The 43-year-old driver of a delivery truck was killed after an SUV ran into the stopped truck near the Las Vegas strip. According to a news report in The Las Vegas Sun, the fatal motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane. Police say the delivery truck was stopped at an inside left turn lane on eastbound Flamingo Road when a 2009 GMC Yukon Denali that was westbound on Flamingo struck the delivery truck. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 20-year-old male driver of the SUV suffered relatively minor injuries. Two other passengers in the SUV were transported to area hospitals with moderate to severe injuries. This accident marks the 51st traffic accident-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metro area in 2012.
In cases where a stopped or stalled vehicle is struck by another vehicle, a number of questions must be asked. Did the stalled vehicle have its hazard lights on? Why was the other vehicle unable to stop in time to avoid the collision? Was the driver of the striking vehicle under the influence or speeding at the time? Did driver fatigue play a part in the accident?
In such cases, the at-fault or negligent driver can be held liable for the victim’s wrongful death. Families of deceased car accident victims can seek compensation to cover damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost future income and benefits. An experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer will be able to help victims and their families better understand their legal rights and options.
The knowledgeable Nevada personal injury lawyers at Shook & Stone have an excellent track record of helping families of deceased victims obtain fair compensation by way of wrongful death claims. To find out if you have a potential car accident wrongful death claim in Las Vegas, please contact us at 702-570-0000 for a free and comprehensive consultation.