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Pedestrian Critically Injured After Being Hit by Vehicle [Las Vegas]

Las Vegas (June 24, 2024)- On Sunday night, a pedestrian sustained critical injuries after being struck by a car while crossing a street outside a designated crosswalk and against the traffic signal, according to Metro Police.

This tragic incident underscores the dangers pedestrians face when navigating busy urban streets, especially when not using marked crosswalks or adhering to traffic signals.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. as the male pedestrian was crossing Blue Diamond Road at South Cimarron Road, authorities reported.

Blue Diamond Road at South Cimarron Road where the unfornate accident occurred
Blue Diamond Road at South Cimarron Road where the unfortunate accident occurred


This area is known for its high traffic volume, and the combination of busy streets and pedestrian crossings can often lead to unfortunate accidents. Despite the clear traffic signals and marked crosswalks, many pedestrians still take risks that can lead to severe consequences.

The injured pedestrian, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was transported to University Medical Center for treatment, officials stated. Critical injuries like those sustained by the pedestrian in this incident can lead to long-term medical issues, requiring extensive and costly medical care.

Victims in such cases often face not only immediate physical pain and suffering but also significant financial burdens due to medical bills, lost wages, and potentially lifelong disability.

The driver involved stayed at the scene and exhibited no signs of impairment, police confirmed. This cooperation is crucial in such investigations, as it allows law enforcement to gather accurate information about the circumstances surrounding the accident.

However, the driver’s lack of impairment does not absolve them of potential liability. Drivers have a duty of care to be vigilant and to avoid accidents, especially in areas where pedestrians are likely to be present.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, law enforcement added. Determining the exact cause of the accident, including whether the driver was distracted or whether the pedestrian was fully visible, will be essential in establishing liability. These factors will play a critical role in any legal proceedings that follow.

When accidents like this occur, victims and their families are often left wondering what steps they can take to seek justice and compensation for their losses. This is where our expert legal assistance becomes invaluable. Compensation for victims in pedestrian accidents can cover a wide range of damages.

These include medical expenses, both immediate and future, rehabilitation costs, lost wages due to the inability to work, and compensation for pain and suffering. In cases of severe injury, there may also be a need for home modifications to accommodate disabilities, as well as ongoing care costs.

At Behzadi Attorney, we are renowned for our expertise in personal injury and pedestrian accident cases, and we offer comprehensive legal support to victims and their families. Our team understands the complex nature of such incidents and works diligently to ensure that victims receive the compensation they deserve.

We provide a thorough investigation of the accident, gathering all necessary evidence to build a strong case. This includes obtaining police reports, interviewing witnesses, consulting with medical professionals, and even reconstructing the accident scene if needed.

We also offer compassionate support, guiding our clients through the often overwhelming legal process. We handle all communications with insurance companies and opposing counsel, allowing the victims to focus on their recovery.

By fighting for fair compensation, we help alleviate the financial burden on victims and their families, ensuring that they have the resources needed for medical treatment and to move forward with their lives.

The pedestrian accident on Blue Diamond Road is a stark reminder of the risks faced by those navigating busy streets. While the investigation continues, the affected family can take solace in knowing that expert legal help is available.

At Behzadi Attorney, we are committed to fighting for the rights of pedestrian accident victims, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been involved in a similar incident, please do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation.

Source: Las Vegas Sun

This map shows Blue Diamond Road at South Cimarron Road where the unfortunate accident occurred