Nevada Experienced A 3% Increase In Fatalities From Car Accidents In 2020 Compared To 2019
The website Zero Fatalities NV, a project of the Nevada Departments of Public Safety & Transportation, tallies the traffic fatality statistics in Nevada. As of February 8, 2021, 31 lives have been lost this year to date in Nevada traffic accidents. Of these 31 deaths, 16 were in Clark County. Nine of the 31 lives lost were pedestrians. Impairment and speeding are top causes of Nevada car accidents.
One recent collision occurred on January 29, 2021. A woman in her 40’s was crossing Charleston Boulevard near Las Vegas Boulevard south when she was struck by a white Ford Expedition driven by a 50-year-old Las Vegas man. According to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department press release, the incident was the 12th traffic-related fatality investigated by the LVMPD this year.
At LV Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are committed to recovering maximum, full, and fair compensation for car accident victims. We find the recent statistics to be an indicator of ongoing reckless and careless driving and will fight to hold negligent parties accountable for any accident resulting in injury.
It is extremely concerning that so many people were staying home and quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet fatalities and injuries from traffic collisions increased. Many of these collisions were caused by speeding and impairment of drugs or alcohol, which is extremely concerning.
Injury Accidents Continue in Las Vegas
Fatality accidents often make the news, but injury accidents occur even more often. Every day in Las Vegas, accident victims are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries ranging from mild to serious. On February 9, 2021, Injury accidents occurred at the following locations in Las Vegas:
- W Utah Ave & Industrial Rd
- W Charleston Blvd & Antelope Way
- Arville St & W Robindale Rd
- W Silverado Ranch Blvd & S I-15
If you are hurt in a car accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, or motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation in a Nevada personal injury claim. Damages available may include compensation for your medical care expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Do Not Accept a Quick Settlement Offer
Car insurance companies are quick to offer a settlement after an injury accident is reported because this is in their best financial interests. The longer they wait to offer you compensation, the more likely an accident victim is to talk to a lawyer. In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, it is impossible to know how your injuries will affect you down the road. Although people want to believe they will heal and pain will go away, it is not possible to know this in the first couple of days following a collision. Always speak with a lawyer before accepting any compensation offer.
Get a Free Consultation With a Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer
If you would like to speak to an attorney about a Las Vegas personal injury claim, contact LV Personal Injury Lawyers at (702) 800-4660. Consultations are always free and if we represent you, there are no fees unless we recover money for you.