Nevada auto accidents occur on a daily basis, and one could spend considerable time trying to list all of the contributing factors that lead to these crashes. While some causes of Nevada auto accidents are quite obvious, including the failure to yield the right-of-way, drinking and driving and the like, others are much less common. Tragically, one woman lost her life in a Summerlin auto accident because of an apparent medical problem.
According to official reports, the crash occurred on Friday morning when a woman was moving southward on High Range Drive when she lost control of her vehicle, passed through a ‘T’ intersection at Button Willow Drive and smashed into a brick wall. The woman was killed and her passenger, who was also her husband, was injured in the crash. Authorities are not yet sure what specifically caused the crash, but they seem to believe that a medical problem arose, possibly from choking on food she was eating at the time.
This fatal Summerlin auto accident raises two points. First, it’s believed that this is already the 23rd fatal Las Vegas auto accident of the year, and an average of approximately 250 such fatal auto accidents occur in Clark County on an annual basis. Approximately 400 people are killed in Nevada auto accidents state-wide every year. Secondly, while this case is a tragedy and it’s highly unlikely that the injured man would pursue a legal claim against a family member, this situation should highlight the fact that in general, drivers are responsible for their passengers’ safety.
If a driver is negligent and causes an auto accident that injures anyone in his or her vehicle, it could give rise to a Nevada personal injury lawsuit even if the driver is seriously injured or worse. However, those types of cases often involve the gathering of specific facts and causes before such a claim can responsibly be filed.
If you or someone you love has been harmed because of another driver’s negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct, you need the help of a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who understands how to properly hold those responsible for harm caused accountable. Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.