Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident in Reno, NV

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Pedestrian Accidents

If you are a pedestrian who has been injured in an accident, the Reno pedestrian attorneys at Leverty & Associates Law Chtd. are prepared to give you the best representation in your case. Hire an attorney who can understand your situation.

Pedestrian accidents typically occur while crossing streets, but can occur while walking on the side of a street, in parking lots, recreational areas, and when cars crash onto sidewalks. Pedestrians can be injured by cars, trucks, motorcycles, or even bicycles. Nevada law favors the rights of pedestrians over vehicles of any type.

Usually, pedestrians have the right of way, but the right of way is not absolute. A pedestrian crossing a street in a crosswalk, or at an intersection with either the “Walk” signal or on a green light, has the right of way. When the “Don’t Walk” signal appears the pedestrian has the right to proceed to the sidewalk or nearest place of safety.

Crosswalk Accidents

Crosswalk accidents occur all too often in Reno. Crosswalks are very dangerous because it is incumbent on the oncoming traffic to see the pedestrian in the crosswalk. Drivers who are distracted or in a hurry often fail to take pedestrians in crosswalks into consideration. Nevada law and Reno Municipal Code both require a driver to decrease speed when approaching and crossing an intersection.

Often this does not happen. Nevada law and Reno Municipal Code also forbid a driver from overtaking a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk or at an intersection, until the driver has determined the stopped vehicle was not stopped to let a pedestrian cross the street. Too often a driver in a hurry or distracted will race past a stopped vehicle without regard for a pedestrian crossing the street.

What To Do If You Are An Injured Pedestrian

Injuries suffered by pedestrians are often severe, and typically include fractures, back injuries, internal organ injuries, head injuries, and wrongful death. We will work to get you the best recovery and will use the best experts on questions of liability, injuries, and economic damages.

Immediate investigation and preservation of evidence is often a critical element in proving a case involving pedestrians. An investigation may involve an examination of the scene of the accident and the gathering of witness statements.

Choose A Qualified Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you have been suffered an accident as a pedestrian, it is essential that you hire a qualified accident lawyer to handle your case. The lawyers at Leverty & Associates Law Chtd. are experienced in working types of accidents and in getting the best compensation for injured pedestrians. The attorneys at our firm handle cases from initial investigation, through trial, and, if necessary, all appeals. We work hard to get you the best results.

If you have been injured as a pedestrian accident and wish to speak to a lawyer, please call us at (775) 624-5276.


The Reno pedestrian accident lawyers at Leverty & Associates Law Chtd. handle pedestrian accident cases occurring in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Lake Tahoe, Fernley, Fallon, Dayton, Minden, Gardnerville, Washoe County, Lyon County, Douglas County, Churchill County, Las Vegas, Clark County, and throughout Nevada.

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 ]