Your injuries are much more likely to be catastrophic or fatal in a pedestrian accident than in a car-to-car crash due to the lack of protection you have when you are walking. You might need surgery and other expensive medical treatments and be off work for months or longer while you are recovering.
Under Nevada law, the negligent driver who struck you is responsible for fully compensating you for your injuries. You need to understand what types of damages you should be paid in your settlement so that you can fight for what you deserve.
Types of Compensation You Are Entitled to in a Pedestrian Accident
The driver who hit you will be responsible for compensating you if his negligence caused your accident. Speeding, talking on a cellphone or texting, intoxication, or failing to yield the right of way are a few of the causes of pedestrian accidents in Henderson. If you can prove the other driver’s fault, you would be entitled to the following types of compensation under Nevada law:
You are entitled to be reimbursed for the cost of all medical treatments you need for your injuries. This includes medical care you will need in the future if you suffered long-term or permanent injuries. Types of compensation you should request include:
- Doctor visits
- Physical therapy and other rehabilitative therapies
- Mental health care
- Assistive aids, like a wheelchair, walker, crutches, or brace
- Assistive aids at your home
If you must take time off work, the negligent driver should pay you for the wages you lost. When filing your lost wage claim, you can ask for the following:
- Sick and vacation time
- Bonuses, commissions, and profit-sharing
- Other perks of your job that you lost
- Lost earning capacity if you must make a job change or are permanently disabled
Pain and Suffering
You can suffer physical pain and emotional distress due to your injuries which can affect your ability to work and your quality of life. You are entitled to be compensated for your pain and suffering injuries, but it can be hard to put a value on this portion of your claim. An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Henderson can determine what you should receive.
If you suffered any property damage, such as to a cellphone or computer, you could be paid the cost to repair or replace them. In addition, you are entitled to any out-of-pocket expenses you incurred.
If a family member died in a pedestrian accident, you might be entitled to wrongful death damages from the negligent driver. This can include funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial and emotional support from your loved one, and much more.
Have You Been Involved In A Henderson Or Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident?
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident we are here to fight for your rights aggressively. We represent visitors here on vacation and business as well as local residents. Contact us online or call our Henderson office directly at 702.405.6000 to schedule a free initial consultation.