Hit-and-Run Fatal for Pedestrian Lying in Street
Las Vegas police are saddened to report that a pedestrian was struck by a car and killed early on Monday, April 24th. According to reports, the fatal hit-and-run accident happened at around 3:45 A.M. Reports suggest that the pedestrian went out into the middle of Maryland Parkway just north of Sunrise Hospital Drive and laid down in the middle of the road.
Despite the early hour, several vehicles were traversing the roadway at the time. Eyewitnesses say that multiple vehicles attempted to avoid the pedestrian. Unfortunately, one vehicle, a blue Dodge Charger with black racing stripes, was traveling southbound and did not attempt to avoid the pedestrian.
The 38-year-old pedestrian, a Las Vegas resident, was rushed to the nearby Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. The driver of the vehicle reportedly continued to drive away, and police have not yet located the suspect. The pedestrian sadly passed away at the hospital. Police are still investigating what happened and what caused the pedestrian to start lying in the street.
Your Legal Options After a Hit-and-Run Accident
Hit-and-run accidents, especially ones involving pedestrians, often lead to either substantial or fatal injuries for the victim. When that happens, the victim or the loved ones of the injured person usually have to deal with a sudden windfall of financial losses. These losses usually include medical bills, lost wages, and more.
When the injuries are fatal, then the surviving relatives often have to bear the costs of the funeral, burial costs, a loss of financial support from their loved one, and the impactful grief of suddenly losing their loved one.
The good news is that there could potentially be legal recourse for you if you’re a surviving loved one of someone fatally killed in a pedestrian accident or if you were injured in a pedestrian accident. If someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident, then you might be able to file a civil claim against the negligent party to obtain the compensation you need to cover your financial losses.
How to File a Legal Claim After a Pedestrian Accident
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident and you want to seek out a claim, then it’s in your best interests to contact a local personal injury law firm to discuss your situation in more detail with a lawyer.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, the losses, and even the behavior of the pedestrian, it could be beneficial to file a claim for compensation. Compensation can come in the form of medical bills you paid off, money you or your loved one would’ve received as wages if they weren’t hurt or killed, funeral costs, and more.
If you’re in the Las Vegas area, then our firm invites you to schedule a case review with our firm now. We’ll discuss the facts surrounding your accident and losses, your legal options, and more. Then, we’ll help you make an informed decision on whether it’s worth your time and effort to seek out a claim.
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Las Vegas, NV 89101