Henderson Pedestrian Accident Attorney
When two automobiles are involved in an accident, serious injury or death can result. But at least the passengers are protected by the body of the automobile, airbags, and seat belts.
On the other hand, a pedestrian is completely unprotected and exposed to serious and catastrophic injuries when hit by an automobile weighing an average of 2500 – 4500 pounds, even when the vehicle is traveling at a relatively low rate of speed.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Henderson, NV due to a motorist’s negligence, you have a right to be compensated for your injuries. Call the Henderson pedestrian accident lawyers at Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP to request a free consultation. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Pedestrian accidents typically occur when someone is lawfully using a crosswalk or sidewalk, or otherwise walking along the street, and is hit by a motor vehicle. The most common cause of pedestrian accidents is driver negligence, including:
- Distracted motorists;
- Motorists not obeying traffic signs or signals;
- Motorists exceeding the speed limit;
- Motorists failing to notice pedestrians in crosswalks;
- Motorists impaired by alcohol are drugs;
- Motorists turning corners without checking for crossing pedestrians; and
- Motorists backing out of driveways and parking spaces without checking for passing pedestrians.
Pedestrians who are lawfully crossing a street, i.e., within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection and while obeying appropriate traffic signs and signals, have the right-of-way.
If you were hit while walking along or crossing a Nevada street, you may be entitled to money damages for your injuries and losses. Even if you were found partly responsible for the accident, you may still be entitled to recover some damages, as long as you are not found to be more than 50% at fault. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, contact our Henderson personal injury lawyers today!
How Can a Skilled Henderson Pedestrian Accident Attorney Help?
First, a skilled Henderson pedestrian accident attorney will thoroughly examine your case. They will help establish fault, proving that you were the victim of negligence on the part of the motorist that hit you.
Next, your attorney will identify the various factors that will contribute to your settlement. Your attorney will also help with negotiations with the insurance company, and will even take your case to trial, if necessary to obtain the compensation you deserve for damages resulting from the accident, including but not limited to:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- Damage to your personal property;
- Pain and suffering; and
Ultimately, having the right attorney on your side will lead to a more appropriate valuation of your case and a fairer settlement for you and your family.
Contact an Experienced Henderson Pedestrian Accident Attorney at Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident in Henderson, Nevada, one of the first things you should do, after seeking medical treatment, is to look for a reputable personal injury attorney who can help you file a pedestrian accident claim against the motorist that hit you.
Our law firm has handled thousands of cases involving all types of legal matters, and we are proud of our success rate. We can help you file a pedestrian accident claim against the at-fault motorist to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP today to request a free case evaluation. We charge no fee for our services unless we recover money on your behalf.