Ralph A. Schwartz, P.C.

Car accident in Nevada kills person turning onto private drive

Everyone knows that a car accident on a busy highway is a definite possibility. Sometimes as people see their homes in sight and just have a few more feet to travel, they are relieved to have made it home safely. Unfortunately, a car accident can still occur with only a short distance until a person is home. Other vehicles may fail to see a person stopped to make a turn or a turning vehicle could fail to see oncoming traffic. The results can still be damaging and devastating for those involved.

A person was killed in a Nevada car accident as he or she was waiting to make a left turn. The driver's vehicle was reportedly struck from behind as it was stopped in the roadway to enter a private drive. The impact caused the first vehicle to be pushed into the southbound lane and into oncoming traffic. A pick-up truck hauling a trailer then collided with the vehicle.

It was reported that the driver of the first vehicle sustained fatal injuries as a result of the multi-car accident. The other two drivers involved were also reported to have sustained injuries, though they were not considered life-threatening. Nevada Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident, and it has not been reported whether any charges have been filed concerning the accident.

A car accident can occur more quickly than can be imagined. A single moment of distraction can change someone's life and the lives of others considerably. The family of the deceased victim involved in the accident will now have to face a possibly long grieving period as they mourn the loss of their loved one. The duty of arranging a funeral on top of the sudden passing the victim can add financial and further emotional strain. The family may wish to look into filing a wrongful death claim against the driver deemed at fault in the accident in order gain compensation for damages permitted under Nevada law.

Source: carsonnow.org, "One dead in three-vehicle crash on Highway 395 south of Gardnerville," Jeff Munson, July 18, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • State bar Of Nevada 1928
  • Advocates For Justice Nevada Justice NJA Association

learn more about our Firm

CALL 702-888-LAW1

You Pay Nothing Unless We Recover Compensation On Your Behalf. Ralph A. Schwartz, P.C. develops close relationships with our clients. If we accept your case, you will work directly with attorney Ralph Schwartz and his Legal Assistant.