Thursday, October 4, 2012

Las Vegas Streets

Very often in Las Vegas, it is reported that a pedestrian was struck by a car. Some factors that contribute to this could be that there are a high number of pedestrians that travel on some busy intersections and streets in the city. Furthermore, Las Vegas is open and running 24 hours a day. Thus, there are a large number of workers that get off at odd hours and are walking home on dark streets.

Many pedestrian injuries have been  reported including one recently about a young girl who was killed while walking in a crosswalk.  Also, a fatal motorcycle accident also resulted in a pedestrian injury.  There have been discussions by Las Vegas citizens about making the streets safer including editorials in the newspaper. Also, a task force that was run jointly by local law enforcement and the FBI was created by the city in an attempt to create safer streets. And while these attempts may have made the streets a little safer, unfortunately, many accidents and pedestrian deaths are still occurring. 

It is clear that further action is needed to make the streets of Las Vegas safe for pedestrians and motorist alike. However, in the mean time it is important to protect yourself. If you are a pedestrian, please be very aware of your surroundings and try to stay in well-lit areas. Also, try to avoid crossing high speed highways. 

If you unfortunately have already been injured in an accident, you need to know your rights. Pedestrians that are injured in traffic accidents might have legal claims against the drivers which would help cover medical expenses and lost wages. If you have been injured, please contact Connor & Connor PLLC today for an initial consultation. Please call 702.430.4614 or email to set up a free consultation. 

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