Las vegas night photo December 9, 2019

Pedestrian Accidents at Busy Intersections

Las Vegas is a great city to get out and see the sights on foot. When you’re walking, however, absolutely nothing comes between you and the impact of a car, and Las Vegas sees its fair share of heavy traffic. For obvious reasons, pedestrian accidents are among the most dangerous and terrifying traffic accidents. If a motorist leaves you injured in a pedestrian accident, consult with an experienced Las Vegas Nevada personal injury attorney today.

Accidents at Intersections in Nevada

Intersections represent the places where traffic flowing in all different directions converges with pedestrians, and they are where some of the most dangerous pedestrian accidents occur. While the City of Las Vegas Nevada employs sophisticated pedestrian signaling systems at busy intersections, pedestrian accidents continue to be a serious problem. To be sure, we have a lot going on in our intersections, but drivers are, nevertheless, responsible for proceeding with caution.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Intersections

Every pedestrian accident is unique to its own situation, but there are several causes that are most closely associated with pedestrian accidents, including:


  • Speeding – Speeding through an intersection is always a terrible idea. Again, intersections are where traffic and pedestrians come together, which means additional caution must be exercised. The higher a motorist’s speed, the less opportunity he or she has to react to hazardous situations in intersections (including pedestrians). When a driver speeds up to beat a light, the situation becomes that much more dangerous.
  • Distracted Driving – Distracted driving is on the rise, and distracted drivers are dangerous drivers. Driving is an immense responsibility that necessitates paying one’s full attention to the road. The advent of the smartphone leaves drivers more distracted – and more dangerously distracted – than ever before. When a driver’s attention is distracted by anything other than driving safely, pedestrians are endangered. Because many drivers consider stoplights a great opportunity to check their phones, it makes pedestrian accidents in intersections that much more likely.
  • Impaired Driving – Drivers who are impaired by alcohol endanger everyone with whom they share the road. Pedestrians in intersections are especially vulnerable to drunk drivers – who are less likely to see them, are less likely to have the coordination to maneuver their vehicles safely around them, and are less likely to adequately process the situation in the first place.


If a Motorist Leaves You Injured in a Pedestrian Intersection Accident, You Need an Experienced Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney on Your Side

As a pedestrian, you are especially vulnerable to traffic in intersections. If a driver leaves you injured in a pedestrian intersection accident, the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Breeden and Associates – Malpractice and Injury Law – in Los Vegas are committed to helping you fully recover on your damages. Your rights and your rightful compensation are far too important to leave to chance, so please allow our formidable legal team to aggressively advocate on your behalf. We’re here to help, so please contact or call us at (702) 819-7770 for a free consultation today.

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