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Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Las Vegas

Pedestrians are at high risk of catastrophic injuries in accidents as they are completely exposed. Pedestrian crashes have been on an upward trend in Nevada, particularly in Clark County, during the past few years. This requires pedestrians to not just be more careful on Nevada roads but also to be aware of their legal rights in case of an accident.

What happens if a pedestrian causes a car crash?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Las Vegas or any other Nevada city due to a motorist’s fault, you have the right to demand compensation for your injuries and other damages. The Nevada law holds the motorist liable for paying financial compensation to the pedestrian(s) hurt in the accident. However, this requires proving their fault, which is often easier said than done.

Hire a Nevada Pedestrian Accident Lawyer to File a Compensation Claim

Having an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer by your side is vital to proving liability in pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities. The reason being that Nevada is an at-fault state. This means the person at fault in the accident is legally responsible for paying for all the damages – medical bills, lost wages, or any other losses incurred – to the other party. However, it requires proving negligence, the burden of which falls on the person filing the lawsuit.

Hire an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Nevada to prove the motorist’s negligence and secure maximum compensation.

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Why is Proving Negligence Difficult?

Accepting negligence in a pedestrian accident will hold the motorist liable for all the damages, which can be thousands of dollars. Their insurance rate may also increase. Therefore, a defendant’s first response is almost always denial. Typically, their first attempt is to put the responsibility for the accident on the plaintiff. If that doesn’t work, the motorists can raise a comparative negligence issue in Nevada.

Though you may still receive compensation (as long as you are not more at fault than the motorist), the amount will be less than what you would have gotten by proving the motorist is solely responsible for causing the crash. For example, if you are found 20% responsible for the accident, your $500,000 compensation would be reduced to $400,000.

Hiring an attorney with experience in dealing with pedestrian accident lawsuits in Nevada will ensure you get maximum compensation for crashes caused by someone else’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. Professional lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources to investigate accidents, gather evidence, put together a strong case, and fight it to get you your due legal rights.

Recoverable Damages in Nevada Pedestrian Accidents

The damages suffered in an accident aren’t always tangible. They also do not just include financial losses. Many of the damages incurred in pedestrian accidents are impossible to quantify or measure. These include the pain and suffering the victims and their families experience.

Pedestrian accident claims make victims liable to receive compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. These may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Any required rehabilitative care
  • Lost income
  • Physical pain
  • Mental health issues and emotional trauma, stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Reduced quality of life and/or loss of pleasure
  • Reduced mobility or any other negative impact that reduces one’s capability for earning
  • Personal care assistance
  • Help required for household tasks
  • Out-of-pocket expenses. These include the cost of medications, any medical equipment or supplies required, childcare services, etc.

Getting maximum compensation requires documenting damages. A pedestrian accident lawyer will help you with it as well.

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Why Hire a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer from The Bourassa Law Group?

It’s no secret that not all lawyers are the same. Therefore, practicing due diligence is important when hiring a personal injury lawyer to help you file (and win) a pedestrian accident claim. Here’s why a Bourassa Law Group Lawyer makes a perfect choice:

  • We Have the Experience – Our lawyers have decades-long experience in navigating Nevada’s legal system. We can help you win maximum settlements for pedestrian accident claims in as little time as possible, helping you return to normal life more easily.
  • We Have a High Success Rate – If your case is genuine, i.e., caused by someone else’s neglect, we make sure you win it with the highest possible compensation.
  • We Work on Contingency Basis – We don’t charge an hourly rate. We work on a contingency basis. This is one way to prove that we don’t waste your time and take every case equally seriously.

Contact Us for a Free Nevada Pedestrian Accident Case Evaluation Today!

If you or a loved one has been hit by a car on the sidewalk or while crossing the street anywhere in Nevada, you’re legally entitled to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit against the motorist.

Contact us for a free case evaluation and legal assistance in securing compensation.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A personal injury claim covers any physical, psychological, or emotional harm caused by another person’s negligence or intentional misconduct. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Personal injury compensation is calculated based on a variety of factors, including the severity of the injury, the extent of any medical expenses and lost income, the impact on quality of life, and other damages such as pain and suffering. The amount of compensation awarded in a personal injury case will depend on the facts and circumstances of each individual case.

It is recommended that you seek medical attention as soon as possible after a slip and fall. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, it is important to be evaluated by a medical professional.

Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they take a percentage of the amount recovered from the defendant. There really is no standard fee. The percentage typically ranges from 33% to 40%, but we have seen some attorneys negotiate contingency agreements as high as 60%.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is a type of car insurance coverage that helps to pay for medical expenses and lost wages incurred due to an accident, regardless of who is at fault. PIP can also provide coverage for funeral costs, rehabilitation costs, and other related expenses. This type of coverage varies by state.

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