Our Experienced Attorney Represents Pedestrian Accidents Victims in Las Vegas and Other Areas of Nevada

Were you involved in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident or pedestrian crash in Nevada? It is imperative that you take action as soon as possible to protect your health, safety, well-being, and ability to recover financial compensation through a personal injury claim and pedestrian accident case to take care of your medical bills. Here are four of the most important steps to take after a serious injury from a pedestrian crash in Nevada or in the Las Vegas area:

Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Crash in Nevada

Were you involved in a pedestrian crash in Nevada? It is imperative that you take action as soon as possible to protect your health, safety, well-being, and ability to recover financial compensation through a personal injury claim. Here are four of the most important steps to take after a pedestrian crash in Nevada: 

  1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention for Serious Injuries: All pedestrian accident injuries should be immediately evaluated by a licensed physician. A severe injury requires an immediate trip to the nearest emergency room. More modest injuries should still be checked out as soon as possible.  
  2. Ensure the Collision is Reported to Law Enforcement: Every pedestrian accident that results in injuries in Nevada must be reported to law enforcement. Be sure that your collision is properly reported. A police report is a key piece of evidence in a pedestrian accident claim. It will help you get justice and compensation. 
  3. Document Your Pedestrian Accident: Pedestrian accident claims are fault-based legal cases. The driver—or other party—found to be “at fault” for a pedestrian crash can be held liable for the resulting damages. With this in mind, try to get as much documentation about your crash as possible, including photographs and witness contact details. 
  4. Speak to a Lawyer Before an Insurance Adjuster: For the most part, pedestrian accident injury claims are handled by insurance companies. The insurance adjuster will likely try to get a statement soon after a crash. Before you agree to provide any recorded statement, be sure to consult with an experienced Nevada personal injury attorney. 

Pedestrians are Vulnerable (Many Pedestrians Suffer Bad Injuries)

Pedestrians are classified as among the most vulnerable road users. They are exposed—making them susceptible to severe injuries when traffic accidents occur. Many pedestrian accidents can occur in many different contexts—from busy urban intersections to near-desolate stretches of country riders. Regardless, pedestrians face serious risks. Even a seemingly low speed pedestrian collision can cause terrible injuries, like a spinal cord injury, or even fatal injuries. The physical and psychological impact of pedestrian accidents can be profound, often leading to long-term or permanent damage. Ladah Law Firm represents injured pedestrians in all types of cases. No matter the seriousness of your injury, we are more than ready to help you fight for justice. Common pedestrian injuries in Nevada include:

  • Sprains and strains; 
  • Whiplash and other soft tissue damages; 
  • Fractured or broken bones; 
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs); 
  • Internal bleeding/internal organ issues; 
  • Loss of limb (amputation); and
  • Spinal cord trauma. 

What to Know About Pedestrian Collision Liability in Nevada

Nevada is a fault-based motor vehicle accident state, including for pedestrian collision. The party found to be legally responsible for a pedestrian crash can be held legally liable for the resulting damages. To be clear, a motorist who hits a pedestrian in Nevada does not bear automatic liability for a collision. In order to hold a driver liable, a pedestrian must prove that the motorist’s negligence contributed to the crash. Some common examples of driver negligence include: 

  • Speeding; 
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians; 
  • Running red lights; 
  • Running stop signs; 
  • Distracted driving; and
  • Drunk driving. 

Under Nevada law (NRS 41.141), pedestrian accident injury claims are subject to a modified comparative fault standard of liability. Each party to a collision can be held legally responsible for their “share” of the fault. Notably, this means that an injured pedestrian can recover compensation even if he or she is partially at fault for their own accident scene—so long as that degree of liability does exceed 50 percent. If a pedestrian in Las Vegas suffered $50,000 in total damages and is found to be liable for 20 percent of his or her own crash, he or she would be responsible for 20 percent of the damages ($10,000). Recovery would still be possible for the remaining $40,000. 

