with the outcome. I would have to say that the process went smoothly and quickly. The settlement was more than I thought it would be. I can't think of any way that it could have been any better. I couldn't believe that I was turned away by so many other attorneys. I highly recommend Mr. Tadayon.
George Stewart
George Stewart
05:12 17 Feb 15
Gotta say these two guys were great I had used them during a difficult interstate law suit and the driver at fault was all about counter action. Gazda and Tadayon really put my recovery first, all the doctors and treatment never came out of my pocket great settlement.
Chuck Becker
Chuck Becker
16:24 22 Apr 14
My experiences with Gazda & Tadayon are truly amazing. These attorneys are highly skilled and very professional when it comes to handling cases. Lewis and Afshin are always prepared to take on any sort of case that comes their way. When I was involved in a car accident, I was slightly injured but my car was wrecked! I was more concerned about how I can manage fixing my car first. Then I was told to visit the offices of Gazda & Tadayon to get a FREE consultation. Money is tight for me so I can't be spending much when my car is totalled! After we spoke, it wasn't much later til my case had begun. Then in no time, my case had been settled and the amount of compensation that these personal injury attorneys had got for me was outstanding. My car was fixed! Most of all my medical bill was taken care of! I can't thank these two hard working men enough!Definitely give Gazda & Tadayon two thumbs up!!
Lilo Marie
Lilo Marie
01:01 30 Jul 13
Gazda & Tadayon have been very helpful. After my car accident took place I was referred to them from one my clients. I went to them and expained my situation and they took the reins. They are hands down the best personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas. Thank you so much!
soleil grant
soleil grant
05:01 29 Jul 13

Making The Driver Liable

Right after the collision, there are two things that could happen: either the driver runs from the scene, which is called a hit-and-run accident, or the driver stays on the scene, in which case their insurance becomes involved. In hit and run scenarios, law enforcement can follow up on the case, and we help our clients conduct investigations to track down the at-fault driver to hold them liable. In cases where the driver is identified, it is almost always the fault of the driver in these types of accidents, so their insurance companies will likely attempt to settle with the pedestrian accident victim directly. These direct settlements are not the best option, however, for a number of reasons.

Insurance Claim versus Pedestrian Injury Claim

In theory, insurance companies are there to make our lives easier, and the at-fault driver would like their insurer to be able to cover all the damages they are liable for in the accident. But in reality, the insurance companies rarely cover the true cost of compensation without legal action. That’s because they play the numbers game. When a claim is submitted, their aim is to minimize the amount of money awarded to the victim, and they can do this by underestimating the driver’s liability and/or by underestimating the medical costs and emotional damages on the part of the victim. For example, if the injured pedestrian suffers a traumatic brain injury after the accident, the insurance company might agree to cover the initial ER visit and the first few hospital visits, but they may not factor in the costs of long-term treatment and rehabilitation, as well as any lost wages from the victim’s inability to work.

There’s also the problem of uninsured or underinsured drivers in Nevada. While our state law makes it mandatory for all drivers to have adequate insurance. around 10% of Nevada drivers don’t have insurance at all, and many drivers have just the bare minimum amount of coverage required by law, which may not cover the costs of a serious crash like a pedestrian accident.

In short, it’s a bad idea to accept a payout from the insurance companies on your own. Consult with the legal professionals instead. Schedule a FREE legal consultation with us today to learn more about your options after your pedestrian accident. Because of our previous experience as legal counsel for these insurance companies, we have the insider knowledge it takes to win even the most difficult and challenging cases with maximum compensation.

Negligent Drivers: What Causes Pedestrian Accidents in Las Vegas?

Even if the pedestrian is using a crosswalk and otherwise paying attention to the road, a collision with a car, bicycle, truck, or other vehicle can happen at any time. Nevada in particular has some of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents in the nation, and unfortunately we consistently rank in the top 10 worst states for pedestrian accidents and injuries. It is almost always the driver’s fault, not the pedestrian, that the accident occurred.

Common Reasons for Pedestrian Traffic Accidents

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  • 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.)
  • Speeding
  • 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.

