While seat belts are credited with saving many lives, the use of a seat belt was not enough to protect a victim in a recent Las Vegas crash, according to reports. The fatal crash took place on the 215 Beltway when the driver of an Econoline van lost control, left the roadway and overturned after striking a concrete median. Sheila Williams, 48, was seated in the second row on the left side and was wearing a seatbelt but was still ejected from the vehicle. She died at the scene. Nine other occupants of the van were transported to the University Medical Center with varying injuries described as non-life-threatening.
Las Vegas Sees Multiple Fatal Accidents In First Six Weeks of 2015
As of February 3, 2015, there have been 11 total traffic fatalities in the Las Vegas metro area, according to police statistics. This number represents an increase of 37.5 percent over the same period last year, when there were only eight fatalities to date. Two of this year’s fatalities have been bicycle crashes, two have been driver fatalities and one has been a motorcycle fatality, while six have been pedestrian accidents.
Las Vegas traditionally sees more pedestrian accidents than many other cities of similar size. This is in part because of the warm weather and tourist attractions of the city. Many people walk downtown Las Vegas rather than ride in cars, leading to more opportunities for pedestrian crashes.
However, drivers and passengers in vehicles are also frequently victims of car accidents. When someone is injured in a car crash, the victim may be able to collect compensation from the person who caused the accident.
How Can I Collect Money For My Car Accident Injuries?
If you have been the victim of a car crash, it is important to protect your right to collect compensation for your injuries. One of the best ways to do that is to speak to a personal injury attorney who can handle your case and represent your interests.
A personal injury lawyer like those at Bernstein & Poisson in Las Vegas can help you recover the maximum amount of compensation possible to pay for your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses related to your accident as well as sums for pain and suffering.
Contact Bernstein & Poisson today for more information on how to recover compensation for your car accident injuries.