Henderson Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Henderson Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrians in the Henderson area are expected to use care and caution when crossing streets and navigating busy metropolitan spaces, and drivers in the area are expected to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at all times and have a duty of care to avoid hitting them. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents happen in various ways, and if your family has experienced such an accident, it is vital to consult a Henderson pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Legal Counsel for Pedestrian Accident Claims in Henderson, NV

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have a strong professional record of successful personal injury representation in Henderson due to our commitment to providing client-focused legal counsel in every case we accept. We know how damaging and traumatic these accidents can be and that you are likely to have many important questions about your legal options in the aftermath of such an accident.

If you believe another party is responsible for your damages, you have the right to seek accountability and compensation for those damages. A Henderson pedestrian accident law firm can help, and the sooner you reach out for assistance, the more time your attorney can have to build a compelling case for you.

Easton & Easton will take the time necessary to learn as much as possible about your situation and the effects your recent pedestrian accident has had on your life. Our goal for every client we represent in Henderson is maximum recovery in the shortest possible timeframe, and we will do everything we can to streamline your recovery as much as possible.

Henderson Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Henderson

The state follows a fault system when vehicle accidents happen, meaning the driver at fault for an accident absorbs liability for all resulting damages. This same rule applies to pedestrian accidents in Henderson, NV, and the fault is a bit clearer in these accident cases than in most other vehicle accident cases. A driver always has a duty of care to avoid hitting pedestrians at all times, even if a pedestrian breaches their own duty of care to cross streets legally.

Pedestrian accidents might happen from distraction behind the wheel, speeding, or moving violations like running red lights or performing illegal turns. When a driver is directly responsible for causing a pedestrian accident, they should expect to face liability for all resulting damages. Your Henderson pedestrian accident lawyer can help secure the evidence you may need to firmly establish fault for the incident.

Recovering With Auto Insurance in Henderson

Nevada law requires all drivers to have auto insurance that includes coverage for bodily injury liability and property damage liability. When a driver causes an accident and harms another party, the victim can file a claim against the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy to seek compensation for their losses. This same rule applies to pedestrian accidents, but an insurance claim is likely to cover only a fraction of the victim’s total losses.

Your Henderson pedestrian accident lawyer can guide you through the auto insurance claim filing process, resolving any issues you encounter with the insurance company’s handling of your claim. Once the insurance company has investigated and approved the claim, they will issue you a settlement. When this does not fully cover all the damages the at-fault driver caused, you will then need to file a personal injury claim to cover the remainder.

Claimable Damages in Your Personal Injury Suit

The objective of your personal injury claim in Henderson is to identify the driver responsible for causing your pedestrian accident, prove exactly how they caused it, and show the full extent of the damages they inflicted. You must also establish causation between your claimed damages and the defendant’s actions. This means the damages must have occurred because of the defendant’s actions and not any other cause.

An average personal injury claim in Henderson will involve economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are more straightforward and include any direct financial losses that can be proven with the appropriate documentation. Non-economic damages are more subjective and pertain to the victim’s physical pain, psychological trauma, and emotional distress resulting from the accident.

Economic damages you could claim from the defendant in your case may include property damage, medical expenses, and lost income. You also have the right to seek compensation for projected future economic losses, such as the cost of necessary ongoing medical care and any future income you are no longer able to earn. Your Henderson pedestrian accident lawyer can be invaluable for the help they can provide in accurately calculating your economic damages.

Non-economic damages are more difficult to assess. Nevada’s personal injury laws do not limit or cap the amount of pain and suffering compensation a plaintiff may claim from a defendant, so it is possible for your pain and suffering compensation to amount to the bulk of your total case award. The more serious your injuries and the longer your expected recovery time, the more you are likely to receive in pain and suffering compensation.

When the defendant caused your accident by driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs or any other illegal activity, they are likely to face punitive damages in addition to your civil damages. These cannot be claimed directly by the plaintiff and are instead awarded at the discretion of the judge.

Resolving Your Pedestrian Accident Case in Henderson

Most civil claims for damages end in private settlement negotiations rather than litigation. However, if the parties involved in the case cannot negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution to the claim, it will need to be resolved in court.

