Fatal Truck Accident When Man Drove in Wrong Direction
A Toyota truck being driven on the wrong direction along the 215 Beltway in Nevada recently crashed into a passenger vehicle killing its female driver on the spot.
The driver of the truck manifested signs of drunk driving — bloodshot eyes, flushed face, and the smell of intoxicating liquor in his breath. He also appeared confused during police questioning and he insisted that he believed he was driving in the right direction when the collision occurred.
In circumstances such as this, the immediate family of the truck accident victim may very likely be entitled to compensation.
Truck Accidents in Nevada
The Interstate 215 in Nevada is notorious for truck accidents, many of which lead to wrongful death of occupants of passenger vehicles that are lighter and smaller than trucks. Where trucks are driven at excessive speeds, the resulting crash can also lead to loss of lives to the truck occupants.
A more recent accident involved two landscaping trucks that were hauling trailers along the 215 Beltway. One truck reportedly ran through a red light just before crashing into another truck, running downhill and bursting into flames, killing its driver.
Truck accident victims who do survive often suffer serious injuries such as fractures, loss of limb injuries, head injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, burn injuries, and disfigurement.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Improper maintenance or the lack of maintenance, distracted driving, driver impairment, and inadequate sleep, often result in truck accidents in Nevada. In filing a successful claim for compensation arising from a truck accident, determining legal responsibility is an essential step. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, you may be able to recover damages from the driver, truck owner, operator, truck manufacturer, component parts maker or supplier.
In Henderson and other parts of Nevada, the law office of David Boehrer has years of proven experience in truck accidents, helping Nevada residents recover the fair value of compensation that they deserve. Contact us today at (702) 750-0750 for a free evaluation of your case.