Metro Police are dismayed and saddened to report that a Las Vegas resident lost his life early in January of 2023 after a sports car crash. Police say that the 32-year-old driver was driving east on Windmill Lane around the Rancho Destino Road area at around 7:45 P.M. on January 5th. That evening, it was raining, so the roadway was already slippery.
Police believe the driver somehow lost control of the car and ran off the road. The car smashed into a wall before also striking a fire hydrant. His car then struck a light pole. The driver was unfortunately ejected from the vehicle and thrown onto the sidewalk. When authorities arrived at the scene of the crash, they determined that the victim was deceased.
It remains unclear whether the victim was speeding or driving recklessly or whether the rain contributed to the accident. It also hasn’t been noted by police whether the victim was wearing his seatbelt or not, either. Our law office offers our greatest condolences to the victim’s family and loved ones.
Have You Ever Experienced Losses Due to a Driver’s Negligence?
No one likes to think about the aftermath of a fatal car accident. The sad reality is that the losses associated with these types of accidents don’t end with the loss of life. Sadly, there is also often significant property damage.
In the crash described above, there was significant damage done to the city’s fire hydrant and light pole. It’s unclear whether the wall that was struck was private property or not. If it was, then that private property owner might have some legal recourse.
In Nevada, courtrooms often operate on a “no-fault” basis. That’s good news for the property owner because that means they can potentially seek out compensation from their insurance provider after the accident even though they played no part whatsoever in the accident that damaged their wall.
If that person’s insurance doesn’t cover the extent of the losses, however, then it might be possible to seek compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance provider or estate even after their passing. Before you consider pursuing this type of claim, however, it makes the most sense to discuss your situation with a lawyer. A good lawyer will help you go over all your options and determine what makes the most sense in your situation.
How to Cope with Losses After an Accident
If you’ve recently been involved in an accident and suffered losses as a result, then it’s in your best interests to consider who was at-fault. In general, Nevada courtrooms operate on a no-fault basis, so your own insurance provider should be your first source of recourse. If your losses exceed your policy amounts, though, then you may have to seek compensation from the at-fault party.
If the accident also resulted in a death, then things will only get more complicated. In these situations, it’s best to consult with a strong legal representative who can help you make an informed choice on how to handle your losses.
Schedule a consultation with our office now to get more details about how we can help.