Most Las Vegas residents who have been in a car accident would probably consider it an unfortunate circumstance. Some accidents, however, are worse than others. Multi-vehicle collisions on interstate highways, for example, may result in severe injuries, fatalities and extensive property damage. When such accidents are found to be the result of the negligence of a company or person, victims may be able to seek compensation through civil litigation.
Five people have been hurt as the result of a four-vehicle accident in Las Vegas. Very few details regarding this incident have been reported. The current condition, severity of injury and prognosis for the injured parties has not been released, and it is unclear whether anyone was involved in the crash aside from these five people.
The Nevada Highway Patrol has not offered any speculation regarding the cause of the incident. Law enforcement authorities have not given any expected timeline for the completion of their investigation.
The accident required law enforcement authorities to close down northbound traffic on Interstate 15. Reports do not indicate whether any of the victims or their families will be pursuing litigation related to this incident.
Those who have been physically injured or have experienced property damage as the result of a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence may be able to gain compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and other related financial losses. If you have suffered a personal injury and would like to better understand your civil litigation options, you may find it helpful to speak with an attorney about your situation.
Source: Las Vegas Sun, “Rollover shuts down I-15 and sends five to hospital, officials say,” July 16, 2014