What can I do if I was hit by a car?
As a pedestrian that is hit by a car, you should try to prove the burden of proof. If the driver was negligent, leading to the accident, you may be able to win a lawsuit against them. When a driver breaks traffic laws, this may be able to help your case. If a driver was distracted due to their cell phone or was speeding, this may be able to prove that they were the negligent party. This can help you recover damages. Damages may be able to provide compensation for the injuries that you have sustained as a result of the accident. Being hit by a car can cause detrimental injuries. Pedestrians do not have protection from a motor vehicle. This can put their health in danger. By acquiring damages, this can provide compensation for the surmounting medical bills.
Economic and non-economic damages can help victims of a pedestrian accident. It may be able to provide them with the money they need to cover the cost of their medical bills due to their injuries.
How do these accidents occur?
Drivers are subject to human error. They can become distracted by something inside or outside the car. This can cause them to take their eyes off the road for a few moments that can lead to terrible consequences. They may be in a rush and decided to go over the speed limit, causing them to be unable to stop in a timely manner if someone is crossing the street. If these drivers have an obstructed view, they may be unaware of the presence of a pedestrian. This obstruction can cause them to hit the pedestrian as they travel.
Weather may play a factor in a pedestrian accident as well. A foggy sky can cause a driver to have a limited view of what is surrounding them. A municipality may be responsible for bad road conditions that contributed to the cause of the accident. If roads have potholes, a driver may hit it and lose control of the vehicle. This can cause them to collide with a pedestrian.
When individuals in Las Vegas are injured due to the negligence of another party, they can turn to Lawrence C. Hill & Associates for quality legal assistance. Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, were injured by a negligent driver, or impacted by negligence in another way, we are here to help. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.