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Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

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There are thousands of people walking in Las Vegas between hotels and restaurants on the Strip and everywhere, so it is important to drive carefully to prevent pedestrian accidents. Last year nearly 5,000 pedestrians were killed and 76,000 injured by motorized vehicles according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association or NHTSA. Many of these accidents happen while the pedestrian is attempting to cross the street or because of poor maintenance on the sidewalks and walkways.

If you have recently been in an accident while on foot, you should know that you have the right to recover damages if the incident was caused by the negligence of another. Negligence is defined by NHTSA as the “failure to do. or not do, something that a reasonable person would in a similar situation to prevents risks.”

A driver of an automobile is always under the Driver’s Duty of Care, which means that they have the responsibility to exercise reasonable care at all times, and failure to do so is considered negligence. If you have been injured as a pedestrian, contact Potter Law Offices to discuss your accident with our team of professional personal injury lawyers. Depending on the case, your lawyer may recover losses on medical expenses, property damage, lost time at work, long term recovery, permanent disability and emotional distress.