Stories abound in Las Vegas of pedestrians being struck and injured and even killed by a car. Nationally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that, in 2011, there were 4,432 pedestrian who died and another 69,000 were injured, and of those injured, 11,000.00 of them were 14 years old or younger. Even if the pedestrian survives, often times the injuries are so traumatic and can lead to life long disabilities and problems for the victim. Holding those responsible for the injuries is important and helps those victims who are financially devastated by their injuries.
Though the news often reports that a pedestrian hit by a car was at fault for jaywalking, sometimes this is not the case. Even a jaywalking pedestrian may still be entitled to compensation for a number of reasons. The car that hit the pedestrian could have been speeding or failed to notice other cars had stopped for the pedestrian. Thus, if you were a pedestrian that was injured by a car, it is important to consult with an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney to find out whether you have a claim or not.