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Many people get around Las Vegas on foot. In some spots, you can explore stores, restaurants, and casinos without ever actually stepping outside. But for the most part, being a pedestrian in Las Vegas means crossing streets, traversing parking lots, and navigating sidewalks next to busy thoroughfares. And that always carries the risk of a pedestrian traffic accident.
Did you or someone you love suffer injuries in a pedestrian accident in Las Vegas? If so, you may deserve compensation for your injuries. The experienced Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers at Edward Bernstein and Associates can help you explore your rights.
Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Guide
- What You Need to Know About Las Vegas Pedestrian Accidents
- What compensation can you recover for Las Vegas pedestrian accident injuries?
- What should I do after a Las Vegas pedestrian accident?
- Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident FAQ
- Enough Said. Call Ed!
Our Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Team
With more than 42 years of experience representing accident victims in the Las Vegas area, the award-winning personal injury lawyers at Edward Bernstein and Associates possess the skills, resources, and smarts to handle any Las Vegas pedestrian accident claim.
Contacting our team is easy. We have:
- 24/7 phone support
- Online chat direct from the website
- Virtual consultations if you cannot come into the office
All initial consultations with Edward Bernstein and Associates are free-of-charge. You will never owe us anything for your free consultation, even if you decide not to hire us to handle your pedestrian accident case.
Those who do decide to work with our team get a team that’s committed to providing personalized services tailored to their needs. We’re always available to answer the many questions you may have—How much compensation do you deserve? What should you expect from the legal process?—and we aim to give you the peace of mind of knowing that you have lawyers capable of achieving the best possible outcome for your Las Vegas pedestrian accident claim.
Enough said. Call Ed today for your free consultation.
What You Need to Know About Las Vegas Pedestrian Accidents
Across the Silver State, pedestrian accidents regularly cause devastating injuries, losses, and challenges. Pedestrian crashes account for 23.6 percent of Nevada’s traffic fatalities, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), and have been on the rise in recent years. The greatest number of those crashes occur after work hours: 29 percent of fatal pedestrian crashes across Nevada occur between 6 and 8:59 pm, and 22 percent occur between 9 and 11:59 pm.
Common Causes of Las Vegas Pedestrian Accidents
Many pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas happen because of mistakes made by someone other than the pedestrian victim—usually a motorist. At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we investigate accidents carefully to determine how they happened and who should pay damages to our injured clients for them.
We often find fault with:
- Distracted drivers, who let go of the wheel, take their eyes off the road, or let their minds wander at the worst possible moment—a problem especially common in areas of Las Vegas like the Strip, where sights and sounds can dangerously divert drivers’ attention.
- Moving violations like failing to yield to a pedestrian, ignoring lane markings, or driving through yellow or red lights, all of which create extreme hazards in pedestrian-heavy areas of Las Vegas.
- Speeding, which is a contributing cause in a high percentage of Las Vegas traffic accidents generally, including pedestrian collisions.
- Driving under the influence (DUI), which puts everyone on Las Vegas roads at risk, and is especially dangerous to pedestrians near bar and restaurant hotspots around town.
The Edward Bernstein and Associates team firmly believes pedestrian accidents should never happen in Las Vegas, and that when they do, it’s almost always an indication that someone other than the pedestrian did something wrong. Contact us to explore who might bear the blame for your Las Vegas pedestrian collision.
What compensation can you recover for Las Vegas pedestrian accident injuries?
Pedestrian accident injuries regularly cause both physical pain and financial catastrophe. Injured people who come to us for help after a pedestrian accident often face mountains of medical bills and long-term disruptions in their income. They understandably want to know how much compensation they can get for their injuries.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we strive to obtain the maximum compensation available to pay for all costs and losses you have sustained. We can’t guarantee results. But in many Las Vegas pedestrian accident cases we can secure compensation for the wide variety of harms you’ve endured.
Medical and Other Costs
The medical costs you face as a result of your pedestrian accident will typically have a substantial impact on the amount of compensation you can claim. Expenses related to emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and medication, often account for a significant portion of the financial harm you’ve suffered. Under Nevada law, you generally have the right to seek payment for every dollar of these costs, past and future.
Your other, non-medical expenses also typically rise after getting hurt in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident. Our clients often face high costs from hiring replacement services to assist them in their daily lives, for example. They may also need to spend significant sums on modifications to their home and other lifestyle changes to help them adapt to their injuries. These costs, too, are recoverable under Nevada law.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we can work closely with you, your medical team, and financial experts (when appropriate) to calculate the full impact of pedestrian accident-related expenses on your finances.
Loss of your income can make recovering from your Las Vegas pedestrian accident injuries feel all-the-more daunting. Most pedestrian accident victims find that their injuries prevent them from going back to work, at least temporarily. Some will never work in their prior occupations again. Others can never return to work at all.
