The United States saw a rise in pedestrian fatalities in 2016 and we are expecting to see this trend continue for several years. Contributing to the increase in pedestrian fatalities is motorist distractions from the use of smartphones and smart devices among others. Nevada, and especially Las Vegas, is still among the top of the list for most fatal states for pedestrians. Still, nearly three-quarters of all pedestrian accidents occur between the hours of 6 pm and midnight, prime time on busy walkways in most tourist corridors, such as the Las Vegas Strip.
Authorities in Las Vegas are continually working to improve the conditions and make The Strip safer for tourists. One project they continue to work in is building walkways above street level moving pedestrians away from streets. Despite their efforts, pedestrian accidents continue to rise, and so do the fatalities associated with them. If you need an attorney to represent you or a loved one in a case where a pedestrian was struck, contact top Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation. Our attorneys are here to help.