We have written before about the high number of pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas, and now there is recent news out that details just how bad the problem is. According to a report on Clark County pedestrian accidents and deaths, there were deaths of pedestrians on Southern Nevada streets than there were in counties that house some of the biggest metropolises in the country. Los Angeles, Manhattan, nearby Phoenix, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, all had fewer deaths per capita of pedestrians in the counties those cities live in than in Clark County, Nevada. A full 60 people were killed crossing the street in Clark County last year alone, an average of one person every six days. If you’ve been injured or a loved one killed crossing the street in Las Vegas, contact Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today. We can help sort out the horrible details of settling an estate, and get you the compensation you need to heal, pay the bills, and take the time to grieve.
According to this news report on pedestrian fatalities in Southern Nevada, they’ve been continuing to increase. This is even after the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, among other law enforcement agencies, put a specific focus on reducing pedestrian deaths in Clark County following two really bad years for pedestrian deaths and injuries, in 2011 and 2012. What did they get for their efforts? Even worse numbers. Whether the cause is people crossing unsafely, people speeding or driving under the influence in Las Vegas, whatever the case it is unacceptable. High speed limits and drivers and pedestrians not paying enough attention are also partly at fault, as is just the general urban planning where long stretches of multi-lane roads occur without crosswalks.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a pedestrian crash in Las Vegas, you need to talk to an experienced attorney today to learn your legal rights. Benson & Bingham’s top Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers can help. We offer free consultations so you can come speak with us even if you’re not sure if you have a case. If you do, we’ll take care of everything, and get you the compensation you need to move on with your life in the best way possible. Contact Benson & Bingham today.