Pedestrian Injury Involving Vehicle in Las Vegas
Although pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks, crosswalks, and intersections with pedestrian lights, they are still left vulnerable to car and truck accidents. Although drivers have to exercise caution even when pedestrians do not use a crosswalk to cross a street, it doesn’t stop negligent or distracted drivers from getting into an accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 76,000 pedestrians were injured in 2012 due to auto accidents, and approximately 5,000 were killed. In addition to pedestrian injuries being caused by direct auto collisions, they can also be caused by dangerous conditions, defective sidewalks or parking lots, and other factors.
Regardless of your pedestrian injury, we can help you gain the compensations you require for medical bills, physical therapy, loss of income, and other expenses. Every case is different however, so the best way for us to determine how you should move forward is by contacting us at (702) 322-2277 for a free consultation.
Steps for Documenting a Pedestrian Accident
If you are not seriously injured after a pedestrian accident, you should follow these steps to insure that the incident is recorded properly. The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you don’t have any serious injuries. Contact the police right after and report any critical injuries to the dispatchers if they are present.
In the even that you are able to do so, write down all of the names, addresses, and insurance companies you can collect of the others involved in the accident. If witnesses are present, record their names and contact information as well.
After the police arrives, ask for a copy of their report so that you can give it to your Las Vegas pedestrian attorney. Based on all of this information we can give you a free consultation of your case. There’s no need to worry about not being able to collect all of the information above. We have successfully investigated cases and discovered witnesses in the past based only off of police records.
For a free consultation, just give us a call at (702) 322-2277. After contacting us we will begin to learn about your case so that we can offer our legal evaluation and recommendations. Being educated with the ligation process is what makes the difference between successfully hiring a lawyer to fight your case and secure a settlement payment, and not securing a settlement at all.
Do I Need a Pedestrian Injury Lawyer?
Some victims of pedestrian accidents believe that they can process their settlement by themselves and end up regarding their decision. The reason representing yourself is always a bad idea is because victims you’ll have to fight the insurance companies of the person that hurt you. These companies rely on victims that aren’t properly represented in court, or that don’t have any representation at all, to pay out the bare minimum possible on their insurance members’ accidents.
You should never rely on the insurance companies to give you a fair settlement or believe that they want to deal with your injury fairly and adequately. Do not fall for any out of court settlements and don’t let any insurance company force you to sign a document or give a recorded statement.
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident in Las Vega, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether you can afford legal help or not. We understand that being in an accident is an expensive ordeal, brought on by being out of work and paying medical bills, and that’s why we work out payment options with our clients. At Muslusky Law, depending on the case at hand, we may also work on a contingency fee in which we only collet a fee if we secure you a settlement payment.