Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
With so much within walking distance, pedestrians in the Las Vegas area are vulnerable to serious injury-causing accidents.
The Las Vegas area has various attractions and destinations that can be easily enjoyed on foot. Additionally, many of our daily tasks are easily accomplished by walking around our neighborhood. The convenience of walking also puts us in close proximity to all sorts of motor vehicles, which increases the chances of devastating collisions. Unfortunately, instances of pedestrians being hit by cars or trucks throughout Nevada are all too common. Pedestrian injuries from car accidents are often severe or possibly deadly. It’s very important for you to preserve your rights in these types of accidents and to pursue the compensation you may desperately need from the negligent party. As highly-skilled Las Vegas accident attorneys, the team with Paul Padda Law knows how these injuries can disrupt your life, and how you can use the legal process to recover what you lost.
Contact Paul Padda Law to speak with an experienced and compassionate lawyer about your pedestrian-vehicle accident. Call us today at (702) 366-1888 or submit the details of your accident via our online form. We offer free initial consultations and won’t charge you a dime until we win compensation on your behalf.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Accidents Involving A Pedestrian Struck By Car Are Very Common
The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety reports that accidents between pedestrians and cars are on the rise in our state. Every year there are dozens of people killed in these collisions in the Las Vegas area alone. These cases are always different, and a pedestrian injury can be very serious. Many places in our state have long stretches of road where sidewalks are not always clearly defined. However, pedestrians do have rights, and these include the right to walk down the side of roadways in a safe and reasonable fashion.
While people often feel as though the most dangerous places for pedestrians are where large crowds gather, such as near driveways or roads, this is not always the case. Large crowds near casinos can often be less dangerous than rural or neighborhood settings since these busy areas have well-defined walkways and traffic is kept at a slow pace. It’s important to keep in mind that a deadly accident can happen anywhere, and when the victim least suspects it.
As pedestrian accident lawyers with decades of experience, Paul Padda Law has seen a significant variety of accidents between pedestrians and cars. Some of the most common causes of these collisions include:
- Drivers failing to stop or yield when necessary
- Hit-and-run collisions
- Vehicles turning at too sharp an angle or too high a speed
- Intoxicated drivers
- Motorists who fail to give the necessary amount of space to adjacent pedestrians
Steps To Take After Being Hit By A Car
“I was hit by a car while crossing the street, and now I’m not sure what I should do.”
This is a very common sentiment from pedestrian accident victims, both in the moments and days following a collision. The most important thing to do is make sure that you get to safety if possible. Your injuries can be severe, but you are not clear from dangers after being hit by a careless driver. Every Las Vegas pedestrian accident is unique, but advice for a pedestrian hit by a car on what to do in the moments and days following an accident include:
- Try and move to a safe location if possible. Many people and other motorists will not see your accident, and cannot see you after you have been struck down.
- Call for emergency medical help for yourself and anyone else who is injured.
- Don’t do anything that might make the driver feel as though they should leave the scene. We don’t encourage you to try and physically hold the driver there, but it’s best if the driver understands that they should also stay there.
- Cooperate fully with police who respond, and give them a report.
- Call your pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible.
- Right down everything that you witness without needless delay.
- Don’t accept anything, or sign anything, without speaking with your lawyer first.
- Follow through on your medical treatment.