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Bad road conditions result in car accidents

Filed under: Auto Accident, Blog

May 18, 2021

Accidents Caused By Bad Roads

The majority of motor vehicle accidents are the result of poor decision making on one or both drivers’ sides, such as failing to yield/right of way, speeding and reckless or distracted driving. In some circumstances,…

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The majority of motor vehicle accidents are the result of poor decision making on one or both drivers’ sides, such as failing to yield/right of way, speeding and reckless or distracted driving. In some circumstances, accidents are caused at no fault of the drivers or pedestrians, but rather poor road conditions and obstacles caused by bad quality roads. This may lead to accidents resulting in injuries to drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Rather than placing the blame and liability on those in charge of road upkeep and local government, insurance companies tend to try to place blame on the driver.

Bad Quality Roads and Poor Road Conditions

According to The American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), Nevada’s roads were given a C rating on their infrastructure report, last updated in 2018. The report states that 90% of the state is considered rural, as well as that 80% of the land area is owned by the federal government. In Nevada, there are nearly 100,000 lane miles NDOT, with an overall average road condition of “fair” grade. The report addresses the ongoing initiatives and effort to improve Nevada’s infrastructure. In fact, the authorization of Fuel Revenue Indexing in Clark County, scheduled to continue for the next 5 years and goes through 2026, has allowed Nevada to address overdue needs for poor quality roads and bridges projects.

Accidents Caused by Bad Quality Roads

Poor quality roads and unpleasant conditions may lead to more than just a bumpy car ride. Potholes, uneven surfaces, cracks in concrete, exposed rebar and other unsafe road conditions may result in extra dangerous roads or driving conditions, and may ultimately result in additional accidents. Dangerous road conditions may result in flat or bursted tires, causing a vehicle to veer or swerve unexpectedly into another lane, or even worse, colliding with other vehicles on the road or highway. It may not seem all that dangerous, but uneven roads could result in a driver, or multiple drivers, losing control of their vehicle and leading to a motor vehicle accident in which any drivers, pedestrians or passengers involved could suffer from life-altering injuries.

Common Injuries

Unsafe road conditions and damaged roads may lead to serious injuries or fatalities, such as:

  • Brain injuries or head trauma
  • Neck or back injuries
  • Broken bones or spinal injuries
  • Internal injuries and bleeding

Not only will serious injuries caused by bad roads result in an unexpected trip to the hospital or emergency room, but it often can result in surgery, medical treatment and an extended hospital stay, all reeking havoc on your financial stability.

Other less life-altering accidents may result in more minor injuries, such as:

  • Neck or back pain
  • Headaches or a concussion
  • Tingling and loss of feeling in the extremities
  • Whiplash and spinal injuries resulting in lack of some mobility

Claims and Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Bad Roads

If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident resulting from poor quality or dangerous road conditions, you may consider contacting the police after your accident. The officer responding to your call may complete an incident report regarding the factors in the accident and those involved. It is wise to bring the poor road conditions to their attention, if it was indeed something factoring in the accident, as they will want to take note of the problem and include it in their incident report. Also, take a video or photo of the poor conditions. These little details that may seem minor at the time of the accident may also help you later as you file a claim or desire to receive compensation.

Following a motor vehicle accident, any injured drivers or passengers may file a legal claim against those liable and responsible for condition causing, or factoring into, the car accident. There may be additional requirements for a claim against the government, as they may require more details or proof to claim damages. Timeframes for claims may differ depending on the severity of the injury or damage caused by an accident from poor road conditions.

Car accidents can be scary. We don’t want you to feel like you have to go through these trying times alone. Partnering with a personal injury professional will allow you to better understand what is needed for your claim and they can help you walk through the process, so you can meet the requirements and timeline for submitting documentation for potential compensation. If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident, especially where bad road conditions and unsafe roads are a factor, we’re here for you.

Car accident lawyer investigating a crash

Filed under: Auto Accident, Blog

May 11, 2021

Your Car is Totaled, But You Still Owe Money

When you’re in a motor vehicle accident, you may be injured and are dealing with property damage. To worsen the impact of your accident, a new or leased car may result in additional expenses and…

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When you’re in a motor vehicle accident, you may be injured and are dealing with property damage. To worsen the impact of your accident, a new or leased car may result in additional expenses and paying the remaining balance on your car loan, even if it is totaled during the accident.

What is a Totaled Car?

The term “totaled” regarding motor vehicle accidents may differ in states depending on the specific damage threshold. In Nevada, a totaled vehicle is defined by damage exceeding 65% of the car’s fair market value.1 In a motor vehicle accident resulting in a totaled car, the cost of the repair is 65% or more of the actual value of your car. If the number is less than 65% of the actual value of your vehicle, before the accident, you’ll be offered a vehicle repair. If the number is equal to or greater than 65% of the actual value of your vehicle, your car will be declared “a total loss” or totaled. The value of your car is calculated by looking at the value of your car right before the accident, not what was paid, the car loan amount or cost of a replacement. Don’t stress thinking this calculation is your responsibility, this will be determined by your insurance company. A roll-over accident might incur this type of damages.

What Will My Insurance Company Do?

In the instance of a total loss, your insurance company will offer you a settlement check, but whether the amount is fair or not is a different issue at hand. A personal injury lawyer can be your go-to partner in moments that are uncertain or confusing when dealing with your insurance company.

With Nevada’s minimum required insurance coverage for drivers, your coverage may only cover the damage that you cause to others’ vehicles or people. If you are liable and at fault in a motor vehicle accident, the required insurance coverage doesn’t include payment for you and your injuries. If you have a more robust insurance coverage plan, such as collision and comprehensive coverage, your insurance company should pay for any damages up to your policy limit, but you may have a deductible you must pay and meet prior to receiving the compensation you deserve from your insurance company.

What if it is a Leased Car or Purchased with Financing?

Unfortunately, if your leased car or car purchased with a car loan and financing plan, you are still responsible for paying off the remaining balance you owe on the vehicle.

When Should I File A Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one were involved in a motor vehicle accident in which the other driver was clearly at fault, you may receive a phone call or correspondence from the driver’s insurance company. Here, they may ask to hear your side of the story and what was the cause of the accident, how you are feeling and other information relevant to the accident. It is important to know that you are under no obligation to provide a detailed or official statement. Insurance companies take into account what is best for them and the premiums paid by a client involved in a car accident, so they can be tricky and look for excuses to compensate you early, paying less than what you may be able to receive for your claim. Fast resolutions can be enticing, but not if it’s far less than you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and property damage – they can be dangerous.

Is What the Insurance Company is Offering a Fair Settlement?

It’s important to determine if your insurance company is giving you a fair and reasonable amount of compensation for your totaled vehicle. Online search tools are a way to roughly estimate the value of your vehicle prior to the accident, including vehicle modifications and upgrades, but it is always safer to have a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer on your side during these uncertain and life-altering times. An online calculation tool may be a good place to start and helpful in solely working with your insurance company, but a skilled lawyer will be your key partner in facing any lawsuit or the courts.

If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident, we’re here for you. Not only are they worrisome and daunting to face alone, but when property damages and totaled vehicles play a role in the scenario, it can be a sticky situation to try to navigate alone. We always recommend finding a trusted and experienced personal injury lawyer who knows the ins and outs of dealing with insurance companies every day, as they can be very helpful in determining if the compensation they are offering is worthwhile for you. You should never feel like you have to go through it alone. Turn to our team of experienced lawyers and we will work with you to get the compensation you deserve.

1 N.R.S. § 487.790(1)(b) – NRS 487.790  ”Total loss vehicle” defined. (https://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-487.html)

Car accident victims could use the help of an attorney

Filed under: Auto Accident, Blog

May 4, 2021

Auto Accidents on Private Property

Any car accident may leave a driver or passenger anxious and unsure of how to handle injuries or property damage, but if an auto accident occurs on one’s private property, it may be even more…

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Any car accident may leave a driver or passenger anxious and unsure of how to handle injuries or property damage, but if an auto accident occurs on one’s private property, it may be even more difficult to determine damages and who is liable in the claim. This may pose an additional stress factor as claims regarding accidents that happen on roads and highways have a more straightforward process.

Whether you or a loved one are involved in an auto accident, there are many considerations to be taken, especially when it occurs on private property. Finding a trusted lawyer and understanding how liability works will lead to more success in recovering losses.

There are several ways auto accidents occur on private property, including:

  • Careless Driving – If you drive without taking necessary precautions, such as checking your mirrors or surroundings before switching lanes, swerving or changing lanes without properly using turn indicators in your vehicle, you may play a role in accidents due to your careless actions while operating your vehicle.
  • Distracted Driving A common factor in many auto accidents is being distracted. Whether you are texting, reading emails, eating, or messing with your radio/GPS system, when you take your attention from the road, you may easily find yourself involved in a collision.
  • Driving Under the Influence/Impaired DrivingAlthough this is a very avoidable instance, many drivers still operate their car under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs, resulting in life threatening accidents and injuring to all involved.
  • Tailgating and Lack of Signage – Whether you’re running late and following the driver in front of you right on their tail, or assuming signage is appropriately labeled in a parking lot, accidents happen. Stop signs or right-of-way signage may not be properly identified in a lot and tailgating on top of that may lead to unexpected rear-end or t-bone collisions.
  • Uneven and Unsafe Surfaces – Asphalt and lot conditions are not always maintained and kept safe. Potholes, ditches and other obstructions may result in auto accidents on private properties.

