On behalf of Ladah Law Firm, PLLC posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Driving is a dangerous activity no matter how much precaution a driver takes while on the roadways. There is always a chance that Las Vegas drivers will be involved in an accident even if through no fault of their own. The aftermath of a car collision can be devastating especially if the collision ends in serious bodily injury or death. In cases where injury occurs as the result of a negligent or reckless driver, a legal process may follow if the injured party files a lawsuit against.
No one is immune from the risk of accident. Recently, a well-known actor, Paul Walker, was involved in a car accident that led to his death. According to police reports and a subsequent investigation, Walker’s friend was driving when he lost control of the car and hit a tree. Upon impact the car burst into flames. Both Walker and his friend were pronounced dead at the scene. Apparently the car was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of impact. Walker was the passenger in the car
Even though the abovementioned accident was a single-car accident, there is still a chance that a lawsuit may file because the accident resulted in a death. Since Paul Walker was killed as a result of the crash, his family may look to seek court-recognized damages for his death. Depending on the nature and circumstances surrounding the accident, the family may have a legitimate claim in the court.
It’s a hard reality that serious car crashes may result in injury and death. IN those cases the victim’s family needs to ensure that they understand their legal rights when it is all said and done.
Source: Fox 5 KVVU, “‘Fast and Furious’ actor Paul Walker dies in car crash“, George Jones, Nov. 30, 2013
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