Nevada law generally permits Las Vegas pedestrian accident victims to claim compensation for:
- Past lost earnings;
- Vacation and sick time used; and
- Future lost earnings.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we strive to secure full payment for our clients’ loss of income due to a Las Vegas pedestrian accident. You should not have to face an uncertain financial future because of someone else’s wrongdoing.
Pain and Suffering
Financial losses constitute only part of the harm you endure because of a Las Vegas pedestrian accident. Injuries can cause immense physical, emotional, and day-to-day difficulty, too, and you deserve compensation for all of it.
Nevada law permits a Las Vegas accident victim to pursue payment for so-called non-economic damages like:
- Physical pain and discomfort
- Emotional struggles and mental health challenges like depression, PTDS, or anxiety
- Inconvenience and disruption of daily life
- Diminished enjoyment of activities and relationships
- Difficulties due to scarring and disfigurement
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we take the time to understand these non-financial impacts on our clients’ lives. In many cases, they represent far greater degrees of harm—and deserve much higher amounts of compensation—than the financial toll of an injury. Contact us today to begin a discussion about the types and amounts of compensation you may claim for your Las Vegas pedestrian accident injuries.
What should I do after a Las Vegas pedestrian accident?
Following a Las Vegas pedestrian accident, the steps you take may affect whether you can recover full compensation for your injuries. Start by contacting Edward Bernstein and Associates as soon as possible. In a free consultation, a knowledgeable attorney can begin exploring your options.
Until we can speak, keep these tips in mind to help safeguard your rights.
- Follow instructions from your medical team to maximize your odds of making a full recovery. Ignoring your treatment plan can put your rights to compensation at risk.
- Keep receipts, bills, and other documentation of your medical and non-medical expenses, which can serve as evidence to support your claim.
- Leave interactions with insurance companies to an experienced lawyer acting on your behalf—insurance adjusters will try to take advantage of you in any conversation.
- Never sign or agree to any payment from an insurance company or at-fault party without first seeking legal advice.
- Do not wait to seek legal help—under Nevada law you typically have at-most two years, and sometimes just a few months, to take legal action claiming damages, and if you miss a deadline you could lose your rights entirely.
At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we strive to offer our clients clear, sensible advice while serving as their most determined advocates in settlement negotiations and court proceedings. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.
Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident FAQ
Injured pedestrian accident victims come to Edward Bernstein and Associates with lots of questions about their rights. You may find helpful answers to your questions below, and if not, you can always contact us for a free consultation.
What happens if I do not get medical care immediately after my pedestrian accident in Las Vegas? Can I still get compensation if I discover injuries later?
You generally have the right to claim compensation for any injuries you suffered in a pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s wrongful actions. It’s almost always best to seek medical care as soon as possible after any type of accident. Doing so gives you the best hope of healing, and can create valuable evidence of your injuries that a lawyer may use to get you compensation.
But even if you did not seek medical care right away, you can still pursue compensation in many cases, especially if you only discovered your injuries later. Never assume that a delay in seeking care makes it impossible to seek damages for your injuries. Instead, contact a lawyer at Edward Bernstein and Associates for a free consultation.
Does the driver that caused my Las Vegas pedestrian accident have to pay for my medical bills?
Yes and no. A driver who caused your pedestrian accident will generally be held legally and financially liable for your losses. And that driver’s auto liability insurance should generally cover the cost of your medical treatments, at least up to the limits of the policy.
But forcing the driver and insurer to pay those costs will typically take time and the effort of a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer acting on your behalf. In the meantime, you may have the legal obligation to pay for your care using your own medical or other insurance, or out of your own pocket. That can cause financial difficulty for many pedestrian accident victims in your situation.
An experienced Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyer can help ease the burden, however. At Edward Bernstein and Associates, we routinely work with our clients’ medical providers to defer payment of their bills until we have secured payment on our clients’ behalf from at-fault parties and insurance companies. Talk to us today if you face financial pressures after getting hurt in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident.
If I suffer injuries in a pedestrian accident in Las Vegas, is the driver always at-fault?
Not always, but almost. To put it simply, a car should never strike a pedestrian in Las Vegas. If it does, it’s usually an indication that the driver did something wrong. And that means the driver will usually have liability for your injuries.
But there are exceptions to the rule. Sometimes other factors beyond a driver’s control can come into play. The manufacturer of the driver’s car, for example, could have liability if defective parts led to a loss of control and the accident. So could a local or state government agency if, for instance, an unreasonably dangerous road condition played a role in what happened.
The team at Edward Bernstein and Associates works diligently to identify every party that might bear the blame for a Las Vegas pedestrian accident, so that our clients have the best possible chance of securing maximum compensation for their losses.
Enough Said. Call Ed!
If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident, you may have rights to receive significant financial compensation. Do not wait to seek the legal help you need. Contact Edward Bernstein and Associates online or call us at (702) 840-5103 for a free case review with a knowledgeable legal professional who can answer your questions and explain your options.
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