No matter when or where you’re driving, you should always practice safe and alert driving skills, ensuring you are aware of your surroundings and other drivers on property to avoid auto accidents.

When Should You Call the Police?

If you or a loved one is involved in an auto accident on a public property or road, you should call the police or first responders first, to ensure everyone is safe and injuries are minor. An accident report is always needed and the report will be vital in treatment for your injuries and your claim if another driver is at fault and liable. Realistically, the police report for your auto accident may be the deciding factor or proof needed for you to be fully compensated for your injuries sustained in the auto accident or being stuck paying your own extensive medical bills.

When you or a loved one is in a wreck on private property, police do not have the jurisdiction to complete a police report, as the location is not a public roadway or transportation route. In this situation, you could get an incident report for the auto accident, but oftentimes these reports are fulfilled by security guards, gate guards or other employees working on-property. An incident report is a simple, less extensive version of a police report. It is always better to get something in writing following the accident than nothing, as it may help you in proving the fault of the accident and injuries.

Who is Responsible for Auto Accidents on Private Property?

This is a major differentiating factor between accidents on public property versus private property. If involved in an auto accident on a public road or property, the owner of said public property (the state) typically isn’t liable at all, even if highway and road conditions played a role in or caused the accident. On the other hand, if an accident occurs on private property, the property owner may be held partially responsible or included as a party involved. If blind spots, narrow parking spaces or corners play a factor in your private property accident, some liability may fall to the owner of the parking lot, business complex or garage management.

This is very often why property owners tend to get involved in disputes between the parties involved in the accident. Property owners may feel obligated to help or more willing to assist if they know and understand that they may be partially responsible and liable for the accident and they may have access to security footage or other details playing a factor in your claim.

What Should You Do After an Accident on Private Property?

This can often be difficult to navigate and decipher, as there is a wide variety of conflicting advice for what to do following an auto accident on private property. First, contact police or the property owner to determine from whom you may get your incident report from. If injuries are sustained from such an accident, it is always wise to seek medical attention. The first thing you should do is contact the police to see if they can at least give you an incident report, and if they can’t, try to get one from the property owner or someone who works at the property.

If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident in Nevada, as a driver or passenger, on a private property, it is always wise to find a trusted and experienced personal injury lawyer who knows the ins and outs of dealing with insurance companies every day. Their experience may help alleviate the stress of your situation as they do their part in fighting for the compensation you deserve. We never want you to feel like you have to go through it alone. Turn to our team of experienced lawyers and we will work with you to get the compensation you deserve.

Passenger injured in an auto accident

Filed under: Blog

April 28, 2021

Injured as a Passenger in a Auto Accident

You’ve been injured as a passenger in another driver’s car during an auto accident. What should you do? Situations like this can often be frustrating and worrisome. As a passenger, you were not operating either…

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You’ve been injured as a passenger in another driver’s car during an auto accident. What should you do? Situations like this can often be frustrating and worrisome. As a passenger, you were not operating either car involved in the accident. You and your insurance are not responsible for claims or any damage to either car as result from the collision. You are not at fault, yet you are an injured victim following the actions of other drivers.

Am I able to receive any compensation as a passenger in a car accident?
As a passenger injured in an auto accident, you may have a right to receive compensation. This does not rely solely on the role, or if you played an active role, in the accident. In many cases, the process is rather straightforward, as there are no additional factors or complexities to prove, like a driver operating either vehicle in the accident may have to. Ultimately, the most important thing is health and safety, so the passenger should take all necessary steps to determine their injuries and get the compensation they deserve.

As a passenger, you should take charge of your car safety. Whether you are the driver or passenger, always wear your seatbelt. Seatbelts save tens of thousands of lives each year and are designed to minimize the injuries incurred during an auto accident. If injured as a passenger due to not wearing your seatbelt or negligence, one or both driver’s insurance companies may try to position you as liable for your own injuries.

If you’ve been injured as a passenger in an auto accident, here are some recommendations for actions to take:

  • Take pictures of the accident scene.
  • Record everyone’s information. You may know the driver who you were a passenger for, but you should exchange information with the other driver involved in the accident, as well. It never hurts to get as much information from those also involved in the accident, as you may need information for all involved when handling your injuries. Whether it seems apparent whose fault the accident was, it is always wise to obtain information from both parties. If injuries are severe and you need medical assistance immediately, you may worry about gathering this information at a later time. If you are capable of doing so, collect names, phone numbers, and insurance information from each of the drivers at the time and scene of the accident.
  • Request information on the police report. It is important to get a copy of the report, or information regarding the police report, to have for your records. Depending on the injury, you may sustain a long-term impact.
  • Journal or keep a record of all medical treatment you receive and expenses you incur as a result of the accident. You should document any lost wages, medical expenses or other financial damages. This will allow you to have information backing up your injuries.
  • Do not stress about your insurance premiums increasing. Your insurance is not responsible for your injuries or others involved in the accident since you were not at fault.
  • Be patient. There will be a process to determine which driver was at fault for the accident. Your medical expenses and lost wages as a result of your injuries may be stressful, but expenses as a result of the auto accident will fall under the responsibility of that driver at fault.
  • File an injured passenger claim following the auto accident. Similar to how the drivers of both cars will need to file accident claims, you should file a claim. Your insurance company is typically not responsible for passenger-related expenses for injuries sustained in a car accident.
  • Hire a personal injury lawyer you can trust. If issues arise over the fault of the car accident, neither driver’s insurance company may want to claim your injuries as result of their client’s actions. This is where a lawsuit may come into play. This may be the route needed to insure you reserve the compensation you deserve, and hiring a personal injury lawyer is always recommended. Our trusted team of experienced lawyers guide clients through the difficult process daily.

If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident, as a driver or passenger, it is important to find a team of personal injury professionals you can partner with and trust. Auto accident cases may be worrisome and complex, especially as an injured passenger and victim of the accident. We never want you to feel like you have to go through it alone. Turn to our team of experienced lawyers and we will work with you to get the compensation you deserve.

Truck accident lawyer needed in Nevada

Filed under: Blog, Truck Accident

October 26, 2020

Truck Accident Liability

If two cars are involved in an accident, determining liability will likely be between the two drivers and their insurance companies. However, if you are involved in a truck accident (not a pick-up truck, but…

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If two cars are involved in an accident, determining liability will likely be between the two drivers and their insurance companies. However, if you are involved in a truck accident (not a pick-up truck, but a “big rig” or 18-wheeler type vehicle), determining who is liable for damages can be complicated. A skilled Las Vegas truck accident lawyer would do the required research to determine which parties are liable, and to what degree.

The truck driver could be at fault, and the “type” of driver he/she adds additional complexity to the equation:

  • Independent owner-operators: These drivers own and operate their own truck(s), hauling their own goods or contents.
  • Owner-operators: These drivers own and operate their own truck(s) and may have a contract with a specific company to haul its goods. Alternatively, they can be independent contractors, carrying goods for more than one company.
  • Company drivers: This driver is an employee of a company, driving that company’s trucks.

This is typically the starting point in an investigation toward determining liability, but it continues beyond that. Here are some other factors that will come into play when determining who may be liable:

The Vehicle that Caused the Accident
All companies and drivers have a general responsibility to drive carefully, pay attention to the road and other drivers, and to maintain their vehicles to be safe when operating on the public roadways. This includes performing routine maintenance and inspections to identify any potential trouble areas and rectify them. Even if all of these efforts are done, a vehicle can have an unexpected failure, such as an electronic or mechanical problem that contributed to or caused the accident. Examples include engine or brake system failure, or a tire blowout causing the driver to lose control.

Let’s take a further look at the example of brake failure. The brakes could have failed because the driver drove over a sharp loose object on the road, causing a cut in the brake line. The brakes could have failed due to a manufacturing defect in one or more of the brake system’s parts – potentially a manufacturer’s liability. 

The Driver’s Employment
For a particular accident in question, was the driver hired by a company or self-employed at the time? The driver could have been acting 100% as an employee driving his/her employer’s truck, or could have been an independent contractor who was hired by a trucking company, or could have been operating as an employee of a company that “leases” drivers to one or more trucking companies. Depending on the scenario, one or more parties could be liable.

The Driver’s Actions
Whether there were or were not one or more vehicle system failures involved in the accident, a thorough accident lawyer will take a comprehensive look at the driver himself/herself. Driver error often contributes to an accident, and may include the following:

  • Intoxication or driving under the influence of drugs (including legal or prescribed drugs).
  • Lack of attention, distracted driving, speeding, or other unsafe driving factors.
  • Not following state and federal rules and regulations regarding maximum drivetime, required breaks/sleep, etc.

