Washington Man Killed in January 16th Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident
A Washington man was tragically killed earlier this month when he was struck by a car while walking on the sidewalk, the Las Vegas Sun reported. The man was walking on the sidewalk on the east side of Gilespie Street, south of E. Sunset Road, when a 2016 Kia Sportage crossed into traffic and then went off the road, striking the pedestrian with the front of the vehicle. The Sun reported that the driver of the vehicle was a 38-year-old woman. She was not suspected of being impaired and said at the scene. It was not clear why the vehicle left the roadway and struck the man.
Emergency personnel responded and the man, later identified as 53-year-old Daniel Arredondo Garcia, was transported to University Medical Center Trauma Hospital. He later passed away.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim. The unexpected loss of a family member leaves a huge void, and is significant and heartbreaking.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics and Prevention in Nevada
The accident was the fifth traffic-related fatality in the Metro Police’s jurisdiction. The NHTSA has revealed a recent uptick in fatalities nationwide, with 6,283 deaths reported in 2018, up from 5,977 deaths in 2017. About 300 people are killed in Nevada each year, which equates to about 5 each week.
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recognizes every death on Nevada roads as a tragedy, and pedestrian safety is a huge concern. The NDOT dedicates about $10 Million each year to pedestrian safety and awareness. Sidewalk decals of shark-infested and alligator-infested decals have been installed in Reno and Las Vegas to alert pedestrians of dangers of jaywalking and crossing the road while distracted.
Fault and Liability for Nevada Pedestrian Accidents
While awareness of behaviors that contribute to pedestrian accidents is important, many accidents are caused by unsafe actions of other drivers, such as driving while distracted, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or simply driving unsafely.
When negligent or reckless driving causes the death or serious injury, the victim or their family members may be entitled to financial compensation in a wrongful death claim. In other words, if someone else caused the accident that took your loved one’s live, your family may be entitled to compensation for the expenses related to the accident, your loved one’s final medical bills, the pain and suffering they experienced, and the loss of future financial support.
Protecting Your Legal Rights and Obtaining Justice
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident, contact attorney Adam Williams to discuss your legal case. Because a statute of limitations restricts the amount of time you have to file a case, you should not wait to speak with a lawyer.
If you wait too long, you will not be able to bring a lawsuit and recover damages that you are entitled to. As part of our contingency fee agreement, there are no fees unless we recover money for you.