Know the Rules of the Road in Nevada: Pedestrian Crossing the Street

Most pedestrian crashes happen when a pedestrian is within the roadway, attempting to cross to the other side. A pedestrian may or may not have the right of way. In Nevada, there are general state highway regulations in place regarding the right of way for pedestrians. With that being said, some cities have their own local ordinances as well. Here is a general overview of the rules of the road for a pedestrian who is crossing the street in Nevada: 

  • Marked Crosswalks (Signal): At crosswalks equipped with pedestrian signals, pedestrians must follow the signal indications. When the pedestrian signal displays a walking person (often green or white), it indicates that pedestrians have the right of way to cross the street. Conversely, a flashing or steady hand signal (often red) means pedestrians should not start crossing, but those already in the crosswalk should finish crossing quickly.
  • Marked Crosswalks (No Signals): In the absence of pedestrian signals, drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians within any marked crosswalk. For their own safety and well-being, pedestrians should ensure it is safe to cross and make eye contact with drivers to confirm they have been seen before stepping onto the road. While pedestrians have the right of way, they must not suddenly leave a curb or walk/run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impractical for the driver to yield.
  • Unmarked Crosswalks (Intersection): At intersections where there are no specific markings for a crosswalk, pedestrians often still have implied crosswalks, which extend from corner to corner. Drivers must yield to pedestrians crossing the road within any such unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, just as they would at marked crosswalks. All pedestrians should remain alert and cautious, understanding that drivers might not always expect a crossing at these locations.
  • Other Stretches of Road: Finally, outside of marked and unmarked crosswalks pedestrians are presumed not to have the right of way. As such, they must yield the right of way to all vehicles on the roadway. It is generally safer for pedestrians to cross at designated crosswalks. Crossing elsewhere can be hazardous and it may even be unlawful jaywalking. If crossing the road at any point other than a crosswalk, pedestrians must pay extra attention to oncoming traffic. They should not expect any vehicles to yield. 

We Help Injured Pedestrians in Nevada Fight for the Maximum Compensation

In Nevada, injured victims have the right to seek financial compensation for the full value of their damages—including non-economic losses. However, the vast majority of these claims are defended by large, aggressive insurance carriers. It can be very challenging for injured pedestrians to secure the full and fair settlement that they deserve under the law. Our Nevada pedestrian accident attorneys can help. Injured pedestrians may be entitled to recover monetary damages for: 

  • Emergency medical care; 
  • Hospital bills and other medical costs; 
  • Rehabilitative treatment; 
  • Loss of wages and loss of earning power; 
  • Pain suffering & mental distress; 
  • Physical disability; and
  • Wrongful death. 

Know the Statute of Limitations: Injured Pedestrians

Under Nevada law (NRS 11.190), there is a two-year statute of limitations for pedestrian injury claims. If you fail to file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of a pedestrian crash, you could lose out on your right to take legal action at all. Do not let yourself fall behind the insurance company in the claims process. Be proactive: Consult with a Nevada pedestrian injury lawyer as soon as possible after your collision. 

Why Trust the Nevada Pedestrian Injury Attorneys at Ladah Law Firm

Navigating a pedestrian crash is never easy. It is normal to have a ton of questions about your rights and your options. At Ladah Law Firm, we are here as a legal resource that injured victims can trust. Our team is on the side of victims and their families—not large insurance providers. When you contact us, you will work with a Nevada pedestrian accident attorney who can: 

  • Conduct a free, comprehensive review of your personal injury claim; 
  • Carefully investigate your pedestrian crash—gathering evidence of fault; 
  • Handle the insurance claims process, including any settlement talks; and
  • Take aggressive legal action to help you maximize your pedestrian injury compensation. 

A one-size-fits-all approach is not good enough for your pedestrian injury claim in Nevada. With an extensive record of testimonials from our prior clients and history of case results, we have helped injured victims secure more than $300 million in financial compensation. You can trust our Nevada pedestrian accident lawyers for personalized legal representation. 

Pedestrian Collisions in Nevada: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No Fee Until We Win Your Pedestrian Accident Claim in Nevada

Ladah Law Firm fights for the rights of injured pedestrians on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge upfront costs or hourly bills to injured victims. Our personal injury law only gets paid when you get paid. Our fee is based on your results. Better yet, we offer free, fully confidential, and comprehensive initial consultations to injured pedestrians in Nevada. 

Contact Our Nevada Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today

At Ladah Law Firm, our Nevada pedestrian accident lawyers fight aggressively to protect the rights and interests of injured victims. Hurt in a pedestrian crash? Contact our personal injury team today at (702) 252-0055 to set up your no cost, no strings attached initial consultation. We advocate for the rights of injured pedestrians in the Las Vegas Valley and throughout all of Nevada.