If these are identified as contributing factors to an accident, the liability may be on the driver and/or extend to the hiring company or employer. 

Intentional Acts
Unfortunately, sometimes a driver intentionally causes an accident. For example, he willfully smashes into a vehicle owned by his ex-wife’s new husband. Acts such as these would largely exclude an employer from liability, since the act wasn’t related to performing actions for the employer.

Summary
Truck accidents are different from other accidents on a number of fronts. Because of the size and weight of the truck, damages to a passenger vehicle and its passengers tend to be much more severe. Truck accidents are typically much more complex in determining which party or parties will ultimately be liable. Oftentimes, it is a combination of liable parties – the driver was partially to blame, the employer was partially responsible, and/or a manufacturer may be partially at fault for one reason or another.

Performing a thorough investigation after a truck accident is the only way to capture the needed information and evidence needed to pull together a solid case. This involves looking at all vehicles and the parties involved, and ruling in or out numerous factors that contributed to the accident and its aftermath. 

If you are involved in a truck accident, it is wise to speak with a highly qualified accident lawyer with deep experience in truck accidents, in particular. There’s a lot at stake in resolving a serious truck accident, and making sure your case has the best possible outcome starts with a lawyer who can navigate the process for and with you.

Child Injury on School Property

Filed under: Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Uncategorized

October 19, 2020

CHILD INJURY ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

Off to school! An integral part of your daily life as a parent is sending your child to school. In fact, it is the law. For children ages 6 to 16, it is compulsory to…

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Child Injury on School PropertyOff to school! An integral part of your daily life as a parent is sending your child to school. In fact, it is the law. For children ages 6 to 16, it is compulsory to be enrolled in school whether it is public, private, or homeschool. Schools are designed to be a place of safety and security for our children. Once they are on school property, the school has a responsibility to their students for a reasonable duty of care – school staff and administration are charged with students’ well-being and with protecting them from foreseeable harm. There is even a specific term referring to the school’s role as acting in loco parentis, or “in place of the parent.” In the State of Nevada, children spend approximately 180 days per year in school. With that, it is inevitable that accidents will occur. Understandably so, when your child comes home with a scrape or bruise, we tend to dismiss it as the usual wear and tear from kids being kids. But what happens if your child is seriously injured on school property? Who is responsible and where do you turn? There are so many questions you may have.

Can you sue the school if your child is injured on school property?
Yes, you can. The injury must have occurred on school property during school hours. An attorney may be able to recover the financial cost of medical bills, the emotional cost of pain and suffering, and more depending on the nature of the accident and the extent of the child’s injuries. The law varies based on whether a school is public or private when it comes to what steps you must take in order to hold the school accountable for the incident.

Child Injury in a Private School
When a child is injured in a private school, parents are able to sue the school itself.

Child Injury in a Public School
Public schools are government entities, therefore, if your child is injured in a Nevada public school, you must follow very specific procedures in order to file a claim. There must first be a report of the incident filed with the school district within a 60- to 90-day window. In order to proceed with filing a lawsuit, you must then wait until either the school denies your claim, or the school takes no action within a three- to six-month time period.

Nevada school districts are liable for incidents on school property due to negligence, including, but not limited to:

  • Premises liability violations resulting in bodily injury such as slip and falls.
  • Harassment by a teacher in the form of bullying or sexual harassment.
  • Bus accidents caused by the negligence of the bus driver violating the laws of the road.
  • Injuries sustained during school sports or activities.
  • Neglecting to provide medications.
  • Discrimination of a student based on (but not limited to) race, gender, or gender identity.
  • Inadequate security on the premises to keep students safe from outside harm.

What if my child was injured by a teacher?
Nevada’s school districts can be held liable for teacher’s actions in certain instances under its waiver of sovereign immunity law, which gives people the ability to sue the school for the negligence of a teacher or its staff member. When a teacher is doing their job as it is intended, and an accident occurs due to their carelessness or negligence, the school is responsible. One of the conditions under the sovereign immunity waiver protects Nevada schools from being sued for more than $100,000 for employee negligence. They are also protected from paying out punitive damages. On the other hand, in cases of intentional misconduct by a Nevada school employee, those conditions do not apply if the school is found negligent. It is the school’s responsibility to perform their due diligence when hiring teachers and staff by conducting thorough background checks. Furthermore, if a teacher is found to be unfit for their position and no action is taken and they commit an intentional wrongful act, the school itself can be deemed negligent. Nevada schools are charged with proper supervision and disciplinary action for their employees. If the school fails to carry out this duty and a student is injured due to a teacher’s intentional improper behavior, the school can then become the responsible party.

Unlike public schools, private schools do not have a cap on the amount that can be paid out for recovery of damages if an employee is found negligent. They can also be sued for punitive damages.

What if my child was injured by another child at school?
In most cases where a child is injured by another child at school, the parents are the liable party. If there is negligence on the part of school staff such as inadequate supervision, the school may be liable.

If my child was injured on school property after school hours, who is responsible?
Nevada schools are not liable for accidents that happen on school property after hours.

Is the school liable if my child becomes ill or gets food poisoning from school cafeteria food?
In many cases, school food is provided by an outside vendor. If that food then causes your child to become ill, the manufacturer would ultimately be liable for their product’s safety. On the other hand, if the cafeteria is serving food provided directly by the school, the school is liable and its negligence may be grounds for a lawsuit.

Do I need a lawyer to represent me in a lawsuit if my child is injured on school property?
The procedures you must follow before ever filing a lawsuit with a Nevada school are very specific. An experienced attorney is necessary to navigate these strict guidelines and bring the school and/or its employee to justice for the negligence that caused your child’s injury. The Richard Harris Law Firm has represented thousands of Nevada families in the last 40 years. Contact us immediately so we can help your family, too.

Car accident lawyers in Nevada

Filed under: Auto Accident, Blog

October 12, 2020

Police Reports and Car Accidents

Do police reports matter in car accidents? Whether your car accident is minor or results in serious injuries, it is always wise to request a police report. Police reports are essential evidence for your auto…

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Do police reports matter in car accidents? Whether your car accident is minor or results in serious injuries, it is always wise to request a police report. Police reports are essential evidence for your auto accident case. What is a police report? Following a car accident, a police report is a documentation written and compiled by the officer who arrives at the scene of your car accident. Here, law enforcement reports on all relevant details or any factors regarding your car accident. These reports might look a bit different depending where you were, like Denver or Las Vegas.

Why Do Police Reports Matter?

If you or another passenger were injured in an auto accident, a police report is very helpful in outlining the details of the incident. For example, any injuries or property damage claims that need to be filed with the negligent driver’s insurance company will require a police report. This is a standard request before any compensation or settlement is disbursed by an insurance company. Police reports do not solely focus on injuries. In fact, if you have no physical signs of injury right away–you should always file a report with the police following an accident. Police reports are crucial when no injuries occur, as well, especially if the accident resulted in any vehicle or other property damage. At the very least, a police report is needed to submit to your own insurance company when filing a claim for your vehicle damage and tentative repairs needed.

In many cases, symptoms or injuries following a car accident take days, or even months, to appear. Rather than assuming you are completely fine after an accident, even if you do not need to involve an insurance company or file a claim, you should always call the police. Making a police report in these instances allows you to have the written report for your records and insurance claims, but may also assist if injuries or symptoms arise following the accident. It is difficult, or impossible, to know if you will experience pain and symptoms a month after an accident, especially if you do not feel them when the accident occurs.

It is very common for some injuries to show up days, or even weeks, after your car accident. Here are some delayed medical conditions you may experience:

  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Back pain or spinal cord injuries
  • Concussions
  • Brain injuries or internal bleeding

It is unsettling knowing that injuries such as these may take time to make themselves known. By always reporting your accident to the police and making a police report, this strengthens your case if any of the previously listed or other medical conditions happen to you. Allow yourself to have the additional evidence or testimony from a trusted source, just in case.

What Do Police Reports Typically Contain?

Officers understand the importance of their reports and are thoroughly trained in the important factors to include in their reporting. In their training of car accident assessment, they gain extensive experience in types of collisions that occur, injuries that may result, and the factors that may have played a role in the car accident. This detailed report that they provide will include any detailed information needed to file your insurance claim or serve as evidence in your case, especially if injuries were a result.

The police report may record the contact information of both drivers, their insurance companies, and any witnesses of the accident. This portion of the report is vital, as this information is required in filing any claims to insurance companies. Including information regarding the witnesses allows them to be used as resources if there are any questions or disputes surrounding what happened during the accident. Officers may not report on your witnesses in thorough detail, so it is always wise to get contact information from your witnesses, prior to them leaving the accident scene.

