With data in for the first two months of 2019, pedestrian deaths were up by 40% compared to the same time last year. One of the major contributors to pedestrian deaths is failure to yield right of way on the part of drivers and pedestrians. It takes careful attention on both parts to avoid motor vehicle vs pedestrian collisions. Distraction often plays a role in violations of right of way.
While drivers have a duty to watch out for pedestrians, you can’t count on them to do so, especially in a city full of tourists who are out of their element and often intoxicated on top of engaging in distractions like texting and taking selfies and live videos top post on social media. Whether you are a local or just visiting Las Vegas, please resist the urge to walk distracted. It could save your life.
Las Vegas Pedestrian Injuries
Pedestrian injuries are often severe. The human body just doesn’t stand a chance when up against a car, truck or bus, even at low speeds. Common pedestrian injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Pelvic injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
It is not uncommon to suffer a combination of serious injuries when struck as a pedestrian, increasing the risk of complications and making recovery far more difficult.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and more. Adam Smith Law can help. Call us today at 702-929-2289 or email us right away.