When people see police officers out and about on the roads of Las Vegas, most would assume that they are all but completely immune from the dangers that other motorists face. After all, most people provide police vehicles with a wide berth. However, that is not always the case, and unfortunately that reality played out again last night when a police officer was injured in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident. Police are still investigating the situation.
According to the authorities, this Las Vegas motorcycle accident occurred last night at the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Simmons Street. The officer on the motorcycle had been traveling in an eastbound direction on Lake Mead Boulevard when he collided with the pickup truck at the intersection. Police suspect that the pickup truck driver may have pulled out in front of the officer, but nothing has been concluded yet and the investigation is ongoing. The officer was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts and our hope that the officer injured in this Las Vegas motorcycle accident is able to recover quickly and fully from the injuries he has suffered. We also hope that the investigation leads to a fast and fair result. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada motorcycle accidents. Every year, hundreds of people are injured in these crashes and nearly one person is killed every week.
When someone is injured in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident and that person was harmed because of the negligence or recklessness of another driver, he or she has certain legal rights and options. These options could include the filing of a Nevada personal injury lawsuit. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the plaintiff for losses incurred.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas personal injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for many years. Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.