Las Vegas, NV- Las Vegas seems to have an inordinate amount of foot traffic any time of the year, but with summer underway, the pedestrian traffic in the city can easily get out of control. This is a boon for business, but a danger to motorists and pedestrians. A study conducted in 2012 found that pedestrian traffic congestion on the Las Vegas Strip often reaches levels not acceptable in most cities. Because of this
A pregnant woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a car just off the Las Vegas Strip Saturday night. Fox 5 Vegas reports that the woman was crossing Circus Circus Dr. near Las Vegas Boulevard when she was struck by a Ford Focus.
The woman was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Doctors birthed the baby at the hospital and both mother and child were in listed in critical condition.
Police said the injured woman was wearing dark clothing and was not in a crosswalk when she was struck.
Fox 5 Vegas reports that the driver who struck the woman stayed on the scene and cooperated with the police investigation. The driver was not speeding or impaired at the time of the crash police said.
According to the CDC, a pedestrian is killed in traffic accidents once every two hours in the U.S. and tens of thousands of pedestrians are injured. In 2012, pedestrian-auto accidents injured 76,000 people in the U.S. That is a large number of people who will suffer debilitating injuries and find themselves buried in medical bills.
In some pedestrian-auto accidents, a pedestrian can actually be at fault. There may be this misconception that a motorist is always at when a pedestrian is struck, but that is not always the case. Pedestrians take risks that put their lives and the lives of others in danger. As a consequence, a pedestrian can be held liable for any injuries or property damage that result.
But the majority of pedestrian-auto accidents are caused by a motorist who is inattentive, speeding or disobeying traffic signals. All motorists have a duty of care which means they are responsible for making certain that they drive safely under the current conditions of the road. Motorists must take whatever steps they can to prevent an accident otherwise they could be at fault. If a motorist is negligent, the pedestrian victim should speak with a personal injury attorney with a Las Vegas practice. Having experienced legal representation will allow an accident victim to recover a substantial settlement for their injuries and losses.
Pedestrians can suffer serious injuries which can lead to a long recovery, and in the worst cases permanent disability. Following a major crash, the victims are thinking about how they are going to cover their bills instead of healing. This is why USAttorneys recommends you speak with one of our outstanding accident attorneys in near your Nevada location.Accident victims can worry about their well-being by handing over their case to the capable hands of one of our attorneys.They can inform you of the value of your injuries and other losses and get started on your injury claim, so you can focus on getting better. We can connect your with a lawyer today.
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