Some factors that may be notated or communicated in your accident’s police report, other than contact information, include:

  • Basic accident details: Time, date, and location of your accident
  • Drawings or diagrams of the accident: Point of impact, cars involved, etc.
  • Photos: Injuries, damage to vehicles, location of the accident, etc.
  • Statements from both drivers: What happened from both points of view
  • A narrative of the accident: Events causing, or leading up to, the collision
  • Injuries: Any injuries or pain you, your passengers, or anyone from the other vehicle(s) are experiencing
  • Damages: Any damage to your vehicle, the other vehicle(s), and other property involved in the accident
  • Environmental conditions: Weather report, road conditions, other environmental factors that may have played a part in the car accident
  • Conclusion: Any concluding remarks based on the details of the accident, also, it may report who is the at-fault driver

Whether you or a loved one is involved in a car accident, it is essential to file a police report and partner with a team of personal injury professionals you can trust. Auto accident cases may be scary and complex, and you shouldn’t go through it alone. There’s a lot on the line. Turn to our team of experienced lawyers and we will work with you to get the compensation you deserve.

Richard Harris personal injury lawyer discussing a claim with a client

Filed under: Blog, Personal Injury

October 6, 2020

Value of a Claim

How much is your personal injury claim worth? Like so much in life, it depends. Before we get into the ins and outs of determining what your claim may be worth, it’s important to know…

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How much is your personal injury claim worth? Like so much in life, it depends. Before we get into the ins and outs of determining what your claim may be worth, it’s important to know there is no magic calculator to quickly estimate a case’s value. Rather, accurately calculating an individual case’s value requires an experienced personal injury lawyer to navigate the details of that case to ultimately lead to the best possible outcome.

There are many examples of personal injuries that can, out of the blue, affect one’s life:

There are several parties involved in determining the ultimate value of a personal injury case. The insurance company representing the at-fault individual will want to minimize its costs by minimizing your claim. Insurance companies typically claim a case is worth far less than what it may actually be worth. Your lawyer has a vested interest in recovering the full value of your case, covering all actual and future costs and damages for pain and suffering, lost wages (including future losses), etc. Your vested interest, of course, is to restore the lives of you and your family members as best as possible, given your particular circumstances.

Ultimately, a personal injury lawsuit can be ended through negotiation and/or mediation, or it could end up in court with a judge or jury determining how much your claim is actually worth. Having a highly-experienced lawyer on your side is vital to identifying the value of your case and taking the many steps to make sure your rights and compensation are just.

What are some of the factors that determine my case’s value?

There are many factors that go into determining the value of a personal injury case. Typically, it’s a complex process that requires significant research and answers before that value can be determined. Factors include:

  • The severity of your particular injury
  • The length of time estimated for your recovery
  • Whether or not you will fully recover
  • Whether or not there was property damage or loss involved
  • Lost wages since the accident and projected lost wages in the future
  • Accurate medical diagnosis regarding your condition and any needed future medical care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

The average person simply is not equipped to know what to include or how to accurately calculate the monetary compensation for each component. Leaving out one or several pieces can mean the difference between a just settlement versus one that may haunt you for the rest of your life.

What are some expenses that I may incur because of my personal injury?

After you’ve sustained a personal injury, you’ll likely immediately have thoughts of expenses. How much is this going to cost? How many medical bills will start rolling in, and will my insurance cover them? What if I don’t recover fully and I can’t work in my profession again? It’s a scary situation for anyone. To get the injured person full and fair compensation, an experienced lawyer knows how to create and calculate an accurate, comprehensive set of expenses, such as:

  • Immediate, emergency medical care (attending physicians, hospital, specialists, etc.)
  • Ambulance and ER fees
  • Diagnostic exams and testing
  • Prescriptions
  • Post-event follow-up visits
  • Ongoing medical care
  • Physical therapy services
  • Nursing or in-home services
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Not every case will incur the same expenses or have all of the components as touched on, above. Beyond these examples, there are also other expenses that may be incurred, such as investigators working on your case and experts to testify about your medical condition(s) and its ramifications.

The bottom line is that personal injury cases are complex, and placing a value on a particular case is difficult and time-consuming. By working with a qualified personal injury lawyer, your case will receive the expertise, time, and attention to detail required to battle for a just settlement, one that truly reflects your needs based on your injury and its effect on your life and that of your family.

When you are involved in a personal injury incident, it is imperative to seek legal help immediately after emergency care is sought. You’ll need legal guidance very early on that will affect the value of your case and its ultimate outcome.

Workers Compensation Lawyer for workplace accidents

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August 24, 2020

Allegiant Stadium Worker Injured in Boom Lift Accident

On Thursday August 13, 2020, construction worker Kifer Casarez was touching up black exterior panels near the top of Allegiant Stadium, when his boom lift tipped over, plummeting the small gondola holding Mr. Casarez to…

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On Thursday August 13, 2020, construction worker Kifer Casarez was touching up black exterior panels near the top of Allegiant Stadium, when his boom lift tipped over, plummeting the small gondola holding Mr. Casarez to the ground.  He was injured but conscious, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.  His current condition is unknown; however, it appears he has gone through several surgeries per the Facebook page established to collect donations for his treatment.

Ironically, the stadium was declared substantially complete on July 31, which paved the way for the Raiders to take occupancy of the facility, however a punch list of over $1 million of additional work remained to be completed by the end of November.  During the 996 days of regular construction, the stadium’s record for safety was extremely high with very few minor accidents for a project of this kind.  An investigation is underway by Mortenson/McCarthy the project’s prime contractor and by OSHA to determine the cause of the accident.  Unknown at this time is whether the boom lift may have failed, or whether operator error may have caused the accident.  In either case, our thoughts are with Mr. Casarez and we wish him well during his treatment and recovery.

Major Construction Projects and Accidents

In Las Vegas, we’ve grown accustomed to major construction projects and look forward to many more as the economy of Southern Nevada continues to grow and mature.  Construction projects by their nature carry a certain level of risk, which in many cases can lead to accidents on the job.  Management and workers in these fields have developed training and procedures to minimize the potential for accidents, but even the most careful job sites can be subject to accidents due to equipment failure, operator error, defective materials, and many other factors.

All jobs carry risk of accidents

Besides the construction projects in our town, many other jobs carry risk due to the dangerous nature of the job at hand.  Even workers in apparent low risk environments can be subject to accidents at work, which can leave long lasting and sometimes permanent effects.  When injured on the job, a system has evolved over many years to address treatment for job related accidents and conditions, including temporary and permanent disability for such accidents.

The system is called Worker’s Compensation. All employers in Nevada are required by law to provide workers compensation coverage for their employees.  The employer must carry WC insurance or be self-insured.  As Workers Compensation has developed in the U.S. a compromise has developed: if you are injured on the job, Workers Compensation will be provided and in exchange, employers will be exempted from lawsuits against them for work related injuries.

Workers Compensation insurance and laws are quite complex in their nature and many employees may not even be aware of the most basic tenets of Workers Comp.  In Nevada, the system is administered at the state level, by the Nevada Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).

While most minor accidents and injuries are handled easily within the Workers Comp system, major accidents and injuries may require the representation of an attorney to ensure that you obtain all the benefits due to you by Workers Compensation law.

The Richard Harris Law Firm represents injured employees in disputed Workers Compensation Claims

If you have been seriously injured on the job and your employer or their WC carrier is not providing coverage according to the law, the lawyers of the Richard Harris Law Firm are here to assist you.  We are well versed in all aspects of Worker Compensation and will represent you to obtain all benefits due to you.  If you have been injured at work and are not receiving benefits as promised, call our firm today to discuss your potential case at (702) 444-4444.

Learn More:

https://news3lv.com/news/local/worker-hospital-allegiant-stadium-las-vegas

https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/construction-worker-transported-to-las-vegas-hospital-after-boom-lift-crashes-at-allegiant-stadium/article_e522c23e-dd82-11ea-95b9-63d0d80833d6.html

https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/allegiant-stadium-worker-injured-on-the-job/

https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/worker-injured-in-boom-lift-incident-at-allegiant-stadium-in-las-vegas-2094085/

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Enterprise NV - Injury Crash at Agate Ave & Las Vegas Blvd

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August 24, 2020

Enterprise, NV – Injury Crash at Agate Ave & Las Vegas Blvd

Enterprise, NV (August 24, 2020) - Injuries resulted from an auto accident that occurred at an intersection in Enterprise this past Sunday afternoon.  The accident occurred at approximately 12:08 p.m. at the intersection of Agate…

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Enterprise, NV (August 24, 2020) – Injuries resulted from an auto accident that occurred at an intersection in Enterprise this past Sunday afternoon. 

The accident occurred at approximately 12:08 p.m. at the intersection of Agate Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard for unknown reasons. The cause of the accident is being investigated by local law enforcement at this time. 

Few details are currently available concerning the surrounding circumstances of the collision, however, injuries were reported to have resulted from the wreck. The total number of people hurt in the crash has not been divulged at this time, and the severity of any injuries suffered also remains undisclosed.

