A girl hit in a North Las Vegas pedestrian accident is taking steps on her long road of recovery. The girl, Alyssa Mowery, almost didn’t survive the accident which claimed the life of her 5-year old friend, Amelia Decker. In critical condition after the accident, the 6-year old had to relearn how to walk, now she can run. Her improvements include the ability to attend kindergarten, however the child requires specialize instruction. Fluid on the girl’s brain has caused her to be hyperactive and lack impulse control. The child’s mother says the girl now behaves like she was a toddler all over again. However she is happy her little girl is still alive, no matter what her condition. If you or a relative has been hurt or killed in a North Las Vegas pedestrian accident and would like to recover costs incurred for medical bills, lost work and pain and suffering, contact Benson and Bingham today for a free legal consultation.
The girls were hit by a 78-year old woman, Alice Alava, who drove 60 additional yards after hitting the girls as they crossed on a cross walk at Camino Eldorado in North Las Vegas. Ms. Alava was charged with a number of misdemeanors including not stopping at a cross walk, passing a stopped car and not paying attention while driving. Ms. Alava plead no contest, will serve no jail time, pay a fine of $5,000 and have no driver’s license for two years. At her sentencing, Ms. Alava expressed remorse. If you have been involved in a North Las Vegas pedestrian accident, do not settle with the driver’s insurance company. Speak with the attorneys at Benson and Bingham to ensure you are reimbursed all you are owed.
To reduce the number of North Las Vegas pedestrian accidents at the intersection, authorities have begun improvements to the crosswalk. Flashing lights are about to be installed which will alert drivers when someone is crossing the road.