Pedestrian Struck By Car August 28th in Central Las Vegas
A pedestrian suffered serious injuries on Friday, August 28th, after being struck by a car in central Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The accident was reported at West Lake Mead Boulevard and J. Street at 5:38 AM. The victim, only identified as a male, was taken to a hospital and reported to be in stable condition.
Who is Responsible for a Pedestrian Accident?
Based on the news report, it is unclear specifically what happened. Police are investigating the cause of the accident and have not disclosed a cause of the accident. It was not mentioned if alcohol or drugs were suspected to have played a role in the crash, or if the driver was cited.
If the driver of the vehicle was negligent, victims may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury claim.
Damages can include compensation for medical care expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering. Before you accept any compensation offer for an insurance claim, speak with an attorney about your legal rights. You may be entitled to far more compensation than the insurance company initially offers you.
Do Pedestrians Have the Right-Of-Way?
Right-of-way issues are a common issue in pedestrian accidents. There are multiple crosswalks in the intersection at West Lake Mead Boulevard and J. Street where the accident occurred, but it was not revealed if the victim was in the crosswalk.
Nevada Statute 484B.287 states that pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks and at intersections. However, having the right-of-way does not always mean that the pedestrian has the right-of-way in every case. The same statute goes on to state: “A pedestrian shall not suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.”
In other words, a pedestrian cannot suddenly dart into the roadway or “jaywalk.”
Common Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrians have no protection and are extremely vulnerable to serious injuries when they are struck by a vehicle. Especially in the early morning hours when visibility is limited, it may be difficult for drivers to see pedestrians. However, drivers must always look for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles.
Common types of pedestrian accident injuries include broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and blunt trauma injuries. Some injuries may require a very lengthy recovery or may result in permanent disability.
Talk to a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer About Your Potential Case
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident and would like to know more about your legal rights, contact LV Personal Injury Attorneys. We offer a free consultation to answer your questions about your potential case, explain your legal options, and discuss your legal rights. Our office is available seven days a week to take your call and schedule a phone or video consultation with one of our lawyers. If we do represent you, we will not charge any fees unless we recover money for you.