Skilled Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Nevada and Utah
Pedestrian accidents are dangerous and can lead to significant personal losses. Recoup the expenses by hiring a pedestrian accident lawyer from Bighorn Law. Our team is ready to walk you through the process right away.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Occurrences of pedestrians hit by vehicles is unfortunately not uncommon in Nevada. There are several causes of pedestrian accidents, including:
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driving with distractions
- Driving recklessly
- Failing to yield at crosswalks
- Driving around a school bus
- Backing up the vehicle without looking
- Driving with mechanical problems in the vehicle
- Driving improperly in weather conditions
When a vehicle driver crashes into a pedestrian, the victim has the opportunity to recover their losses. Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries that can be lifelong and alter the way you function. These injuries can be a large financial burden to carry. The victim shouldn’t be responsible for making payments on something that might not be their fault. It’s crucial to contact a lawyer who can determine liability right away.
Factors That Establish Responsibility in a Pedestrian Accident
When a driver hits a pedestrian with their car, the victim has a right to recover their losses. To do this, the individual must prove that the driver was being negligent. These guidelines determine the responsibility in a pedestrian accident:
- The driver owed a duty of care to the victim and failed to adhere to it, and an injury resulted.
- The driver broke a law meant to protect the pedestrian, and it caused an injury.
The laws that the driver breaks are many of those listed above. If a driver is drunk driving or speeding and hits a pedestrian, the driver is liable. There is also a case for suing the manufacturer if the vehicle malfunctioned. This situation is considered strict product liability.
Can a Pedestrian Sue if They’ve Been Hit by a Car?
A pedestrian that has been hit by a car has the right to sue. Generally speaking, they have up to two years from the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, pedestrians should realize the case will play out based on who is at fault. Hiring an attorney can help you get the facts straight and receive money for your injury.
When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After a Pedestrian Accident
After a pedestrian accident, you should call an attorney as soon as you can. A personal injury attorney can help you get compensation for pedestrian accidents. The sooner you file a claim, the faster you can have peace of mind knowing you recovered the losses you experienced due to the incident.
Request a Free Consultation Today
If you have been injured by a negligent driver, contact Bighorn Law today to discuss the event. Our experienced attorneys can help you win injury compensation for pedestrian accidents. We will listen to your complaint and help you follow the correct steps. Reach out to us online or give us a call at 702-541-9276 today.