Government Liability in A Pedestrian Accident Case

Is there ever an instance where you might argue that a governmental body was at fault in the pedestrian accident case?

Potentially. If you can show that the intersection was impaired by something, that there have been a lot of pedestrian accidents there, that there is a known prevalence of pedestrian injuries at a certain intersection, and they didn’t do anything about it.

When you’re suing government agencies, it is difficult because they have different immunities. Among other things, you have to show is that they were on notice that they had the duty to do something and failed to do so, which is sometimes difficult to prove.

You need to have a convincing reason why you believe they did something wrong. You have to make sure that if there is information there that leads to an investigation of why it happened, and it turned out that the government played a part in it, then that is something that you would pursue.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]