No further information is available at this time. 

An investigation into the details of the crash will be carried out by the police. 

Nevada Traffic Collisions

Enterprise NV - Injury Crash at Agate Ave & Las Vegas BlvdNevada drivers are approximately 21% more likely to be involved in a traffic accident during their driving career than drivers in any other state. They are also estimated to be involved in an automobile accident approximately once every 8 years. Due to these alarming statistics, Nevada drivers are ranked as some of the absolute worst drivers in the United States. 

In the largest city in Nevada, Las Vegas, there are a reported 12,000 annual traffic accidents per year. Overall, Nevada sees more than 300 deaths per year due to fatal traffic collisions. Thousands more are injured due to these crashes that are often caused by negligence. Distracted driving, intoxication, and speeding are all leading causes of Nevada traffic accidents. Unfortunately, these are all correctable yet negligent human behaviors. 

In the event that you or a loved one have been injured in a Nevada traffic accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another person, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced and skilled car accident attorney in Nevada. The reputable car accident attorneys at Richard Harris Law Firm have been successfully preserving the rights of those injured in negligently caused car accidents for the past four decades. We strive to provide our clients with the maximum compensation available for their own personal injuries and losses. Recoverable losses in a car accident case with injuries include medical bills, pain and suffering, mental health treatment bills, prescription costs, funeral costs, and more. 

If you or a loved one were injured by another person’s negligence while on the road, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and incurred damages. Call the Richard Harris Law Firm at (702)-444-4444 in order to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer in Nevada regarding your eligibility for compensation. We hold a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for being injured by another person’s carelessness and work diligently to uphold it.

Notes: These posts were created through the use of secondary sources for the Richard Harris Law Firm. These sources include news stories and bulletins, local police accident reports, State Police News bulletins, social media outlets, and first- hand accounts about injury accidents that take place throughout the state of Nevada. For this reason, the information relayed in these posts has not been independently verified. If you identify any information that is incorrect or false in one of our stories, please let us know and we will correct the story to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post removed, please let us know and will remove the post as soon as possible.   

Disclaimers: As highly regarded members of the Las Vegas community, the attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm are always working to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for all of the residents of Nevada.  We do this in an effort to create awareness about the dangers of driving and hope that our community members will make every effort to take the precautions needed to avoid these types of serious accidents. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

 

Las Vegas NV - Crash with Injuries at Pueblo Vista Dr & Lake Mead Blvd

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August 24, 2020

Las Vegas, NV – Crash with Injuries at Pueblo Vista Dr & Lake Mead Blvd

Las Vegas, NV (August 24, 2020) - At 12:17 p.m. on August 23, an injury crash took place at an intersection in a residential area of Las Vegas.  At the intersection of Lake Mead and…

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Las Vegas, NV (August 24, 2020) – At 12:17 p.m. on August 23, an injury crash took place at an intersection in a residential area of Las Vegas. 

At the intersection of Lake Mead and Pueblo Vista Drive, two vehicles were involved in a collision that caused injuries to an unspecified number of people. 

The nature and magnitude of those injuries have not been disclosed at the present time and no one involved in the wreck has been identified.

Paramedics assisted those with injuries, police assessed resulting damages, and fire crews cleaned up the debris from the roadway in an effort to restore normal traffic in the area. 

No further details have been disclosed at this time as an ongoing investigation is currently underway concerning the circumstances of the wreck. 

Nevada Car Wrecks 

Las Vegas NV - Crash with Injuries at Pueblo Vista Dr & Lake Mead BlvdNevada auto accidents happen thousands of times per year and have the potential to negatively impact those involved in unforeseen ways. These accidents cause thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths annually, bringing about massive burdens on injured victims and their families. Nevada car crashes can cause financial, physical, and emotional stress, which can make it difficult to move forward. 

In the event that you or a loved one have been injured in a Nevada car accident, allow a Nevada personal injury lawyer to inform you of your legal rights as an injured accident victim and help you to exercise them in order to receive financial compensation. For the past forty years, the skilled and dedicated Nevada personal injury lawyers at Richard Harris Law Firm have been successfully preserving the rights of injured auto collision victims throughout Nevada, like in Tucson. We work tirelessly to ensure that you are financially, physically, and emotionally taken care of during the aftermath of your catastrophic car accident. We strive to provide our clients with the maximum compensation available for their own personal injuries. 

If you or a loved one were injured by another person’s negligence while on the road, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and incurred damages. Call the Richard Harris Law Firm at (702)-444-4444 in order to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer in Nevada regarding your eligibility for compensation.

Notes: These posts were created through the use of secondary sources for the Richard Harris Law Firm. These sources include news stories and bulletins, local police accident reports, State Police News bulletins, social media outlets, and first- hand accounts about injury accidents that take place throughout the state of Nevada. For this reason, the information relayed in these posts has not been independently verified. If you identify any information that is incorrect or false in one of our stories, please let us know and we will correct the story to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post removed, please let us know and will remove the post as soon as possible.   

Disclaimers: As highly regarded members of the Las Vegas community, the attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm are always working to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for all of the residents of Nevada.  We do this in an effort to create awareness about the dangers of driving and hope that our community members will make every effort to take the precautions needed to avoid these types of serious accidents. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

Las Vegas NV - Injury Accident at Cam Del Oro & Craig Rd

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August 24, 2020

Las Vegas, NV – Injury Accident at Cam Del Oro & Craig Rd

Las Vegas, NV (August 24, 2020) - A car crash caused injuries this past Sunday at an intersection in Las Vegas.  The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that the incident took place at the…

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Las Vegas, NV (August 24, 2020) – A car crash caused injuries this past Sunday at an intersection in Las Vegas. 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that the incident took place at the intersection of Craig Road and Cam Del Oro at approximately 1:02 p.m. 

The severity of any injuries suffered in the accident has not been reported, however, injured victims received emergency medical treatment at the accident site. 

No one involved in the wreck has been publicly identified at this time as an investigation by the police is currently underway. 

No further information has been disclosed at this time. 

An investigation is currently underway. 

Nevada Auto Accidents

Las Vegas NV - Injury Accident at Cam Del Oro & Craig RdNevada traffic collisions can take place for a number of different reasons. Currently, the leading cause of accidents in Nevada to occur is distracted driving. This negligent driver behavior causes approximately 20% of all auto accidents in Nevada. In the largest city in Nevada, Las Vegas, almost half of the traffic collisions are caused by driver intoxication. These are both very dangerous forms of driver negligence, which is the leading cause of traffic accidents in the United States. 

The drivers in Nevada are ranked as the nation’s most accident-prone and dangerous. This is probably due to the fact that more than half of Nevada traffic accidents are caused by driver negligence. A whopping 42% of the traffic accidents that take place in Las Vegas, the largest city in Nevada, involve intoxication of some kind. Being a Nevada driver means that statistically speaking, you are likely to be involved in a traffic collision approximately once every eight years. You are about 21% more likely to be involved and injured in a car crash than the drivers in any other state. 

In the event that you or a loved one have been injured in a Nevada traffic accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another person, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced and skilled car accident attorney in Nevada. The reputable car accident attorneys at Richard Harris Law Firm have been successfully preserving the rights of those injured in negligently caused car accidents for the past four decades. We strive to provide our clients with the maximum compensation available for their own personal injuries and losses. Recoverable losses in a car accident case with injuries include medical bills, pain and suffering, mental health treatment bills, prescription costs, funeral costs, and more. 

If you or a loved one were injured by another person’s negligence while on the road, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and incurred damages. Call the Richard Harris Law Firm at (702)-444-4444 in order to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer in Nevada regarding your eligibility for compensation. We hold a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for being injured by another person’s carelessness and work diligently to uphold it.

Notes: These posts were created through the use of secondary sources for the Richard Harris Law Firm. These sources include news stories and bulletins, local police accident reports, State Police News bulletins, social media outlets, and first- hand accounts about injury accidents that take place throughout the state of Nevada. For this reason, the information relayed in these posts has not been independently verified. If you identify any information that is incorrect or false in one of our stories, please let us know and we will correct the story to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post removed, please let us know and will remove the post as soon as possible.   

Disclaimers: As highly regarded members of the Las Vegas community, the attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm are always working to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for all of the residents of Nevada.  We do this in an effort to create awareness about the dangers of driving and hope that our community members will make every effort to take the precautions needed to avoid these types of serious accidents. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

Las Vegas NV - Crash with Injuries at O’Bannon & Decatur

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August 24, 2020

Las Vegas, NV – Crash with Injuries at O’Bannon & Decatur

Las Vegas, NV (August 24, 2020) - An injury accident took place at an intersection in Las Vegas this past Sunday morning that prompted an emergency response from paramedics.  Police, emergency medical technicians, and fire…

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Las Vegas, NV (August 24, 2020) – An injury accident took place at an intersection in Las Vegas this past Sunday morning that prompted an emergency response from paramedics. 

