Car accidents can range from the serious to the not so serious. Non-life threatening car accidents are annoying because most likely insurance rates will be impacted as a result of the accident. In car crashes, where serious injury or death is not a factor, there is a lot less to worry about, and take care of in relation to the accident. When dealing with a more serious accident, the parties involved are usually physically and emotionally worse off because of having to handle all that comes with being in a deadly car collision.
In Clark County, Nevada, there was an accident, which resulted in the death of a pedestrian. A woman was walking along I-95 on the off-ramp when she was hit by a pickup truck. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Following police investigation, the driver of the truck was not cited as a negligent driver and, therefore, was not at fault in the accident. According to authorities, the woman should not have been walking on that particular off-ramp.
In most car accidents, one party will be held at fault. Once fault is determined, that will outline how the parties to the accident will proceed. Not everyone that is in an auto accident will file a claim in court. Many accidents are resolved outside the courthouse. However, in accidents with serious bodily injury or death, court involvement is inevitable. Normally, claims are filed requesting damages, either compensatory or punitive. A claim can request both types of damages as well.
Being in a car accident is a scary time for all involved. Nonetheless, the court system is set up to give victims options.
Source: FOX 5 KVVU TV, “Woman struck, killed on US 95 off-ramp identified,” Matt Guillermo, Jan. 31, 2014
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