Pedestrian Injured July 19th on Flamingo Road Near Hospitality Circle
The Las Vegas Review Journal reported a pedestrian was injured Sunday, July 19th in a crash in Central Las Vegas. The accident occurred near Flamingo Road and Hospitality Circle, around 9:42 PM. According to CBS 8 News Now Las Vegas, the man was reportedly walking outside of a crosswalk when he was struck. He was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries and said to be in stable condition. Police closed roads in the nearby area while they investigated the cause of the injury incident. Further details as to the cause of the crash were not available. It is unclear why the accident occurred.
Pedestrian accidents are extremely traumatic events. Our thoughts go out to the pedestrian injured in this crash. We hope he makes a quick and full recovery.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Being struck by a car can have long-term and sometimes life-long physical, emotional, mental and financial consequences. Injuries like spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries may result in permanent impairments and disabilities. Broken bones are painful injuries that have lengthy recoveries, impacting victims well-being and day-to-day quality of life, and requiring extensive physical therapy. Some pedestrian accidents even result in limb amputation.
Soft-tissue injuries (bruises, lacerations, dislocations and sprains), while not life-threatening, can cause significant, lasting pain and keep people from going to work and doing normal activities and tasks. Finally, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to fatal injuries. Without any protection, a car, truck, SUV or motorcycle may strike a person with enough force that the person simply isn’t able to survive.
Nationwide Rise in Pedestrian Accidents
Unfortunately, we continue to see many pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas. Everyone at some point, is a pedestrian. If you are crossing a street, walking in a parking lot or even traveling on foot to meet a bus, train, or Uber/Lyft, you are a pedestrian. The NHTSA reports on their website, “nfortunately, pedestrian fatalities remain high.
There was a more than 3% increase in the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2018, totaling 6,283 deaths — the most deaths since 1990.” At one point, the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration said “the pedestrian fatality rate in the State of Nevada had been among the worst in the nation over the past decade.”
Recovering Financial Compensation Following a Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident
If you were involved in an accident that you think may have been caused by a negligent driver, you should speak with a skilled and experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer. Compensation available in a pedestrian accident personal injury team can include medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other expenses. The team at LV Personal Injury Attorneys is available 7 days a week to take your call. All consultations are free and there are never any fees unless and until we recover money for you.
Note that a statute of limitations exists for all cases, which restricts the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. To ensure your legal rights are protected, do not wait to contact a lawyer.