Dayton, NV (May 22, 2022) – On Saturday, May 21st, police were dispatched to the scene of a fatal head-on collision in Dayton.
The crash took place at about 2:20 p.m. in the area of Riverboat Road and Highway 50.
The victim, who has since been identified as 24-year-old Jakob Wingfield, was pronounced at the scene due to the severity of his injuries.
According to troopers, Wingfield was driving westbound along the highway in a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta sedan when, for reasons still under investigation, his Jetta and a 2017 Ford Explorer collided head-first with one another.
The driver of the Ford, whose identity has not yet been released, was hospitalized in non-critical condition.
This incident is under active police review.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Jakob Wingfield, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Injuries and Recoverable Damages for Head-On Accidents in Nevada
When two vehicles collide head-on, the occupants are vulnerable to injuries varying from trivial to serious or even deadly. The primary factors that will ultimately play the biggest role in the nature and scope of these injuries are going to be the speed, weight, and size of the vehicles involved.
Some of the serious injuries commonly caused by head-on crashes in Nevada include:
- Spinal cord damage
- Whiplash and other soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Severe head injuries
- Loose or missing teeth and facial contusions
- Bone fractures ranging from compound to hairline
- Injuries to the lower extremities
- 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-degree burn injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, and other forms of emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
Head-on collisions typically produce severe injuries that could have far-reaching and even life-long effects. After a wrong-way accident, injured victims should always get immediate medical attention. Any delay in doing so can not only make any latent injuries worse but it will also make it harder for you to collect full financial compensation.
In Nevada, financial compensation for head-on crashes may include:
- Existing and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings and reduced earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
- Loss of companionship
Our thorough understanding of Nevada laws, and physics as it applies to a head-on accident, combined with our aggressive legal techniques give our clients their best chance of seeing a successful resolution to their victim injury claim.
The personal injury lawyers at the Eric Roy Law Firm work relentlessly on behalf of our clients to pursue the justice and recovery the law entitles them to. Give our Nevada head-on collision attorneys a call at 702-423-3333 to discuss your potential case with a member of our legal team right away.
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