On behalf of Ladah Law Firm, PLLC posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
Defensive driving is a key part of the curriculum for those learning how to drive. One of the reasons that people with driver’s licenses have been taught how to drive defensively is because there is such a high risk of being in an accident while driving. That is not to say that all people who have a driver’s license will be involved in some type of vehicular crash; however, the likelihood that this may happen is relatively high. As such, defensive driving techniques as well as other driving skills are taught and reinforced in driver’s education classes.
Even with knowledge of all the driving education that is available this day and age, accidents still occur. The most difficult accidents to deal with are those in which individuals are seriously injured or die as a result of the accident.
In Las Vegas, Nevada, there was an accident on May 31 where a man crossing the street, outside of the crosswalk, was struck by a vehicle that was traveling in his direction, according to police. The pedestrian that was hit was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and he later died. The occupants of the car reportedly suffered minor injuries and were not transported to the hospital.
Regardless of who is liable for an accident, the court’s involvement is dependent on whether or not a claim is filed with the court. In a number of car accident cases, the parties to the accident don’t file a court claim because of the minor nature of the crash. In more serious accident cases where people are injured, the courts can make determinations about who pays what in terms of damages. These damages can include but are not limited to medical expenses.
Source: News 3, “Man dies from injuries when hit by car while jaywalking,” June 1, 2014
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