Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada holds the record for being the nation’s sixth most dangerous large metropolitan area for pedestrian deaths between 2000 and 2009, according to Transportation for America’s 2011 report Dangerous by Design. The total number of pedestrian deaths during this period for this region was 421. In the country during that time the number of pedestrians killed was 47,700.
Pedestrian deaths are a concern for those living in or visiting Las Vegas, Nevada as well as a national concern. According to the Las Vegas Sun, pedestrian deaths in Clark County rose dramatically for the first six months of 2012 compared to the same time period in 2011.
The number of pedestrian fatalities rose from 59 a year ago to 95 during the same period this year. That is an increase of 61 percent.
Causes for pedestrian fatalities include:
- Drivers running red lights
- Pedestrians failing to notice traffic turning at intersections
Were You Hit by a Car While Crossing the Street in Las Vegas?
Perhaps you have been hit by a car while crossing a street. You are lucky not to be among a fatality statistic. However you still have to deal with:
- Medical care and rehabilitation for injuries
- Lost time at work
- The possibility of permanent disability
- Insurance problems
- Legal issues
What Should You Do If You Are Hit by a Car or Taxi?
If you are hit by a car or taxi, your first action should be to seek medical care. You should also contact the police to discuss the accident and how it happened.
After that, you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible while evidence and memories are still fresh. The lawyers at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith have years of experience representing pedestrian accident victims. They are compassionate and understanding as well as aggressive in pursuing the best outcome for your case.