As traffic congestion and costs to drive increase, walking to a destination has become more and more popular. Unfortunately, a downside to walking in a busy area is the risk of being injured in a pedestrian accident.
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) reports that Nevada pedestrian accidents continue to rise. Often caused by the negligence of motor vehicle driver, a pedestrian accident can result in catastrophic injuries simply due to the lack of protection a pedestrian has compared to the driver of a vehicle.
Undoubtedly, pedestrian accidents can be the most severe of all traffic-related accidents. After this type of accident,Avrek Law Firm’s pedestrian accident lawyers in Reno can help you fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for injuries and damages.
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What causes Reno pedestrian accidents?
When motorists don’t properly share the road, the risk for an accident immediately increases. Pedestrians have the least amount of physical protection, and face a high likelihood that injury will occur when involved in a pedestrian accident. A pedestrian’s negligence in crossing a roadway safely can also cause an accident, but more common scenarios that might cause a pedestrian accident include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Fatigued driving
- Failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalk or intersection
- Distracted or careless driving
- Pedestrian visibility
Pedestrian injuries in an accident with a motor vehicle can be life-altering, and damages can include high current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Get the Help You Need After a Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrian accidents can be devastating to those involved. Working within the Nevada statute of limitations, if you have sustained injuries as a result of a local pedestrian accident, you may be able to seek damages from the driver who hit you.
Avrek Law Firm’s Reno pedestrian accident attorneys combine more than 30 years of pedestrian accident claim experience, and fight to recover the maximum compensation for victims’ accident injuries and damages. We proudly serve Reno and the surrounding areas, including Sparks, and offer a free case consultation to discuss each victim’s claim. For a free case review, call our office today or fill out the online form today!