Drivers owe a legal duty of care to any passengers that they carry in their vehicles. That means that drivers are supposed to act in a way that does not put their passengers in situations of unreasonable danger. When a driver fails to live up to this standard, he or she could be found liable for harm that is suffered by an injured passenger. Tragically, that could be what occurred yesterday morning when a passenger was critically injured and the driver was killed in a single-vehicle Las Vegas car accident.
According to the authorities, this Las Vegas car accident occurred yesterday morning at approximately 3:30 a.m. An unidentified male driver was in his vehicle with an unidentified male passenger when that vehicle crashed violently into a cinder block wall near West Flamingo Road and Decatur Boulevard. The driver was killed at the scene of the crash and the passenger was rushed to a nearby hospital with critical injuries. Police are still attempting to determine what specifically caused the crash.
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the driver who was killed in this Las Vegas car accident. We also hope that the passenger is able to survive the harm suffered and make a full and fast recovery. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada car accidents. Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured and nearly 300 people are killed in these occurrences.
In situations like this one, the hope for those involved in the aftermath of this Las Vegas car accident is that the insurance carrier for the deceased driver will provide the critically injured passenger with a fair and equitable settlement. If that does not occur, it could lead to the filing of a Nevada personal injury lawsuit against that driver’s estate. If such a lawsuit is filed and successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the passenger for the losses that have been and will be incurred.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a crash, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for many years. Contact Bernstein & Poisson today to schedule a free initial consultation.