Car Accidents and Elderly Pedestrians
For an elderly person, the street can be a dangerous place, especially in Las Vegas. There are many visual distraction for drivers. Pedestrians are hit by cars all the time, especially in high traffic areas, on the side of highways and on city streets. Many times the accident occurs at no fault to the elderly pedestrian. In fact, in most cases it is the fault of the driver.
Pedestrian accidents can occur when a driver misses a traffic signal, or takes a turn quickly or is speeding through and intersection. When a pedestrian is standing at an intersection, s/he has a lighted signal such as a WALK sign or an image of a blinking person walking. For the sight-impaired, many signs nowadays even have a clicking, chirping or beeping sound to indicate when a pedestrian can walk. However, if a driver is not paying attention to the traffic light and to the walk signal, an accident is likely to occur. Disregarding a crosswalk is also a common driver error. Instead of obeying the law and yielding to the person on the crosswalk, the driver speeds through, hitting the individual with the car’s full force.
In Las Vegas, drivers still continue to get behind the wheel while intoxicated despite absorbent fines, astronomical rises in their insurance and harsh laws. The impairment causes drivers to lose judgment of the road, and possibly not even see the person they are about to hit. Technology can also a distraction, since drivers chat on cell phone calls while others text incessantly, lowering their eyes from the road to read and type messages on their phone.
Find Out If You Have A Car Accident Injury Case
No matter how the accident occurred, a victim will need to talk to pedestrian car accident lawyer. If you or someone you love has suffered a pedestrian accident due to the neglect of another, you should talk to an experienced lawyer about your case. Parker Scheer Lagomarsino lawyers have successfully negotiated and tried dozens of Las Vegas car accident and personal injury cases. Please contact us for a free confidential case review and receive a response within hours, or call toll free 702-383-2864. If you need a lawyer outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, please contact us for a referral.