On behalf of Ladah Law Firm, PLLC posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
The amount of damage caused in a car collision all depends on the severity of the accident. Accidents can range from the not so serious in nature to very serious. No one expects to be involved in a potentially dangerous car accident, however, the reality is that often times there is nothing we can do about being in a vehicular accidents. Car accidents happen and unfortunately they can lead to devastating outcomes for those involved especially if the accident results in serious bodily injury or death.
In Las Vegas, Nevada there was a fatal car accident recently when a van collided with a Jeep. According to a police investigation and reports, the van was attempting to make a left-hand turn when it struck a Jeep that was coming from the opposite direction. The woman driving the van was not injured but the driver of the Jeep was killed at the scene. The authorities do no suspect that drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident. The woman driving the van was deemed to be at fault.
When a fatal car accident occurs, there is really no way to prepare for the aftermath. The families of the victims of car accidents are blind-sided by the news and do not necessarily know the next steps to take after the accident. Law enforcement authorities and the courts can be of assistance in these instances. The police investigation will determine who was at fault for the accident and this information can be used in a court claim if the victim’s family so chooses to go the legal route in dealing with the accident. A wrongful death action is a civil action that can be used to maintain a claim for damages in fatal car accident cases.
Car accidents are quite difficult to navigate after the fact. Knowing and ensuring that one’s rights are protected in this matter is vitally important.
Source: KSNV News 3, “One dead, two critical after 160-El Capitan accident,” Dec. 7, 2013
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