When drivers get behind the wheels of vehicles, they take on several different forms of responsibility. Perhaps the most important among them is to avoid conduct that would place others in positions of unreasonable risk of harm. When a driver makes a mistake that leads to harm for others, that driver can be legally liable for the damage done. This duty obviously extends to any passengers in a driver’s vehicle. While it’s too early to know exactly what happened, it’s possible that a mistake by a driver led to a single-vehicle Las Vegas car accident in which both the driver and the passenger were critically injured.
According to the authorities, this single-vehicle car accident occurred on Sunday morning at approximately 9:15 a.m. An unidentified female was driving a Kia with an unidentified male passenger on Charleston Boulevard when she suddenly lost control of that vehicle. She wound up driving onto the median and slammed into a tree near Cahlan Drive. Both people were rushed to a nearby hospital with critical injuries, and the police are still attempting to determine the cause of the crash.
Nevada Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to wish our best to both of the people who were badly injured in this Las Vegas car accident. We hope that they are able to make fast and full recoveries. 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 300 people are killed in these occurrences.
Las Vegas Accident Lawyers
If the investigation leads to a determination that the driver was at fault for this car accident, then the situation could lead to the filing of a Nevada personal injury lawsuit by the passenger who was badly injured in the crash. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the plaintiff for his losses.
If you or someone you love has been wrongfully injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of those harmed for many years. Contact Bernstein & Poisson today to schedule a free initial consultation.