Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Driver inattention is the leading cause of autos colliding with pedestrians. A significant number of these accidents result in serious injuries and deaths. The vast majority of pedestrian accidents occur at intersections when drivers fail to acknowledge the right of way of pedestrians to cross. Nevada State law requires drivers to act responsibly, to obey all traffic laws, and to avoid injury to pedestrians. Under Nevada Revised Statutes 484B.280 “Duties of driver of motor vehicle to pedestrian” “A driver of a motor vehicle shall:
- Exercise due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian;
- Give an audible warning with the horn of the vehicle if appropriate and when necessary to avoid such a collision; and
- Exercise proper caution upon observing a pedestrian on or near a highway, street or road or in or near a school crossing zone …. or unmarked crosswalk.
If you’ve been struck by a car or truck while walking on a Nevada road or street, protect your rights to full and just financial recovery by calling personal injury attorney Eric H. Woods. Mr. Woods has been successfully helping clients receive the compensation they deserve and require for their injuries for over 30 years.
Pedestrian accidents are far more dangerous and often fatal than any other accident on the road. Pedestrian fatalities account for 11 percent of motor vehicle fatalities. – On average, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every 8 minutes.
About 5,000 pedestrians are killed and another 64,000 are injured in motor vehicle accidents every year in this country. It’s not uncommon for people simply taking a walk, or crossing a street, to suffer lifelong disabling injuries when hit by a car or truck.
Some of the common injuries are
- Traumatic brain injury as the result of individuals being slammed to the ground or run over
- Spinal cord or neck injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Multiple broken bones resulting in life-long disability
Financial Recovery for Injuries
If you have been struck by a moving vehicle, or your loved one killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Contact one of Nevada’s most experienced and accomplished attorneys Eric H. Woods in order to protect your rights to recover financial damages for your injuries. For over thirty years, Mr. Woods has worked exclusively with injured clients, fighting for their rights to receive just and fair compensation for their pain and suffering.
Crossing the Road
Pedestrians are injured in a variety of ways when crossing the states roads and streets. Drivers in trucks often sit up high and visibility at street level is limited. Children crossing with the lights, within crosswalks, are often victims when there are not readily visible. Tragically, this happens all too often. Every 2 hours in America a pedestrian is killed.
Most of these accidents are avoidable and result from a driver’s failure to avoid a person walking in the roadway.
Time is of the Essence
With the increase use of cell phones, texting, and other driver distractions, pedestrians continue to be severely injured and killed on Nevada roads. If you’ve been injured, it’s important to protect your health by getting the proper medical care you require for a full recovery. You also need to protect your rights to the maximum compensation under the law. By contacting the offices of personal injury expert Eric H. Woods, you can protect your rights to just compensation.
An investigations needs to be performed in a timely and professional manner before evidence disappears. Witnesses need to be found before they disappear and interviewed in order to build your case. The longer you wait to contact competent legal help, the more difficult it becomes to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
Filing a Claim
If you’ve been seriously injured or lost a loved one as the result of a pedestrian accident, you deserve the best legal representation. Las Vegas accident lawyer Eric H. Woods can help if you’ve been injured by vehicle. Take the first step toward your future health and security by calling the offices of Mr. Woods for a free consultation. He will honestly evaluate your case and give you the information you need to make the best decisions.