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What Happens if You Hit a Pedestrian Jaywalking?

Pedestrian accidents can be particularly devastating, and the consequences can be severe for both the pedestrian and the driver. If you hit a pedestrian who was jaywalking, you may be wondering about the legal implications and what happens next. What is Jaywalking? Jaywalking is a term used to describe a pedestrian who crosses the street […]

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Who Is at Fault When a Car Hits a Pedestrian?

Not every case of a car hitting a pedestrian results in the driver bearing fault. In your case, the driver could be at fault, the pedestrian could have acted negligently, or some other party could have acted (or failed to act) in a way that caused or contributed to the accident. Who Could Be at […]

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Can a Pedestrian Hit By a Car Get Compensation?

Yes, it is possible for a pedestrian who was hit by a car to get compensation. In order to secure it, you must prove the other party’s negligence. How much your medical care costs, the severity of your injuries, and how the accident impacted your overall well-being all influence your final award. You Must Prove […]

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Can Jaywalkers Be Liable for a Crash in Nevada?

When a pedestrian gets hit by a car, most people immediately assume the driver is at fault. Often that assumption is true. Drivers are more protected than pedestrians, and drivers have a duty to yield to a pedestrian in their path. That said, a jaywalking pedestrian may be held partially, if not fully, liable for […]

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What Type Of Accident Is Most Common In Las Vegas?

Human beings seem to be quite accident-prone. We slip and fall, trip, get into car accidents, ingest poisons and hurt ourselves in numerous ways with surprising frequency. However, when someone is hurt in an accident, it is always important to look at who is responsible. Would a victim have slipped if the store manager had […]

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Vegas Roads Leave Homeless At Risk Of Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian deaths in Las Vegas, as well as nationwide, are on the rise. A new study conducted by the Southern Nevada Health District has found that if you are a homeless person in Clark County, you are about 22 times more likely to be hit in a pedestrian accident than someone who is not homeless. […]

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Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck Three Times

The Nevada Highway Patrol reports that a pedestrian was killed on U.S. 395 near Topaz Lake when he was struck by three different vehicles, two of them Douglas County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was apparently standing in the road on the southbound side of the highway when he was […]

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Motorist Strikes And Kills Pedestrian Crossing Street

A motorist driving a 2000 Ford Expedition SUV struck and killed a female pedestrian as she crossed a street in Las Vegas, according to recent reports. The Las Vegas Police arrived at Durango Drive, north of Paddle Wheel Way, between Desert Inn Road and Sahara Avenue. The woman was apparently walking outside of the crosswalk when […]

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Woman Killed By Bus At Burning Man

A woman was recently run down by a bus carrying passengers around the Burning Man Festival, leading to questions about the safety of the event. Rescue personnel arrived quickly, but the woman was declared dead at the scene. An investigation is being undertaken by the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office in order to determine how the bus […]

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Pedestrian Hurt After Being Stuck By A Bus Mirror

According to reports from the Las Vegas Review Journal, a pedestrian was hit by a shuttle bus mirror. The accident took place near the Las Vegas Strip, and authorities reported that the injuries were not life-threatening. First responders arrived at the scene at 4:00 a.m. BUS PEDESTRIAN SAFETY According to the National Center for Statistics and […]

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