Motor vehicular accidents involving pedestrians are happening at an alarming rate, especially in densely populated urban areas. In fact, every day 20 pedestrians die because of moving vehicles. Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations, not only in the United States but in the entire world. While it is relatively safe to walk in Vegas, the high concentration of foot traffic and potential driving distractions make the city particularly unsafe for pedestrians.
What are the causes of pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas?
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Las Vegas is the brightest city in the world when observed from outer space due to the lights from its famous resort hotels and casinos. People flock to Vegas to escape from reality and indulge in drinking, gambling and partying, which often results in reckless behavior. Therefore, the common causes of pedestrian accidents in Vegas are the following:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted pedestrians
- Unsafe road conditions
- Reckless driving
- Failing to yield to pedestrians
A pedestrian does not stand a chance against a car. They suffer catastrophic and severe injuries or even wrongful death. The problem is that the parties that should compensate them for their damages deny responsibility and blame the victim to avoid paying.
Pedestrians can hold an at-fault driver responsible
Imagine taking time off to relax and unwind, only to fall victim to a car accident caused by a negligent or drunk driver. Pedestrians who have suffered because of a driver’s reckless misconduct on the road have a right to seek justice.