Pedestrian accidents can happen for any number of reasons. You may be surprised to know that numbers for who is at fault in these accidents are about equal for each side. Both drivers and pedestrians can make critical errors. Unfortunately for pedestrians, they receive the brunt of the injuries.
Determining whose fault it is has major repercussions. A pedestrian who broke the law and caused an accident will have a much harder time getting any financial compensation. Take this case that happened on Flamingo Road recently. A 54-year-old man is now in ICU because a driver struck him. However, after a 4.5 hour investigation, police have determined that the man was crossing against the light and that the truck turned left legally. Police haven’t come to a final decision as to whether charges will be filed.
Should the truck have stopped in the middle of the left-hand turn to let the pedestrian by? That remains for the courts to decide. The facts have to be gathered and analyzed by competent legal officials. Don’t leave your fate in the hands of the courts. Whether you’ve been charged with a crime, or you’re fighting for legal restitution, call the law offices of Hofland & Tomschek. We represent cases throughout the Las Vegas metro area on many varieties of law. Read our page on our practice areas for more information to see how we can help you in court.