The month of February continued with the long string of pedestrian fatalities in Las Vegas. So far, Las Vegas is on a pace to exceed the high number of 2012 pedestrian deaths in 2013. On last Wednesday another Las Vegas pedestrian fatality raise 2013’s total to 23 this year. The crash happened around 10:30 PM on last Wednesday evening. Police investigating the accident have concluded that the person crossing Torrey Pines Dr. was outside of a cross walk at the time of the accident. The accident has been also classified as a hit and run – as what is being called a darkly colored large SUV fled down Torrey Pines Blvd. after the crash. If you or a loved one has been involved in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident, Benson and Bingham can help you recover from your injuries by helping you to secure reimbursement for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and more.
The rise of Southern Nevada pedestrian accidents can be attributed to a number of factors. Las Vegas’ long blocks without crosswalks urge pedestrians to cross streets illegally. Las Vegas has many 6 and 8 lane roads, which creates significant real estate for a pedestrian to get across and spurs vehicle drivers to speed, giving drivers the illusion the roads are meant for speeds of 55, 65 even 70 miles per hour, not 35 or 45 miles per hour.
Benson and Bingham in Las Vegas specializes in all types of Nevada personal injury law, including Southern Nevada pedestrian accidents, Clark County automobile accidents, Las Vegas wrongful death and even casino accidents outside the state of Nevada when the company’s corporate headquarters is located in the Silver State. Our firm is considered one of the leading personal injury law firms in Las Vegas and offers all of our clients our exclusive happiness guarantee. If at the end of your case you feel your invoice isn’t fair, we will work with you to develop a fee structure that meets your approval.