Two Men Seriously Injured in February 3rd Las Vegas Intersection Crash
The Las Vegas Sun reported that two people suffered serious injuries in a crash at the intersection of Desert Inn Road and Jones Boulevard. The accident happened at about 6:25 AM on February 3rd. The driver of a car headed east on Desert Inn was reportedly attempting to make a left turn onto Jones Boulevard when the vehicle an SUV, causing the SUV to hit a curb and roll onto its side.
Two men were seriously hurt in the crash, according to the news report. The driver of the car, a 86-year-old Las Vegas man, suffered life-threatening injuries and was reportedly in critical condition. The driver of the SUV, a 55-year-old Las Vegas man, was also seriously injured. Both men were taken to University Medical Center. Further details about the accident were not available.
Our best wishes go out to everyone involved in this collision. While it is unclear why this accident occurred, it is clear from the news reports that there were some serious injuries. We hope that all involved are able to recover.
Why So Many Accidents Happen at Intersections
More than ⅓ of all crashes happen at intersections. According to the NHTSA, car accidents happen at intersections frequently because these are locations where “two or more roads cross each other and activities such as turning left, crossing over, and turning right have the potential for conflicts resulting in crashes.”
Common reasons attributed to intersection crashes are illegal turns, driver inattention or distraction, misjudgment of other vehicle’s speed, or false assumption of another driver’s action. In any collision, the risk of serious injury is compounded when vehicles are operating at unsafe speeds.
Types of Collisions and Liability
Las Vegas intersection accidents can be rear end, sideswipe, head-on or from an angle, such as a left-turn or U-turn crash. When a car crash is caused by negligent or reckless driving, injured victims may be entitled to compensation in a car accident personal injury lawsuit.
In rare instances, the agency responsible for the design of the intersection may also be responsible for a crash. Damages recovered in a lawsuit may include medical care expenses, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
Protecting Your Rights
Before accepting any compensation offer for a car accident claim, speak with a lawyer about your legal rights and options. You may be entitled to recover far more damages than are initially offered.
Las Vegas personal injury lawyer Zachary D. Clayton knows from experience that liability for intersection accidents can be heavily contested. It’s common for each party to argue that they were operating their vehicle legally and safely, and the other party was in the wrong. Injury claims arising from these crashes may require a skilled and knowledgeable intersection accident lawyer’s representation to recover compensation for your injuries.
Contact an Experienced Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been involved in a Las Vegas intersection accident and would like to speak with a member of our legal team about your rights, contact Zachary D. Clayton for a free and confidential consultation and review of your car accident case.
As part of our contingency fee agreement, there are no fees unless we recover compensation for you.