Boulder City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Boulder City Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrians in Boulder City have a duty of care to follow posted crossing signals and to obey traffic laws at all times, and they have the right to expect nearby drivers to uphold their own duties of care. If you or a loved one recently suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, it is vital to know your options for legal recourse and the value of working with an experienced Boulder City pedestrian accident lawyer as you seek compensation for your damages.

Legal Representation for Boulder City, NV, Pedestrian Accident Cases

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have extensive experience resolving all kinds of personal injury claims in Boulder City, including those arising from pedestrian accidents. We know how damaging and traumatic these accidents can be and that you are likely to have many important legal questions about your recovery options. The sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can begin helping you recover.

While it is technically possible to pursue recovery from your accident without hiring legal representation, it is risky in several ways. You could miss court filing deadlines or make procedural errors that delay your case proceedings or even jeopardize your ability to recover your losses. Even if you managed to prove fault for the accident, you would be unlikely to obtain as much compensation as an attorney could have secured for you.

When you have an experienced Boulder City pedestrian accident law firm helping you, you can rest and focus on your recovery with peace of mind, knowing your legal affairs are in capable hands. The team at Easton & Easton has years of professional experience handling all types of complex civil claims for damages, and we are ready to put this experience to work for you.

Boulder City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Proving Liability for Your Pedestrian Accident in Boulder City

Before the victim of any personal injury in Boulder City will be able to recover compensation for their losses, they will need to prove fault for the pedestrian accident they experienced. Nevada operates on a fault system for resolving all motor vehicle accidents, including pedestrian accidents. This means whoever is at fault absorbs liability for the resulting damages.

Your Boulder City pedestrian accident lawyer can be invaluable for the help they can provide in proving your case. You may need witness testimony from people who saw your accident happen, physical evidence from the scene of the crash, digital evidence like traffic camera recordings, vehicle computer data, and cell phone records, and you may require input from various expert witnesses.

Once you have identified the party or parties responsible for causing your pedestrian accident, you can proceed with claiming compensation for your damages. It is important to remember that the state enforces the modified comparative fault rule, which applies to any case in which the plaintiff shares fault with the defendant for causing the damages.

If a plaintiff is found partially at fault, they will have a fault percentage assigned and will lose this percentage of their total case award. For example, if the victim was jaywalking when they were hit by the defendant, the judge handling their case will likely find them partially liable. However, a driver always has a greater duty of care to avoid hitting pedestrians than a pedestrian has to avoid being hit by a car.

Recovering Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident in Boulder City

Recovery from any vehicle accident typically starts with a claim against the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy. The state’s fault rule dictates that every driver in the state must have auto insurance that meets basic coverage requirements for bodily injury liability and property damage liability. An auto insurance claim can provide helpful initial compensation for your damages but will be unlikely to fully cover the entire scope of your losses.

Your Boulder City pedestrian accident attorney can help you file your claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. If you encounter any problems with the insurance company’s handling of your case, your attorney will know how to resolve these issues. After the insurance company approves your claim, they can issue a settlement offer.

If the at-fault driver’s insurance cannot fully cover your damages or if they do not have insurance at all, you will need to file a personal injury claim to recover your damages. Under the state’s personal injury statutes, the plaintiff in a personal injury case has the right to seek compensation for:

  • Property damage. If any personal belongings were lost in your pedestrian accident, the defendant is liable for these losses.
  • Medical expenses. Most pedestrian accidents result in severe injuries, many of which require extensive rehabilitative care. The defendant who caused your accident is liable for all immediate and future medical expenses resulting from your accident.
  • Lost wages. When you are too injured to work after a personal injury, the defendant who injured you is liable for the income you are unable to earn. If your accident has left you permanently disabled, the defendant is also liable for your diminished earning potential. Your Boulder City pedestrian accident lawyer can help accurately calculate how much future income you are no longer able to earn.
  • Pain and suffering. These non-economic damages are compensable losses in a personal injury claim. There is no limit to pain and suffering compensation in vehicle accident claims, so you may seek as much as you believe is appropriate to reflect the severity of the harm the defendant caused. For many plaintiffs in pedestrian accident claims, pain and suffering account for most of their case awards.

Other variables may influence your final case award, such as punitive damages if the defendant caused the accident through illegal misconduct or diminished recovery under the modified comparative fault rule. When you choose Easton & Easton to handle your pedestrian accident claim in Boulder City, our goal will be to help maximize your recovery as much as the law allows.

The majority of personal injury cases filed in Boulder City end in private settlement negotiations, but this is only an option if both parties are willing to compromise. If settlement does not work out, or if a defendant is unwilling to settle the case, the claim will need to be resolved through litigation. Easton & Easton is prepared to help settle your case if possible or represent you before a judge if necessary.

Pedestrian Accidents FAQs

Q: Is a Driver Always at Fault for Hitting a Pedestrian?

A: Nevada law requires all drivers to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at all times, so whenever a driver hits a pedestrian, the driver is at fault for the accident. However, it is possible for a pedestrian to bear partial liability for the accident if they crossed the street illegally or were otherwise negligent. The state upholds a modified comparative fault law, so each liable party will have a percentage of fault assigned to them.

Q: Will a Driver Go to Jail for Hitting a Pedestrian?

A: If a driver caused a pedestrian accident through illegal action like DUI, or if they hit a pedestrian and attempt to flee the scene of the accident, they are likely to face criminal charges for their actions. The penalties they face could include jail time, fines, and restitution to the victim, and they will also be responsible for all the victim’s civil damages. Your Boulder City pedestrian accident lawyer can advise you how illegal misconduct could influence your recovery.

Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Boulder City?

A: There is a two-year statute of limitations that applies to most personal injury claims in the state. This statute of limitations begins on the date an accident occurs. While two years might sound like more than enough time for you to file your claim, it is always optimal for the plaintiff to file their case as soon as possible. This preserves the reliability of evidence needed to prove fault and ensures they meet the statute of limitations.

Q: How Much Is a Pedestrian Accident Case Worth in Boulder City?

A: The total potential value of a personal injury case depends on the extent and severity of the victim’s damages. You have the right to claim full compensation for all economic damages the defendant inflicted, and you have the right to seek as much pain and suffering compensation as you believe to be appropriate to reflect the severity of your experience.

Q: How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Boulder City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

A: The attorneys at Easton & Easton take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so there is no need to worry about paying more for legal counsel than you win in compensation for your damages. Our firm’s fee will be a percentage of the total compensation we recover for you, and you owe nothing if we are unable to secure compensation for your damages.

The right attorney can have a tremendous positive impact on the outcome of your impending pedestrian accident case. The attorneys at Easton & Easton have cultivated a strong reputation as a leading choice for personal injury counsel in Boulder City and surrounding areas, and we are ready to apply our experience and professional resources to your case. Contact us today to schedule a case evaluation with a Boulder City pedestrian accident lawyer to learn how we can help.

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