Drivers owe anyone who could be affected by their conduct what is known as a legal duty of care every time they get behind the wheel. As such, when they make mistakes and fail to live up to the standards that would be set by a reasonable person, they can be found liable for the damage they inflict. While it’s too early to know exactly what happened over the weekend, what is known is that a driver was seriously injured and a passenger killed in a single-vehicle Las Vegas car accident.
According to the authorities, this single-vehicle Las Vegas car accident occurred on Sunday at approximately 8:30 a.m. The unidentified driver of a Chevrolet SUV was driving down the 215 Beltway near Lamb Boulevard when she drove onto a closed section of the road. She lost control of her vehicle and it rolled, and the passenger was killed as a result. The driver suffered serious injuries and police are still investigating the situation.
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the passenger who was killed in this single-vehicle Las Vegas car accident. We hope that the police investigation leads to a fast and an accurate result. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada car accidents. Every year, thousands of people are injured and nearly 400 people are killed in these occurrences.
If it turns out that the driver in this Las Vegas car accident was at fault for the crash, then it could lead to the filing of a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit against that driver by the family of the passenger who was killed. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.