Car accidents involving pedestrians often have serious consequences. Las Vegas, a city full of busy sidewalks that teem with people at all hours of the day, sees its fair share of such accidents. When this happens, injured pedestrians may be able to file civil litigation against any negligent people or companies responsible for the incidents. Such lawsuits can help these victims address medical expenses, physical therapy and any other financial issues stemming from the accident.
A female pedestrian in her 20s was critically injured when she was struck by a vehicle on Las Vegas Boulevard. She was transported to a hospital to receive treatment for her injuries, but reports do not offer details on her current condition or prognosis. The driver of the sedan that hit the woman did not flee the scene, although reports do not indicate how cooperative this person was with authorities. Details on the driver’s gender and age were not provided.
Law enforcement officials are still investigating the incident. Reports do not offer any speculation on the cause of the accident, or whether drunk driving or speeding may have played a role in the crash. There is no indication that there were any witnesses to the accident who could provide details on the events that led up to the collision.
When pedestrians suffer a personal injury due to a car accident, they are often faced with mounting medical bills and other financial problems. Pursuing civil litigation against the parties responsible for the incident can help such victims gain compensation for their injuries, which can aid in recovery efforts and allow everyone involved to move on with their lives. If you are currently facing such a situation, you may want to have a lawyer review your case.
Source: Las Vegas Sun, “Woman crossing Las Vegas Boulevard is struck, critically injured,” July 1, 2014