When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your pedestrian accident case in Henderson, you are investing in a seasoned legal advocate ready to provide comprehensive support through all stages of your case. We are confident in our firm’s ability to address your unique concerns and help maximize the compensation you obtain for your damages, and the sooner you connect with our team, the more time we have to build your case.

Pedestrian Accident FAQs

Q: Does a Pedestrian Always Have the Right-of-Way in Henderson?

A: State law requires all drivers to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at all times, even when pedestrians cross a street illegally. When a driver hits a pedestrian, they are likely to incur liability for the resulting damages, but it is possible for the pedestrian to share fault for the accident and face a diminished recovery under the state’s modified comparative fault rule.

Q: What Happens When a Pedestrian Is Partially at Fault for an Accident in Henderson?

A: Whenever any plaintiff is found to bear partial liability for the damages they caused in an accident, they will lose a percentage of their case award equal to their percentage of fault as long as they are less than 50% to blame for the accident. For example, 10% fault means the loss of 10% of their case award, while 40% fault would mean losing 40% of their case award. If the plaintiff is 50% or more at fault, they cannot claim compensation from the defendant.

Q: How Much Is a Pedestrian Accident Claim Worth?

A: The total value of any civil claim for damages hinges on the scope of the victim’s damages. State law enables a personal injury plaintiff to claim full repayment of all economic losses they suffered because of the defendant’s actions, and there is no limit on the amount of pain and suffering compensation they can claim. Your Henderson pedestrian accident lawyer can estimate the full potential value of your case.

Q: Will the Driver at Fault for a Pedestrian Accident Go to Jail?

A: It is possible for a driver to face jail time and other criminal penalties if they break the law in causing a pedestrian accident. For example, reckless driving or DUI would not make the at-fault driver liable for the victim’s civil damages, but they would also face criminal prosecution from the state. The severity of their penalties would depend on the severity of the damage they have done, the manner in which they caused the accident, and their criminal history.

Q: What Does It Cost to Hire a Henderson Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

A: The team at Easton & Easton makes it easy for you to secure the legal representation you need for an impending pedestrian accident case in Henderson. We take these cases on contingency, meaning our client only pays a fee if and when we win their case, and the fee is a percentage of their final case award. If our firm is unable to obtain a recovery for you, there is no fee at all.

Any pedestrian accident has the potential to result in life-changing injuries and a wide range of expensive damages, and it is vital to know your options for legal recourse after experiencing such an incident. Easton & Easton is ready to provide the compassionate legal counsel you need in this difficult situation, so if you are ready to learn what our team can do for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation with a Henderson pedestrian accident lawyer.

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Retaining Easton and Easton was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! From the initial consultation to our final meeting, they were nothing short of exceptional. I was forced to retain their services after firing my previous attorney for not handling the case properly. I dealt with Gabriel and Brian (partner) exclusively throughout the case. They did as promised and were great communicators throughout the entire process. I will recommend them to anyone I know going through a personal injury case. They were ultimately able to untangle the mess caused by my previous lawyer and get a result that I was extremely happy with. Their staff is exceptional as well and provided top notch customer service. Amera was also extremely helpful and easy to deal with as well.

Jeffrey N.

I was in a pretty bad car accident and decided to have Easton & Easton represent me, Travis Easton to be specific. Travis Easton and his paralegal made the whole process effortless. They were so understanding and helpful! The entire thing was a gigantic mess, yet Travis managed to make it run like clockwork. I would HIGHLY recommend Easton & Easton! If you are ever in need of a personal defense attorney Easton & Easton is the firm to represent you!

Mark B.

They are the best law firm in Orange County period. Choosing them to represent me was the best decision of my life.
My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
I was treated with utmost respect and I felt like I was being represented by a close family member. The responses to my questions were quick and clear. What E & E has done for me is phenomenal.
My sincere thanks to Brian, Matt, Travis, Doug, Gabriel and Amera. They are what they are because of their dedication to provide high quality and professional service to their clients.

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Brian Easton and his team, Gabe Mendoza and Amera Hajali, helped me during a very difficult time in my life. I had a significant injury from a car accident, and wound up seeking out Easton & Easton when I was having difficulties getting help from my doctors. The Easton team took a lot of stress off of me while acting as my advocates to help me get the care I needed, and saw my case all the way through to a healthy settlement.

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