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Are Drivers Always Liable for Hitting a Pedestrian?

No. A driver is not automatically liable for a pedestrian accident. Under Nevada law (Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 41.141), pedestrian accident claims are subject to the state’s comparative negligence standard. Each party will be held responsible for their share of the accident. Among other things, this means that an injured pedestrian could share some of the fault for their own accident. For example, if a pedestrian crossed the street against a “Do Not Walk” sign, a court may determine that the pedestrian was responsible for part, or all, of the resulting accident. Unfortunately, the big insurance companies sometimes try to unfairly blame pedestrians for their own injuries. If they are successful in doing so, it can take thousands of dollars out of a settlement offer. Do not let this happen to you: work with a pedestrian accident lawyer who will protect your rights.