Pedestrian Accident in Las Vegas?
We often take for granted the freedom to walk safely down a city street, cross at a crosswalk or go through a parking lot without incident. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are common. Whether the incident was the result of neglect, a momentary lapse in judgment or driving while under the influence, you have a legal right to seek compensation for your losses.
Let Dallas Horton & Associates help. Our pedestrian accident attorneys have a combined 70 years of experience in personal injury law. We can represent you in negotiations with a driver’s insurance company or before a judge if necessary. In everything we do, we put your needs first and work to get you the settlement that will help you recover.
Pedestrian Accidents Statistics
In 2010, there were 806 reported crashes in Nevada involving a pedestrian. Given the fact that incidents like this often go unreported, however, this figure likely only hints at the true scope of the problem. Perhaps unsurprisingly, injuries were involved in nearly all of these cases.
The consequences of a pedestrian car accident can range from bruises and strains to fractured bones, whiplash and traumatic brain injury. In more severe cases, recovery can be an intense — and expensive — process.
What You’re Entitled To
If you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident, it’s important to know your rights. Often, insurance companies will offer you a low-ball settlement before the full extent of your injuries is evident. Though you shouldn’t be responsible for any of the costs stemming from an accident that wasn’t your fault, too often victims are left on the hook as a result of settling too soon.
That’s why it’s so important to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. We may be able to help you recover damages including:
- Medical bills, both for your initial hospitalization and for any ongoing therapy or treatments necessary to get back to health.
- Lost wages due to missed work, as well as lost income potential caused by long-term disability.
- Pain & Suffering for any emotional stress, pain and suffering, or other intangible consequences.
- Funeral expenses and compensation for lost spousal support and companionship in the event of a fatality.
Once your immediate medical needs have been taken care of, one of the first things you should do following an accident is speak to a pedestrian injury lawyer. Las Vegas’ Dallas Horton & Associates offers free consultations for anyone who has been injured by a driver.
During your initial consultation, we’ll go over your case and help you identify your options for seeking compensation. These may include negotiating with the insurance company or arguing your case before a jury. When deciding which path to choose, we’ll attempt to give you a balanced picture of the pros and cons involved in each, and their potential for success.
However you decide to proceed, Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys Dallas Horton & Associates will provide informed counsel and aggressive representation every step of the way. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today!