Police, emergency medical technicians, and fire crews were dispatched to the scene of the wreck that occurred at the intersection of Decatur and O’Bannon at approximately 10:39 a.m. on August 23. The reason the crash took place is still under local police investigation at this time. 

Limited information is currently available regarding the circumstances of the crash, however, injuries were reported as a result of the incident. 

Paramedics assisted injured victims at the accident site, though it is currently unclear how many people were hurt. Their identities have not been released at the current time and the severity and scope of any injuries suffered also have not been disclosed. 

Local authorities will carry out an investigation into the details of the wreck. 

No further information is available at this time. 

Nevada Auto Crashes

Las Vegas NV - Crash with Injuries at O’Bannon & DecaturNevada is home to some of the worst drivers in the nation, according to a recent traffic study comparing Nevada’s accident rates to other states. In Las Vegas, the largest city in Nevada, over 12,000 traffic accidents take place every year. Of those Nevada car accidents, thousands of people sustain injuries and hundreds lose their lives. 

Car accidents can take place for a multitude of different reasons. Unfortunately, most of the time, they occur due to negligent human behaviors that are of a preventable nature. The leading cause for car accidents in the United States, currently, is distracted driving, specifically texting and driving. This careless driver behavior accounts for a large percentage of auto accidents in the United States. According to recent statistics compiled concerning car accident rates in the United States, approximately 94% of all car crashes in the nation are caused by negligent human behaviors such as distraction, intoxication, and speeding. 

If you or a loved one have been involved and injured in a serious traffic accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney in Nevada. A personal injury lawyer will be able to protect your legal rights as an injured accident victim. Depending on the circumstances of your collision, they will also assist you in collecting full and fair compensation for any injuries and losses you or a loved one may have endured. 

The Las Vegas car accident lawyers at Richard Harris Law Firm have four decades of experience in successfully fighting for the rights of injured traffic accident victims and their families. In the event that you seek our legal counsel, we will do our best to provide you with effective and aggressive legal representation and sought-after results in court. Call our law firm today at (702)-444-4444 in order to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Las Vegas regarding your own personal injury case and to inquire about your qualification for compensation. You can also access the Richard Harris Law Firm at https://richardharrislaw.com/

Notes: These posts were created through the use of secondary sources for the Richard Harris Law Firm. These sources include news stories and bulletins, local police accident reports, State Police News bulletins, social media outlets, and first- hand accounts about injury accidents that take place throughout the state of Nevada. For this reason, the information relayed in these posts has not been independently verified. If you identify any information that is incorrect or false in one of our stories, please let us know and we will correct the story to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post removed, please let us know and will remove the post as soon as possible.   

Disclaimers: As highly regarded members of the Las Vegas community, the attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm are always working to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for all of the residents of Nevada.  We do this in an effort to create awareness about the dangers of driving and hope that our community members will make every effort to take the precautions needed to avoid these types of serious accidents. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

  

Las Vegas NV - Crash Causes Injures at Ann Rd & Fort Apache Rd

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August 23, 2020

Las Vegas, NV – Crash Causes Injures at Ann Rd & Fort Apache Rd

Las Vegas, NV (August 23, 2020) - At approximately 2:49 p.m. on August 22, an injury accident took place at an intersection in Las Vegas.  The crash occurred at the intersection of Ann Road and…

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Las Vegas, NV (August 23, 2020) – At approximately 2:49 p.m. on August 22, an injury accident took place at an intersection in Las Vegas. 

The crash occurred at the intersection of Ann Road and Fort Apache Road when two vehicles were involved in a collision for reasons that have yet to be determined by police. 

Paramedics were dispatched to the scene in order to render aid to injured victims, however, the total number of people who were injured in the accident has not been reported. 

The severity and scope of any injuries suffered also has yet to be determined, and no one involved in the accident has been publicly identified at this time. 

Closures were issued at the intersection for a period of time after the collision took place while police assessed damages that resulted from the wreck and paramedics assisted those with injuries. Firefighters also worked to clear the roadway of any debris in order to safely restore normal traffic in the area. 

No other information has been provided to the public at this time. An official investigation conducted by local law enforcement is currently underway. 

Nevada Auto Crashes

Las Vegas NV - Crash Causes Injures at Ann Rd & Fort Apache RdAuto collisions have the potential to wreak havoc on a person’s life, especially in the event that injuries are sustained as a result. Thousands of car accidents take place in Nevada every single year, causing debilitating injuries to thousands of people. Nevada drivers are some of the worst drivers in the United States according to recent traffic statistical studies. Driving in Nevada, therefore, can be a very risky endeavor. The leading cause of traffic accidents in Nevada, currently, is distracted driving. Speeding and intoxication also are leading causes of auto accidents in Nevada. 

A recent study done by the Federal Highway Administration found that nearly 40% of all traffic collisions that take place in the United States occur at intersections. A very large percentage of the Nevada traffic accidents that take place also occur at intersections, as intersection accidents are the second leading type of auto accident to occur in the nation. If you or someone you love was recently injured in a Nevada traffic collision caused by the carelessness of another person on the road, you need to contact a reputable Nevada personal injury attorney to inquire about your options for financial compensation.  

In the event that you or a loved one have been injured in a Nevada car accident, allow a Nevada personal injury lawyer to inform you of your legal rights as an injured accident victim and help you to exercise them in order to receive financial compensation. For the past forty years, the skilled and dedicated Nevada personal injury lawyers at Richard Harris Law Firm have been successfully preserving the rights of injured auto collision victims throughout Nevada. We work tirelessly to ensure that you are financially, physically, and emotionally taken care of during the aftermath of your catastrophic car accident. We strive to provide our clients with the maximum compensation available for their own personal injuries. 

If you or a loved one were injured by another person’s negligence while on the road, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and incurred damages. Call the Richard Harris Law Firm at (702)-444-4444 in order to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer in Nevada regarding your eligibility for compensation.

Notes: These posts were created through the use of secondary sources for the Richard Harris Law Firm. These sources include news stories and bulletins, local police accident reports, State Police News bulletins, social media outlets, and first- hand accounts about injury accidents that take place throughout the state of Nevada. For this reason, the information relayed in these posts has not been independently verified. If you identify any information that is incorrect or false in one of our stories, please let us know and we will correct the story to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post removed, please let us know and will remove the post as soon as possible.   

Disclaimers: As highly regarded members of the Las Vegas community, the attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm are always working to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for all of the residents of Nevada.  We do this in an effort to create awareness about the dangers of driving and hope that our community members will make every effort to take the precautions needed to avoid these types of serious accidents. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

Car accident fatality

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August 23, 2020

Las Vegas, NV – One Woman Loses Life in Wrong-Way Crash on I-215

Las Vegas, NV (August 23, 2020) - On Friday, August 21, at the intersection of I-215 and Tropicana Avenue, a three-car crash took place that took one life. The accident occurred when a woman driving…

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Las Vegas, NV (August 23, 2020) – On Friday, August 21, at the intersection of I-215 and Tropicana Avenue, a three-car crash took place that took one life.

The accident occurred when a woman driving a blue Mazda collided with a Ford F-250 truck head-on. The force of the collision caused the truck to crash into a concrete barrier on the side of the road and the Mazda to spin out. While spinning out, the Mazda was struck in the driver’s side by a Hyundai headed south. 

Emergency medical personnel pronounced the female driver of the Mazda deceased at the scene of the wreck. The reason she was traveling the wrong way in the southbound lanes of I-215  is under investigation at this time.  

Three passengers present in the Hyundai at the time of the accident and one occupant of the Ford pickup were transported to University Medical Center for the treatment of serious injuries. None of them have been identified at this time, and their current health conditions remain undisclosed. 

An investigation into the circumstances of the wreck will be carried out by local police. 

No further information is available at this time. 

Nevada Auto Crashes

Las Vegas NV - One Woman Loses Life in Wrong-Way Crash on I-215Nevada traffic collisions can take place for a number of different reasons. Currently, the leading cause of accidents in Nevada to occur is distracted driving. This negligent driver behavior causes approximately 20% of all auto accidents in Nevada. In the largest city in Nevada, Las Vegas, almost half of the traffic collisions are caused by driver intoxication. These are both very dangerous forms of driver negligence, which is the leading cause of traffic accidents in the United States. 

The drivers in Nevada are ranked as the nation’s most accident-prone and dangerous. This is probably due to the fact that more than half of Nevada traffic accidents are caused by driver negligence. 42% of the traffic accidents that take place in Las Vegas, the largest city in Nevada, involve intoxication of some kind. Being a Nevada driver means that statistically speaking, you are likely to be involved in a traffic collision approximately once every eight years. You are about 21% more likely to be involved and injured in a car crash than the drivers in any other state. 

In the event that you or a loved one have been injured in a Nevada traffic accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another person, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced and skilled car accident attorney in Nevada. The reputable car accident attorneys at Richard Harris Law Firm have been successfully preserving the rights of those injured in negligently caused car accidents for the past four decades. We strive to provide our clients with the maximum compensation available for their own personal injuries and losses. Recoverable losses in a car accident case with injuries include medical bills, pain and suffering, mental health treatment bills, prescription costs, funeral costs, and more. 

