Spring is officially in full swing, which means the Las Vegas strip is bustling more than ever and people are out to have fun. More people means more traffic, and increased population density in the heart of the city corresponds with an increase in pedestrian injuries. In the interest of ensuring that your good time isn’t ruined by an unfortunate accident, take time now to reflect on how to prevent an injury before one happens, and know your legal options in the event that an accident occurs.
Use Common Sense and All Five Senses in Busy Urban Areas
The Las Vegas strip is one of the liveliest places on earth, especially in the springtime. Don’t assume a vehicle will give you the right-of-way as a pedestrian. Don’t attempt to cross the street in the presence of traffic and don’t wander into taxi queues. In a city where pedestrians are known to enjoy a cocktail or two, and smartphones command too much interest from pedestrians and drivers alike, it pays to always be alert.
Pedestrians Are Owed a Duty Of Care
As a pedestrian, you are owed a duty of care by both drivers of vehicles and other pedestrians. Drivers must obey the laws of traffic and drive safely. Other pedestrians must act responsibly. If you are injured as a pedestrian as the result of the negligence or reckless of a driver or other pedestrian, you may have a legal claim for damages. After promptly seeking medical treatment for any injuries you have suffered, reach out to a skilled Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorney to discuss your legal options.
What to Do If You Have Been Injured As A Pedestrian in Nevada
If you have been injured as a pedestrian in Nevada, you may have a legal claim against the party or parties responsible. To discuss your legal options, call an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer today. You may be able to recover compensation for the cost of medical treatment, pain and suffering, lost income due to missed work, and other losses. The De Castroverde Law Group has been providing experienced legal representation to pedestrian accident victims for four decades. Let us use our experience to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Please contact us today.