Sparks, NV (May 21, 2022) – A vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing Pyramid Way on Friday, May 20th.
According to officers from the Sparks Police Department, the incident took place at about 9:25 p.m. when the driver, who has not been identified, was traveling northbound along Pyramid Way and collided with a pedestrian in the area of G Street.
Upon their arrival, police located the victim, whom they would only describe as male, lying injured in the roadway.
He was immediately transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
The driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with the police investigation. At this time, police do not feel that speed and impairment played a role in the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Compensation and Statutes for Pedestrian Injuries in Nevada
Even a seemingly minor impact between a vehicle and a pedestrian can result in serious injuries. Those injuries can result in exorbitant medical bills, time away from work, and other damages you never expected.
When a pedestrian is struck by a driver, they are most likely entitled to financial compensation for their various losses, including:
- Current and anticipated medical costs: These typically include doctor appointments, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging tests, surgeries, diagnoses and treatment by a medical specialist, physical rehabilitation, medical devices, and other expenses associated with your injuries
- Lost earnings: A serious pedestrian injury could prevent you from returning to work and earning the money you need to care for yourself and your family
- Diminished earning capacity: Your injuries could come at the expense of your career if you are no longer able to perform the work you did before the incident. A debilitating injury could force you into a lesser paying job, or, in some extreme cases, make it physically impossible for you to work at all
- Pain and suffering: These are subjective, non-monetary damages that you have endured due to your injuries
- Emotional anguish: This includes conditions such as insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and many others
Nevada places a limit on the length of time victims have to file a suit. This deadline, known as the statute of limitations, gives victims two years from the day of their accident to bring a personal injury suit. In cases where the victim passed away from their injuries, certain family members will have a two-year window from the day of death to file a lawsuit.
If you are considering filing a personal injury or wrongful death suit following a pedestrian accident, please speak to our experienced pedestrian injury attorneys in Nevada. We can walk you through the process of filing, ensure that you do not miss any deadlines, and build a solid case for full financial compensation.
During your confidential session with our legal team, we will review the facts of your case. Our Nevada pedestrian injury attorneys will then tailor their suggestions so they are specific to you and your case. This way, you can rest assured that we will efficiently and empathetically address every part of your case.
Please contact our offices at 702-423-3333 to schedule a free consultation at your earliest convenience.
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