If you or a loved one were injured by another person’s negligence while on the road, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and incurred damages. Call the Richard Harris Law Firm at (702)-444-4444 in order to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer in Nevada regarding your eligibility for compensation. We hold a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for being injured by another person’s carelessness and work diligently to uphold it.

Notes: These posts were created through the use of secondary sources for the Richard Harris Law Firm. These sources include news stories and bulletins, local police accident reports, State Police News bulletins, social media outlets, and first- hand accounts about injury accidents that take place throughout the state of Nevada. For this reason, the information relayed in these posts has not been independently verified. If you identify any information that is incorrect or false in one of our stories, please let us know and we will correct the story to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post removed, please let us know and will remove the post as soon as possible.   

Disclaimers: As highly regarded members of the Las Vegas community, the attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm are always working to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for all of the residents of Nevada.  We do this in an effort to create awareness about the dangers of driving and hope that our community members will make every effort to take the precautions needed to avoid these types of serious accidents. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

Mt. Charleston NV - Fatal Rollover Crash Takes Two Lives

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August 23, 2020

Mt. Charleston, NV – Fatal Rollover Crash Takes Two Lives

Mt. Charleston, NV (August 23, 2020) - A fatal rollover crash occurred at an intersection in Mt. Charleston yesterday morning at approximately 5:40 a.m. that took two lives.  The accident took place at the intersection…

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Mt. Charleston, NV (August 23, 2020) – A fatal rollover crash occurred at an intersection in Mt. Charleston yesterday morning at approximately 5:40 a.m. that took two lives. 

The accident took place at the intersection of Kyle Canyon Road and Echo Road in the early morning hours of Saturday morning. 

The crash report stated that a black Nissan Altima occupied by five passengers failed to properly navigate a curve while headed west on Kyle Canyon. The vehicle continued straight and drove into an embankment on the side of the road, crashed into a tree stump and flipped onto its roof, killing two passengers in the process. 

One male passenger was ejected from the car and was pronounced deceased at the accident scene. Another woman passenger was also pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. 

An investigation into the circumstances of the accident is currently underway being conducted by local law enforcement officials. 

No further information has been released at this time. 

Nevada Traffic Accidents

Mt. Charleston NV - Fatal Rollover Crash Takes Two LivesIn just one year’s time, over 12,700 people sustain injuries due to Nevada traffic accidents. The state of Nevada is constantly researching and applying new and innovative ways to protect our travelers, but traffic accidents are unfortunately inevitable. When injured in an accident, a person and their family may be faced with more than just debilitating pain and suffering. They are most likely also going to be burdened with towering medical bills depending on the severity of their injuries, as well as other associated costs with their accident.

These costs can be eradicated by securing financial compensation to cover any injuries and losses through hiring a skilled Nevada car accident attorney. An attorney will be able to successfully preserve your rights as an injured accident victim by proving your personal injury case, wrongful death case, or another type of case in court. You could be awarded just compensation for your injuries and losses. They may also be able to hold a responsible party accountable for their negligent acts that led to your injuries or the death of your loved one.

Our legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm is able to successfully protect the rights of traffic accident victims injured by negligence by providing them and/or their families with invaluable legal advice, representation, and sought-after results regarding financial compensation. Our Nevada wrongful death lawyers also take a compassionate approach with our clients due to being acutely aware of the pain they may be going through due to being directly affected by a recent traffic collision and losing someone they love. Call our law firm today in the event that you or someone you love has been injured in a Nevada traffic accident. 

Richard Harris Law Firm has been providing injured accident victims and their family members with just compensation for their injuries and losses for the past four decades. We are compassionate with our clients as we are well aware that being involved and injured in an accident is no easy task. It is quite possibly one of the most difficult things you may ever have to face, which is why we are here to help at all costs. Contact our personal injury law firm today by calling (702)-444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.

Notes: These posts were created through the use of secondary sources for the Richard Harris Law Firm. These sources include news stories and bulletins, local police accident reports, State Police News bulletins, social media outlets, and first- hand accounts about injury accidents that take place throughout the state of Nevada. For this reason, the information relayed in these posts has not been independently verified. If you identify any information that is incorrect or false in one of our stories, please let us know and we will correct the story to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post removed, please let us know and will remove the post as soon as possible.   

Disclaimers: As highly regarded members of the Las Vegas community, the attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm are always working to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for all of the residents of Nevada.  We do this in an effort to create awareness about the dangers of driving and hope that our community members will make every effort to take the precautions needed to avoid these types of serious accidents. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

Las Vegas NV - Crash with Injuries at Torrey Pines Dr & Clarice Ave

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August 23, 2020

Las Vegas, NV – Crash with Injuries at Torrey Pines Dr & Clarice Ave

Las Vegas, NV (August 23, 2020) - An Injury crash occurred on a roadway in Las Vegas this past Saturday, August 22 that prompted a response from paramedics.  According to authorities who were called to…

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Las Vegas, NV (August 23, 2020) – An Injury crash occurred on a roadway in Las Vegas this past Saturday, August 22 that prompted a response from paramedics. 

According to authorities who were called to assist at the site of the crash, it took place at the intersection of Torrey Pines Drive and Clarice Avenue at approximately 2:29 p.m. 

The severity and scope of any resulting injuries remain undisclosed at this time. However, paramedics were observed assisting injured accident victims at the crash site. 

The current health conditions of the injured victims have not been released. 

No further information has been disclosed at this time. 

An investigation into the details of the wreck will be carried out by local authorities. 

Nevada Auto Accidents

Las Vegas NV - Crash with Injuries at Torrey Pines Dr & Clarice AveAccording to recent traffic statistics, approximately 2.5 million auto collisions take place at intersections across the nation each year. This is equivalent to nearly 40% of the national accident rate. Intersections are indeed very dangerous places when considering traffic accidents. Having to cross another vehicle’s path is always a risky endeavor, especially when other drivers are engaging in negligent behaviors such as becoming distracted from the road or speeding. These are two of the most common causes of Nevada traffic accidents. 

Another common cause of traffic accidents in Nevada is intoxicated driving which accounts for nearly 20% of the Silver State’s yearly traffic fatalities. When injuries are caused by negligence in traffic accidents, injured victims are usually able to collect substantial financial compensation for their injuries and losses. 

Being injured by another person’s carelessness should never cost money. Contacting a Nevada personal injury attorney is the best way to secure full and fair financial compensation in the event that you or a loved one have been injured in a Nevada traffic accident. A skilled personal injury lawyer will help you to better understand your legal rights as an injured and innocent accident victim. You will also not be charged unless your lawyer secures you a just settlement amount, which could be entitled to you depending on the circumstances of your crash.

Depending on the severity of the collision, an injured accident victim and their family could be faced with towering medical bills and various damages and losses. In the event that an injured accident victim is seeking compensation, they should consider contacting a Nevada personal injury attorney in order to collect financial compensation for medical bills and other associated costs. Recoverable damages may include pain and suffering, medical bills, mental health treatment bills, and funeral costs, among others.

Our legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm is able to successfully protect the rights of traffic accident victims injured by negligence by providing them and/or their families with invaluable legal advice, representation, and sought-after results regarding financial compensation. Call our law firm today in the event that you or someone you love has been injured in a Nevada traffic accident. 

We are compassionate with our clients as we are well aware that being involved and injured in an accident is no easy task. It is quite possibly one of the most difficult things you may ever have to face, which is why we are here to help at all costs. Contact our personal injury law firm today by calling (702)-444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.

Notes: These posts were created through the use of secondary sources for the Richard Harris Law Firm. These sources include news stories and bulletins, local police accident reports, State Police News bulletins, social media outlets, and first- hand accounts about injury accidents that take place throughout the state of Nevada. For this reason, the information relayed in these posts has not been independently verified. If you identify any information that is incorrect or false in one of our stories, please let us know and we will correct the story to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post removed, please let us know and will remove the post as soon as possible.   

Disclaimers: As highly regarded members of the Las Vegas community, the attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm are always working to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for all of the residents of Nevada.  We do this in an effort to create awareness about the dangers of driving and hope that our community members will make every effort to take the precautions needed to avoid these types of serious accidents. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

 

Simi Valley CA - Car Crash Injures 12 on E Los Angeles Ave

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August 23, 2020

Simi Valley, CA – Car Crash Injures 12 on E Los Angeles Ave

Simi Valley, CA (August 23, 2020) - This past Saturday, August 22, at approximately 1:45 p.m., an injury crash occurred on a roadway in Simi Valley.  Local law enforcement stated that the crash occurred on…

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Simi Valley, CA (August 23, 2020) – This past Saturday, August 22, at approximately 1:45 p.m., an injury crash occurred on a roadway in Simi Valley. 

