With 2.51 walkers per 100,000 residents killed in 2012, Las Vegas ranked 15th in pedestrian deaths. Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians can be particularly dangerous due to the lack of protection. A car weighs around 4,000 pounds whereas the average person weighs between 150 to 250 pounds.
When on the road, our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers know that drivers have a responsibility to be aware of their surroundings. Unfortunately, distracted driving, drunk driving and speeding are factors often cited in accidents that involve pedestrians. We conduct an investigation to show how the driver’s actions led to your injury.
Auto pedestrian accident attorney in Las Vegas, Summerlin and Henderson, Nevada
Here at George T. Bochanis Law Offices, we know that a collision involving a car and a pedestrian mean injuries are often severe and disabling. These injuries can include the following:
- Nerve damage or paralysis
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries or brain damage
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Back and neck injuries
Beyond the potential physical impact, you may also develop mental or emotional conditions, such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. We explain your rights and options to you, look at the impact your accident has had on your life, and help you determine how much financial compensation you should ask for.
Pursuing compensatory damages
In any personal injury case, medical expenses can add up quickly and losing wages due to time off of work for recovery can make an already difficult situation more challenging. Our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers look out for your best interests and guide you through the legal process. We know that your focus during this difficult time should be on recovering, not on worrying about your medical bills and lost wages. For that reason, we strive to provide you with the support you need. We will explain to you that you can ask for different types of compensation including monetary, punitive and comprehensive. In addition to taking care of your medical care and income loss, you may also be able to receive compensation for other things such as quality of life as well as pain and suffering.
In addition to assisting you after a pedestrian accident, we can also assist you with other personal injury matters, such as car, truck, motorcycle, taxi cab, uninsured/underinsured and boat accidents, as well as bicycle injuries and wrongful deaths. For more information about how we can assist you, contact our pedestrian accident lawyers today for a free consultation by calling (702) 388-2005.