When an accident is caused by the negligent actions of a person or company and results in injuries to an innocent person, there are legal remedies available to help victims recover. For example, car accidents often leave victims with mounting medical bills, lost wages, and other financial and emotional damage. These innocent bystanders have the right to pursue personal injury claims against the negligent parties that were responsible for these injuries.

In a recent early morning accident on Nevada’s Boulder Highway, a pickup truck hit and killed a female pedestrian in Henderson. Law enforcement is still investigating the incident, and no other information regarding the woman’s identity was released.

Fatal car accidents leave victims’ families with a number of challenges. Not only must they deal with their own grief over the passing of a loved one, but they may also encounter financial difficulties that arise as a result of the death. If a deceased victim of a car crash was the primary breadwinner for her family, for example, her spouse and children may struggle with the sudden economic instability that her death brings.

However, there are civil litigation remedies available to help people in such situations. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, relatives of wrongful death victims may receive compensation that will help their families recover from the financial impact of the death. This type of compensation allows families to grieve for their lost loved ones without the additional stress of worrying about finances.

When people are injured through premises liability, driver negligence or unsafe construction practices, they may find it helpful to consult with an attorney to better understand their legal options.

Source: Las Vegas Sun, “Pedestrian dies in accident on Boulder Highway,” Dec. 30, 2013