Pedestrian Accidents2019-06-24T10:46:54-07:00

Although common in congested locations such as Las Vegas, pedestrian accidents can be catastrophic, leaving the victim severely injured or dead.

At Henness & Haight, our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers represent those who have been injured or lost a loved one due to a driver’s negligent actions. We know that at-fault drivers and their insurance companies will try to avoid liability in these types of accidents, leaving the victim and their family to pick up the pieces and pay for their medical expenses on their own.

Our attorneys only represent injury victims and are committed to fighting to help ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today for a free review of your claim.

Pedestrian Dangers

Pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable to suffering severe injuries if they are struck by a passing vehicle. Whether a person is walking, standing, running, roller skating, skateboarding, riding a bike or traveling in a wheelchair on a sidewalk or near a roadway, they are at a great risk for being seriously injured in an accident.

Some of the injuries pedestrians are most susceptible to receive include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Severe scarring and disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Facial injuries

Many of these injuries require extensive medical treatment and long-term care. In extreme cases, death can also occur. If negligence caused the death of your loved one, our wrongful death attorneys can help you recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

These types of accidents are most frequently caused by inattentive drivers who are distracted or do not see a pedestrian within their vicinity. Pedestrians are most often the victims of driver negligence such as:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Disregarding traffic controls and signals
  • Driving under the influence
  • Aggressive driving
  • Swerving onto sidewalks
  • Hit and run
  • Distracted driving

Motorists are expected to exercise a reasonable duty of care when driving near pedestrians. They are expected to remain focused, aware and alert for nearby pedestrians. Pedestrians, however, can also play a role in causing an accident by not paying attention when crossing the street, darting into traffic or failing to use crosswalks. Our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers will investigate the accident in order to determine what happened and who should be held liable for your injuries.

How an Attorney Can Help

After an accident, it is critical that you contact an experienced attorney right away so they can begin investigating your claim and building a robust case on your behalf. The insurance company for the at-fault driver will waste no time building their case against you, and neither should you.

Our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers will utilize the full extent of their resources and expertise when investigating your claim to ensure your case can stand up against the scrutiny of the insurance company, as it will do everything it can to deny or delay your payout. We will:

  • Analyze police reports
  • Collect and review your medical records
  • Seek the guidance of medical experts
  • Recreate the accident scene if necessary
  • Take photos of the accident scene
  • Review any video footage of the incident
  • Interview witnesses

It is our goal to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries so you can focus on recovering and putting your life back together. As experienced litigators, we will handle all negotiations with the insurance company and are not afraid to take a case to court in order to recover a favorable outcome.

Contact Our Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

At Henness & Haight, we understand just how devastating these types of accidents can be. That is why we are committed to helping injury victims and their families recover the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled. We are here to help you regain your life after an unexpected accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured or died because of another’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers to learn more about your legal options. Your first consultation is always free and we do not get paid unless you win.