Las Vegas, NV (May 19, 2022) – On Thursday, May 19, an accident that included a semi-truck and resulted in injuries was reported, with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department dispatched to investigate the incident.
At around 5:50 p.m. on northbound U.S. Highway 95 at Exit 78 to Valley View Boulevard, three left lanes were closed as a result of the wreck, and drivers were forced to sit in traffic for more than an hour as a result. Emergency medical technicians located in Las Vegas were sent to the scene of the collision in order to evaluate those who were seriously injured.
Neither the LVMPD nor any other first responders have provided any information on the cause of the accident or the injuries that the victims sustained. The investigation into the events that led up to the collision is still underway, and the authorities have not disclosed any new information at this time.
We offer our most heartfelt condolences to the victims and hope for their speedy and full recovery.
Commercial Truck Accidents Occurring Across Nevada
Since the first fatal accident data was gathered more than 40 years ago, there has been a reduction in the number of fatalities that occur per mile traveled by truck, from around 930 to approximately 690. 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 major role in approximately 361,000 incidents across the country in only one year.
As a direct result of these instances, close to 4,690 people lost their lives, while another one hundred thousand victims were badly injured. It should come as no surprise that Nevada is home to a disproportionately high number of these incidents involving tractor-trailers. This is particularly the case on roads like Highway 95, Interstate 15 that traverses Las Vegas, U.S. Highway 93, and the Nevada Interstate 515 in the heart of the Paradise area.
Accidents involving semi-trailer drivers have the overwhelming potential to cause catastrophic damage, both physically and emotionally, as well as life-altering financial repercussions for victims.
However, thanks to the compassionate and knowledgeable Las Vegas truck accident attorneys at the Eric Roy Law Firm, you will be guided through Nevada’s complex legal system with ease and have an advocate on your side fighting for appropriate compensation from the parties accountable for your accident. This is all possible because of the firm’s dedication to its clients. In fact, our lawyers who specialize in personal injury cases at the Eric Roy Law Firm in Las Vegas will start working on your case as soon as possible.
Attempting to negotiate with or even contact commercial contracting organizations and massive transportation businesses is something you must avoid without a seasoned lawyer on your side. Our Las Vegas semi-truck accident attorneys will meet with you right away to analyze the details of your crash, walk you through the next stages in the process, and provide you with information on the most effective legal alternatives that are open to you. What’s more, we will fully take on the responsibility of acting as your liaison with these massive commercial conglomerates or semi-trailer drivers, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Please contact the Eric Roy Law Firm in Las Vegas at 702-423-3333 to book a free and private consultation with an experienced Nevada attorney who can help you and your family right now.
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