Las Vegas Pedestrian-Vehicle Accidents
If you thought your wallet was the most at-risk thing in Las Vegas, you would be wrong. It’s actually pedestrians. Between the high instances of drunk driving and speeding, along with the high number of pedestrians in Las Vegas, people face a high risk of being hit by cars and other vehicles. Hit-and-run accidents are also a common and problematic occurrence that can present unique legal issues for pedestrians hit by vehicles who then flee the scene. If you are a pedestrian who has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Las Vegas, you are not alone. In fact, there have been numerous headlines about pedestrians killed or seriously injured in vehicle crashes in Las Vegas just this month. If you need help getting compensation to get the medical care that you need to recover from these injuries, a Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyer can help.
Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision Injuries
There is really no competition when it comes to a collision between a vehicle made of steel that weighs several thousand pounds and a person with no protection. Pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable to vehicles and can suffer a wide range of injuries as a result of being hit by one. Some of the most common injuries that we see are listed below.
- Broken collar bone
- Broken hip
- Broken and fractured bones
- Internal bleeding, hemorrhage
- Traumatic brain injuries, concussion
- Brain swelling
- Lacerations, contusions
- Trauma to the legs, face, arms, and hands
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Herniated disks
This list is not meant to be comprehensive, but simply to give you an idea of the wide range of injuries that this firm handles. If you have suffered an injury that was not included on this list, feel free to contact Cameron Law to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help you recover from this collision.
Suing for Pedestrian-Vehicle Collisions
If you are a pedestrian who has been injured by a motor vehicle, you likely have standing to bring a personal injury claim to recover for the damages that you have suffered as a result. In order to succeed in bringing a personal injury claim, you must be able to show that the driver was negligent and that their negligence caused the accident. You will also have to show that you suffered physical and financial harm as a result of the accident. This can be done by providing medical documentation of your injury, as well as medical bills or proof of lost wages to substantiate your financial harm. The damages that you are entitled to will depend on the total amount of financial damages that you suffered, along with the severity of the injuries and how long they are intended to last. If you are found to have contributed to causing the accident your award may be reduced proportionate to the amount you contributed to causing the accident, provided you are not the primarily liable party, in which case you will be unable to recover.
Contact Cameron Law to Schedule a Consultation
If you have been injured in a pedestrian-vehicle collision in Las Vegas, Cameron Law can help you get the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. Contact Cameron Law to schedule a consultation today and start taking back control of your health and your life.