When drivers get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they take on a legal responsibility for the safety of their passengers. If a driver makes a mistake and it results in a Nevada car accident in which passengers are injured or killed, that driver can be found liable for damages in a Nevada personal injury lawsuit. While it’s still too early to know what happened, what is known is that six people were injured and one passenger was killed in a Nevada rollover accident that occurred late last week.
According to the police, this single-vehicle Nevada car accident occurred on Friday afternoon when the driver of an SUV was driving down Interstate 15 near the town of Moapa northeast of Las Vegas. At that point, the driver’s rear-right wheel became deflated and she over-corrected after drifting to the right. As a result, the vehicle rolled over. One passenger was killed and six others were injured. Police are still investigating the situation.
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the passenger who was killed in this Nevada rollover accident. We also hope that the people who were injured are able to recover from the harm they have suffered. 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 crashes.
When a passenger is killed in a Nevada car accident because of a mistake made by a driver, the family of that passenger could respond by filing a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit against that driver. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could result in an award of damages to that family that compensates them for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of Nevada wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of suffering families. Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.