Local law enforcement stated that the crash occurred on East Los Angeles Avenue between up to five vehicles near the intersection with Executive Way. The cause of the multi-vehicle collision has not been determined at this time but remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. 

Five ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the accident in order to render aid to 12 injured victims. The current health conditions of those victims have not been released at this time. 

No one involved in the crash has been identified as local police continue their investigation into the reason the accident took place. 

One injured person was transported to Los Robles Health Center in Thousand Oaks for treatment. 

No other information has been disclosed at this time. 

An investigation by local police is currently underway. 

California Traffic Accidents

Simi Valley CA - Car Crash Injures 12 on E Los Angeles AveCar accidents are unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence in California. Nearly 500,000 car accidents occur in the Golden State each and every year, injuring more than 275,000 people and taking the lives of over 3,000. This means that thousands of California traffic accidents take place every single day, including injury and death. Sadly, California’s accident rate is one of the highest in the nation. This could be partially due to the fact that California is one of the most populated states in the United States, which ultimately means that the accident rates will be significantly higher. 

Many questions often arise after you or a loved one are involved and injured in a catastrophic traffic accident. In most cases, injured accident victims are faced with debilitating pain that has a negative impact on their emotional and physical well-being. This pain can be exacerbated when their injuries were caused by another person’s negligence. Depending on the severity of the collision, an injured accident victim could be faced with towering medical bills and various damages and losses.

Our legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm is able to successfully protect the rights of traffic accident victims injured by negligence by providing them with invaluable legal advice, representation, and sought-after results regarding financial compensation. Contact our law firm to file a personal injury claim in California in order to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries in the event that you were injured in an accident, even if the accident was in a parking lot, caused by negligence.

 Our experienced legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm has been providing injured accident victims with just compensation for their injuries and losses for the past four decades. We are here to assist you through your accident aftermath however we can. Contact our personal injury law firm today by calling (702)-444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.

Notes: These posts were created through the use of secondary sources for the Richard Harris Law Firm. These sources include news stories and bulletins, local police accident reports, State Police News bulletins, social media outlets, and first- hand accounts about injury accidents that take place throughout the state of Nevada. For this reason, the information relayed in these posts has not been independently verified. If you identify any information that is incorrect or false in one of our stories, please let us know and we will correct the story to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post removed, please let us know and will remove the post as soon as possible.   

Disclaimers: As highly regarded members of the Las Vegas community, the attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm are always working to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for all of the residents of Nevada.  We do this in an effort to create awareness about the dangers of driving and hope that our community members will make every effort to take the precautions needed to avoid these types of serious accidents. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

Sacramento CA - Motorcycle Accident with Injuries on SR-51

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August 23, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Motorcycle Accident with Injuries on SR-51

Sacramento, CA (August 23, 2020) - A traffic accident occurred on a highway in Sacramento that caused injuries and prompted an emergency response from local first responders.  According to local law enforcement officials, the incident…

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Sacramento, CA (August 23, 2020) – A traffic accident occurred on a highway in Sacramento that caused injuries and prompted an emergency response from local first responders. 

According to local law enforcement officials, the incident occurred on SR-51 ( I-80BL) in the southbound lanes at approximately 7:25 p.m. when a motorcycle and a Nissan Scion were involved in a collision. 

Paramedics responded to the accident and assisted those with injuries at the site of the crash. However, the total number of people hurt has not been reported. 

How severe any injuries also have yet to be determined and the identities of any injured victims have not been released. 

No further information is currently available on the details of the wreck. 

An investigation into the contributing factors of the collision will be carried out. 

California Auto Accidents

Sacramento CA - Motorcycle Accident with Injuries on SR-51In the state of California, car accident statistics are usually higher than in other states due to the high population in the Golden State. California continues to be a nationwide leader in terms of car accident statistics. According to information provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, in 2017, Los Angeles saw a total of 92,020 car accident victims who were either injured or lost their lives. On average, there are just under 500,000 California car accidents that take place each and every year, injuring more than 250,000 people and taking the lives of more than 3,000. 

Unfortunately, most of these auto accidents are caused by preventable and negligent human behaviors like intoxication and speeding. According to a recent traffic study, approximately 94% of all auto accidents in the United States are caused by correctable yet negligent human behavior. The leading cause for auto accidents in California, currently, is distracted driving. Nearly 75% of all California drivers have admitted to using their cellphone while driving. This applies to most cities in California, like Long Beach.

In the event that you or a loved one have been injured in a California traffic accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another person, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced and skilled car accident attorney in California. The reputable car accident attorneys at Richard Harris Law Firm have been successfully preserving the rights of those injured in negligently caused car accidents for the past four decades. We strive to provide our clients with the maximum compensation available for their own personal injuries and losses. Recoverable losses in a car accident case with injuries include medical bills, pain and suffering, mental health treatment bills, prescription costs, funeral costs, and more. 

If you or a loved one were injured by another person’s negligence while on the road, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and incurred damages. Call the Richard Harris Law Firm at (702)-444-4444 in order to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer in California regarding your eligibility for compensation. We hold a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for being injured by another person’s carelessness and work diligently to uphold it.

Notes: These posts were created through the use of secondary sources for the Richard Harris Law Firm. These sources include news stories and bulletins, local police accident reports, State Police News bulletins, social media outlets, and first- hand accounts about injury accidents that take place throughout the state of Nevada. For this reason, the information relayed in these posts has not been independently verified. If you identify any information that is incorrect or false in one of our stories, please let us know and we will correct the story to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post removed, please let us know and will remove the post as soon as possible.   

Disclaimers: As highly regarded members of the Las Vegas community, the attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm are always working to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for all of the residents of Nevada.  We do this in an effort to create awareness about the dangers of driving and hope that our community members will make every effort to take the precautions needed to avoid these types of serious accidents. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

Crescent City CA - Two-Car Collision Ends in Injuries on Humboldt Rd

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August 23, 2020

Crescent City, CA – Two-Car Collision Ends in Injuries on Humboldt Rd

Crescent City, CA (August 23, 2020) - Two cars were involved in a collision on a roadway in Crescent City this past Monday afternoon that caused injuries.  The crash took place at the intersection of…

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Crescent City, CA (August 23, 2020) – Two cars were involved in a collision on a roadway in Crescent City this past Monday afternoon that caused injuries. 

The crash took place at the intersection of Howland Hill Road and Humboldt Road at approximately 3:40 p.m. on August 17. The reason the accident took place is currently under investigation by local law enforcement officials at this time. 

The vehicles involved in the accident included a brown Buick Century and a blue Scion. Paramedics responded to the accident scene along with police and fire crews. After arriving at the site of the crash, emergency medical technicians rendered aid to one victim who was suffering from injuries of an unknown magnitude. 

The injured victim was transported by ambulance to a nearby medical center for the treatment of serious injuries. Their current health condition has not been reported at this time, and no one involved in the accident has been identified. 

No further details have been provided at this time. 

An investigation into the circumstances of the wreck will be carried out. 

California Car Crashes

Crescent City CA - Two-Car Collision Ends in Injuries on Humboldt RdCalifornia auto accidents take place hundreds of thousands of times per year. California, being one of the most populated states in the nation, has one of the highest accident rates of all of the US states. A California car crash takes place approximately 485,866 times a year. These accidents injure over 276,000 people and take the lives of more than 3,000 individuals. The state of California alone accounts for approximately 11% of the nationwide accident-fatality rate. Since 2013, car accident-related deaths in the Golden state have increased by 23.5%.

Many questions often arise after you or a loved one are involved and injured in a catastrophic traffic accident. In most cases, injured accident victims are faced with debilitating pain that has a negative impact on their emotional and physical well-being. This pain can be exacerbated when their injuries were caused by another person’s negligence. Depending on the severity of the collision, an injured accident victim could be faced with towering medical bills and various damages and losses. 

Our legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm is able to successfully protect the rights of traffic accident victims injured by negligence by providing them with invaluable legal advice, representation, and sought-after results regarding financial compensation. Contact our law firm to file a personal injury claim in California in order to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries in the event that you were injured in an accident caused by negligence.

 Our experienced legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm has been providing injured accident victims with just compensation for their injuries and losses for the past four decades. We are here to assist you through your accident aftermath however we can. Contact our personal injury law firm today by calling (702)-444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.

Notes: These posts were created through the use of secondary sources for the Richard Harris Law Firm. These sources include news stories and bulletins, local police accident reports, State Police News bulletins, social media outlets, and first- hand accounts about injury accidents that take place throughout the state of Nevada. For this reason, the information relayed in these posts has not been independently verified. If you identify any information that is incorrect or false in one of our stories, please let us know and we will correct the story to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post removed, please let us know and will remove the post as soon as possible.   

Disclaimers: As highly regarded members of the Las Vegas community, the attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm are always working to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for all of the residents of Nevada.  We do this in an effort to create awareness about the dangers of driving and hope that our community members will make every effort to take the precautions needed to avoid these types of serious accidents. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.