By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Nevada
It’s bad enough when a driver fails to notice a red light and subsequently slams into the back of another vehicle. But it’s even worse if the rear-ended vehicle is behind several other cars or trucks waiting at the red light.
Yesterday, one of these chain reaction crashes occurred in Las Vegas on Jones Boulevard about a half mile north of Veterans Memorial Highway. About 4:50pm, a man rear-ended a vehicle after failing to stop at a red light at West Washington Avenue. This wreck started a chain reaction collision involving a total of seven vehicles. The driver was later charged with driving under the influence in addition to following too closely. He had to be transported to a nearby hospital along with two other people who were injured in the collision.
Because the wreck started a chain reaction, the DUI suspect will probably be held responsible for repairing the damage to all of the other six vehicles involved. In addition, he will likely be blamed for causing the injuries to the two people who were taken to the hospital. These victims could file personal injury lawsuits against the man in an effort to recoup ambulance charges, hospital expenses, lost wages due to being absent at work (if any), and future physical therapy costs (if applicable).
This incident illustrates the importance of remembering that drivers who cause rear-end accidents may not only be held accountable for damage and injuries to the rear-ended vehicle, but also to everyone who was affected by any chain reaction crash.
o About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in motorcycle accidents, car accidents, drunk driver crashes, auto pedestrian accidents, truck wrecks, slip and
falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.