Most people have been involved in a car accident at some point. Often, these are minor incidents and both parties walk away with minimal property damage. In some cases, however, these collisions can result in deaths or serious injuries. When serious accidents like these occur in Las Vegas, assigning liability may rely on local authorities’ investigations and final rulings on causation.
The Nevada Highway Patrol is looking into the cause of a two-vehicle accident in Las Vegas. The head-on collision involved at least three people. One of them, an adult male, died as a result of the accident; he was declared dead approximately one hour after the crash was reported. The other two were also injured in the collision and are receiving treatment at area hospitals. The nature and extent of the personal injury and property damage sustained in this accident are not included in reports.
Cause of death for the deceased male has not yet been determined, although the Clark County Medical Examiner is reviewing the case. Reports do not indicate when the medical examiner’s investigation will be completed.
When a car accident results in fatalities, injuries and/or financial damages, victims may be able to gain compensation through civil litigation. Relatives of those the deceased, for example, may have the right to pursue wrongful death claims, and those who suffered physical injuries may be able to file personal injury suits. Those who believe they have the right to pursue such claims may want to get an attorney’s opinion on their cases.
Source: Las Vegas Sun, “Northshore Road near Lake Las Vegas reopens after fatal accident,” June 23, 2014.