Pedestrian Accidents | Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 70,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents in 2010.  This is no small issue.

What makes someone a pedestrian?  A pedestrian is anyone not inside a vehicle; whether that person is walking, running, standing, biking, skateboarding, rollerskating, or using a wheelchair.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Kunin Law Group. We are committed to helping accident victims who have been injured by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. To schedule a free consultation, contact our law office in Las Vegas, Nevada at 702-438-8060.

You Deserve Support If A Negligent Driver Hurt You

cross walk signageMost pedestrian accidents are caused by driver negligence, yet the victims are sometimes viewed as partially to blame. They may have been told they should have paid more attention or should have been in a crosswalk, even when driver negligence issues were involved. These may include:

  • Failure to yield for pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving (e.g., texting and negligent use of a cellphone)
  • Sudden swerving onto sidewalks
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Hit and run

Protecting Your Rights Starts With Legal Advice

Do not assume that you will automatically receive fair compensation for your injuries if you have been struck by a car while walking. The driver will likely be defended by an insurance defense attorney. Such attorneys are highly skilled at denying liability and minimizing the damages that accident victims receive.

The driver may claim that you suddenly darted out into traffic. His or her insurance defense lawyer may attempt to minimize your damages by arguing that you have exaggerated the extent of your injuries.

Let us deal with the insurance companies on your behalf. We will negotiate with a firm resolve and be fully prepared to take your case to trial if the insurance company is not willing to make a settlement offer that fully compensates you for your injuries and losses. You will have a strong advocate on your side as a client of Kunin Law Group.

Contact Our Injury Lawyers If You Have Been Involved in An Accident

We represent clients throughout southern Nevada. We offer a free consultation and charge no fees unless we obtain compensation for you. Call us at 702-438-8060 (toll free at 702-438-8060) or reach us via email.

Pedestrian Accident Resources:

Las Vegas Sun pedestrian accident map - contains locations of accidents involving pedestrians throughout the Las Vegas metro.

Safety tips for pedestrians - the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides a ton of great safety information for the public from what to do if there is not a marked crosswalk to safety suggestions for those walking at night.

Distracted Walking: You have heard about distracted driving; in this ABC news story you'll read about distracted walking.