Resulting Injuries

After a jarring pedestrian collision, the victim’s injuries are often severe and the full extent of them may not be immediately obvious. Certain injuries, like those involving traumatic brain injury or injury to the spinal cord, may take time to diagnose and become evident in the victim, and there can be extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and physical therapy required after the crash. That’s in addition to the lost wages, emotional trauma, and other suffering that most victims of a pedestrian car collision experience.

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.

Taking Action: Next Steps and Compensation

It is your legal right to fight for justice and demand compensation. Once you’ve visited the emergency room for your injuries, it’s imperative that you speak to an experienced injury lawyer. If injury from the pedestrian collision can be demonstrated, the driver at fault can be held responsible and the victim can claim rightful compensation for any number of damages including:

  • cost of initial ER visit
  • additional hospitalization costs
  • surgery and other procedures
  • long-term care, including rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • medication
  • emotional damages
  • property damages
  • lost wages

In the most severe cases, a crash may lead to the pedestrian’s death, either at the time of the accident or later as a direct result of their injuries. This constitutes a wrongful death case, and the driver at fault can be held liable with damages collected by the victim’s spouse or close family.

Soon after the accident, the driver at fault may have spoken to their insurance company, in which case the victim may receive offers to settle out of court. It’s important that the victim does not take the initial settlement.No matter how caring, patient, and understanding the company’s representative may be on the phone or in person, they have the company’s best interests in mind and this initial offer is almost always much less than what the victim may be due. Finally, once a victim accepts a settlement, there’s no going back to ask for additional compensation, no matter how rightful or justified it may be.

Personal injury cases, especially ones involving a vehicular accident, can be complex and lengthy. Be sure to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible so you can protect your interests and fight for rightful compensation. You deserve the best treatment and care options.

One more important note: it’s critical to file a claim as soon as possible after the accident, since Nevada has a statute of limitations and there is only a certain time frame after the accident during which victims can file for damages. Every case is different. Contact us today to assess your individual case in a timely manner.

Insider Knowledge from the Best Las Vegas Pedestrian Injury Attorneys

With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve seen it all at Gazda and Tadayon. As former defense counsel for the insurance industry, we know the ins and outs of pedestrian accident cases and we fight tirelessly for your rights and adequate compensation. After helping hundreds of people with their injury claims we know exactly how to build a winning case, and we consult with medical experts to make sure we have a full picture of your injuries and the treatments necessary for your claim.

In any traffic accident injury case, every single detail counts. Once we take on your case, we conduct our own independent examination of the accident, visiting the site of the accident and interviewing witnesses to get every possible opportunity to improve your case. We also understand that your legal fight is just one part of your journey to recovery after this traumatic incident. At our law firm, our friendly staff is there to make the legal process as smooth and comfortable as possible.

When you choose us to handle your pedestrian accident case, you choose lawyers that care about your personal and legal success. As the law firm that other attorneys go to for advice, we have the expertise you need to get you the compensation and peace of mind you deserve.

A Proven Record Of Success

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The attorneys of Gazda and Tadayon have been recognized by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for winning millions in compensation for our clients. Our ethical standards have also been highlighted by the law directory Martindale-Hubbard. When you work with Gazda and Tadayon on your injury claim, you will receive proven representation with full integrity.

To get started, schedule a free consultation for your pedestrian accident injury claim, or read what our clients have to say on our Gazda and Tadayon reviews page. You can also visit us in person. We’re conveniently located in Las Vegas at 2600 S Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 200.

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.

  1. Make notes of conversations that you have with people involved in the accident or the injury claim;
  2. Preserve evidence of who caused the accident and what damage was done by collecting physical items and taking photographs;
  3. Locate people who witnessed the accident and who might be able to help you prove your case;
  4. 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
  5. Contact a personal injury attorney to evaluate and pursue your claim.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • We have more than 50 years of combined experience
  • We’ve worked as defense counsel for insurance companies, which means we know how the other side thinks. We use this insider knowledge to help our clients obtain the compensation they deserve

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