Anytime you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you take on a certain level of risk.
Driving on some roads, such as the I-15 freeway, increases the risk of an accident or fatality occurring. According to the Nevada branch of the Automobile Association of America, the stretch of the I-15 running from Las Vegas to Los Angeles is one of the deadliest roads in the country.
Why do these accidents occur?
There are several reasons for the elevated number of fatalities on this highway. They include failing to wear a seatbelt, drinking and driving and driving while distracted. Further, the long drive between Las Vegas and Los Angeles leads to tired drivers who are more prone to causing accidents.
In addition to the area between the two major cities, the strip in Las Vegas is also a high-risk area to drive through. Drivers are frequently distracted, tired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What should you do if you are in an accident?
If you are in a car wreck while driving on the I-15, first check yourself and the other individuals affected for injuries. Seek medical attention for any harm caused. Be sure to exchange names, contact information and insurance information with the other driver. If you believe you may have a claim against the other party in the incident, consider contacting an experienced attorney to discuss your options.
Take care when driving this dangerous stretch of highway to try to keep yourself and the other drivers on the road safe.