Las Vegas, NV (April 15, 2022) – A semi-truck was involved in a collision and overturned on the US-95 northbound on-ramp near Sunset Road on Friday afternoon, April 15.
Though the events leading up to the wreck are still under investigation, the truck may have been carrying a load that was not secure, causing its contents to shift, according to Nevada State Police Highway Patrol Trooper Ashlee Wellman.
The incident was reported at 11:52 a.m., per information released by the Regional Transportation Commission, and Wellman added that the truck was hauling shredded paper. The driver sustained injuries during the incident but is expected to recover.
It’s unclear if any other victims suffered injuries in the accident. Speed and impairment were not considered factors in the collision, but authorities are still working to investigate the accident and have not provided further details at this time.
Our thoughts are with all injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Nevada
Per reports released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, large commercial vehicles were involved in approximately 345,000 accidents across the country in just one year alone.
Almost 4,000 of these accidents ended in fatalities, while an estimated 100,000 crashes involving tractor-trailers left victims seriously injured. Unfortunately, these wrecks are a daily fact of life in Nevada. This is particularly true when it comes to the busy streets of Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, and beyond.
After a serious accident, especially those involving large commercial vehicles, victims typically face serious financial roadblocks on top of long-term physical issues and serious emotional trauma. When victims succumb to their injuries, their grieving family members must cope with expensive medical and funerary costs.
If you’ve sustained injuries or lost a loved one in a preventable truck accident, you may have legal recourse. Please contact a Las Vegas semi-truck accident attorney at your earliest convenience to learn more about your options.
It is our legal team’s belief that victims and their families should get their maximum amount of financial compensation. This compensation can cover losses moving forward so that you and yours never have to pay out of pocket.
Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney
By retaining the assistance of a Las Vegas personal injury attorney from Eric Roy Law Firm, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. In the aftermath of a truck accident that’s occurred through no fault of a victim’s own, it’s important that their loved ones have a place to turn in their time of need.
Don’t let an insurance adjuster determine the outcome of your claim or force you to accept less than the compensation you deserve after you’ve suffered from another party’s negligent actions.
Avoid attempting negotiations with large commercial contractors or truck companies that don’t have your best interests in mind. At Eric Roy Law Firm, you can speak with one of our Las Vegas truck accident lawyers at your earliest convenience.
Our mission is to understand your objectives and exceed your expectations, so you can rest assured that we will deliver superior legal services in a timely and efficient manner.
Here at Eric Roy, our dedicated legal team has spent years fighting for both victims and their families. Reach out to us at 702-423-3333 so that we can schedule your free consultation for personalized, effective legal aid as soon as possible.
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