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Trucking accidents involving pedestrians are likely to be fatal

The United States economy is currently trending up and the state of Nevada is following suit. A flourishing economy leads to a greater need to transport goods across the country. Due to this, there are more semitrailers on the road than ever before. These huge rigs share roadways that are already crowded with other vehicles, which has led to an increase in trucking accidents in recent years. Since pedestrians are commonplace along roadways in most Nevada cities, the chance for accidents involving pedestrians and tractor-trailers is always present.

Pedestrian accidents are increasing across Nevada

A reason why Nevada cities are in the midst of a population boom is the warm, comfortable climate. Even during the colder months, the warm climate in Nevada enables residents to enjoy a host of outdoor activities such as walking, running or biking. Those that live in and around cities often choose walking as a primary source of transportation. Walking is not only economical, but has many health benefits. Unfortunately, walking along congested city streets can also be very dangerous as pedestrian accidents are rising across the state.

As populations rise, so do pedestrian accidents

As more and more people move to Nevada to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that abound, populations are dramatically increasing in cities all across the state. In direct correlation, pedestrian accidents have also increased over the last few years. These type of accidents often have deadly outcomes, since pedestrians are totally exposed to the elements. Now more than ever, those that travel by vehicle or on foot need to remain focused and pay attention to their surroundings at all times.

Do injured jaywalkers have a case?

If pedestrians lawfully crossed the road, then it stands to reason that they have a good chance of winning a lawsuit if a car hit and injured them while they crossed. However, what about jaywalkers, these people who violate Nevada statutes governing crossing at a designated crosswalk and at a traffic signal, among others? 

Auto-pedestrian accidents can also happen in parking lots

More and more people are flocking to the great state of Nevada to take advantage of the many wonderful things that the state has to offer. A booming economy, great night life and an abundance of outdoor activities are just a few of the opportunities that await those that decide to take up residence here. Cities in Nevada are becoming increasingly crowded with foot traffic, as walking is a healthy source of transportation and recreation. Parking lots are not often thought of as dangerous locations when one thinks of auto\-pedestrian accidents. However, more pedestrians are injured in parking lots than most people realize.

Impaired or distracted drivers contribute to pedestrian accidents

Sidewalks along Nevada city streets these days are bustling with foot traffic. These city streets are usually congested with vehicular traffic as well. With pedestrians and automobiles in such close proximity, pedestrian accidents become almost inevitable. With the rise of smart phones, GPS navigation systems and other gadgets, modern drivers can quickly become distracted and take their focus off of the road. Distracted drivers only increase the odds of pedestrian and vehicle encounters.

Pedestrian accidents may increase during the holidays

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, more and more people will be present along Nevada city streets as they visit stores and shops in search of gifts for family and friends. This increase in foot traffic can mean an increased risk for pedestrian accidents. Low light conditions typical of this time of year can also contribute to accidents since pedestrians may be harder for motorists to see. Tragically, accidents involving pedestrians can quickly turn fatal since pedestrians are totally exposed and unprotected.

Fatal pedestrian accidents in Nevada could reach record highs

Going for a walk or run near crowded city streets can be a dangerous activity. Roadways are becoming more congested as populations increase in Nevada cities. This means there is a greater risk for accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians. Despite laws and needed improvements in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure throughout the state, pedestrian accidents are on the rise.

Pedestrian accidents involving bicyclists continue to climb

In crowded Nevada cities these days, walking and biking are great sources of transportation. By walking and biking, commuters can save money and avoid congested roadways. This means of traveling is not only economical, but also healthy and a great way to stay in shape. Running and biking have become popular forms of recreation as healthier lifestyle choices have become a trend in recent years. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are on the rise, so exercising along crowded roadways these days can be very dangerous.

Risks facing commuters in the Las Vegas area

Depending on your preferences and personality, your daily commute could be something you look forward to or something you dread. No matter the situation, though, there are certain risks you face, and this is especially true in states such as Nevada. In fact, numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration show death rates are unusually high for Nevada drivers and pedestrians. (The numbers are better for passengers.) So, if you spend a lot of time in your car, here are some things to think about:

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