The City of Las Vegas experienced its 50th fatal car accident in 2021. The crash occurred in the east end of the City where Bonanza Road intersects with Fogg Street. According to investigators, a 2007 Mazda failed to halt at the four-way stop and proceeded to strike a 2018 Honda Civic in the intersection. Three people were involved in the accident: the 28-year-old woman driving the Mazda, the 47-year-old woman driving the Honda, and an 18-year-old riding as a passenger in the Honda.
The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene; the 47-year-old and the 18-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The deceased has been identified as a resident of Las Vegas. She died of blunt force trauma, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. The City is recording traffic deaths at a torrid clip with 23.7 percent more deaths recorded in the first five months of 2021 than 2020 during the same period.
Victims have recourse
It’s easy to feel alone after suffering serious injuries in a car crash. The physical pain, the mental trauma, the medical bills – it can all be overwhelming. However, victims should know that they have rights under Nevada Law. If their injuries were the result of negligence or wrongdoing, they can file a lawsuit against those responsible. A successful suit may result in significant financial compensation.
The first step is contacting an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney. They understand the nuances of the law and can launch a thorough investigation to uncover the facts. Las Vegas residents should act quickly, Nevada Law imposes a two-year statute of limitations on all personal injury lawsuits. Failure to act promptly could mean permanently forfeiting the right to legal recourse.