Reno, NV (May 21, 2022) – One person was transported to an area hospital and traffic was impacted for more than three hours after a head-on collision on Tuesday, May 17th.
At about 3:30 p.m., officers from the Reno Police Department shut down the scene in the area of Mayberry Drive and South McCarran Boulevard in Reno for almost four hours in order to investigate the crash.
According to sources, a southbound vehicle crossed over the median and collided head-first with an oncoming car. The force of the impact left the northbound driver trapped inside their vehicle forcing emergency responders to perform an extrication. The patient was then taken by paramedics to a nearby hospital in non-critical condition.
Police do not currently believe that impairment or speed played a role in the incident, but the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injuries and Recoverable Damages for Head-On Accidents in Nevada
During a head-on collision between two vehicles, the occupants can sustain injuries ranging from inconsequential to critical or even fatal. The major determining factor in the severity of these injuries is going to be the size, weight, and speed of the vehicles.
Some of the moderate to serious injuries caused by head-on collisions include:
- Damage to the spinal cord
- Brain damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Knocked-out teeth and facial lacerations
- Broken or fractured bones, ranging from hairline to compound fractures
- Injuries to the legs or knees
- 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-degree burns
- Damage to internal organs
- Internal bleeding
- Emotional distress and psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder
- Loss of companionship
Head-on crashes often cause serious injuries and can have long-term and even permanent consequences. After an auto accident, you should always seek immediate medical care. Failing to do so can not only worsen delayed injuries but also hurt your chances of receiving full compensation.
Financial compensation for head-on accidents in Nevada can include:
- Current and anticipated medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income and diminished earning capacity
- Emotional anguish
- Wrongful death
- Loss of consortium
Our understanding of state laws, and the physics involved in head-on accidents, combined with our aggressive legal reputation gives our clients their best chance at seeing a successful outcome to their personal injury claim in the form of full financial compensation for their damages.
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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