The Regional Transportation agency for Southern Nevada has recently begun researching how pedestrians move and the danger spots in Downtown Las Vegas in an effort to prepare for the remaking of the area as denser residential and pedestrian friendly commercial applications move into the area. The additional research has been spurred by the stunning rise in Las Vegas pedestrian accidents over the last few years. Las Vegas pedestrian accidents happen due to the way Las Vegas was created. The city of Las Vegas was built not in the 16th century, where pedestrians and horse draw carriages were the norm but instead, Las Vegas got started as a major city in the 1940s and 1950s, the heydey of the American automobile. |
Going into early March, there were 10 Las Vegas pedestrian fatalities. This rate is 150% over the pedestrian fatality rate in 2014. In 2013, there were 9 pedestrian deaths by the start of March. Last year, just over 20% of traffic fatalities were Las Vegas pedestrian deaths. The cities that had more pedestrian deaths than Las Vegas were New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Miami, San Diego, Tampa and Detroit. The only city in the top 10 list that had a smaller percentage of Las Vegas pedestrian accidents was Baltimore, whose rate was just tenth of a percent lower that the rate of Las Vegas pedestrian accidents.
In Las Vegas pedestrian accidents, the people who are most likely to die are the elderly. As we age, bones become more brittle and organs begin to deteriorate. Muscle mass also falls as we age, so when the elderly are in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident they are particularly prone to suffering serious injury. If you or a relative has been hurt or killed in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident, contact Benson and Bingham today to begin discussion of your case.
There have been a few Las Vegas pedestrian accidents in March 2015. Just this morning at around 3 a.m. a Las Vegas pedestrian accident happened on the Las Vegas strip near the Sahara and Circus Circus casinos. Police have not released any information on who was hurt in the crash and the driver who hit the person fled the scene of the accident. The person injured in the early morning Las Vegas pedestrian accident was rushed to University hospital with injuries that are considered severe and life threatening.
Please contact Benson and Bingham if you or a family member has been hurt or killed in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident. We have a team of well trained and Nevada licensed personal injury attorneys who have significant experience with all types of personal injury law including Las Vegas pedestrian accidents, Clark County wrongful death incidents and even can represent you if you are injured in a casino outside of the Silver State and the company’s headquarters is based in Nevada. Each and every one of our clients is covered by our exclusive happiness guarantee, which protects our customers from bills they find outrageous.
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