Las Vegas, NV (August 16, 2020) – Yesterday, an auto accident took place on a roadway in Las Vegas that prompted an emergency response.
Paramedics, police, and fire crews were dispatched to the scene of the wreck that occurred on Ogden Mills Drive at approximately 11:39 a.m. on the morning of August 16, Saturday.
The incident took place in the vicinity of 11383 Ogden Mills Drive when for currently unspecified reasons, at least two vehicles were involved in a collision.
Injuries were confirmed to have resulted from the accident, however, their severity is currently unclear at this time. The total number of people hurt in the crash also has not been released at this time.
No one involved in the wreck has been publicly identified as police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the incident.
The area of the roadway where the crash took place was shut down while first responders worked at the scene. It has since been reopened by local law enforcement officials.
No further details have been determined at the present time.
Police continue their investigation into the details of the wreck.
Nevada Auto Wrecks
Thousands of people are injured every year on Nevada roadways and hundreds more lose their lives due to preventable traffic accidents caused by negligent drivers. In Las Vegas alone, the largest city in Nevada, on average, there are around 12,000 traffic collisions per year. Overall, Nevada sees around 15,000 car accidents per year. Over 20% of these accidents are caused by driver negligence, specifically intoxication.
Usually, injury accidents in Nevada are caused by negligent and preventable behaviors like speeding, intoxication, and distraction. Across the nation, a whopping 94% of traffic crashes are caused by negligence. Being injured in a traffic accident, especially one caused by another person’s negligence can cause emotional, physical, and financial distress to not only the injured victim but their family as well.
If you or a loved one have been involved and injured in a serious traffic accident caused by someone else’s negligence in the Silver State, it is in your best interest to contact a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorney in Nevada. A personal injury lawyer will be able to effectively protect your legal rights as an injured accident victim. Depending on the circumstances of your collision, they will also be able to assist you in exercising your existing rights by assisting you in collecting full and fair compensation for any injuries and losses you or a loved one may have endured due to an injurious traffic accident. Recoverable losses in a traffic accident case with injuries include pain and suffering, medical bills, mental health treatment costs, funeral costs, loss of consortium, punitive damages, among others.
The car accident lawyers in Las Vegas 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 personal injury 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.
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