Las Vegas, NV (June 3, 2022) – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was sent to investigate a collision involving a semi-truck and resulting in injuries on Friday, June 3.
At around 4:10 p.m. on northbound U.S. Highway 95 at Exit 78 to Valley View Boulevard, three right lanes were blocked due to an accident, causing cars to linger in gridlock for almost an hour. Las Vegas-based emergency medical technicians were sent to the site of the crash to assess the severity of the injuries sustained by individuals who were severely hurt.
No information has been released by the LVMPD or any other first responders on the cause of the accident or the injuries suffered by the victims. The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the incident is still ongoing, and the police have not yet released any fresh information.
We extend our most sincere sympathies to the victims and hope for their swift and complete recovery.
Accidents Involving Commercial Trucks Throughout Nevada
There has been a drop in the number of deaths that occur per mile driven by truck, from about 930 to around 690, since the first fatal accident data was acquired more than 40 years ago. This is a reduction of nearly 36%.
However, according to the most recent data on traffic in the Silver State, commercial vehicles, which include massive tractor-trailers, large metro-area buses, and other similarly large vehicles, played a significant role in approximately 362,000 incidents across the country in only one year. This statistic is based on data collected in only one state. Nearly 4,700 individuals lost their lives as a direct consequence of these incidents, while another 100,000 victims were severely wounded as a result of these incidents.
The fact that Nevada is home to a disproportionately high number of these occurrences involving tractor-trailers should not come as a surprise to anybody. This is especially true on routes such as Highway 95, Interstate 15, which goes through Las Vegas, U.S. Highway 93, and Nevada Interstate 515, which is located in the middle of the Paradise region. Accidents that involve semi-trailer drivers have the overwhelming potential to cause catastrophic damage, both physically and emotionally, as well as life-altering financial repercussions for victims. This is because semi-trailer drivers are more likely to be traveling on longer stretches than other drivers and have a much heavier vehicle.
Thankfully, in the case that you’ve been involved in a crash occurring through no fault of your own, you will be guided through Nevada’s complicated legal system with ease thanks to the compassionate and knowledgeable Las Vegas truck accident attorneys at the Eric Roy Law Firm. You will also have an advocate on your side fighting for appropriate compensation from the parties responsible for your accident. Because of our firm’s unwavering commitment to serving its clients, all of this is now within reach.
In point of fact, the personal injury attorneys at the Eric Roy Law Firm in Las Vegas will begin working on your case as soon as it is humanly feasible to do so. You should avoid situations in which you try to negotiate with or even contact large commercial contracting organizations and transportation companies if you do not have an experienced attorney on your side to represent your interests.
Our Las Vegas semi-truck accident lawyers will meet with you as soon as possible to evaluate the specifics of your collision, guide you through the subsequent phases of the process, and provide you with information on the most productive legal options that are available to you. In addition, we will completely assume the burden of working as your liaison with these enormous business conglomerates or semi-trailer drivers, freeing you up to concentrate on your recuperation. Please call (702) 423-3333 to schedule a free and confidential appointment with an experienced Nevada attorney who can assist you and your family right now.
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